HONG KONG, APRIL 11 – 14 | 18 – 21, 2017

Asia’s Largest
Hardware Startup Show

150+ STARTUPS | 66,000+ BUYERS | 34 SPEAKERS


Startup Launchpad

What Is Startup Launchpad?

Startup Launchpad is Asia’s largest hardware startup tradeshow which enables global distribution for startups seeking online and offline sales channels. The event is held twice a year in Hong Kong, where hardware startups exhibit its products and technologies to more than 60,000 distributors and retailers. Startup Launchpad organizes one-on-one sourcing interviews, tech conferences and product launches, as well as provides access to media and investment opportunities.


Fastest Growing Hardware Startup Event in Asia


Global Buyers


Verified Manufacturers


Hardware Startups


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Over 100 domestic and international media joined Startup Launchpad and produced more than 1,300 media mentions in October 2016 across major print, broadcast and online outlets. Given the significant influence and scope of media attendance, coverage and trends, there is no better place for a company to promote its products and services to the Asian market than Startup Launchpad.

Trade Show NEws Network
South China Morning Post
asia today
The Standard
China Daily Asia
Best Buy
Apple Store
office depot
sams club
Li & Fung



Startup Launchpad October 2016 attracted some top distributors and retailers from 127 countries and regions, including Best Buy, Radioshack, Brookstone and more. No other trade show in Asia brings so many distributors, buyers and industry representatives from around the world together.

Who Has Spoken At Startup Launchpad

Alan Jin_Salesforce

Alan Jin

Director, Great China, Salesforce

Alan has over 13 years of experience in the IT industry and he is now leading the Salesforce Small and Medium Business team in Great China region – across China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Alan has rich experience and CRM expertise with retail,high-tech, education and automotive industries and…

Augustin Ceyrac

Co-founder, Easyship

Ben Bateman_Indiegogo

Ben Bateman

Snr Director of Strategic Programs, Indiegogo

Ben Bateman is Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Strategic Programs, and currently leads Indiegogo’s China efforts. He has been a key player in building Indiegogo’s hardware category, and now focuses on helping Asia-based companies launch…

Ben Liu_Mesh Ventures

Ben Liu

Investment Partner, Mesh Ventures

Ben Liu co-founded Mesh Ventures in 2015 where he facilitated new investments in the IoT space along with advising portfolio companies. Mr. Liu started his career as an Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch and…

Ben Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

General Partner, HAX

Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe) is a Partner at HAX, a Shenzhen and San Francisco-based global accelerator solving the world’s problems through hardware. Benjamin is also an angel investor and a frequent speaker in global tech…


Cees Links

General Manager, Low Power Wireless, Qorvo

Cees Links is a pioneer of the wireless data industry. Under his watch, the first wireless LANs were developed, ultimately becoming household Wi-Fi technology, integrated into computers and smart phones. Cees Links was involved in the…

Charles Kirmuss

Charles Kirmuss

President, Kirmuss & Associates

Charles is a buyer like you and has been doing electronics sourcing in Asia since 1979. Sourcing first from Japan, then Korea, then Taiwan and now mainland China and as a small to medium buyer…


Daniel Chun

GM and EVP - Market Innovations, Remotec Technology Ltd

Daniel Chun is the General Manager and EVP of Market Innovations at Remotec Technology Limited – a 25-year old pre-IPO company based in Hong Kong, which focuses on smart control systems, home automation and the emerging…

Derek Kwik_BraveSoldier Ventures

Derek Kwik

Managing Partner, BraveSoldier Venture Capital

Born and educated in Hong Kong, Derek is an early “returnee” to Asia with over 25 years of market entry experience. He is one of the most respected technology community leaders and is involved…

Elaine Ann_Kaizor Innovation

Elaine Ann

Founder/Director, Kaizor Innovation

Elaine runs a strategic innovation consultancy Kaizor Innovation helping Western companies strategize their products for the China market including Google, Airbnb, Dropbox, Intel, BMW, Motorola Siemens etc. In HK/China, she has helped multiple Startup…

Jane Chan_Salesforce

Jane Chan

Regional Manager

Jerry Liu_BroadLink

Jerry Liu

CEO, BroadLink

Liu Zongru, Ph.D, CEO of Hangzhou Gubei Electronics Technology (BroadLink), former project manager, architecture and integration director of 60 GHz Wi-Fi program in Melbourne University. As a member of IEEE 802.11 Working Group, Dr.…

Jordan Cheng_DragonCreative

Jordan Cheng

Founder & CEO, Dragon Creative Enterprise Solution Limited

Jordan Cheng is a world-class smartphone specialist. In 2012 he became Hong Kong’s first and only champion in Nokia’s global developer contest. In the same year, the Hong Kong Computer Society honored Jordan as Outstanding Young…


