old header - feb 2023 in hong kong to discuss how much has changed since dec 2019 death of abed and decade of Bangladesh as number 1 cooperation space- will be updating soon - with singapore friends, we have huge cooperations planned new york march 2023 glasgow june 2023 - mail chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if your city in middle of scaling cooperations with UN tech envoy office or 23-24 college year buildinup to UNsummit future DUBAI + 2021 Entrepreneurial Revolutions top 12 countdown 2025report.com

dhaka : hk hkft singapore  2 oxbridge Netherlands ...glasgow adam smith cop26 november with italy &. 3abc hong kong fintech 4abc seoul and busan 5abc Vienna geneva & Hague 6abc ny state community corridors 7abc nordica
8abc haidian-beijing youth 9abc barcelona rome 10 abc uae stanford & valley ,, boston 12 abc tokyo ER begun 1976 The Economist 1 2
lives matter-can human-tech leap over value chains of shelf -safety*health*education*loveq*finance Economist's Macrae Norman Foundation 17 sdgs Map-Notes G1M.N : G2 M.N : G3 M.N : G4 M.N: G5 M:N

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

 Livesmatter.city at HumansAi.com

1000#HkforGood*Womens Metaverse*AI Hall of Fame*Millennial-Grad-COLLABS


Jeanne Lim, Beingai.com, Zbee, Relationship connections of Sophia eg UN Berkley ..

Li Ka-Shing, CKGSB (with Kissinger Committee100), R&D other HK U, HK Family Foundation (In Beijing Women Empowerment, Alumni of China Entrepreneur Network eg Jma)

Jim Yong Cai Former world bank (Jim Kim) IFC Infrastructure Mapper (friends Jin Family Liqun AIIB, Keju LSE )Jin Kin Health)

Charles Yidan Prize, Abed-Yidan Luminaries (1BillionWomen Stanford-Ixbrodge-Harvard-MIT-Bangladesh-Africa (Camfed). India (Pratham) Kopp(TeachforAll) Wuhan Uni, Tencent Foundations

JMa Links (Cloiud Entrepreneur Prize), Summit Philanthropy Models : Hangzhou Top 5 China Supercity, Past connectiond Jerry Yang Stanford/Ma Son Softbank, Current Damo in US National Health Centre   

Fav Summit city of Elon Musk Collab Ecosystem eg WHUB  The Mills   HKTSP Innoacademy EdwardChan ..(Global Ceneters Report top 3 Finance with (HK & London) , Asean Fintechforgood … East West Crossroads


“bethesda” Footnote Damo

Le LuView Le Lu’s profile 

• 1st1st degree connection

IEEE Fellow at IEEE Computer Society, AE for IEEE TPAMI, MICCAI Society Board Member

Bethesda, MD Current: Head of Medical AI R&D, Alibaba Group; Senior Director, DAMO Academy USA at Alibaba Group


Very Interesting Beijing/Tsingua Alumni


Yuxuan Chen at https://web-assets.bcg.com/09/f8/8936f07f41eabd355e98f4e0ee58/rhodes-gates-scholar-booklet-wttg-2021.pdf





Samira Khan 1 Citizenship + Market Dev, AI & Sustainability @Microsoft |

Fady Saad MassRobotics Robotics & AI Investor | Boston

Edward Chan HKSTP InnoAcademy Lead, Hong Kong Science Tech Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

Sabrina Benioudren  Remo.co Moscow

Mae-wan Ho Director at Institute of Science in Society London

Lee Chapman President AIbeing.com

CEO/Chairman MyXR San Fran Roy C. Vella, Alan Webber,

Prof, Mechanical Engineering Qatar University Rosalind Picard, Fady Saad,

Douglas Morin  Devolver Digital Karena Belin

Co-Founder at VODIUM (diverse, female start-up!) Valparaiso, IN

Audiologist, Entertainment Consultant, Early Education Consultant Los Angeles, CA

Founder Global Mortgage Group | America Mortgages Inc.Singapore

Executive Director at Playeum Ltd Singapore



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Saturday, July 11, 2020


The StartmeupHK Festival 2021 is coming up next week!

Starting next week, the StartmeupHK Festival will run for the entire week virtually featuring 14 main events organised by number of event partners that are experts in their field. Themes range from fintech, AI, proptech, smart city, healthtech to sustainability, female entrepreneurship, and the GBA – some of the most discussed topics of our time.

Our stellar speaker lineup include marketing maestro and futurist 
Guy Kawasaki, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik ButerinEsther Wong of AI unicorn Sensetime, Eva Na of IOT platform Tuya, Christina Gaw from Gaw Capital, ex-NASA astronaut Chris Altman, MD of Zhenfund Le Yin, which has seen 50 exits from its portfolio companies.

