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E-Centre eNews Vol.29 (Apr 1, 2013)

In this issue:

 Cyberport launches innovative open work space for start-ups
 Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2013 (17 Apr)
 International IT Fest 2013 @ Cyberport (8-21 Apr)
 MoDev Hong Kong 2013 Conference @ Cyberport (12 Apr)
 2013 Worldwide Cyber-security Landscape Forum(18 Apr)
 『創』+『造』配對支援計劃2013 The Cross Matching Showcase 2013
 Bizpark Programme registration for new incubatees

企業發展中心
Entrepreneurship Centre

Shenzhen- Hong Kong ICT Young Entrepreneur Programme 2013/14
The recruitment details will be announced in around mid-April.

For details, please stay tuned and visit our website.

Cyberport launches innovative open work space for start-ups

In January, Cyberport's Entrepreneurship Centre launched Connect-Space, a unique shared working environment for entrepreneurs and ICT start-ups who are Cyberport Creative Micro Fund grantees, Cyberport Incubation Programme alumni and incubatees, particularly for those based outside the Cyberport campus, as well as service subscribers of the Cyberport Collaboration Centre.

The open shared space will allow like-minded users to network and exchange ideas, and work in a collaborative environment that nurtures innovation and talent. Networking events will be held regularly to allow users to meet each other and as much as possible draw out potential business alliances.

For users, the free of charge space comes complete with mailbox, locker, free power charging facilities, high speed Wi-Fi access, use of a conference room, a multi-purpose room, brainstorming room and a pantry. In addition, users can access Cyberport's state-of-the-art Fitness Centre and receive shuttle bus free tickets.

To find out more information, email ecentre@cyberport.hk or call 3166 3900.


Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2013 on 17 April 2013

 

[Please click HERE for more information]


International IT Fest 2013 @ Cyberport during 8-21 April 2013

To know more about IT Fest 2013, please visit http://www.itfest.hk.


MoDev Hong Kong 2013 Conference on 12 April 2013

 
     
 
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MoDev Hong Kong 2013 Conference
(12 Apr 2013)

 

ATTENTION ALL MOBILE APPS DEVELOPERS, ENTHUSIASTS, USERS, DIGITAL MARKETERS, PLATFORM PROVIDERS, INVESTORS and ENTREPRENEURS. PLEASE MARK YOUR DIARY FOR FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2013 at CYBERPORT.

The Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS), with MoDevNetworks LLC and Cyberport, is organising the first "MoDev 2013 Conference" in Asia to be held on Friday, 12 April 2013 at Cyberport. It is one of the major events in the International IT Fest 2013.

MoDev originated in the US, is a fast growing international platform for leading mobile application developers, designers, and marketing professionals to network and exchange views on the evolving trends and applications of mobile computing.

The MoDev Hong Kong 2013 Conference will involve a delegation of relevant organisations from the US, to meet up and exchange information with their HK and China counterparts. Details are as below:

Date: 12 April 2013 (Friday)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Function Room, Core F, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Fee (including lunch):
  $80   - HKCS members (Distinguished Fellow / Fellow / Full / Associate / Corporate)
  $100   - HKCS members (Student / Affiliate) / Members of supporting organisations
  $150   - All others

Free shuttle bus service will be available between Queensway Central (in front of Admiralty Centre) and Cyberport. (Admiralty to Cyberport: 8:00am and 8:20am; Cyberport to Admiralty: 4:30pm)

Programme
Time   Speakers / Guests
Morning Session – MoDev Conference
9:00 am Welcome Speech Mr. Stephen Lau, JP, President of HKCS
9:05 am Speech by Guest of Honour Mr. Daniel Lai, BBS, JP, Government Chief Information Officer, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Government of HKSAR
9:10 am Introduction to MoDev Mr. Peter Erickson, Founder of MoDev and Disruptathon
9:15 am Bridging Markets - U.S. / Asia Mr. Sze Wong, CEO, iFormbuilder and Leader of US Delegation
9:20 am Presentation of Souvenirs  
9:30 am Session 1
Topic: Mobile Apps Scene in Asia
Gartner (TBC)
10:00 am Session 2
Topic: Mobile Apps in HK
Mr. Jason Chiu, CEO of CherryPicks, HK
10:30 am Coffee Break  
11:00 am Session 3
Topic: Five secrets to successful global mobile development
Mr. Imran Aftab, Founder of TenPearls, US
11:30 am Session 4
Topic: Mobile apps and the race for international markets
Mr. Danny Boice, Founder of Speek, US
12:00 nn Panel Discussion
Topic: Users patterns in diverse markets
Moderator:
Mr. Peter Erickson, Founder of MoDev and Disruptathon

