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  E-Centre eNews Vol.48 (Jan 15, 2014)

In this issue:


•      Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Programme Briefing& Pitching Day (22 Jan,2014)


•      Connect-Space: Funding in an Uncertain World (23 Jan,2014)


•      Cyberport Community Cloud is ready now!


•      WTIA Technical Training Series(20 - 21 Jan,2014)


•      INVITATION: Best ICT Startup Award


•      INVITATION: HKIRC's Top 10 .hk Website Competition


•      Hong Kong ICT Awards 2014: Best Mobile Apps Award


•      IT Champions - A Brand New TV Drama Series on ICT Professionals


•      Global Game Jam Hong Kong 2014 at Cyberport


•       UXHK 2014 (6-8 Mar,2014)


•       Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion (24-27Mar,2014)


•      Bizpark Programme registration for new incubatees

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Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Programme Briefing and Pitching Day on 22 Jan, 2014


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Cyberport joins hands with Microsoft to provide Microsoft BizSpark Plus and the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Programme Briefing. You, as one of the startups, are invited to meet with Microsoft Ventures to learn about their accelerator and funding programmes in Beijing.
   
In addition, you could join the open pre-assessment Pitching Day in order to get prepared for theMicrosoft Ventures' upcoming recruitment in Beijing!
   
   
   
 
 

12:30 - 13:00 Registration, Light Lunch and Networking
13:00 - 13:20 Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Programme Briefing
13:20 - 13:40 BizSpark Plus Orientation
13:40 - 14:00 Cyberport Incubatee: Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Programme Experience Sharing
14:10 - 16:00 Pitching Day: Pre-assessment to Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Programme
16:00 End of Event
 
 


     

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Connect-Space: Funding in an Uncertain World on 23 Jan, 2014


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funding in an uncertain world


Funding is crucial to all businesses. This is especially relevant to start-ups and growing companies, not to mention that the latest economic condition creates a high level of uncertainty in the financing world. This talk will let you have a basic understanding of the fundraising process, the types of investors that you may deal with and what considerations should be given when choosing your investors, with an illustration of the typical commercial, tax and accounting issues that may arise in a fundraising exercise.

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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/


WTIA Technical Training Series: iOS 7 Application Development on 20 - 21 Jan, 2014


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Enquiry

  • Tel: +852 2989 9168, Mr. Terry Chan
  • Email: terrychan@hkwtia.org
  • Mail: All cheques should be crossed and made payable to "HONG KONG WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION LIMITED"

  • To: Mr. Terry Chan
    Unit 403, IT Street, Cyberport 3 (Core A)
    100 Cyberport Rd, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

    Call for Application - Best ICT Startup Award 誠邀參加「最佳資訊科技初創企業獎」

    Hurry up! - Only two weeks left until 24 Jan 2014, the closing date for entries of "Hong Kong ICT Award" - "Best ICT Startup Award" organised by Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC HK),

    Only 1 week left, apply now!

    This award is the first of its kind, in order to recognise ICT startups that have developed innovative and quality ICT solutions, promote entrepreneurship and startup culture, foster the startup community and its whole ecosystem in Hong Kong, encourage companies to apply ICT to create social impact for the benefit of the society. This award has three streams including Consumer Market Stream, Business Market Stream and Social Innovation Stream, targeting at different products and services.



    Winners will be entitled to the following prizes:

    • to receive media exposure;
    • to boost connection with investors and startup community;
    • to receive trophies (Gold / Silver / Bronze) or certificates for the Hong Kong ICT Awards;
    • to display the official logo of the Hong Kong ICT Awards in their promotional materials;
    • to participate in various promotional campaigns to publicise their achievements;
    • to be supported for entering into other international awards and competitions;
    • to "fast track" admission to the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks' Incu-Tech and Incu-Bio Incubation Programme;
    • to free subscription to Cyberport's Collaboration Centre's services including the soft-landing, business support services, etc;
    • to participate in investment matching activities of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN); and
    • to free participation in International ICT Expo and InnoCarnival.


    It is very easy to apply, as the three following steps:
    1. Fill in the online application form at http://ictaward.isoc.hk/reg
    2. Collect
    i. A hardcopy of the completed original entry form with authorised signature and company chop;
    ii. A copy of the Business Registration of the entrant;
    iii. A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation of the entrant;
    iv. Attachments or supplementary information (if any).
    3. Submit the hardcopy of the all the above documents to the Organiser's Office (Address: Room B, 11/F Yam Tze Comm. Bldg., 23 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong) no later than 12:00 noon on 24 January 2014 (Friday).

