Where government, industry association and technology giant join forces to offer end-to-end support for local fintech ecosystem
24 January 2018
Today is the CSI Alliance : Tri-finity official launch. Why is there excitement and buzz around this? How is this different from all other incubator or accelerator programs that are available and how is this alliance going to benefit startups in Hong Kong?
“For us, our biggest challenge is funding and how to reach enterprise customers,” said Jason Cheng, co-founder, Deep Invest Technology. The company provides a platform – that uses deep learning-based sentiment analyses and scoring of millions of stock articles – to help finance professionals make smarter investment decisions.
This clearly reflects what many startups are thinking about. Of all the programs, of all the challenges, what are the various components of this alliance that can help startups navigate through the challenges and grow and scale to the world stage.
Left to right : Mr. Mickey Fong, Technology Editor, HKEJ, Mr. Herman Lam, CEO, Cyberport, Mr. Jason Ngan, Chairman, Investment Committee, SCC, Mr. Francis Ngai, General Manager, IBM China/Hong Kong Ltd, Ms. Natalie Fong, COO, Wesurance Ltd, Mr. Jason Cheng, Co-Founder, Deep Invest Technology Ltd
It was exciting for me to hear the discussion and answers to the various questions posed by Mr. Mickey Fong, the technology editor of Hong Kong Economic Journal :
- What difference can this alliance make, given that there are already many funding, accelerator and incubator programs around?
- Given the many programs and co-working spaces, what preparation do startups need to do before applying for incubator programs?
- How would Fintech startups benefit from AI and how can they compete with established enterprises?
- How can startups in Hong Kong approach firms in GCG?
- While startups in HK are not known to be disruptors, how is Hong Kong going to be the FinTech hub compatible to the likes of New York, London and Singapore?
I believe the attendees walked away awed by the potential power of 3, and the limitless future as FinTech startups grow and scale to take on the global stage!
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