So for today’s episode – we are up to Globalfromasia.com/episode35 – its an informal part 2 of a 2 part series – last week we had Paul Orlando, who really did an amazing job helping build up the Hong Kong startup ecosystem – and today we have one of our favorite cases – Truong from Taxiwise – a taxi booking mobile app startup that was recently acquired. I was able to get him on the show to share – so let’s listen up!
Topics Covered in this Episode
- Intro Truong Lam from Taxiwise
- Just interviewed Paul Orlando, he had great things to say about you guys thanks for being on the show.
- When I first met you guys, You guys came over from cali with a different product, can you share your story?
- Then you added a third partner, Lawrence, who was more local can you share
- How did you get started with taxi wise
- Experiences Finding Talent in Hong Kong
- How about the juicy details of being acquired?
- How was your experience developing in Hong Kong from California?
- Tips for other entrepreneurs thinking to come to Hong Kong to startup
- ways people can reach out to you
People / Companies / Resources Mentioned in this Episode
- citywise (http://tlam.dunked.com/citywise-android)
- bootcamp by Paul Orlando http://startupsunplugged.com/advisory/
- boothk http://boot.hk/
- barcamp – july 2012 http://www.barcamp.hk/
- Met third partner Lawrence at barcamp
- Cocoon coworking space
- AcceleratorHK – Hong Kong accelerator
- Keeping a 6 month runway for Hong Kong rent
- Always have a backup plan
- Truong’s twitter – @tlamvip
- Truong’s email – tlamvip @ gmail.com
Episode Length: 22:07
Thanks again for that T – I know you are a bit hesitant to get these things recorded and I believe this will help a lot of our listeners get some better insights on how to get started in Hong Kong tech and startup world.
That is a wrap, next week we will have an episode about running a successful Kickstarter with a cross border team and a cross border company – so looking forward to having you guys tune in again!
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