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Looksery (CA) – Startmeup.HK Global Competition

On Jul 5, 2014, at 10:15 AM, Johnson Hor <> wrote:

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From: “Robin WON” <>
Date: June 26, 2014 at 11:38:16 AM PDT
To: Johnson Hor <>, Victor Shaburov <>
Cc: Robin Won <>
Subject: Looksery (CA) – Startmeup.HK Global Competition – Re: You might find of interest – adding Robin

Thank you, Johnson.


I saw your standup poster at F50.  While you are visiting Hong Kong and if you have time, you may wish to check out the website and visit some of our co-work spaces [].  When you return, you may consider applying to InvestHK’s start-up competition.

2014 StartmeupHK Venture Program in Hong Kong offers an opportunity for early or mid-stage startups seeking funding or partners for growth.  It is a global competition for high-impact, innovative and scalable startups that may benefit from Hong Kong’s strategic position as Asia Pacific’s hub.  It is a great way for new ventures to tap into the fastest growing region. 

Invest HK is offering benefits valued at over US $500,000 and an opportunity to meet strategic partners and investors and obtain funding, R&D, manufacturing, or market access.

Hanson Robotics, HQ in Dallas, was one of 3 grand award winners in 2013.  Dr. David Hanson, CEO, shares his insight and tips about the competition in the following youtube video, 

For more information, please visit:

Online application: 

Applications close on July 30, 2014 @ 9:00pm PDT USA. (31 July 2014 @ 12:00 noon Hong Kong time)  

We look forward to seeing all interested parties at the StartmeupHK Venture Forum and competition finals in Hong Kong on November 11, 2014.

Winners receive benefits worth over US $500,000:

  • Sponsored trip to Hong Kong
  • Pitch to angel investors, venture capitalists, strategic partners and the startup community
  • Professional services from leading accounting, legal, design, branding and hosting firms
  • Business matching and networking opportunities
  • Mentorship and assistance to build your business
  • Free working space
  • Media exposure opportunities
  • Business incorporation and trademark application services

Plus: two special awards for the Best Fin Tech and SmartCity Technology entries

Why should you apply? 
Get connections, funding and support to develop and launch your business in Hong Kong for the Asia-Pacific and global markets.

Who should apply?
High-impact, innovative and scalable startups from any industry or any country.
How to apply?

Online at

Application deadline
31 July 2014 @ 12:00pm (noon) Hong Kong Time

July 30, 2014 @ 9:00pm PDT USA

For enquiries:

Best regards,

Robin Won

Robin Won, Senior Manager, Investment Promotion
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office / Invest Hong Kong
130 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 835-9326     Fax: (415) 392-2963