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Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:22

Tech Companies and Startups coming to HKU Feb 28 2014

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Date: February 28th 2014 (Friday)
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Room CBC, Chow Yei Ching Building, HKU


A first time, "flagship technology event" to be heled at the Hong Kong Univeristy (HKU) campus. If you want to hear about some mind-blowing tech ideas and plans from global tech companies and startups, then you will want to join on the 28th for “The Future of Technology: How Tech Will Change Your Life”.

The event is being held by TecHKU and the Faculty of Engineering, and is to be hosted by Napoleon Biggs of Hong Kongs from Web Wednesday. 


Keynote speakers include:

Evernote - Mr. Troy Malone, Asia Pacific General Manager of Evernote; and Mr. Jeremy Yuan, Marketing Director at Evernote

Evernote is the popular, multi-platform notetaking app. Also known as Yinxiang Biji in China, they are also the makers of Skitch, Penultimate, Evernote Web Clipper, Evernote Food and Evernote Clearly. By 2012, the five year old Evernote has 34 million users.

Easy Taxi - Mr. Blake Larson, Managing director at Easy Taxi

Easy Taxi is the largest smartphone taxi booking app in the world. Founded only in 2012 in Brazil, the free app has expanded now to 26 countries and 82 cities, including Hong Kong. The company also runs a business solution for bars, restaurants and hotels.

Slicify - Mr. Steve Cook, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Slicify
Slicify is a crowd-sourced computing platform powered by a global network of home computers, headquartered in Hong Kong. It provides a low cost alternative to traditional cloud computing solutions and gives home PC owners a way to earn money off their hardware.

Anxbtc - Mr. Ken Lo, CEO of Asia Nexgen Bitcoin Exchange
ANXBTC Bitcoin Exchange provides a safe platform for buying and selling bitcoins. They are also launching the world’s first retail bitcoin store in Hong Kong on the same day of this event (118 Connaught Road West!).

Skydrone -  Mr. Patrick Kosiol, Founder of Sky Drone
Sky Drone is a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems vehicle that takes first person view videos developed by the Hong Kong based Skylab Mobilesystems Ltd.


Registration information, limited seats:

For more details visit the official page here


Tuesday, 11 February 2014 19:04

Butlur a startup gift service for clueless men

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Jessica Lam and Brian Chin are the co-founders of BUTLUR, a service for well-meaning but often clueless men that want to choose the perfect gift for the women in their lives.
Also the winners of the Microsoft Venture Competition, Brian was a former investment analyst at a $40 billion investment fund in New York while Jessica worked in fashion retail at Gucci and also founded an online lifestyle store called PandaSundae. Both with economics degrees under their belts, the nexus point for these two co-founders was at Columbia Business School. Men can sign up to become a member starting today, just in time to get help on side-stepping one of the biggest gift-giving dilemmas known as Valentine's Day. "Most men, including myself, don't mind spending money to make women happy, but it's difficult and time- consuming to find the perfect gift," said Brian. Jessica agreed, "Men typically lack the time and patience to discover emerging brands with unique backstories, but those are the kinds of gift that will impress women." 

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Leading the technological revolution across Asia, HRBoss, an Asia-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for global businesses in the HR & Recruiting Industry, announced today that Craig Cook has joined HRBoss as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Having graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cook spent 14 years at Microsoft, bringing extensive technology leadership experience to join HRBoss's strong management team. This news is a testament to HRBoss's commitment in establishing themselves as a prominent leader of HR & Recruitment solutions in Asia, with ambitious plans to continue scaling across APAC and expanding into the US & Europe this year.

"We believe in employing the best people to power and grow HRBoss." Bernie Schiemer, CEO and Founder of the multi-tenant breakthrough software company commented. "We are extremely pleased to welcome Craig to the HRBoss family. It is without a doubt that his talent and expertise will strengthen our leadership in the software industry arena, streamlining our business and leading HRBoss to provide enhanced IT infrastructure and products to our customers.

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