• The 10 Commandments of Cybersecurity

    Bonspace

    FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Startup? Investor? Will you survive cyber security due diligence for your next round of investment? Find out about today’s 10 most important cybersecurity issues from digital security and mission critical technology expert, Frank Trampe, co-founder and CTO of AEGIS Solutions Group. Date: 7 December, 2015 (Monday) Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm Bring Your Own Lunch! Venue: Bonspace – Suite C, 1st Floor, On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong RSVP at http://smecc.hk/single-event/10-cybersecurity-commandments/

  • [Supporting Event] TEDxHongKongSalon: Smarter

    Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

    [Supporting Event] TEDxHongKongSalon: Smarter Get Your Tickets Now at TEDxHongKong (http://tedxhongkong.org/single-event/tedxhongkongsalon-smarter/)! Are you living smart? How smart is your life and your world? Life in the 21st century can be so busy. And nowhere is the pace of life faster than in Hong Kong! Our hunger for technological innovation to help us be smarter, more productive, safer, more efficient and happier is as insatiable as our need for creativity and design innovation. At the same time, new and traditional industries are on a collision course with technological and design innovation and accelerating personalization and fused into what we wear, how we go and where we live and engage with our community. Our first ever dedicated event on personal and design innovation will be held on Saturday, December 5th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai. We will spend a thought provoking day with global thought leaders, experts and professionals on wearables, smart homes, digital security, ideation and living design innovation. If you are a fan of personal technology and design innovation, this event can't be missed! Event Description Date: Saturday, December 5 Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm (registration starts 10:00am) Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Price: HKD$300 - 1 Ticket; HKD$500 - 2 Tickets (Open for corporate ticket package. Please email us for enquiry.) Get Your Tickets Now at TEDxHongKong (http://tedxhongkong.org/single-event/tedxhongkongsalon-smarter/)! http://tedxhongkong.org/single-event/tedxhongkongsalon-smarter/ No Refunds Credit Card surcharge fee: 5%

  • CrowdClub Hong Kong (Dec 2, 2015) HKG$100 Open Bar

    CrowdClub Has Arrived! Join us for the first ever CrowdClub event! Crowdfunding has radically altered the financing landscape for startups, entrepreneurs and consumers around the world. Come meet successful and aspiring entrepreneurs, investors and innovators and learn about the art and science behind crowdfunding as well discover a great new project or two to support! For our launch event, we will be joined by the founders of two very exciting Hong Kong startups that have successfully crowdfunded over US$450,000 for their projects, Paul Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Aumeo and Luv Sheth and Avinaash V, Co-founders of ATOM. Hope to see you at CrowdClub! Event Information Date: Wednesday, 2 December, 2015 Time: 7-9:30pm (Reception starts at 6:30pm) Location: Bonspace – Suite C, 1st Floor, On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Entry Fee: HK$100; Open Bar RSVP at http://smecc.hk/single-event/crowdclub/ Aumeo: The World’s First Tailored Audio Device Crowdfunding Raised: US$286,000 Aumeo helps you unlock your best hearing potential by taking your unique hearing profile into account to deliver an exceptionally bespoke audio experience. Aumeo, allows you to enjoy music on a whole new level with fuller, clearer, crisper music as if made for YOUR ears, a tailored listening experience with all your other audio equipment and personalized audio anytime and anywhere you want. Paul Lee co-founded Aumeo with the goal of creating solutions that are surprisingly simple to use. An electrical engineer by training, Paul took his technical expertise and management consulting experience to help found several successful Silicon Valley startups since the 1990’s, and has first-hand experience in producing solutions that dramatically simplify problems and challenge the status quo. Aumeo is the latest result of Paul’s vision in solving problems with unprecedented simplicity. It has been successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo in July 2015 to the tune of almost US$290,[masked]% of its original goal of US$40,000. Aumeo’s audio tailoring technology has also won international acclaim and is a winner of the 2014 Talent Unleashed Awards. ATOM: Use Your Electronics Anywhere You Go Crowdfunding Raised: US$66,000 ATOM is a portable power outlet that fits in the palms of your hands. Imagine being able to take the wall outlets from your homes, anywhere you go – portable electricity! It power your phone, laptop, monitor, strobe lights, video transmitters, and thousands of devices anywhere you go. Your portable battery with a built-in power outlet. Use laptops, speakers, and more anywhere you go. Luv Sheth Product Development Chief inventor of ATOM. Seeks answers to life, the universe and everything in the design of a watch, pipe, or pretty much everything he stumbles upon. Strongly believes electronics aren’t meant to be taken care of (just ask him how many phones he’s broken), and this is reflected in everything he’s worked on. Avinaash V Business Development Lemon-tea loving growth hacker. Loves travelling to remote places, meeting new people, and shiny new gadgets. He’s the one who’s going to be speaking to you about everything ATOM, making sure your feedback is heard and taken care of. Believes technology should be indistinguishable from magic. Organizers: SME Creativity Center (http://smecc.hk/) Hong Kong Commons (http://hkcommons.com/) Venue Sponsor: Bonspace (http://bonspace.hk/) RSVP at http://smecc.hk/single-event/crowdclub/

