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Startup Grind Hong Kong Hosts Chris Reed (Black Marketing)


Chris Reed, Black Marketing

Chris is an official LinkedIn Power Profile and has one of the world's most viewed LinkedIn profiles with over 35,000 followers and one of the regions top social sellers on LinkedIn. He is also a serial entrepreneur having created marketing businesses in both Europe and now in Asia Pacific with Black Marketing - enabling LinkedIn for you which now has a presence in Singapore (HQ), ANZ, North America, China, Hong Kong, Manila, Cambodia, South Africa  and the UK.

Chris has also led a variety of digital and partnership marketing agencies on both sides of the world as well as being CMO of social media consumer brands in both London and Singapore. Chris is also one of the region's most influential bloggers, has featured in books, regularly speaks and chairs at events and is a mentor for the CMO Council SMU Marketing Graduates and is uniquely co chair of both BritCham and AmCham business groups.


7:00 Networking and Food
8:00 Fireside Chat
9:00 Networking

Hosted By Josh Steimle, Director of Startup Grind Hong Kong

Writer, speaker, entrepreneur. Steimle is the founder of MWI, a digital marketing firm with offices in Hong Kong and the U.S. and contributes articles on entrepreneurship, startups, and digital marketing to publications like Mashable, TechCrunch, and Forbes in addition to writing on his blog. He is a regular speaker at startup and marketing events, and is the author of CMOs at Work (Apress, 2016). He lives in Hong Kong with his wife and two children.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @joshsteimle

Global Partners

Google for Entrepreneurs Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.

Local Partners

Garage Society Hong Kong Google, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Mattel, Microsoft and Dyson – brilliant companies founded on awesome ideas, and all born out of someone’s Garage! Garage Society serves all lifestyles, while committing itself to shared aspirations in entrepreneurialism, such as enrichment through knowledge and bringing about social impact. Our collaborative ecosystem takes on initiatives in co-working, co-learning, and co-investing to bring about tangible growth and inspiring change. It’s not all about money. It’s about your lifestyle.

MWI MWI is a digital marketing agency with offices in the U.S. and Hong Kong, offering SEO, SEM, content marketing, and related services. is a one-stop portal to the startup community in Hong Kong, listing the latest startup events and various resources including government incentive and incubation schemes, accelerators, angels and VCs. It is also a platform for local and overseas startups to share their success stories.

Video Cha Cha Video Cha Cha was started by Stephen Barnes (aka the Hong Kong Visa Geeza) to bring truly affordable website video to the entrepreneur and start up community of Hong Kong. Located next to Coyote restaurant on Lockhart Road in Wanchai, Video Cha Cha studio time costs just HKD999 per hour providing professional quality video footage which you can then produce yourself using readily available Windows or Mac video editing software making high quality website video content finally within reach. We provide all the equipment (camera, audio, lighting, Autocue) and the studio itself allowing you to shoot your footage against a white or black backdrop or on state-of-the-art green stage for chroma key editing if you prefer. It’s quick, convenient and very cost effective.

W Hub Our mission is to unleash startup full potential with meaningful connections.

StartupsHK StartupsHK was founded in 2009 by Casey Lau, Jon Buford, Gene Soo and Daniel Cheng to help grow the startup community in Hong Kong – in 2012 it now has 5000 members and growing daily.

Upcoming events you should attend!

Hong Kong hosts Stephen Barnes Hong Kong Visa Centre 8th of December 2015

Chennai hosts C.R. Chandrasekar FundsIndia 11th of December 2015

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Sergey M.

    Sorry guys, won't be able to attend today because of last minute change of plans. Hope somebody deserving get's to take my seat. Enjoy!

    January 26

  • Nick N.

    Hi host, i would like to know if i could walk in and pay for the ticket?

    January 21

    • Jason C.

      Yes you may, the ticket will be 150 at the door

      January 22

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