Panelists:
Mr. Jason Chiu, CEO of CherryPicks, HK
Mr. Imran Aftab, Founder of TenPearls, US
Mr. Danny Boice, Founder of Speek, US
Speaker from Gartner (TBC)
Lunch
1:00 pm Luncheon  
Afternoon Session - Disruptathon
A unique feature of MoDev, Disruptathon is about short and sharp presentations of innovative applications in identifying disruptive innovations across industries by seeking out and promoting creative ideas across all sectors of the economy. The Disruptathon Innovation Discovery Platform allows the audience to use a mobile application to provide ratings and feedback to presenters. This allows events to be run as contests or powerful forums for connecting presenters and the audience in a new and powerful way. The session will be introduced by the inventor of Disruptathon with illustrious samples from past Disruptathon presentations in the US, followed by Apps presentations by HK and China (TBC) Apps developers.

Know more about disruptathon: http://youtu.be/Rbcs7-eZTuY
2:30 pm Introduction to Disruptathon Mr. Peter Erickson, Founder of MoDev and Disruptathon
2:35 pm Disruptathon Showcase US presenters (TBC)
2:55 pm Disruptathon HK entries
China entries (TBC)
3:55 pm Conference Closing Remarks Mr. John Chiu, JP, Chairperson of HKCS Mobility Special Interest Group
4:00 pm End  

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND REGISTER NOW!!!
FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2013

 
 
Note:
- Seat & shuttle bus service are subject to availability and are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of payment.
- Organisers reserves the right to change terms and conditions without prior notice. In case of dispute, the decision of Organiser shall be final and binding.
 
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2013 Worldwide Cyber-security Landscape Forum on 18 April 2013

Please CLICK HERE to register or know more about this event.


『創』+『造』配對支援計劃2013 The Cross Matching Showcase 2013

「『創』+『造』有效配對支援計劃2013」參展商招募將於2013年4月3日(星期三)截止。請盡早報名!

遴選結果將於2013年4月12日(星期五)公佈。
有關配對支援計劃2013的最新資料已上載於網頁:http://www.crossmatchingshowcase.com。請密切留意網頁的更新。

配對支援計劃2013簡介:http://www.crossmatchingshowcase.com/?page_id=2017
申請為參展單位簡介: http://www.crossmatchingshowcase.com/?page_id=55
網上報名系統:http://www.crossmatchingshowcase.com/?page_id=49

The Cross Matching Showcase 2013, a project funded by CreateHK, organized by Innovative Entrepreneur Association and supported by Cyberport, offers FREE training workshop, matching and showcasing opportunities to multimedia corporations in Hong Kong. You are cordially invited to join the event and explore business opportunity. In total 80 booths will be set up for demand generation.

Please refer to the enclosed invitation letter [click here] or browse the link for more details: http://www.crossmatchingshowcase.com


Microsoft Bizpark Programme: registration for new incubatees

MicrosoftR BizSparkR is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. Microsoft Hong Kong joins hands with Hong Kong Cyberport to provide BizSpark program to incubatees.  The programme also includes access to Windows Azure, a flexible, comprehensive, and powerful cloud platform for the creation of web applications and services.

Join the BizSpark Program to get such benefits as:

 

 

MSDN Subscription for Microsoft Software & Tools (including Windows Azure)

Microsoft BizSpark membership includes a Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN Subscription which offers a wide range of products for development, testing, and production. Products include:

Visual Studio is the ultimate all-in-one solution for Windows, Windows Phone, the web, and beyond.

Expression tools will help creating content for the Web and developing apps for the desktop or phone.

Microsoft SQL Server provides the data platform developers need to quickly create compelling, data-driven applications.

Learn more about BizSpark programme
Learn More about Azure

To register BizSpark programme membership (for Cyberport incubatees and alumni only), you could send email to ecentre@cyberport.hk with your company name and we will help proceeding your application.

 

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