January 20, 2016

Data Talks at Web Wednesday Hong Kong (V100)

Dear Fellow Digital Discoverers,

100 Web Wednesdays over 10 years! Now that's something worth celebrating!

A featured event in the StartMeUpHK 2016 Festival, run by the super energetic team at InvestHK.

You're invited to join our 'bumper pack' edition of Hong Kong's premier networking event for internet entrepreneurs and digital media executives, hosted at KPMG's pristine new offices in the Prince's Building, Central, Hong Kong.

We are going to turn the tables for this event and kick off with the founder and host of Web Wednesday, Napoleon Biggs, being interviewed about the past 10 years of digital innovation in Hong Kong by Anson Bailey, the witty networking king of KPMG China and co-founder of  the sports charity, the Potbellied Pigs Rugby Football Club.

Once we've regaled you with stories of good times past, Napoleon will then interview our four expert speakers on the subject of big data and how it is being put to good (and sometimes, nefarious) use in the fields of business, education, research, marketing and government.

Panel Guests:
In the spirit of celebration, famous radio DJ, Jed Thian, will be flipping discs and KPMG will be generously sponsoring the drinks for the night - thank you!

Venue: KPMG, 8/F, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong. (Locate on Google Maps).

6 - 7pm: registration and networking
7 - 7:30pm: 10 years of digital innovation (Anson interviews Napoleon)
7:30 – 8:30pm: Data Talks panel discussion
8:30 - 9:30pm: Q&A and networking

Sign up and see who else is coming via Facebook or MeetUp.

Reserve your spot at this special event now - order online via Ticketflap.

Entrance fee of HK$100, with $50 donated to charity (exact one to be confirmed soon). Students, with proof, pay HK$50.

下个礼拜三见!See you on Wednesday 27th Jan!

Napoleon Biggs
Founder, Web Wednesday Ventures
Co-founder, Purecomm Retail Innovations

January 5, 2016

LafaLafa at Web Wednesday (V99)

Happy 2016!

We're cracking open a new year of digital adventures with Yosha Gupta, Founder & CEO of LafaLafa, India's No. 1 cash back, coupons & bank offers portal. In the first nine months, they've had over 600,000 app downloads! You too can download here (Android only).  Follow LafaLafa on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.


Although she started her business in Hong Kong, Yosha is on a trip back from the 500 Startups accelerator programme in Mountain View, California.

LafaLafa has also recently been selected as one of the promising Indian mobile startups for Facebook's global FbStart programme.

FbStart, by Facebook from Facebook on Vimeo.

To top it off, Yosha has just closed an investment round with Hong Kong's Vectr Ventures.

We'll be talking about the booming ecommerce market in India, the role of mobile in facilitating payments and online orders. LafaLafa is soon to launch in Hong Kong so get ready for a flood of local online shopping bargains!

Sign up on Facebook or MeetUp. See who else is coming too.

See you this Wednesday at Orange Peel, 2/F Ho Lee Commercial Building, LKF, Central, Hong Kong. Find your way with Google Maps.

Doors open at 6:30pm with the talk around 7pm. HK$100 entrance fee gets you one complimentary drink and the chance to rub shoulders with fellow digital entrepreneurs.