Calling all lovers of cooler climates,
As we waive good riddance to Hong Kong's hottest summer on record, I thought that it would only be fitting to invite the inventor of an intelligent climate controller to speak at Web Wednesday and tell us how his product will save our sweat glands whilst reducing our electricity bills!
Julian Lee, CEO & Co-founder of Ambi Labs will be share the story of how he fought all odds to create an Asian hardware start-up that can compete with the likes of Google's "learning thermostat" Nest which the giant acquired for US$3.bn last year and why Artificial Intelligence is replacing fuzzy logic in our air conditioners.
Recently, Julian's team has won accolade from the Hong Kong ICT Awards (Gold Award for Best Smart HK) and beat off other local start-ups at the Rise Conference.
Perhaps the most intriguing part of his story is what happens after you've raised US$114,892 on Kickstarter? How do you build a wider customer base and ensure delivery of a product promised to over 749 backers?
Register via our Facebook Group (4,585 members) or MeetUp (690 members).
Here's their teaser video which attracted all that attention:
CNET gave them a flattering review as did TechCrunch.
NOTE - NEW VENUE - INFINITI ACCELERATOR
Thanks to Peter Dingle and the folks at NEST, we have the delight of hosting you at the Infiniti Accelerator Lab on the 1st Floor of Hopewell Centre, 138 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong (enter from the car showroom on the ground floor). Find on Google Maps.
Keep cool until we see you on the 23rd Sept!
Founder & Host - Web Wednesday Asia
Co-founder - Purecomm