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Day 1 - Consumer Electronics

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony for the launch of the Oct 2017 Startup Launchpad consumer electronics show. 10:50 a.m.:      Reception – Global Sources senior executives to meet with & Invest HK executives 11:00...
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Day 2 - Investment and Fundraising
How to raise funding for your Startup

The role of different organisations in helping hardware startups secure investment

The hardware startup ecosystem is filled with different organisations, from incubators to accelerators, co-working spaces, venture capitalists, etc. How do you know which to go to and when? This talk...
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Frank Chen
Frank Chen
Day 3 - Product Design & Development
Designing the perfect product

Internet of Stupid Things

The premise of this presentation is that so many startups are focusing on making everything connected without first validating consumer needs.  This statement will be backed by a case study...
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Eddie Tsai
Eddie Tsai
15:00 - 15:45

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Day 4 - Hardware Manufacturing
Getting your product made in China
15:00 - 15:45

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Day 5 - Mobile Electronics

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony for the launch of the Oct 2017 Startup Launchpad mobile electronics show.
Day 6 - Digital Marketing & Crowdfunding
Getting Funded With Crowdfunding

How to Launch a Million Dollar Crowdfunding Campaign

Ever heard of: 1) Reolink: https://www.indiegogo.com/…/reolink-argus-truly…/x/12899095… 2) Plug: https://www.indiegogo.com/…/plug-the-world-s-mo…/x/12899095… 3) Mokacam: https://www.indiegogo.com/…/the-world-s-smallest…/x/12899095 These are all campaigns that have raised 6 figures or close to it. Want to know what their secret was? Hear...
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Ivan Kan
Ivan Kan

Life after crowdfunding. What they don’t tell you after you are funded!

There is a wealth of knowledge on how to run a crowdfunding campaign, what steps to take, how to edit your video… but no one seems to talk about what to...
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Paul Lee
Paul Lee
15:00 - 15:45

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WORKSHOP: How to Optimize Your Crowdfunding Page for Success

In this Workshop, Sandy will be sharing optimization tips for the time that it’s easiest to freak out: campaign page optimization. Let’s face it – there’s no way you will appeal...
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Sandy Diao
Sandy Diao
Day 7 - Global Sales & Distribution
Get into Big Box Retail

Separating Fact from Fiction—The Realities of Selling and Distributing Hardware

Success in business largely depends on an enterprise’s ability to sell products to the end-users or retailers and the hardware space is no different. Sadly, many hardware startups overlook the...
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dana madlem
Dana Madlem

How to interpret the data on e-commerce platform and make decisions based on it

A lot of the times we know what analytics tools to install and what to metrics to track, but what we are unable to draw any actionable conclusions because we...
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Eytan wiener
Eytan Wiener

Pricing your Hardware Startup with a SAAS component

Figuring out the right pricing for your hardware startup is a challenging, yet crucial, part of building a successful company. The way you price your product can make or break...
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Patrick Campbell
Patrick Campbell
Day 8 - Exit Strategy
Going out with a bang

Plan Your Exit Before You Start

Even after you double the valuation, after much sweat and work, as a hardware startup, you don’t make more money personally. What’s the point then? What are your drivers? What...
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Alex So
Alex So