Calling all Digerati,
Having run a "soft launch" during the Rugby Sevens earlier this year, Uber has officially launched in Hong Kong last month. Sign up for Uber HK here (https://get.uber.com/go/WebWedHK) to get HK$100 off your first ride! The event will be far more interesting if you've given Uber a shot.
Essentially a private car service managed conveniently from a mobile app, Uber is here to disrupt the closed nature of this city's taxi services.
Originating in San Francisco in 2009, Uber has entered more than 60 markets worldwide. A June 2014 round of funding placed the company's value at an estimated US$18.2 billion!
They've started the PR machine by tapping into actor Carl Ng and socialite Amanda Strang, who took black "secret Uber" sedans during the launch.
Join fellow internet entrepreneurs and digital media executives as we invite Sam Gellman (http://hk.linkedin.com/pub/sam-gellman/4/339/45), the head of growth for Uber Asia, to take the hot seat at Web Wednesday Asia on 6th August, 2014.
Spread the word as Uber will be giving away special benefits that night for all attendees.
Your host and chief connector,
Founder - Web Wednesday (http://www.webwednesday.hk/)
Commercial Director - Bolei Digital (http://www.boleidigital.com/)