June 14, 2017

TechCrunch Shenzhen - Next Wave of Chinese Tech Entrepreneurs

Meet the next wave of China tech entrepreneurs and investors at TechCrunch Shenzhen on 19-20th June, 2017. Use discount code "tcpd" to enjoy 10% off when you register online.

Speakers from Ofo, Mobike, DIDI, Klook, Meitu美圖, Kik, Dianrong.com(点融网)and many more. See the full agenda below.

The event is brought to you by China's leading industry publisher, TechNode.

Web Wednesday is proud to be a promotional partner and to continue supporting the growth of the digital media and internet entrepreneur industry in the Pearl River Delta!

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May 15, 2017

Chinaccelerator talks cross-border innovation at Web Wednesday Hong Kong

Now that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are best of chums, we thought that it would be fitting to talk about tech innovation and collaboration between the US and China.

So, we've invited William Bao Bean, MD of Chinaccelerator (中国加速), the leading cross-border accelerator backed by SOSV ("The Accelerator VC") who invest US$25M in more than 150 startups per year, second to 500 Startups, to speak at Web Wednesday Hong Kong on 31st May 2017.

As many corporates are now looking to transform their businesses in a digital age, we will also tackle the success and failures of in-house acceleration programmes.

The team at Chinaccelerate have also run innovation matching programmes with over 20 corporates, including McDonalds, Visa, Johnson & Johnson, Bosch, Unilever, MetLife, Leo Burnett, WPP and Dentsu.

As per usual practice, we will be hosting this evening of high-quality networking and scintillating conversation at Orange Peel, 2/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong. (Google Maps).

Doors open at 6:30pm with the talk at 7:15pm. Entrance fee of HK$100 includes one complimentary drink.

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January 16, 2017

New York City Fomer CTO Speaks at Web Wednesday (V107)

Firstly, here's to a great new year! The Chinese Year of the Rooster!

We're kicking off 2017 with a very special guest, Minerva Tantoco, the former Chief Technology Officer of New York City! (The Big Cheese of the Big Apple!) Read all about the Mayor's Office of Tech + Innovation at nyc.gov/forward.

Mark your diaries for Web Wednesday Hong Kong (V107), 18th January at Orange Peel, 2/F, Ho Lee Comm Bldg, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong.

During her tenure under the Mayor's office, Minerva launched ground-breaking initiatives, including LinkNYC (turning old payphones into free wifi hotspots), CSforAll (computer science education program), Neighborhoods.NYC (online hubs for civic engagement) and the first-ever IoT Guidelines for a US city.

These led to NYC being named, "Best Smart City 2016" at the Global Smart City Awards.

In the past year, she as spoken on CNN, Bloomberg and MSNBC on topics as diverse as AI, IoT, big data, blockchain, the sharing economy, 5G and wi-fi, smart cities, developing tech ecosystems, and the impact of tech on society.

Doors open at 6:30pm and we kick off the fireside chat at around 7:15pm. The entrance fee of HK$100, includes one complimentary drink.

See who else is coming and sign up via our community on Facebook (4,863 members) or MeetUp (806 members).

It's going to be a good one so do bring a friend or two.