February 5, 2009

Time Out Hong Kong cites Web Wednesday in cover story on job hunting

In it's latest cover story, "Find Your Dream Job", Time Out Hong Kong has cited Web Wednesday as being one of Hong Kong's biggest networking events. Here is a relevant extract from the article:

"If networking were an Olympic sport, Hong Kong would be churning out medal contenders. There are countless organisations devoted to blending social and professional networking, and one of the biggest is Web Wednesdays (www.webwednesday.hk). WW claims over 900 members and routinely draws 100 people to its informal monthly events in Lan Kwai Fong".

Many thanks to their Staff Writer, Bong Miquiabas, for the mention. Bong also writes about two entrepreneurs who met at Web Wednesday and launched a new start-up, Socialutions (our guest speaker in Oct 2008) on the back of this serendipitous meeting.


(Rodney) Lloyd had been thinking about starting his own company “for some time”, but the impetus came from a chance meeting at a Web Wednesday event in late 2007. “The reason I went to that event was because the CEO of Outblaze was guest speaker. Immediately after, I went to talk to the CEO and Henry was there.”

Henry was Henry Oh, an American lawyer who then worked on film projects in town. Recalls Lloyd, “Henry and I got to talking about internet startups and business opportunities. He had an idea to do an entrepreneur-focused website matching projects and investors; my idea was more academics, NGOs, and their projects. We decided our ideas were not too dissimilar.”

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