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  E-Centre eNews Vol.45 (Nov 29, 2013)

In this issue:

•      Mobile Business Summit 2013 (2 Dec 2013)

•      Best ICT Startup Award (2 Dec 2013)

•      Invitation: Public Sector Information Seminar (11 Dec)

•      Startup Clinic-- Business Development and Marketing (13 Dec)

•      Cyberport Community Cloud is ready now!

•      政府資助免費借出電腦及軟件培訓新畢業僱員

•      Bizpark Programme registration for new incubatees

Entrepreneurship Centre

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Eligible applicants:

Mobile Business Summit 2013 on 2 Dec

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Best ICT Startup Award- Launch Party and Sharing Session on 2 Dec

Data.One / Public Sector Information (PSI) Seminar on 11 Dec

Date: 11 Dec 2013 (Wed)
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Venue: Solution Lab, Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre, Level 5, Cyberport 3 (Core F), 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Fee: Free-of-Charge (light lunch will be provided)
RSVP: http://openclass.hk/activity/2137

Startup Clinic- Business Development and Marketing on 13 Dec

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… 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 and December's theme is on Business Development and Marketing. You could ask the consultants anything including marketing, exploring overseas markets, usability, interface design, user experience and behavior, and etc… on 1-to-1 basis. Hard stop at 45 minutes and then on to the next startup.

Who could attend:
Cyberport incubatees

Upcoming session:
13 December 2013 (Friday) with the theme on Business Development and Marketing.

Company Name


Profile of the Consultants

Mr. Alvin Lam
Mr. Alvin Lam, Group CEO of PacificLink iMedia Limited, he founded the company in 1998. PacificLink is now a Regional Digital Agency with Shanghai and Taiwan branches. The company's brand is famous among marketers on their expertise in effective digital consultancy, award-winning creativity and pioneering emerging media Research on web, mobile and social media. Top tier Multinational brands like Citibank, Estee Lauder, Audi, Ocean Park, HSBC, Epson are part of their clients. With years of expansion, the PacificLink Group is now the biggest independent Digital Agency with 220 professionals. Believing in "Passion Leads", we are realizing our vision to develop a World-Class Agency in coming year.

Mr. Daniel Szuc
Dan Szuc - Dan Szuc is a Principal Consultant at Apogee and previously worked on a usability team for Telstra Australia. He has been involved in the UX field for over 20 years and has been based in Hong Kong for over 14 years. Dan has lectured about usability, user-centred design and user experience in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, the US, New Zealand and Japan. He co-wrote The Usability Kit an implementation guide providing best practices and guidelines for usability teams and holds a BS in Information Management from Melbourne University in Australia. Dan Szuc was the Vice President of the UX Professionals Association (UXPA) International and is also on the Editorial Advisors Board of Rosenfeld Media. Dan recently published a book on "Global UX" with Whitney Quesenbery.

Ms. Josephine Wong
Jo Wong - Jo is co-founder of Apogee and Design Researcher with over 14 years experience. She grew up in a multi-cultured environment – born in China (with a Chinese Burmese father and Chinese Indonesian mother) and grew up in Hong Kong since the age of six. She has experienced changes in Hong Kong during the British colony and Hong Kong's hand over back to Mainland China. Jo studied in Australia and holds a bachelor of Social Science Information Management and has worked on projects in different cities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and in the region and collaborated with teams from different companies from different parts of the world. Jo is passionate about our environment, current political and economic systems and how we can live healthier and happier lives and at the same time not damage the world we live in adversely effecting less fortunate people.

Date: 13 December 2013 (Friday)
Venue: Connect-Space
Unit 518, Cyberport 3 (Core F)
100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Fee: Free-of-charge
Registration Deadline: 6 December 2013


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Cyberport Community Cloud is ready now!

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport) has announced the launch of the first-ever Community Cloud (Cyberport Cloud) in Hong Kong on Nov 4, 2013. The Cyberport Cloud is the first community cloud platform in Hong Kong, offering easy-to-use and self-provisioning Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to all Cyberport tenants, Smart-Space users, incubatees, alumni and subscribers, allowing efficient operations and the ability to expand their business in a more agile, cost-effective and collaborative manner.

A Community Cloud is a collaborative Cloud where users from similar organisations and verticals sharing similar concerns - such as security and compliance – are able to share resources and therefore drive cost-efficiencies through jointly sharing the service.

Easy Integration and Collaboration: addressing shared concerns of the community

Cyberport Cloud enables its users to create a cloud platform that can easily be integrated with their internal network. With the use of SDN (software-defined network), Cyberport Cloud gives each tenant or user its own network topology and control over its traffic flow. Essentially, it will enable businesses to manage the traffic loads of their cloud platform in a flexible and more efficient manner so as to increase productivity. The cloud service helps ease overhead investment budget challenges and offers flexibility for business expansion especially for start-ups. It also manages a hybrid cloud efficiently through a single management platform of all cloud activities and usage for the Cyberport Cloud and other public clouds. For ICT companies demanding high availability, the Cyberport Cloud offers a load balancing service, which allows users to configure virtual and physical load balancers on demand so as to stay responsive to changing needs with high performance and reliability.

With high computing power provided by the 576 CPU cores, the first phase of the Cyberport Cloud is highly scalable and is capable of hosting over 300 resource-intensive applications. To ensure this powerful Cyberport Cloud is environmentally-friendly, a real-time power efficiency monitoring system has been implemented.

To subscribe for your free Community Cloud service, please visit http://cloudadmin.cyberport.hk/


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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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