  • AngelBar

    Bonspace

    TICKETS: http://smecc.hk/single-event/angelbar-oct-30/ AngelBar Has Arrived! Do you have a startup? Are you an entrepreneur or thinking about launching a startup? Tell an AngelBartender all about it!!! AngelBar is a unique startup event where successful angels, venture capitalists, business executives and educators will tend bar while you pitch, seek advice or just talk about startup life over drinks. Guests will be able to RSVP and spend hours of quality time with that evening’s AngelBartenders in a small group setting lubricated with unlimited libations to encourage entertaining, open and insightful conversation, relationship building and idea exchange! Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 Time: 7-9:30pm (Reception starts at 6:30pm) Location: Bonspace – Suite C, 1st Floor, On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Who you will meet: Angels, venture capitalists, private investors, mentors, executives and entrepreneurs Entry Fee: HK$100 pre-paid online, HK$200 at the door Includes: Unlimited bar beverages and snacks TICKETS: http://smecc.hk/single-event/angelbar-oct-30/ Our Featured Angel: Seth Winterroth | Partner at Eclipse Ventures Based in San Francisco, Seth is a Partner with Eclipse Ventures, Formation 8’s newly formed hardware focused venture fund. Prior to Eclipse Ventures / Formation 8, Seth was an Associate in GE Ventures’ Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare groups in Chicago. Seth received his Bachelor’s degree in History/Government from Claremont McKenna College. TICKETS: http://smecc.hk/single-event/angelbar-oct-30/

  • StartupBBQ

    Bonspace

    GET YOUR TICKET (http://smecc.hk/single-event/startupbbq-oct-30/) Join us for a fun lunch break this Friday October 30th to friends from the Silicon Valley to Hong Kong! Spend the afternoon sharing stories and ideas with Formation 8 / Eclipse Ventures Partner Seth Winterroth while enjoying delicious char-grilled sliders and free flowing beer courtesy of GoodChow! This is a rare opportunity for the Hong Kong startup community so don’t miss out as the grill will be hot, drinks cold and conversation stimulating! Event details: Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm (BBQ lunch served 12:30 – 2:00pm) Location: Bonspace – Suite C, 1st Floor, On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Road,Central, Hong Kong Who you will meet: Angels, venture capitalists, private investors, mentors, executives and entrepreneurs Entry Fee: HK$100 pre-paid online, HK$200 at the door Includes: GoodChow’s Famous Slider and Beer Buffet (non-alcoholic drinks will also be served) Seth Winterroth | Partner at Eclipse Ventures Based in San Francisco, Seth is a Partner with Eclipse Ventures, Formation 8’s newly formed hardware focused venture fund. Prior to Eclipse Ventures / Formation 8, Seth was an Associate in GE Ventures’ Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare groups in Chicago. Seth received his Bachelor’s degree in History/Government from Claremont McKenna College. GET YOUR TICKET (http://smecc.hk/single-event/startupbbq-oct-30/)

