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

New financing platform energizes Hong Kong startup scene – ejinsight

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Can you imagine what Hong Kong will look like 10 or 20 years from now? By that time, can we still rely on the four major industries currently accounting for nearly 60 percent of GDP – trading and logistics, tourism, financial services, and professional services – and continue to enjoy prosperity and stability with a per capita GDP still among the world’s top 20, higher than Germany, Canada or the United Kingdom? 繼續閱讀

New business matching platform to unlock Hong Kong’s startup potential through financing – Harbour Times

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The Hurun Greater China Unicorn Index published last month by the Hurun Research Institute listed 120 “unicorn" startups with a valuation of at least US$1 billion (HK$7.8 billion) each, with a combined overall valuation exceeding three trillion yuan. 繼續閱讀