鼓勵初創措施初見成效 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

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這一兩年政府推出了多項促進創業的措施,包括成立了創科局加強科技創意發展,也有多種公私營資金協助初創起動,譬如20億元的「創科創投基金」,政府以配對形式與私人風險基金共同投資;還有20億元的「院校中游研發計劃」,鼓勵大學基礎研究與知識轉移;預算5億元的「創科生活基金」,結合公私營力量,鼓勵以創新及科技造福社會。種種措施似乎已經初見成效,2016年調查結果顯示,在香港新註冊的初創公司按年增加了24%,至近2000間。 繼續閱讀

Exert the power of crowdfunding – Harbour Times

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When I heard that Mr John Tsang Chun-wah, former Financial Secretary, had announced a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for his Chief Executive election, I applauded his high-profile action. Whether you support this candidate or not, his action will certainly raise awareness of the emerging fund-raising activities in Hong Kong. 繼續閱讀

A strong opponent strengthens you–a motto that drives entrepreneurship – Computerworld Hong Kong

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Technology advances rapidly—so do the players in the technology market.

Do you still remember how a mobile phone looked like 20 years ago? Mobiles phones were the latest technology trend and consumers sought the smallest and cutest models. At one stage everyone had either a Nokia “banana-shaped” phone, or a Motorola flip phone. 繼續閱讀

創業廿載客戶情不變 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

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今年對我來說意義非凡,因為20年前我創辦了一間小小的科技公司,由最初的個體戶演變成今天近百人的企業,對此我萬分感恩。經歷了許多高低起伏,既有自身的成長跌宕,也見證過香港以至全球的風高浪急。孔子說過:「三十而立,四十而不惑。」公司雖然行年二十,但好像已有四十年的歷練,而且我對它如何走下去也有清晰的理念,完全沒有二十歲的混沌與迷失! 繼續閱讀

給香港一個智慧未來 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

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踏入2017年,新一年度的《施政報告》和《財政預算案》即將公布。香港已被年輕人向上流動力不足、土地短缺、貧富差距惡化、產業單一、經濟缺乏增長動力等問題困擾多時。過去一年來,筆者跟智慧城市聯盟的團隊、專家和機構保持互動交流,深刻體會到智慧城市可以成為政府草擬解決方案的指南針,因此對《施政報告》和《財政預算案》有以下期望: 繼續閱讀

廿年 IT 幾番新 – e-zone

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早前新聞報道指,有人力資源機構稱明年加薪趨勢調查中,以資訊科技(IT)行業、尤其程式編寫員加幅可達 8%,明顯優於大市平均加薪的 3.7%。真是廿年人事幾番新!記得上世紀 90 年代中後期的全球科網熱潮,IT 相關企業的股價飈升,Tom.com 上市前市民在銀行前大排長龍「搶」招股書的哄動場面,相信仍記憶猶新;之後科網泡沫爆破,IT 行業步入寒冬…… 繼續閱讀

從深水埗砌機到創業 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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世上方一日,科技已千年。從1997年到2016年的20年間,許多曾經熱賣的品牌和科技最終銷聲匿跡,例如Nokia手機、傳呼機以至霸佔半張書桌的超厚電腦屏幕等。20年前,香港面臨重大改變,我自己建立了一間小小的科技公司,可幸它一直健康成長,不但沒有在科技洪流中被淘汰,更不斷壯大。我創業並非趕潮流,而是強烈的興趣使然。 繼續閱讀

Let’s catch up with Singapore in boosting startups, Mr (or Mrs) Chief Executive – Harbour Times

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The Global Competitiveness Report 2016–2017 released in late September by the World Economic Forum ranked Hong Kong as the 9th most competitive, down two positions from last year, while Singapore remained a strong number two for the sixth year in a row, also the highest in the region. Shortly afterwards, a professional accounting body, CPA Australia, expressed its concerns regarding Hong Kong after reviewing its economic sentiment survey. Fifty-six per cent of its respondents anticipated a decline in Hong Kong’s competitiveness next year. Ouch. 繼續閱讀