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Double Down on Dublin!

Hi Folks  Lots of new subscribers here which is great, and some good feedback from the last newslette

Casey Lau

October 19 · Issue #7 · View online
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Hi Folks 
Lots of new subscribers here which is great, and some good feedback from the last newsletter - I’ll keep this one short and to the point; 5 of them to be precise: 

1. Web Summit 2015
I’m very excited to be attending Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland on November 3-5. I’ll be bringing an entourage of Hong Kong startup people and we will be doing a Asia startup meet-up on one of the nights for Catalyst startups, people who attended RISE and interested in coming next year. 
You’ll be able to find me MC'ing the Startup Summit stage, or at the SoftLayer booth or at the RISE booth  - but feel free to use the official Web Summit app to reach out to me or via Twitter which I’ll be on all the time!
2. Surf Summit in Sligo
This is not a photo of Hawaii - this is the western side of Ireland! 
After Web Summit, there is a more casual conference called Surf Summit where a group of obviously insane tech people travel to the city of Sligo to surf and talk about tech - I will be one of those insane people and hope to post some crazy photos of my experience next newsletter. If you’re joining too please let me know!
3. TechCrunch Tokyo 2015
November also brings another Techcrunch Disrupt in Tokyo on 17-18. So if you’re in Tokyo I’ll be there for a few days for this conference and meeting with startups. 
4. East Meets West 2016
Ok so now this is a picture of Hawaii…
I will be attending the 2nd East Meets West start-up conference taking place in Honolulu on January 14-15, 2016 - I was there last year and it was the start of what will be an important conference that mixes “hapa” tech people with “haole” tech people. It’s me and Dave McClure so far and I’ll be taking 3 Catalyst startups with me from Hong Kong to compete in MCAP with the winner going to Barcelona! Wow! #startuplife
5. Tech news from my desk
Before you think this is a travelogue - here is some tech info to share:
I got the new iPhone 6S and I love it. I had the 6 Plus but it was just too big for daily use. I do miss the battery life but the 6s is easy to hold and the 3D touch and live photos are neat and it is blisteringly fast in terms of opening  and switching apps. The app on my screen in this photo is Design Hunt
Also a shout out to Apple Hong Kong’s Business Team in making sure HK startups that needed the new devices to develop their apps on got them on launch day! Thanks for being supportive of the startup community Apple.
Also a few startups close to me: Hiring Screen, Mystery Vibe and Klook all closed a round of funding in the past month.
Why would this founder from San Francisco launch a startup in Hong Kong?
Startup Grind Hong Kong welcomes Startup Grind founder Derek Andersen to HK on October 28
88% of HK startups are self funded in a city that is overflowing with investment capital
That's all folks!
See you next month! 
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