This week, Hong Kong is back to the future, Fintech regulations in China, but growing in HK, a few great events for Asia business enthusiasts, and more!
Time is flying, do you know we’re already 3.5% done with the year already! (yes, I’m a morning ritual geek and I track the percent of the year we’ve completed daily.) Still waiting daily to get the notice for a rush to the hospital to deliver our 2nd baby, maybe next newsletter I’ll have a photo to share!
My friend Casey Lau did a great blog this time, dressed up as Michael J Fox and talking “Back to the Future for Startups in Hong Kong” – great article Casey!
Finch seems to be getting more regulated in Mainland China, Tech in Asia reportsnew startups in the sector are not getting approved.
via Andre Martin
But fintech on the other hand is growing in Hong Kong – as well as other startup initiatives, according to this great slideshare by Whub
via Chris Moore
Lots of Awesome Events to Announce…
StartMeUp HK week is coming! And I can’t wait for their event: Launch! The World’s First IoT Summit by Brinc, got my tickets already for Jan 27-28
via Nick Ramil
Global Sources is leveling up on their Spring Trade show with their first “Smart China Sourcing Summit” April 17 – 19, and will focus a lot on Amazon and finding and distributing the perfect product.
via Peter Zapf
And yes, our first annual conference, Cross Border Summit, is right at that time, and we thought its best to turn it to a 1 day event on Saturday April 16 so that we can help do cross promotions w/ the Global Sources Smart Sourcing Summit, check the updated event page at the easy to remember domain: CrossBorderSummit.com
(via me, hehe!)