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E-Centre eNews Vol.34 (June 16, 2013)

In this issue:

• Calling for Application: Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) and Cyberport Incubation Programme
• Smart-Space 2 Opening Cocktail (21 Jun)
• Join Now! Learn how to deploy a 3D Virtual World on OpenStack Cloud (5 Jul)
• World Internet Developer Summit 2013 (27-28 Jun)
• Call for application: HSBC Youth Business Award 2013 (Deadline: 28 Jun)
• WTIA Membership Invitation - Membership fee of the first year will be waived for Cyberport Incubatees!
• Calling for Co-exhibitors at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013
• Software and Creative Industries Exhibition 2013 - 20% off for HKICTA winners and 50% rebate for SME Exhibitors
• Invitation for 2013 LSCM R&D Project Application (Deadline: 19 Jul)
• Banff Venture Forum 2013
• Bizpark Programme registration for new incubatees

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Calling for Application: Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) and Cyberport Incubation Programme

Smart-Space 2 Opening Cocktail on 21 June 2013

Join Now! Learn how to deploy a 3D Virtual World on OpenStack Cloud

If you are interested in the workshop, please click HERE to register.

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Google, LinkedIn, Square, mozilla and Microsoft will speak at the 2nd World Internet Developer Summit 2013!

World Internet Developer Summit 2013
Get ready for Hong Kong's signature World Internet Developer Summit! Hosted by Internet Society Hong Kong, Cyberport and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, the action-packed two-day summit is the annual and signature cross-platform developer summit in the region.
The main theme of the event is big data: Cloud - scale your application to million users.. It will be divided into two parts: conference and workshops. The workshops will provide a two way communication platform for developers to obtain hands-on experience in small groups to learn new technique, share experience and exchange ideas.
So don’t miss out and keep yourself in the loop with our latest development and news. Pre-register now to join the rest of developers in Hong Kong and its surrounding region for one of the most exciting and engaging event yet. Official registration will launch soon.
Date 27-28 Jun 2013 (Thu & Fri)
Time 9.30am-5pm (27 Jun), 9.30am-5pm (28 Jun)
Venue 27 Jun at Cyberport, 28 Jun at Hong Kong Science Park
Language English


Event website: www.isoc.hk/wids2013
Keynote Speakers

Ben Luk
Google APAC Geo Lead

Google Maps

Ben Luk is in charge of all Google Maps products across the APAC region, with a focus on Greater China. As one of the pioneers for Google Maps in Hong Kong, Ben is an instrumental part of the mobile applications team and works on mobile local search, including location queries and map view. He works closely with Google Mobile Maps teams in the region and Mountain View, to deliver the best Maps services for users in the region. Since joining Google in 2003, Ben has been involved in key Geo initiatives such as maps services in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Dr. Lei Gao
Senior Staff Software Engineer, LinkedIn

Dr. Lei Gao joined LinkedIn in 2009 and he currently leads the Project-Voldemort (an open-sourced highly available, scalable, and eventually consistent key-value store) team. Other projects he worked on at LinkedIn include DataBus, LinkedIn's low latency change data capture system, and Consistency-Aware Data Service Router. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Lei Gao was a key contributor to Oracle Streams/XStream, Oracle's high performance multi-master data replication solution.

Britt Selvitelle
Early Engineer at Twitter (Founding Team)

Volunteer Engineer at Obama for America

Britt Selvitelle was one of the founding engineers at Twitter, where he helped scale the company both technically and socially for 5 years, from 2007 to 2011. Most recently he spent time working with the Obama campaign to ensure the system could handle the fast increasing traffic as the election drew near.


Paul McKellar
Founding Team, Square

Paul is a an entrepreneur and programmer based out of San Francisco. Recently, he has been acting as an EIR at SVAngel, the very prolific angel investment firm of Ron Conway. Previously, Paul was part of the founding team at Square where he worked on product development and engineering. Paul first came out to the valley through Y Combinator where he created multiple Facebook applications which grew to millions of users.

Matt Valentine
Enterprise Solution Director, Microsoft Hong Kong

Matt Valentine is the Enterprise Solution Director for Microsoft Hong Kong. Matt has over 20 years of IT industry experience delivering business applications around the world at AT&T, IBM, ATG and Microsoft. Key projects have included distributed computing applications at telecommunications and insurance companies, development of several of the world’s largest travel e-commerce web sites, and product marketing and management. Matt joined Microsoft’s world headquarters in Redmond, WA, 2003, where he led product management, marketing and strategy for server software and online services before joining Microsoft Hong Kong in 2011.

