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It's been a while but grab a cup of coffee and lets go over the latest updates from me - if you misse
 

Casey Lau

August 28 · Issue #18 · View online
Let's do coffee...but inside a newsletter.

It’s been a while but grab a cup of coffee and lets go over the latest updates from me - if you missed this post it’s basically a recap of the past 8 episodes if my life was a TV show!

Can you believe this is the 4TH RISE in Hong Kong?!
RISE 2018 in the bag
It’s been almost 2 months since RISE and I’m still hearing people talking about it! One of the best things was seeing more friends and people I’ve met around the world make the trip to Hong Kong just for RISE and to have their minds blown - it really is so much fun to get that reaction. We are back July 8-11, 2019!
Next will be Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal November 5-8 (my birthday) - email me if you are thinking of attending.
The view from Kits Beach
A quick walk-around the Vancouver tech scene
I wrote this piece of my recent trip to Vancouver - lots of photos if you are curious. Why you should read: because I am very bullish on Canada as a startup hub now.
The BLMP team in from Singapore for NIFTY at Cyberport HK.
WTF is a Non Fungible Token?
If you want to learn about the NFT token (think Crypto Kitties) - the BLMP/EPIK team was in Hong Kong for a conference just about this specific blockchain token. As a collector of physical goods this is taking that whole industry to the blockchain. Read more here and learn why its “the killer-app for the blockchain.”
Can you live out of one bag and still be stylish?
Picks around the web
Digital Nomad Gear
  • I got my Pakt One from a Kickstarter I participated in - this is a new version of the bag from The Minamilists documentary, using it for my trip to Tel Aviv and will report back. The idea is that you only need this bag size to travel - nothing bigger.
Pictures-and-words Book
Word-only Book
App
  • Citymapper - a lifesaver in countries that don’t work with Google/Apple Maps but also takes finding transport in Hong Kong or Vancouver to the next level.
Movie
  • Upgrade is a dumb fun look at what happens when we implant AI’s into our body. A Blumhouse movie.
TV
  • Disenchantment from Matt Groening creator of The Simpsons only on Netflix. What if Futurama was in a fantasy setting?

My 5 favorite long-form reads
Tel Aviv
My September Travel Schedule
For September I am in Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, New York City and Toronto - see the dates and reach out to me on this page I update every time I land in a new city.
Selections from my Camera Roll
Swiped right with Tinder founder Sean Rad on Center Stage at RISE!
Youtube Superstars Ms Yeah and Jenna Marbles backstage at RISE.
Gene Soo and I finally launched our own fund: Dimsum Ventures www.dimsum.vc
I finally had a chance to visit David Lynch's Twin Peaks aka North Bend, WA!
Same time next week?
Casey
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