Inncube, the newly-opened co-working space in Beijing’s expatriate-oriented Sanlitun neighborhood, saw job seekers and recruiters interacting at company booths while some candidates practiced their elevator pitches in four-minute speed-networking sessions with potential employers. At the same time, speakers took to a stage to speak about inspiration.
That was the scene at JingJobs and SCHSAsia’s job fair on a busy Saturday afternoon in mid-March. The event used the mantra, “Gen Y not! Job Fair. Be inspired”. It was JingJobs’ second go at organizing a job fair.
March is the beginning of a recruiting season in China because candidates are exploring opportunities after Chinese New Year once they receive their bonuses, said Samantha Kwok, founder of JingJobs.
We kicked off the first event of 2015 with Dave McClure and Rui Ma of 500 Startups, and the accelerator’s Hong Kong alumni: Ray Chan of 9GAG, Fiona Lau and Tony Wong of Shopline. If you missed the event, here’s an overview.
Cornerstone, an accounting and analytics company, advises startups in Hong Kong to keep their records straight. They’re the the Hong Kong gold partners and advisors for ‘Xero‘ cloud-based accounting software that startups can access via mobile and on the web.
Hong Kong’s start-up scene has been stymied by funding problems and a business culture suspicious of innovation. But a new generation of well-networked entrepreneurs, government initiatives and support from angel investors are giving a much needed boost to Hong Kong-bred innovation.
L to R: David Zhu, Ben Cheng, Dr. Allan Zeman, Charles Mok and Felix Lam spoke on a panel discussion about startups in Hong Kong at the best ICT startup award launch event on Dec. 2, 2013. (Photo by Wendy Tang)
As part of an ongoing effort to foster the startup community in Hong Kong, advocates of an open internet announced the launch of a startup award at an event on Monday.
The award, part of the annual Information Communication Technology (ICT) Awards, is organized by the Internet Society of Hong Kong, which is a local chapter of an international non-profit that provides leadership in Internet-related standards, education and policy.