    For details: http://ictaward.isoc.hk/
    Any enquiries:
    Hotline: 2319 2303
    Email: ictaward@isoc.hk


    HKIRC's Top 10 .hk Website Competition

         
      

    Hong Kong ICT Awards 2014: Best Mobile Apps Award


    IT Champions - A Brand New TV Drama Series on ICT Professionals

    Jointly produced by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), IT Champions, a brand new TV drama series on ICT professionals, will make its debut on Today (13 January 2014), together with the launch of RTHK's new digital TV channel - Channel 31.

    The series will feature seven exciting episodes based on real life stories of ICT professionals, covering topics on entrepreneurship, mobile app development, digital entertainment, e-learning, digital inclusion, etc. Through IT Champions, we hope to showcase the brilliance of our ICT talents on how they use ICT innovatively to bring benefits to the society, thereby uplifting the image of the industry and attracting more young people to join the profession.

    IT Champions will be broadcast every Monday at 9:00 p.m. on RTHK's Digital TV Channel 31 starting from 13 January 2014. Each gripping episode of IT Champions will feature different popular artistes, including Danny Summer (夏韶聲), Hotcha, Sammul Chan (陳鍵鋒), Jason Chan (陳柏宇), Zac Kao (高皓正), Joman Chiang (蔣祖曼), Det Dik (狄易達), and many more.

    Details about this project and relevant documents:
    Poster/ Website


    Global Game Jam Hong Kong 2014 at Cyberport

    Global Game Jam Hong Kong 2014 which is a Hackathon-like activity will be held here next weekend. It is a challenge of making games wild run in 48hours. Please disseminate this event information to incubatees, alumni, and your circle of friends.

    Date: 24- 26 Jan 2014
    Venue: Training theatre & Training Room, Cyberport
    Time: start at 18:00 on 24 Jan

    Registration at
    http://globalgamejam.org/2014/jam-sites/hong-kong
    Registration deadline: 20 Jan

    UXHK 2014 on 6-8 Mar, 2014

    Dear All,

    You are cordinally invited to join the UXHK 2014. User Experience (UX) Hong Kong 2014 on 6, 7 and 8 March 2014 - www.uxhongkong.com - is a learning event dedicated to bringing all product and service design disciplines together, from research, marketing, design, technology and the business to name a few, who are interested and passionate about designing great experiences for people and business for a better world for all.

    Enjoy a Cyberport special discounted price for the full event and register via www.uxhongkong.com before 31 Dec 2013

    We look forward to seeing you at UX Hong Kong 2014.

    rgds,
    Dan & Jo (founders)


    Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion on 24-27 Mar, 2014

    Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion
    24-27/3/2014 (Mon-Thur), Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Apply Now
    FILMART is a leading event in Asia and an important market for the global film, digital content and entertainment players to get together. Renowned producers, distributors, investors and professionals will be there to network and negotiate business deals. The Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion (DE Pavilion), inaugurated in 2004, has received high acclaims not only from the DE industry, but also from filmmakers alike. The Animation & Digital Entertainment World is poised to astound the market in 2014.

    Who should exhibit? Industry related to...

    Animation, Computer Graphics, Digital Content, Digital Effects, Digital Post-production, Entertainment Software, Games, Mobile Content, Post-production.

    Why exhibit? To…

    • Attend a wide array of special events and seminars;
    • Gain access to the international market and Chinese mainland market;
    • Meet buyers, sellers and financiers from across all platforms;
    • Seek collaboration opportunities;
    • Sell your state-of-the-art products and services strategically
    Highlights in FILMART 2014
    • Equipment and Post-production Services Pavilion
    • Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (Concurrent event)
    • TV World
    Major Events in the Animation & Digital Entertainment World in FILMART:
    • Digital Entertainment Industry Networking Reception
    • Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Conference
    • Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards Ceremony

    Special rate to join the DE Pavilion (with government's funding)

    Booth Size Original Price Discounted Price
    3 sqm HK$ 19,700 HK$ 2,400
    9 sqm HK$ 32,340 HK$ 4,300

    Entitlement

    • Enjoy FREE business matching
    • Enjoy FREE one-stop consultation service
    • Enjoy FREE poster and demonstration counter (additional booth facilities)
    • Enjoy FREE feature in tailor-made promotional trailer and catalogue

    Enquiries

    Ms Gloria Ng
    Tel : (852) 2584 4510
    Fax : (852) 3915 1440
    Email : gloria.tk.ng@hktdc.org
    Website : www.hkfilmart.com/filmart/

    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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