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Next Stop: RISE 2018

Helloooo - been traveling so much these past couple of months that...oh, that's no excuse for not sen

Casey Lau

July 3 · Issue #17 · View online
Let's do coffee...but inside a newsletter.

Helloooo - been traveling so much these past couple of months that…oh, that’s no excuse for not sending a newsletter though, right? That’s the reason to send more out!

RISE 2018: NEXT WEEK!!!!!!
From the RISE 2018 Launch party in...April (!!) wow, seemed like last week.
It’s all about RISE right now as I just back to HK from Dublin after a fast and furious week of catch-ups with all the different teams working on this years monumental event - trust me when I say this will be the biggest RISE yet and hopefully you’ve gotten your tickets by now! 
My special shout out is for the RISE Fringe Events - from a Startup Hike to Ferry Ride to Startup Kitchen to Blockchain trends to meet-ups for Canadian, Indian and Bahraini startups, AgTech, RetailTech, FashionTech and so many more (see them all here) - and specifically to the PropTech event on July 11 which is the coming-out party for my new fund Dim Sum Ventures. Register here for that.
Mentoring in Hawaii
Me and the Mitsubishi Estate intrapraneur team + 01Booster from Japan
It’s sunshine and surf in Hawaii…but not for me. I was busy mentoring and crash-coursing this innovative pair of founders from Mitsubishi Estate that are part of an intrapreneur program. A very good idea by two very passionate female founders - yes, a female-only startup from Japan - times are a-changing there and I hope to see many more programs like this in the near future coming from Japan.
I am also lead mentor for a Blue Startups Cohort 10 team called PIXERY - a trio of founders from LA that are helping online creators create their own micro-brand merchandise. Very interesting space and yes, if you haven’t bought a t-shirt designed by your favorite Instagrammer or YouTube personality - you will soon. Check out Pixery here and let me know if you need an intro for partnerships/investment.
Doctor Who on the Blockchain
A blockchain roundtable in London.
I was also in London recently speaking at LIMA’s IP licensing conference about how the Blockchain could be applied to the industry that puts Spider-Man on lunchboxes. I love how the conversation gets started and the ideas generated when new technology is brought into a traditional business setting. The BLMP team is producing a great Medium blog, and the team will be at RISE if you want to learn more. 

Don't read books, read these long posts:
Watch these:
  • Luke Cage Season 2 - MUCH more action-packed than Season 1.
  • The Toys That Made Us - how Transformers and He-Man came to life.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story - the Star Wars movie for those of us that hated The Last Jedi.
Listen to these podcasts:
The James Altucher Showinterview with Mike Reiss of The Simpsons
The Hyper Room: my pop culture podcast!
In the Making: Hey, they interview me about RISE and the Future of Work
iPhone Apps to Install:
  • W People - for super fast business card scanning.
  • Refind - for top 50 stories to scan every morning for less FOMO.
  • GIPHY CAM - easiest way to make animated gifs with YOU in it.
May the road rise to meet you...
Talk to you again soon! Yes, I have 2 Instagrams: Hypercasey for travel pix and Caseylau_ for startup pix. Keep track of where I am: Where is Casey?
And lastly, photos….
I flew to 8 cities to find new startups to compete against each other at RISE!
Me, 8 Securities co-founder Mikaal Abdulla and a Cinnabon in Tokyo in June.
RISE leads in one of the last planning meetings in Dublin. Magic happening!
On stage at IVS 2018 in Taipei; they win my vote for second best ecosystem.
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