If you’re a startup and interested to exhibit, pitch, join investor matching sessions, find talent (or a job!), attend workshops, or generally want to be inspired and connected to the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong, the GBA and beyond, sign up and apply for the sessions.

Check the main events below and mark your calendar:
(Note: events are organised by separate event partners and need individual registrations)
SHAPERZ – A Tech Event for SMEs
24-25 May

Empowering small and medium businesses to transform digitally.

Learn from experts at Bumble, Klook, Foodpanda, Vectr Ventures, LinkedIn, Shopify, and L'Oréal on marketing, scaling, hiring, etc. or join the masterclasses or roundtables.
Learn more

PropTech: Asia & Beyond
24-25 May

Evolution of real estate and the urban landscape.

Speakers include Christina Gaw from Gaw Capital and Dr. Andrew Baum, Professor of Practice at the University of Oxford. Also check out the Pitch Battle finals to see some of the most innovative proptech from the region!
Learn more
AI for All & Making Money with AI
24 May

Trends, technologies and future products in Edge AI.

Listen to insights and learn how to apply AI practically business by leaders from Qualcomm, China Accelerator, Pi Ventures and others (India event).
Learn more

Female Funding Fair
24 May

Importance of investing in women to promote gender equality.

Discussions on female founders and the drive for gender equality by businesses and social enterprises. Apply for mentoring by business leaders. 
Learn more
Scaleup Impact Summit
25-26 May

Bringing insights, powerful networks and experiences.

Fireside chat with Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HK, and other speakers including Tom Chi, Claire Calmejane, CIO, Societe Generale plus a live music performance from NFT musician Hanjin Tan! Also includes job fair, business matching and networking.
Learn more

GBA Innovation Summit
25 May

Connecting businesses. Unveiling potentials in GBA.

Sign up if you’re interested about the latest tech developments in China’s tech industry by some of its biggest tech and investment companies. Simultaneous translation between English and Chinese in real time provided.
Learn more
Thriving Together – Trends of Startups and ESG Investors
26 May

A 1.5hr talk on startups and ESG investments.

Speakers include HKEX, Food Made Good HK, The Mills Fabrica, BlackRock Investment Institute and more.
Learn more

Startup World Cup Asian Regional Finale 2021
27-28 May

Bringing together CEOs of top startups, venture capitals and enterprises.

The Asian finals brings together some of the best startups in the region. Keynotes from Guy Kawasaki and Pegasus Tech Ventures.
Learn more
Connected Cities Conference
27 May

Smart / connected cities and technologies from around the world.

Over 120 smart city and proptech startup showcases, plus discussion on how to live, work and play after the pandemic, with senior leaders from KPMG, Siemens, CLP, Visa, Jardine, HKIA, MTR and Schneider Electric.
Learn more

Asia Healthcare Innovation Summit
27 May

Connecting Asia’s Healthcare Technology Ecosystem.

Thought provoking discussions from leaders in the healthtech and investment space, including Danny Yeung, Co-founder of Prenetics, Amit Kakar, Head of Asia for Novo Holdings, Victor Tong, Partner at Decheng Capital and Judith Li, Partner at Lilly Asia Ventures
Learn more
Virtual Fintech Forum
27 May

Fintech for Industry 4.0 and ESG & Sustainability.

Featuring Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, Ronit Ghose, Global Head of Banks Research for Citi and Christopher Hui, Sec. for Financial Services and the Treasury.
Learn more

GBA Online Hackathon 2021
28 May

An online hackathon combined with mentoring, brainstorming and more.

Listen to final pitches on startup projects in the Greater Bay Area where you can catch up with the latest technological innovation and entrepreneurship. (GBA event)
Learn more
Ecosystem Summit
28 May

Promoting HK as a global innovation and sustainability hub.

Discussions on developing Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem with some of the city’s top community builders and business leaders.
Learn more

1.5C – The Defining Decade for Impact with Tech
28 May

Sustainability and impact-driven startup solutions.

Listen to talks by executives from NWS Holdings, DBS Bank, McKinsey Global Institute, Arup, Ampd Energy and Avant Meats, on how to mitigate climate change.
Learn more
Visit the festival website to know more and register.
About StartmeupHK

StartmeupHK is an initiative by InvestHK aimed at helping founders of innovative and scalable startups from overseas to set up or expand in Hong Kong. Our services include providing information about the startup ecosystem here in Hong Kong, connecting people to the startup community, hosting startup events and helping to foster a positive environment for startups to thrive. Please contact us for further discussion.

About InvestHK

InvestHK’s vision is to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. Our mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong. For more information, please visit investhk.gov.hk.

