Casey Lau is one of Hong Kong's tech start-up pioneers, having launched one of the first HK-based web design studios; Rogue Media, co-founded ActionAce.com; one of Asia's first e-commerce sites, co-founded Velocity9; a new media development agency and Popcorn Media Network; a digital publishing company.
He along with Gene Soo, John Buford and Daniel Cheng formed StartupsHK in 2009 to ignite the tech startup scene in Hong Kong through a series of conferences and networking events - and helped grow the Hong Kong ecosystem from the original 4 founders, who met weekly at coffee shops in Hong Kong, to over 5,000 members today. He is currently the Community Development Manager for SoftLayer's Catalyst Startup Program in Asia-Pacific, providing virtual incubator services for startups across the region working with startups in supercharging their efforts from China, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan.
He is also a mentor at Chinaccelerator, judge at Startup Weekend, SeedStars World and has travelled with Dave McClure's Geeks on a Plane and survived. In his spare time, Casey also writes comic books: like his original series Super Kaiju Hero Force available now on iBooks and his upcoming graphic novel about a "social media detective" that solves mysteries in the disturbing world of 2019.
Intro to the Hong Kong Startup Community
This class will help newcomers to the startup scene get to know the key players, events, and resources for getting started in Hong Kong.