5 Cool Startups we met at RISE Conference Hong Kong Day One

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One of the best things about going to a startup conference (other than coming away with a big stack of business cards) is discovering new startups doing cool things. Here are our top 5 picks from day 1 at Rise Conference Hong Kong. ImaginMe is an app that lets you create a 3D model resembling your child and make them a hero of the story. This is such a great way to get kids interested in reading and engaging their imagination. Imaginme was just approved for the Apple Store and will be available worldwide (currently in select markets only) later in the year.

2. VCool takes a new perspective on making video with your phone. Rather than shooting all of it yourself, you can assign certain segments to your friends, combine and voilà. Their pre-defined "scripts" let you choose a specific type of movie and guides you along on types of shots that are needed. This is such a great way to crowdsource footage for a special event. Here's one they did for the Rise conference:

3. Iscout let's the driver keeps their eyes on the road while getting all the necessary information such as driving directions projected onto a transparent screen. You can also receive text messages/calls through the screen, with ability to turn off this feature as it may be illegal in certain regions. This type of technology is already available in some new car models, but this standalone unit can be a nice addition for older cars.

4. Snooper App is retailers or e-tailers secret task force. Merchants can use it to get feedback on their advertising campaign, get product reviews, or any number of things to help reach their goals. In return, those who participate earn money for completing their "missions".

5. Last, but not least, Lovenuts.co, a secret vibrator-cum-flashlight deserves a spot in our top 5 list, just for having to stand all day and explain his creation. "Since many 20 and 30 something year olds still live with their parents, there's a need for privacy when it comes to certain things" explained the founder of Lovenuts. This clever new devise appears to be just a flashlight, but when it's connected through bluetooth on your phone, it becomes a vibrator. Let's hope no one relies on it during a blackout.

What's your top 5 from RISE? Email us your list and we may include it on Jumpstart.