  • AngelBar

    Bonspace

  • AngelBar

    Bonspace

    TICKETS: http://smecc.hk/single-event/angelbar/ AngelBar Has Arrived! Do you have a startup? Are you an entrepreneur or thinking about launching a startup? Tell an AngelBartender all about it!!! AngelBar is a unique startup event where successful angels, venture capitalists, business executives and educators will tend bar while you pitch, seek advice or just talk about startup life over drinks. Guests will be able to RSVP and spend hours of quality time with that evening’s AngelBartenders in a small group setting lubricated with unlimited libations to encourage entertaining, open and insightful conversation, relationship building and idea exchange! Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Time: 7-9:30pm (Reception starts at 6:30pm) Location: Bonspace – Suite C, 1st Floor, On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Target audience: business executives, angels, venture capitalists, private investors, educators and entrepreneurs Entry Fee: HK$100 pre-paid online, HK$200 at the door Includes Unlimited Beverages and Snacks TICKETS: http://smecc.hk/single-event/angelbar/ Our Featured Angels: Marc Syz | Founder, CEO of Gamera Networks Marc Syz is the managing director of ACE & Company Hong Kong. A leading global co-investment group specialized in direct investments across stages. ACE focuses on unique opportunities in the most attractive industries and markets on a risk adjusted basis. ACE strives to ensure alignment of interest of all parties by being actively involved in every transaction it undertakes. Marc moved to Asia as the Executive Vice President of Syz & Co Hong Kong to develop the Asian expansion of the family owned parent company. The Syz group is an award winning Swiss financial institution specialized in Private Banking, Asset Management and Investment Funds. Prior to joining the Syz group he was Head of Capital Markets & Equity Sales at Union Bancaire Privée in Geneva, a leading Swiss Private Bank. He was responsible for the proprietary investments of the Bank’s Trading and Treasury division managing a range of alternative investments. Marc started at UBP as a derivatives trader on the currency and precious metals markets and subsequently built the active advisory and direct access trading for the bank’s UHNW clients and independent asset managers. He has a broad expertise in private banking, capital markets, asset management and alternative investments across geographies. Marc started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Structured Products division. John Lee | Founder, CEO of Gamera Networks John Lee is the CEO and Founder of Gamera Networks, a multi-platform video community platform focused around the e-Sports and game spectator market in Asia. In addition to founding Gamera, he sits on the boards of several eSports and social media companies, including Ryze Gaming (www.ryze.gg), Nemesis (www.nemesis.com) and MIGME (www.mig.me). Prior to founding Gamera, he was the Chief Strategy Officer for Zenimax Media Asia Pacific, a global games holding company which included such products as the Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout and Skyrim. Prior to Zenimax, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at GigaMedia (NASDAQ: GIGM) which was a early leader in the eSports Asia market with select Asia market rights for titles such as Diablo 3, FIFA Online, Freestyle Basketball and Starcraft II. Earlier in his career, he was a senior associate at Softbank Venture Capital and an associate consultant at McKinsey & Company TICKETS: http://smecc.hk/single-event/angelbar/

  • StartupTVNite at Hong Kong Commons Beer + Pizza Buffet & VIP Networking!

    Hong Kong Commons 27th Floor, Workington Tower

    Entry Fee: $100 (Pizza & Beer Buffet Included) CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW (http://smecc.hk/single-event/startuptvnite-at-hongkong-commons-pizza-beer-buffet-10-13/) Beer + Pizza Buffet & VIP Networking! Connect with entrepreneurs, active investors, potential partners and other HK startup community members at Hong Kong Commons! Spend the night sharing stories and ideas followed by some quality group TV time. Who knows, you may meet your next partner, investor, or future boss! Don’t miss out on the fun! CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW (http://smecc.hk/single-event/startuptvnite-at-hongkong-commons-pizza-beer-buffet-10-13/)

