The Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem with Jay Kim

The Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem with Jay Kim
Jay Kim, host of the Jay Kim Show & author of "Hack Your Fitness" discussed the chronology that led to the rise of Hong Kong's startup ecosystem.

Jay Kim, host of the Jay Kim show & author of “Hack Your Fitness”, joined us to discuss the chronology of the rise of the Hong Kong startup ecosystem. He discussed the chronology of the Hong Kong startup ecosystem and how it has transformed into a vibrant scene with a few enthusiasts and the entry of prominent conferences such as RISE. Last but not least, we discussed the backstory of his podcast, The Jay Kim Show and his latest book, “Hack your Fitness”.

Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included):

  • Jay Kim (@jaykimmer , LinkedIn), investment professional and founder of the Jay Kim Show [0:38]
    • How did you start your career? [1:27]
    • Throughout your career, what are the interesting lessons you can share with my audience? [6:06]
  • Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem from 2009 to 2017 [10:56]
    • In your perspective, can you offer a comprehensive overview how the Hong Kong startup ecosystem has evolved from 2009 to today? [11:10]
    • In the past three years, which are the interesting startups you have seen? [16:50]
    • Which are the categories that Hong Kong startup ecosystem excel in? [23:05]
    • How is the investor scene in Hong Kong startup ecosystem today? Have the venture capital scene mature as we have seen very early stage investors and those who are owned by the movers and shakers such as Li Ka Shing’s Horizon Ventures? [26:14]
  • The Jay Kim Show (iTunes, Blog) [32:30]
    • What’s the backstory in how you decide to create the podcast? [32:41]
    • What’s the intended audience or the podcast [36:04]
    • You have recently written a book called Hack your Fitness, what is the motivation behind the book and who is it intended for? [39:26]

Podcast Information:

The show is hosted by Bernard Leong (@bleongcw) and are sponsored by Ideal Workspace (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) with their new Altizen Desk on Indiegogo (Twitter, Facebook, Medium). Also check out Ideal Workspace’s new standing desk, Altizen and sign up for their mailing list. Sound credits for the intro music: Taro Iwashiro, “The Beginning” from Red Cliff Soundtrack.