Ting-Yuan Huang
Software Engineer, Mozilla

Topic: Porting to the Web: An Introduction to Emscripten

Ting-Yuan Huang is a senior software engineer in Mozilla. He joined Mozilla and engaged in the B2G project since October 2012. He's working on performance tuning and memory saving currently. Before joining Mozilla, he was the leader of the virtual machine team of Mstar Semiconductor and worked on Java Virtual Machine and compilers.

Ting-Yuan earned a master's degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor's degree of computer science from National Taiwan University.

For sponsorship opportunity, please email to sec@isoc.hk

Call for application: HSBC Youth Business Award 2013

Business enterprises can submit the application (short form) by hand or by mail with a postmark to the Secretariat on or before 5 pm, 28 June 2013. Online submission is also available via the Award website.


WTIA Membership Invitation - Membership fee of the first year will be waived for Cyberport Incubatees!

Dear Incubatee,

We are pleased to inform you about the new membership offer brought by our incubation programme strategic partner Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA)! New and attractive member benefits include an exclusive Apple Purchase Program and the company/product leaflet placement and video display in the newly open Mobility Experience Centre (MEC) at Cyberport.

Incubatees of Cyberport's start-up incubation programme participants would enjoy free membership for the first year:

Start-up company currently joining Cyberport's incubation programme 現正參與數碼港培育計劃的新晉公司
Membership fee will be waived for the first year 首年年費將獲豁免

For more details and member benefits, please find <attached the new WTIA Membership Form>.

Please return the completed Reply Slip (on Page 3 of this letter) to the following address by 28 June, 2013 to apply the membership of your company till 31 March, 2014.

Unit 403, IT Street, Cyberport 3 (Core A), 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

Should you have any enquiries, kindly contact Mr Terry Chan at 2989-9168/ terrychan@hkwtia.org during office hours. Thank you.

Calling for Co-exhibitors at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013

Cyberport would like to invite incubatees to showcase their latest computer graphics and interactive techniques in SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013 (20-22 November 2013) at HKCEC as co-exhibitors. The fee package (including rental and production of display materials) is HK$3,000 per co-exhibitor's booth. Cyberport incubatees could get 75% reimbursement under marketing subsidy for this fee package, please refer to guideline for details.

Details of the exhibition can be found at http://sa2013.siggraph.org/en/

If you are interested, please contact Ms Sindy Kwan at 3166 3872 or sindykwan@cyberport.hk.

Software and Creative Industries Exhibition 2013 - 20% off for HKICTA winners and 50% rebate for SME Exhibitors

Good news that the Exhibition is a pre-approved trade show under SME Export Marketing Fund in which SME exhibitors can apply for 50% rebate of the net booth cost; and special discount is also offered to Hong Kong ICT Awards (2011-2013) winners! Organized by Hong Kong Productivity Council and Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry, below please find the pamphlet for your consideration and action!

Exhibition pamphlet:

Floor plan:

Should any information required, please feel free to call 2788-5693.

Invitation for 2013 LSCM R&D Project Application

Call for Proposals:

The Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM R&D Centre) is now inviting applications for research and development projects. Applications for funding should be under one of the following technology focus areas:
1. RFID Hardware and Systems
2. Networking and Infrastructure Technologies
3. Industrial Segment-Specific Proposal
4. Internet-of-Things (IoT) Technologies and Applications

The deadline for application is on 19 July 2013, 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time). Interested applicants please visit http://www.lscm.hk/eng/call-for-proposals.php for more details.

Banff Venture Forum 2013





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This September, all of the right people in the technology community will come together in Banff to connect, engage and build! Banff Venture Forum's 2013 theme is BUILD: Creating The New Breed of Tech Companies. Build and grow your network at the Banff Venture Forum. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with over 350 delegates from all across North America. 


Program Snapshot

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

- Entrepreneur Bootcamp

- VC & Angel Professional Development

   Day - NEW!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

- Company Presentations

- First Look Stream - NEW!!

- Information Technology Stream

- Cleantech Stream

- Meet the Investors Panel

- Keynote Lunch

- Stream Specific Panel Sessions

Friday, September 27, 2013

- Panel Sessions

- Company Presentations

- Keynote Dinner

- Awards

Mark your calendars! BVF 2013 will be the hottest ticket in town!




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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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