Business links between Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are growing faster than a rain-forest bamboo grove, prompting the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to organise a mission to Singapore, the business hub of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Indonesia, the biggest ASEAN member, and nimble technology developer Malaysia.
Global gifting app Prezitt lets users treat loved ones to anything from cupcakes and coffee to gift sets or beauty treatments in real time. A recipient who is not happy with what you have chosen for them can swap it for something else on the app, which currently has about 200 partner locations and 5,000 users, explains Prezitt Co-founder and CEO Alicia Tang.
Digital marketplace platform Toby offers services ranging from dance lessons and physiotherapy to cleaning and home renovation. Established in 2016, it currently has nearly a million users across Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and hosts more than 80,000 businesses and service providers.
When French entrepreneurs Julien Labruyere and Adrien Barthel co-founded their cloud-based corporate services platform Sleek in 2017, they knew a one-stop digital solution would make back-office processes quicker and easier for start-ups like themselves.