December 31, 2013

Web Wednesday Podcasts 2013

Dear Friends and Members of the Web Wednesday Community,

As we round off 2013, I wanted to personally thank you for being a member of the Web Wednesday community. It is your presence at our monthly gatherings, activity across our social media platforms and energetic support that drives me to keep this community growing and spend time sourcing good speakers from whom we can all learn.

If you missed some of the great interviews this year, listen to them at your own leisure on our podcast channel on SoundCloud below. We were honoured to have guest speakers from Lane Crawford, WeChat (Tencent), PassKit, Silicon Dragon, Qunar, WeLend, Wikipedia, App Annie, Socialbakers, Paoma (Shanghai Race Club), ZaoZao, Evernote, Battle of the Apps (9 contestants) and School for Startups (Doug Richard).

We have another great bench of speakers lined up for 2014 but are always open to any suggestions that you may have to make our group even more valuable to you.

Warm, festive wishes to y'all!

December 15, 2013

Hong Kong’s Biggest Social Media Christmas Party “X'Mas Social 2013″ on 18 December

Ditch the santa costume, spark up your inner geek and come party with the tech entrepreneurs at Hong Kong's biggest Christmas party, "X'mas Social 2013".  A party initiated by Web Wednesday and co-organised by StartUps HK and their spin-off "Twitter Drinking HK", HK Social and Localiiz.

We've been inspired by the sad passing of "Tata Madiba", Nelson Mandela, to throw our differences to the wind - be it social media platforms (Facebook vs. Weibo), coding languages (Drupal vs. Wordpress), mobile operating systems (iOS vs. Android), sexual preferences, religious beliefs or tribal origins - to unite for Hong Kong's biggest 'social mixer' of 2013!

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela

Come join us on Wednesday 18th December, 7:00pm - 10:00pm at PLAY, 1st Floor On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong. The entrance fee is HK$100 which includes a standard drink. You can find Play Club on Facebook, Twitter, Instragram and YouTube. [Let's see if the geeks are worthy of Play's YouTube channel].

Sign up on Facebook, MeetUp or Eventbrite.

December 4, 2013

80 Social Mixers - Festive Fun and Prizes

As the "grandfather" of the networking events for internet entrepreneurs and digital media folk, Web Wednesday is proud to celebrate our 80th social mixer tonight!

We've laid on al kinds of entertainment, from singers to dancers, photo booths and prizes.

The in-house rock band at mobile wallet startup, PassKit, "#PFR PNP", will perform a set. Download your own mobile pass from here.

Capture your holiday spirit on film, share it on social media and...print it out! Live photos for tonight's School for Startups at Web Wednesday Hong Kong (V80), brought to you by the fun folk at HK Photobox - Hong Kong's Premier Photobooth Rental Company. They are offering our members a 10% discount on photobox bookings until the end of 2013, just mention "Web Wednesday Startup Week" on your booking. (Find them via their website, Facebook or Twitter)

They've event created a funky video to get you in the mood for a good selfie!

HK Photobox - Call Us, Yes! from HK Photobox on Vimeo.

Local Hong Kong travel startup, HotelQuickly, is generously offering a booking coupon worth HK$800 for the lucky draw prize. Download their app from here. (Follow them on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest).

And finally, our world-renowned speaker, Doug Richard, will be giving away a signed copy of his latest book, "How to start a creative business, the jargon-free guide for creative entrepreneurs". Check it out on Amazon UK.