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E-Centre eNews Vol.35 (June 28, 2013)

In this issue:

• Connect-Space: Intellectual Property – Business Opportunities for Startups
• STARTUP CLINIC … for founders looking for feedback from our consultants.
• Join Now! Learn how to deploy a 3D Virtual World on OpenStack Cloud (5 Jul)
•  UKTI announces Entrepreneur Festival to bring global talent to Britain
•  Invitation: Internet Contest for Cloud & Mobile Computing ('ICOME')
• 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

Entrepreneurship Centre

For details, please visit our website.

Eligible applicants:

Connect-Space: Intellectual Property – Business Opportunities for Startups

Date : 25 July 2013 (Thursday)
Time : 12:30-14:00
Venue : Connect-Space, Cyberport Entrepreneuship Centre,
Unit 518, Level 5, Cyberport 3 (Core F), Cyberport Road 100, Hong Kong
Fee : Free-of-Charge (Light-lunch will be provided on first-come-first-served basis)
Language : English

To register, please click HERE.


12:30 – 13:00 Registration, light lunch and networking
13:00 – 13:20  "Secrets Revealed by Top Lawyer – Mistakes and opportunities for Startups” by Mr. Nicholas Chan, Partner of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
13:20 – 13:40   Incubatee sharing – IP Exchange Limited.
13:40 – 14:00 Q & A

Speakers :

Mr. Nicholas Chan, Partner of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

Nick is a Partner with Squire Sanders, a US-headquartered global law firm with 1,300+ lawyers in 39 offices and 19 countries. Based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Nick’s practice covers 22 countries in Asia Pacific, among which he has served in-house in a Fortune 100 IP-centric company, where he had lead responsibility for the legal function in North Asia. Nick is recognized by AsiaLaw Leading Lawyer Awards, ILO Client Choice Award, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and The International Who's Who. In addition, Nick is legal advisor to PE firms, VC firms, Fortune 500 companies, governments, universities, NGOs and start-ups.

Dr. Hidero Niioka, Founder and CEO Of IP Exchange Ltd.
  • Former TMT Investment Banker at Deutsche Bank
  • German and NY Attorney-at-Law
  • Ph.D. in IP law (Max Planck Institute)
  • Stanford Law Graduate, MBA (Prospect)

About IP Exchange Limited...We are a global exchange specializing in IP monetization by connecting IP owners of any kind with interested buyers, licensees and brokers. Our extensive IP providers include innovative SMEs, large tech companies and individual inventors.


Registration :

If you are interested in this event, please click HERE to register by 23 July 2013 (Tuesday).



STARTUP CLINIC … for founders looking for feedback from our consultants.

Bring us your business – even if it's just an idea. Put it before our consultants. How does it taste?

Startups Clinic runs every month (usually the last Thursday) and each with different theme, e.g. legal, marketing, finance and business development.

Cyberport startups could ask the consultants anything on 1-to-1 basis.  Hard stop at 45 minutes and then on to the next startup.
Who could attend: Cyberport incubatees, CCMF grantees and Collaboration Centre subscribers.

Upcoming session: 25 July 2013 (Thursday) with the theme on legal, e.g. intellectual property, legal advice and assistance (technology related, civil & criminal), merger & acquisition, joint venture and etc.

Fee: Free-of-charge

Venue: Connect-Space, Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre, Unit 518, Level 5, Cyberport 3 (Core F), 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong.

To reserve time slot, please CLICK HERE to reserve time slot by 15 July.

Reservation is on first-come-first-served basis. 

Consultants' Profile:

Mr. Andrew S K Law
Andrew Law & Franki Ho, Solicitors



 ANGELA WANG & CO, Solicitors

Mr. John Lo
Partner of Edwards Wildman Palmer
K. Y. LO & CO., Solicitors
Dr Leung Wing Hang Vitus
Principal Partner of Leung Tam & Wong, Solicitors

Mr. Steven Fung
Registered Patent Attorney of Marks and Clerk

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.

For details, please click HERE.

UKTI announces Entrepreneur Festival to bring global talent to Britain

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) announced the launch of a new venture today aimed at boosting Britain's community of young entrepreneurs with global ambitions. The Entrepreneur Festival will offer final year students (BA/BSc level, Masters or Research degree programmes) and recent graduates from universities around the world an intensive induction into what it's like to be a young entrepreneur in the UK.

Hosted in Manchester from 4-6 September, the Festival will bring budding entrepreneurs from a huge range of different countries together to learn about, and be mentored in, how to start a business in the UK. It will provide an opportunity to meet investors and inspirational mentors to get insight and advice, visits to UK businesses in a variety of sectors, and experience of working with peers from around the world to tackle practical business challenges.

The UK is one of the best places in the world to become an entrepreneur and we want to attract graduate talent into the UK to do just that, offering the guidance and support of the country's entrepreneurial community, experts and specialist networks. If you're a final year student or graduate and you have an exciting idea that you think one day will create a successful business, come to UKTI's Entrepreneur Festival and find out how you can realise your ambition.

The Festival is open to recent graduates or final year BA/BSc level, Masters or Research degree students at, universities in the UK and elsewhere in the world. visit www.entrepreneursfestival.ukti.gov.uk

Invitation: Internet Contest for Cloud & Mobile Computing ('ICOME')

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ms Sindy Kwan at 3166 3872 or email to sindykwan@cyberport.hk.

Calling for Co-exhibitors at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013

Dear Incubatees,

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.

Interested parties shall return the <completed form> to us no later than 19 July 2013, followed by payment.

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

If you have any questions, 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





BUILD: Creating The New Breed of Tech Companies




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Join us for the 15th annual BVF



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!




BVF 2012 Alumni Investors - Partial List



BVF 2012 was a sold out event that hosted a stellar roster of investors. BVF 2013 will be bigger and better - get your tickets early and get ready to network with the who's who of the Tech Entrepreneur,  VC & Corporate Investment communities!





Title Sponsor Spotlight




For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Erynn Shannon, Associate Executive Director at erynn@criticalpathgroup.com






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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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