  • Robotics Community Meetup with Special Guest Faridodin Lajvardi

    Hong Kong Commons 27th Floor, Workington Tower

    Faridodin Lajvardi | High School Teacher, Falcon Robotics Team Coach and inspiration for Hollywood Film “Spare Parts” Fredi Lajvardi began his career as a high school science teacher in 1988 in the Phoenix Union High School district in Arizona. He excelled right from the start, and showed the ability to engage and motivate his students, and challenged them by teaching them about the field of robotics. It soon landed them in national spotlight. After taking their designs to a national underwater robotics competition in 2004, and choosing to compete on the university level as opposed to the high school level, the Carl Hayden Community High School team beat out MIT and a number of other major universities. They placed first, second and third in subsequent years, but bested MIT each year. Their story was first picked up by Wired magazine, and then by other major news organizations. Their story has been made into a major motion picture, Spare Parts with actor and comedian George Lopez starring as Lajvardi. Lajvardi has received numerous awards for his ability as a teacher, including the IEEE National Outstanding Educator for 2005, the Arizona Department of Education Leadership Award for 2006, and the City of Phoenix Outstanding Teacher of the Year each year from 2005 through 2009. Click here to RSVP Now (http://smecc.hk/single-event/robotics-community-meetup/), Space is Limited! Event Details: Date: Monday, 12 October, 2015 Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm Venue: Hong Kong Commons 27th Floor, Workington Tower 78 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Language: English Entry Fee: $100 (Pizza & Beer Buffet Included) Click here to RSVP Now (http://smecc.hk/single-event/robotics-community-meetup/), Space is Limited!

  • StartupBBQ

    Bonspace

    GET YOUR TICKET (http://smecc.hk/single-event/startupbbq/) Meet Co-founders of Canary and FireChat Don’t miss this chance to connect with successful American entrepreneurs and startup co-founders Chris Rill and Micha Benoliel. Our special guests bring their expertise from the U.S. and have come to Hong Kong to speak at TEDxHongKong2015. Spend the afternoon sharing stories and ideas with Chris, Micha and other TEDxHK speakers over super yummy chargrilled sliders and free flowing beer from GoodChow. This is a rare opportunity for the Hong Kong startup community so don’t miss out as the grill will be hot, drinks cold and conversation stimulating! Chris Rill | Co-Founder & CTO of Canary Chris Rill is the Co­Founder and CTO of Canary which connects people and their homes and families in Canary, New York City. Rill built embedded systems and software for the US military and also co­founded Farehelper. He is also a FIRST robotics mentor. Rill has been tinkering with computers since his parents passed down their Apple IIe when he was seven years old. Since then he has graduated from Union College (NY) with a degree in Computer Engineering, built hardware and software solutions for military vehicles, scaled a realtime auction website and attempted to disrupt the travel industry with a “realtime” fare notification platform. He was the finalist of the AT&T Hackathon and received first place at the Axeda M2M Hackathon. Micha Benoliel | Co-Founder & CEO, Open Garden – FireChat Over the past 10 years, Benoliel has launched and run several telecommunications services in Europe. Benoliel’s keen interest for peer­to­peer technologies brought him to partner with Skype early on, launching Skype In and Skype Out which enabled Skype’s business model. His personal challenge is to make ubiquitous wireless broadband access to the Internet a reality. Benoliel has made it possible for PCs and Android devices to share connectivity with any other around it. He has appeared live on CNN, CNBC and the BBC as well as many events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, GMIC, DEMO, LAUNCH, MobileBeat and Crowdsourcing. Event details: Date: Monday, 12 October, 2015 Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm Location: BonSpace – Suite C, 1st Floor, On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Price: 100 HKD for GoodChow’s Famous Burger and Beer Buffet! Agenda: 12:00-12:30 Registration 12:30-13:00 Start the lunch 13:00-13:15 Introduce yourself 13:15-13:30 Speakers sharing 13:30-13:35 Q&A 13:35-14:00 Networking * Registration will be closed when we reach 20 people. Walk-ins is not allowed.* GET YOUR TICKET (http://smecc.hk/single-event/startupbbq/)