*Disclaimer: The information contained in this publication is for general reference only. While every effort has been made to keep information current and accurate, lnvestHK does not accept any responsibility whatsoever in respect of such information. There is no implied endorsement of any material or recommendation of a company or service provider over another.

Friday, July 10, 2020

 almost from birth hong kong's people- about one thousandth of our human race - have had to be among the most entrepreneurial worldwide traders- that way whatever empire governs them - from brit to chinese - the empire's economy needs the island economy to be celebrated worldwide. Startup culture has gwon exponenrially in 2010s and in 2021 its not surprising that like the UN secretary general, HK aims to lead the world in fintech. To some it will be a surprising bonus if HK also leads the world on how education as the greatest opportunity to linkin 2 types of intelligence that have been bubbling up since glasgow began the age of humans and machines -more remarkable yet if the richest men ever to invest through hong kong since von neumann created post industrial revolutions value educating hong kong's youth on health and humanising machines as much as the 5th governor of california

Hong Kong's leading billionaire Li Ka-Shing has invested in being one of Asia's  largest  foundations (hq 2 queens road hk ) with a focus on community building and education - at the college level many hong kong 1 universities -hku medicine ;  cuhk health ; sciences polyu tower ... - have been supported by his grants; he also owns his own University CKGSB - "CKGSB is a leading business school in China founded in 2002 with the support of the Li Ka Shing Foundation. The school has campuses in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen and offices in Hong Kong, London and New York." CKGSB boasts a roster of distinguished alumni including Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba; Shi Yuzhu, Chairman of Giant Interactive; Li Dongsheng, Chairman of electronics company TCL Corp.; and Fu Chengyu, Chairman of China’s national oil and gas enterprise Sinopec". ; Ka-Shing is also one of the front gate sponsors of schwarzman college at Tsingua along with Japanese tech magnate Maso Son and New York investment fund leader Ray Dalio

Much younger   is internet billionnaire Charles Yidan who went from co-founder tencent to leading its foundation to creating his own education foundation Yidan Prize and Luminaries which connects hong kong with education transformation in every hemisphere


HUB ALPHABET WABC.. -HK except epicentre bracketed
A=Angel Hub & Alibaba Ent-fund
HKEX &  Hanson UN ambassador robotics

M is for manny & musk- pac Los Angeles-Phillippines Universityofstars, Musk inaugural passion startuphk)
Y - yidan prize - 100 top education coalitions of humanity

here is a cross-sample of people who have been zooming the future of fintech out of hk

Digital Ambassador United Nations Capital Development Fund
General Manger, Hong Kong BoltTech
Founding Board Member Fintech Association of Hong Kong
Senior Executive – Global Capital Markets & Financial Institutions, Head of Multi-Asset Class Trading & Brokerage Relationships Emirates Investment Bank
Country Head, India & Vice-President Global Advisory Prove
Founder & CEO PayNearby
CEO WadzPay
Co-Founder & CEO Signzy
Head of the BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Co-Chairman Blockchain Association Singapore
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Chair Singapore FinTech Association RegTech Sub-Committee
Director, Head of Hong Kong Cognito
APAC Managing Director Cognito
CEO Mox Bank
Founder & Chairman Spice Money
Founder & CEO Tonik
Co-founder GoImpact
FinTech and Community Outreach Lead Vacuumlabs
Chief Executive Officer BC Technology Group
Founder & Editor DigiFin
General Manager FinTechNZ
Co-founder and Managing Director Kenetic
Vice Chairman & CEO FE Credit
Head of Investment and Strategic Partnership Krungsri Finnovate
Head of Fintech Invest Hong Kong
Director, Network Management & Delivery Rapyd
Counsel – ESG | Financial crime and sanctions compliance | Data privacy  King & Wood Mallesons
EVP and Chief Innovation & Inclusion Officer Rizal Commercial Bannking Corporation
Chief Representative - Asia Pacific Sina Finance Global
Chairman Global Impact Fintech Forum
Chief Executive Officer Diginex Solutions
CFO OY! Indonesia
Managing Director Vacuum Labs
Founder Michael Waitze Media
Head of Product Management Comviva
Founder FinStep Asia
Founder & CEO Bambu
Head of Financial Services Business Development of Hong Kong & Taiwan Amazon Web Services
Founder Light.CX
Founder RAW Compliance
Founder LXME
Co-founder Asia Fintech Angels
Senior Manager, Fintech Team Lead Cyberport
CEO Tune Protect
Global Head of Banking research and Cohead of Fintech Research Citi
President Singapore FinTech Association
Executive Director and Head of Strategy SBI Mutual Fund
Chairman, Sustainability Committee Singapore FinTech Association
CEO & Chairman Cranium Ventures LTD.
Director, Innovation & Strategy UBS
Creator Ethereum
General Partner SOSV
Head of Zhangle Global HuaTai International