Joseph Yuen

Managing Director, China Post Trade Development Company Limited

Joseph Yuen has extensive experience in cross-border e-commerce from his role as Managing Director of China Post Trade Development Company Limited, an agency of China Post in Hong Kong since 2008. Prior his work with China…


Kenny Chien

Vice President, China, Cherrypicks

Kenny Chien is the Vice President – China of Cherrypicks, a leading mobile technology and mobile marketing innovator in the Asia-Pacific region. Kenny is also a veteran ICT industry player in China with over 20 years…

Kevin Leung _ HTC

Kevin Leung

Head of HTC Vive X

Kevin is the director of Vive X and the head of Shenzhen Vive X. He set up the Accelerator Operation and spearhead a number of government and academic initiatives in the city of Shenzhen.…

Leon Zhang

Deepoon VR

Leon Zhang was one of the earliest developers of Google TV, and one of the earliest promoters and preachers of Android Smart TV. Leon served as the head of the ARM (Asia Pacific) company’s ecosystem, leading…

Lucas Wang_HWTrek

Lucas Wang


Lucas is the CEO of HWTrek, the largest global platform for hardware innovators and industry. HWTrek provides online planning and team collaboration tools, supply chain management services, and channels for global market expansion. Before…

Marina Bay_BeFast.TV

Marina Bay


The beginning serial entrepreneur in Online Media and Online Educational Platforms with the focus on Startup Ecosystems across the globe. Finds startups community a fascinating place to be that inspires one to take the…

Mark Ghaderi

Mark Ghaderi

Managing Director, Vital Strategies Pte Ltd

Mark Ghaderi is an international speaker, sales trainer, coach, social selling expert, author and an entrepreneur with extensive experience helping small companies and Fortune 500 companies to grow sales by finding overlooked opportunities and…

Mike Bellamy - China Sourcing Information Center

Mike Bellamy

Founder, PassageMaker Group

Mike came to Asia in 1993 as an exchange student for what he planned would be a semester. He’s ended up staying! Now he’s responsible for managing a 200 million USD supply chain on behalf…

Neale O'Connor_Silk Road Associates

Neale O’Connor

Managing Director, Ricebox

Dr Neale O'Connor is Managing Director and Founder of Ricebox (www.ricebox.com) a China risk management consulting company based in Hong Kong. His speaking engagements and executive programs are in demand from international and mainland China managers. Neale…

Nick Ramil

Nick Ramil

Head of Validation, Brinc

Nick helps startups who are creating great products secure the right visibility and distribution channels. Through crowdfunding he has raised multi-millions (USD) for multiple hardware projects and built successful businesses in various industries, from…

Noah Silverman_Helios

Noah Silverman

Founder, Helios.ai

Dr. Noah Silverman holds a PhD in statistics from UCLA, and has worked with data and technology for over 20 years.  The focus of Dr. Silverman’s work is on developing probabilistic models for complex…

Peter Yeung_HKSTP

Peter Yeung

Head of ICT, Smart City & Green Tech, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation


Philip Kong

COO, 3Glasses

As the COO of 3Glasses, Philip Kong is responsible for managing the daily operations and overseas business development strategy. Philip has a proven executive management track record and over 15 years of experiences driving sales growth…


Renaud Anjoran

President, China Manufacturing Consultants

Renaud Anjoran has been president of China Manufacturing Consultants in Shenzhen since 2012. He and his team help factories improve quality, increase productivity, automate processes, and increase capacity. Renaud is also the founder of Sofeast, a…

Richard Lai_Engadget

Richard Lai

Senior Editor, Engadget

Richard is a Hong Kong-based Senior Editor at Engadget as well as the Editor-In-Chief at Engadget Chinese. Over the last seven years, he witnessed the boom of Chinese smartphone brands and, more recently, hardware…

Richard Liu_EHang

Richard Liu

VP Finance, EHang Holdings Limited

Mr. Richard Liu is the VP of Finance of EHang Holdings Limited, a leader in the global smart drone industry. Prior to EHang, Mr. Liu was the Group VP Finance and the CFO for…

Roger Yung_SweetLight

Roger Yung

CEO, Sweet Light International Limited

Mr. Yung founded an international trading firm in 1997 and has engaged in China domestic selling and branding since 2004 (the company was listed on the China stock market in 2014). Sweet Light International Limited is…

Stephanie Huen_Floship

Stephanie Huen

Head of Crowdfunding, Floship

Toa Charm

Toa Charm

Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Dr Toa CHARM is the Chief Public Mission Officer (“CPMO”) the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited.  He helps develop the company’s strategic direction and drives Cyberport’s public mission-related programs with the goal of…

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