21 January 2018

Kelly Siu

  • BACHcode, a Hong Kong-based startup founded by Amice Wong, is launching an AI-enabled health coach that designs and implements personalized health strategies for users. Photo: HKEJ / BACHcode

    BACHcode launches AI-enabled nutritionist

    - Jan 2, 2018 1:18pm
    BACHcode, a Hong Kong-based startup that seeks to develop artificial intelligence systems for human health improvement, is launching an AI-enabled health coach that designs and implements personalized health strategies for users. Called “ReHealthier“, the conversational app will...
  • Cinci Leung Wun-sien has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for five years. Photo: HKEJ

    How a Chinese medicine practitioner does business on Facebook

    - Dec 27, 2017 3:31pm
    Cinci Leung Wun-sien has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for five years, but she is anything but traditional. The 35-year-old has been making her traditional Chinese medicine philosophy more accessible to today’s customers through her “CheckCheckCin” Facebook...
  • David Wong (left) and Charles Ng (right), co-founders of Booqed, a Hong Kong startup which aims to link workers with temporary office spaces and event venues. Photos: HKEJ, Booqed

    Meet Booqed, Hong Kong’s Airbnb for office and commercial spaces

    - Dec 18, 2017 1:50pm
    Booqed, a Hong Kong-based startup launched in September last year, is looking to change how organizations utilize spaces and link workers with temporary office spaces and event venues. Established by a group of young entrepreneurs, Booqed...
  • TG3D Studio produces a 3D human body scan. TG3D Scanatic is capable of generating a complete 360-degree scan of a human body in three seconds. Photo: TG3D Studio/HKEJ

    How a Taiwan startup uses Hong Kong as a springboard

    - Nov 27, 2017 2:32pm
    More than 400 startups from 14 countries gathered in Taipei for three days of innovation, networking and fun. The event was held on Nov. 16 to 18 at the Taipei Expo Dome. Among them was the...
  • JOYO founder Rachel Cheung (middle, inset picture) poses for a picture with colleagues Tyler Mok (right) and Teresa Wan (left). Photo: HKEJ

    Sharing economy: How a startup is focusing on travel gear

    - Nov 20, 2017 1:43pm
    Tapping into the micro-living trend in Hong Kong, a two-year-old startup named JOYO (formally known as Rent-a-Suitcase) offers a platform that allows customers to rent or loan out travel-related items ranging from suitcases and GoPro action...
  • Professor Ron Hui Shu-yuen has developed technologies underpinning key features of the Qi standard, which has recently been adopted by Apple in its new iPhones. Photo: HKEJ/Apple

    Govt too slow on tech, says ‘father’ of wireless charging

    - Nov 6, 2017 3:16pm
    In her maiden policy address, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor expressed her ambition to invest in and develop new technologies and products. However, Hong Kong lacks resources, according to Professor Ron Hui Shu-yuen, chair professor...
  • Groking Lab’s co-founder and CEO Serena Pau shares her experience in starting her business and launching its first product, Ozmo. The  smart-bottle tracks users’ beverage consumption. Photo: HKEJ

    Startups from a woman founder’s perspective

    - Oct 30, 2017 3:33pm
    Busy people tend to ignore the basic needs of their bodies, especially when it comes to drinking water. That is why Groking Lab has developed Ozmo, a smart-bottle and app which track users’ beverage consumption and help...
  • Christina Tang, founder of Blue Sky Energy Technology, has developed a tool that offers real-time information on electricity usage, and works with companies to cut energy use. Photos: Blue Sky Energy Technology, HKEJ

    How a startup aims to hit the spot on energy conservation

    - Oct 23, 2017 2:07pm
    The perennial problem of how to encourage consumers to change their behavior to be more energy efficient is one that has engaged the industry and government for far too long. Instead of persuading consumers with hard...
  • By encouraging students to try assembling toy cars and participating in racing games, they are not learning 'empty theories' but combining mechanical and scientific knowledge with creative ideas. Photo:

    How this STEM teacher promotes fun learning

    - Oct 9, 2017 3:53pm
    In Hong Kong, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is a new buzz-word in education. Various new programs, including robot design and coding, are introduced to a growing number of students. But for Tang Man-hon, a...
  • Jumpstart's Chapman Leung (inset, right) and Felix Mok (inset, left) recently created a new venue named Bloom in Tsim Sha Tsui, targeting female entrepreneurs. Photos: Bloom, HKEJ

    How a co-working space firm supports female entrepreneurs

    - Sep 19, 2017 11:16am
    Co-working spaces are becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the world, including Asia. In Hong Kong, the co-working market has taken off in a significant way, with experts enthused about the industry’s prospects.  Among the...
  • Michelin-listed chef Lai Wai-hung (left) is introducing robots and innovative practices to his second venture, Master Hung. Photo: HKEJ

    Michelin-listed chef eyes robots in kitchen of the future

    - Sep 12, 2017 10:55am
    Lai Wai-hung, founder of Hung’s Delicacies, has been gearing up to extend his group of Chinese eateries beyond the Michelin-anointed brand. Hung’s Hong Kong-style fast food restaurant named Master Hung opened its first outlet in Kwun...
  • Co-founders, Michelle Chan (right), Andy Lai (middle), and Anthony Chiu (left), launched Weava, an online highlighter for websites and PDFs, last year. Photo: HKEJ

    Why this HK startup co-founder declined Amazon’s offer

    - Aug 29, 2017 10:55am
    For most IT fanatics, getting a job at tech giants like Google, Facebook or Amazon, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not for Michelle Chan, 23, who declined a job offer from Amazon and started her own...
  • Signage for Alipay at a counter in a store in Hong Kong.  Alipay and WeChat Pay have been expanding in countries like Thailand, Japan, and Korea but they have been slow to take off in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong mobile payment a ‘complete chaos’

    - Aug 22, 2017 10:54am
    Mobile payment is gaining ground fast in many cities but Hong Kong is an exception. In China, a handful of cities such as Hangzhou have been in transition to cashless societies, and the country’s dominant Alipay...

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