Launched in 2014, Jumpstart is Hong Kong’s first print publication geared to startups and small businesses. In the past three years, Jumpstart has grown to become a well-known brand in Asia’s rapidly expanding startup community. We cover topics like crowdfunding, manufacturing, design, FinTech, AI, robotics, IoT, lifestyle and more.
Each issue is themed and has in-depth coverage plus interviews, upcoming events, best practices and ideas to inspire innovation and growth. In addition to our print and online publication, we offer a wide range of free services including press release submission, online directory listing, event sharing via our calendar, and more.
Distribution: Jumpstart is FREE and available at 1,500+ venues in Hong Kong, China, SE Asia and Australia. You can find copies at most coworking spaces, chambers of commerce, private clubs, airport lounges, universities, coffee shops, marketing/ PR agencies, VC firms, hotels and numerous other locations. We also have personal subscribers receiving copies worldwide. You can subscribe here for a personal copy to be delivered anywhere in the world.
Services: Jumpstart offers a slew of features and services to help startups, you can find them all on our resources page.
Jumpstart Kids: In an effort to inspire entrepreneurship in younger audience, in 2016, we launched Jumpstartkids.hk, a startup bootcamp for kids ages 8-12.
Here’s what people say about Jumpstart
“Just to say a quick Thank you! With the cover of Jumpstart Magazine, our DIY event is already full (I am thinking whether to change venue and host one for more people, or break the event to several small ones). Also several local media approached for interview. So really thank you for making a real help to startups in HK!” Karbi Chan, Archiparti
“I LOVED this issue [the Makers Issue] of the magazine! This issue makes me want to try and find some classes now that I know there are some here on HK island!” Brainchild, Maker Space
“Really love what you are doing and have been a loyal follower for quite some time. Especially your tips are awesome!” Dr. Julian Hosp, JulianHospCoaching
“Fantastic magazine, great content and lots of useful information! Great to have such a resource in Hong Kong.” Christine Dormier, founder of momcooperative.com
“At Steel Available, we really enjoy reading Jumpstart magazine and we especially found the 50 productivity tools from last month so useful that we adopted a lot of them!” Francesco Grillo @steelavailable.com
“Your online & print magazine are incredible resources for the entrepreneurial community.” Sarah Garner, Retykle.com
“Your magazine is brilliant! I just found out about Jumpstart HK through a Sassy email featuring FEW Organisation. I must say I wish this was available to me 7 years ago, I’ve been through an interesting and educational journey. I will read more and subscribe. ” Shyla Viju Motwani
Jumpstart In the News
- “Jumpstart Magazine’ is the Newest Print Publication in Town Covering Hong Kong Startups and Entrepreneurs” – See more at: StartupsHK
- “There’s something special about holding a print magazine, and that sentiment is not going away anytime soon.” – See more at: Hong Kong Trader
- “Started in May, 2014, Jumpstart is Hong Kong’s first publication dedicated to startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs” See more at: InvestHK
- Speaking at Women Entrepreneurs World. Watch on Youtube
- Interview with AJournal “Same reason that I started a consulting company 5 years prior, I wanted to wake up and be excited about what I’m doing.”
- “Work-life balance is incredibly challenging for any working parents and perhaps even more so for entrepreneurs with young children.” – See more at LeisureGazette
- “Don’t compromise on what you believe in. One thing that was a concern for me in going into print is the environmental impact of it. I solved the problem by using FSC-certified paper.” – See more at InspireMeWith
- “这里的创业活动正进行着指数级的增长，有些领域甚至还有过饱和的情况。比如说，有太多的创业类聚会了，多到一天内就会有5个或以上。所以会有很高数量的报名但未出席者，也让组织者更难吸引到人。在很多领域，比如说餐饮和递送类，竞争正在日趋白热化。小企业主，尤其是市场推广和设计类的，需要和彼此竞争，并面对越来越多的国际性机构登陆香港的事实” – See more at Jianshu
- “When it comes to entrepreneurship, there’s way less of a glass ceiling than there is in corporations. If you have the passion and expertise, there’s nearly nothing stopping you from succeeding (at least in developed countries). However for mom-entrepreneurs, particularly with young kids, one big challenge that remains is that they are typically the primary child-caretakers in early years due to a whole host of reasons.” – See more at FolkloreHK
- SassyMama’s “Top 50 Women in Hong Kong’s Startups”
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