Launching AcceleratorHK

Today is the first day of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s first startup accelerator. I’m happy to be the Director of the program.

The process of getting this off the ground was straightforward but took a while:
– Lots of discussions with people in HK’s tech community, starting December 2011
– Lots of discussions with other accelerator programs, throughout the US, Asia/Pacific and Europe. We’ve managed to take some best practices while also building something that works in Hong Kong
– Running Startup Bootcamp, which allowed me to test the format and content. I will continue to run Startup Bootcamp. There are seven startups in the current cohort
– Meeting many people with similar goals for Hong Kong’s growth, including our mentors, and of course, Steve Forte, CSO at Telerik. That’s where things really moved forward

Thanks to all who have supported these programs. I’ll blog regularly here.

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