Cyberport Start-ups Celebrate a Year of Remarkable Achievements with over 70 Accolades: Vibrant Digital Tech Ecosystem that Drives the New Economy

HONG KONG, 26 June 2017 – Cyberport hosted a celebration today to recognise the remarkable achievements of the digital tech companies in its community over the past year. Dr David Chung, JP, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, being the Guest of Honour, together with award-winning start-ups, investors and industry partners, all celebrated this proud moment. Cyberport has been fostering the development of Hong Kong’s entrepreneurship and digital tech ecosystem through its comprehensive entrepreneurial programmes and support. Flourishing under Cyberport’s multi-pronged efforts to nurture start-ups, with a number of them winning prestigious industry accolades, both local and regional for 2016/2017, including Hong Kong ICT Awards 2017, Elevator World Tour and Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia as well as Citi HK FinTech Challenge just held last week.

The Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Dr David Chung, applauded for the considerable amount of funding investment the Cyberport start-ups community attracted over the past few years. He noted that start-up is a vital breeding ground of ingenuity, creative ideas and innovative products. The Government will continue to support Cyberport in various areas such as business incubation, financing, business expansion and office space in the future.

“We are proud to see Cyberport’s digital tech companies winning traction amongst local and regional start-up communities, as proven not only by the great number of prestigious awards they have taken home, as well as the record high amount of HK$900 million fund raised for the year,” said Dr Lee G Lam, Chairman of Cyberport. “Going forward, Cyberport will continue to foster the growth of Hong Kong start-up ecosystem and accelerate collaboration by working closely with our industry partners and investors. We will step up our efforts to help our start-ups flourish in the strong momentum and generate new economic impetus for Hong Kong.”

Cyberport asserts a clear mission to drive Hong Kong’s economic growth through bolstering the city’s innovative digital tech entrepreneurship. It achieves this by empowering budding start-ups with all-rounded entrepreneurial support, training programmes, networking opportunities and connect start-ups to its global networks of business partners and investors, helping them to expand their businesses and their markets.

[left to right: Mr Duncan Chiu, Director of Cyberport Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Ir Allen Yeung, Government Chief Information Officer Mr Herman Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Cyberport Ms Rosana Wong, Director of Cyberport Dr Gregg Li, Director of Cyberport]
Management team of Cyberport together with Guest-of-Honour Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology,  Ir Allen Yeung, Government Chief Information Officer and guests congratulated Cyberport’s digital tech start-ups on their remarkable achievements.

Innovative digital tech solutions developed by Cyberport’s companies and start-ups are recognised by the industry and have won prestigious accolades both local and regional.

(Left) KLOOK; (Right) ORii

Cyberport is committed to nurturing and supporting start-ups at different development stages.  The core members of KLOOK’s technical team now are recruited at Cyberport Career Fair years ago. ORii has been growing rapidly and it’s not easy to find resources that give all-rounded support. Cyberport has been helping and backing ORii every step, providing training through practical business matching and investment pitching.

 

GoAnimate: Cyberport’s vibrant community and strong network can help start-ups venture into greater markets.

GoAnimate is looking forward to a closer collaboration with Cyberport and advancing Hong Kong’s digital technology development together.

About Cyberport
Cyberport is an innovative digital community with close to 900 digital tech companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With the vision to become a main force in developing the digital tech industry as a key economic driver of Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing youth, start-ups and entrepreneurs to grow in the digital industry by connecting them to strategic partners and investors, driving collaboration with local and international business partners to create new opportunities, and accelerating digital adoption amongst SME and corporates.

Cyberport focuses on building key clusters of digital technology, namely FinTech, eCommerce, IoT/Wearables and Big Data/AI to foster the development of Hong Kong into a “Smart City”. With a committed team of professionals providing all rounded value added services to support our digital community and an array of state-of-the-art tech facilities, Cyberport is the flagship for Hong Kong’s digital tech industry.

For more information, please visit www.cyberport.hk