A few months ago, we wrote about Mukul’s visit to Hong Kong, on the invitation of HKTDC. Now, we are pleased to talk about Hong Kong visiting BootUP! A group of 12 startups from the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park came to San Francisco for TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In order to be best prepared for maximum results at the event, BootUP held a mini Bootcamp pitch training session for the visiting startups. Practicing the difficult art of the 30 second pitch challenged the entrepreneurs to really craft their message. Mukul walked each of them through their key points, helping each of them get their story delivered as best as possible. This practice served the startups well in their demo session after lunch with a panel of investors and mentors from BootUP’s dynamic community. Thank you HKTDC and HKSTP for bringing your startups to BootUP! Thank you also to the startups for sharing your story with us: Alps Robot; Appcider; Automation for Humanity; Cathay Photonics; Clinkgo; Doki Technologies; Greensafety Technology; NoPhish Technology; Optitable Technology; Racefit International; Squared-S Artificial Intelligence; TOZI Technology.
Shortly after the startups’ visit, we had the honor of welcoming HKTDC Director of Research, Nicolas Kwan, and Assistant Principal Economist (Global Research) Research Department Louis Chan, together with our good partner the HKTDC Los Angeles office, Chris Lo. We enjoyed an engaging dialogue about the differences between Silicon Valley and Hong Kong startups culture.