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from 1768 days ago

This is a guest post, written by entrepreneur, Paul Orlando.

Paul Graham, a venture capitalist and essayist, once said that while most startups fail, two factors usually increase their chances of success: “being in a place where startups are the cool thing to do, and chance meetings with people who can help you.”

That’s why, in spite of startups being pretty uncool in Hong Kong, a city ruled by finance and real estate, I am optimistic for the city’s chances at growing into a tech hub.

It is the random, easy meetings in the densely populated Hong Kong, that make a difference. True, other pieces of the puzzle are important too: more investors focused on tech, an abundance of talent, high-profile examples of previous startups with sky-high IPOs. But this article focuses on an unseen, cultural advantage that Hong Kong has today. It’s the ease with which ...


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