Plugging a gap in the fast-growing meat substitute market won this start-up a place in the HKTDC’s entrepreneurship development programme.
10 August 2022
As the shift to vegetarian diets becomes more deeply rooted in Hong Kong, local start-ups are seizing the opportunity to develop new food technologies. Hong Kong start-up Good Food Technologies has developed a plant-based pork substitute made from konjac (a root vegetable widely cultivated in Asia), coconut oil and soyabeans. The firm's first round of financing attracted HK$12 million (US$1.53 million) which will be used to build new production facilities, develop retail capabilities and grow beyond Hong Kong.More
Workforces being split between the office and home has become a fixture in many companies, even as COVID-19 control measures ease.
08 August 2022
As the government loosens COVID-19 restrictions and more employees in Hong Kong return to the office, it seems the hybrid working model is here to stay. Within many organisations, the workforce remains still remains split between office-based colleagues and staff working remotely – a hybrid arrangement that is new to most businesses. Sandra Henke, Group Head of People & Culture at recruitment specialist Hays, explains how companies can make it work, ensuring employees remain happy, productive and safe.More
A start-up platform is taking the hard work out of searching for credit and debit card offers.
01 August 2022
From buy-one-get-one-free Michelin-starred meals to 30% discounts at top retail outlets, credit cards offer plenty of attractive deals – yet many consumers remain unaware of them. Realising that many deals go unnoticed by consumers, former investment banker turned entrepreneur David B. Wang was inspired to set up krip, a personalised credit card deal platform, which launched this May.More
More than 20,000 buyers seize global opportunities online and offline as the HKTDC brings seven trade fairs under a hybrid umbrella event.
28 July 2022
As the exhibitions industry moves through its third year of working amid COVID-19 restrictions, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has fine-tuned its online-physical hybrid exhibition model, rolling it out in time for its spring-summer events this year.More
Businesses in the region are beginning to feel the effect of raw material and energy price increases.
19 July 2022
The inflation currently sweeping across the globe is relatively muted in Hong Kong and Mainland China, but cost rises for raw materials energy are starting to have an impact on industries in the export-focused Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).More
The metaverse is spawning new currencies and innovative ways for games enthusiasts to earn rewards.
04 July 2022
Play-to-earn games, where participants accumulate tokens that can be exchanged for cryptocurrency while playing online, are taking off globally. One of the leaders in this trend in Hong Kong is Animoca Brands, which owns several play-to-earn titles including Crazy Defense Heroes and Benji Bananas, and has also invested in other games such as Axie Infinity.More
A diverse range of Hong Kong innovators presented solutions for art, finance, health, green tech and other sectors in the recent Pitching Final.
21 June 2022
The information technology revolution continues to transform our lives, and IT is now at the heart of every area of business. Underlining this trend, the entrepreneurs making their pitches for one of Hong Kong’s leading start-up development programmes came from a very wide range of tech-focused sectors.More