Startup ideas: wildfire forecast, better customer communications – EJ Insight

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It is estimated that the global population was less than 1 billion at the beginning of the 19th century. Today, 200 years later, the world’s population has soared to 7.2 billion, and is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050. As a result, humans have to compete with all other creatures for natural resources. Human activities have caused global warming which caused the world many problems. One of them is the drastic decrease in worker productivity due to hot weather, the other is serious wildfires. In 2019, Australia’s bushfires caused 17.1 million hectares of scorched earth (about 155 Hong Kong), and 1 billion animals suffered from the disaster. In 2020, the wildfires on the west coast of the United States killed dozens of people, the smoke even spread to Europe, which is 8,000 km away.

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Startups using geographic information to offer business support – EJ Insight

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The Esri Startup Program (Esri Program) supports startups which use geographic information in their core business. The companies participating in the Esri Program have diversified business, they include American companies as well as startups from many countries around the world. SmartLoc from Russia is an example.

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Startups: The art of pitching – EJ Insight

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While venture capital funds in the United States raised a strong $21 billion during the first quarter of this year, compared to a total of $51 billion raised for the full year of 2019, a recent National Venture Capital Association report expected a “capital crunch" in the coming months as most VC firms would flee to safer, more liquid assets, like public securities in view of the covid-19 pandemic. In other words, startups will find it more and more difficult in fund raising. Therefore, how to conduct a successful pitch becomes even more critical than before. That’s the reason why the success experience of a recent pitch of an entrepreneur is worth sharing.

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Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services – Harbour Times

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Although the advanced technology research and development capabilities of Hong Kong universities is internationally renowned and generously government-funded, there have been few cases of innovation and technology that has been successfully commercialised.

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Short, medium and long-term measures to save local startups – Harbour Times

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The COVID-19 epidemic cast a deep shadow over the global economy, and the situation startups are faced with is tragic. Startup Genome, a consulting firm, interviewed more than 1,000 startups across 50 countries around the world from March to April, it was found that more than 70 percent of the startups interviewed were forced to lay off employees due to the epidemic.

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How to win and retain customers – ejinsight

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As I mentioned in a previous article, I had been invited to serve as a mentor for several startups from Mainland China and Hong Kong. The project is called the X-Plan and has been organized by the Hong Kong X Foundation. Each participating company had to present an elevator pitch within a short period of time for prospective customers. At a recent gathering, we let the participants share their difficulties and seek advice from us. 繼續閱讀

公私營攜手推動創科 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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根據英國官方機構Tech Nation估計,每50分鐘英國便有一間創新科技公司成立。香港也不輸蝕,近年政府和公私營機構都出錢出力,大力扶持,加上世界級的基建─數碼競爭力亞洲第二,數據中心安全指數亞洲第三、上網速度全球第四等,促使初創氣氛大為蓬勃,香港更成為全球五大增長最快的創業生態系統之一。 繼續閱讀