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Venture Hong Kong

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All that Glitters
Shanghai-based jeweller Lao Feng Xiang is part of a wave of Chinese retailers looking to take advantage of falling Hong Kong rent costs as global luxury brands retreat in response to a declining number of tourists from the Chinese mainland.
3 Feb 2016
Finding the Perfect Bar
In a city that’s home to hundreds of bars, tracking down the ideal watering hole in Hong Kong can be tricky.
25 Jan 2016
Virtual Helper
Tamim Batcha admits his early years in school were not his easiest, but the Vice President and co-founder of the fledgling Hong Kong-based concierge service SpotHelp already made the grade in business, passing with flying colours.
21 Jan 2016
Snappy Answers
Launched in 2013, Snapask aims to help students by directing their questions to a team of experienced online tutors, who can counsel users on subjects ranging from mathematics to hospitality management.
14 Jan 2016
Window to the Licensing World
Beaming bunnies huddle under a bright-pink cherry blossom tree, their heads poking from behind brightly-coloured Easter eggs.
7 Jan 2016
Start-up Support
As international tech entrepreneurs are increasingly drawn to build start-ups in business-friendly Hong Kong, homegrown hotel operator Ovolo is tapping into the trend by offering working and living space for techpreneurs to build their empires.
23 Dec 2015
Va va Vroom
Shing Chow never intended to start his own business. But in the space of two years, his delivery-van application Easyvan by lalamove, has grown from a single-person company into an employer of 200 people running the largest fleet in the region, with more than 27,000 drivers operating vans, lorries, trucks and motorcycles across Asia.
21 Dec 2015
Reassurance without Risk
Expectant mothers worried about the chance that their unborn children may be born with Down’s Syndrome can now be doubly reassured by a simple blood test called safeT21, developed from research done by a scientist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
10 Dec 2015
Are you Reddie?
After struggling to find the pieces she wanted for her own home, Australian interior architect Caroline Olah set up bespoke furniture brand, Reddie, in Hong Kong.
2 Dec 2015
Feel the Beat Podcast
Frustrated by the intrusive sound of mechanical metronomes, Florian Simmendinger came up with a digital version of the musical device.
24 Nov 2015
Proprietary Products in Safe Hands
In the rapidly innovating field of wearable technology, serial entrepreneur Steve Leftly creates products that are world firsts and have been picked up by some of the biggest names in sport.
23 Nov 2015
Preserving Asian Cinema Heritage Podcast
From Charlie Chaplin to Bruce Lee films, some of the world’s greatest movie classics have been restored to high-quality viewing, thanks to Italian film laboratory L’Immagine Ritrovata.
11 Nov 2015
Green Products in Style
Maroon-coloured tableware once popular in 1960’s-era Hong Kong is seeing a revival, thanks to Eco Concepts.
5 Nov 2015
Thrilling Business
Matt Prior runs the kind of business most desk-bound office workers only dream of: foraging through jungles like survival expert Bear Grylls, encountering more adventure in a day than most people experience in a lifetime.
2 Nov 2015
Water Works
Imagine a water purifier that only needs its filter replaced once in more than two decades.
22 Oct 2015
Uniquely Asian Accessories
Hong Kong’s love affair with fashion is reflected in the myriad retail outlets around the city, be they hip boutiques from local fashion brands or luxury malls stocking the latest in catwalk couture.
19 Oct 2015
Green is the New Black
Decades of know-how from two key Hong Kong industries – research and textiles – are in the spotlight, thanks to new technologies developed to keep luxurious natural fabrics looking their best, and another that provides sustainable synthetics.
7 Oct 2015
A Place to Call Home
Nomad Temporary Housing, launched in 2014, provides temporary apartments, serviced apartments and extended-stay hotel solutions for executives on the move.
5 Oct 2015
High Fashion for Hire
For women who have always wanted to step out in a traffic-stopping evening gown, online designer dress rental Yeechoo offers a way for fashionistas to get their hands on the latest collections, without shelling out a small fortune.
24 Sept 2015
Supermarket Sweep
The market for purchasing consumable items online in Hong Kong is starting to show promise, with 25 per cent of Hong Kong consumers now purchasing food and beverages over the Internet up seven percentage points from 2011 – according to a recent study by Nielsen.
21 Sept 2015
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