Last year we worked with hundreds of budding entrepreneurs in Hong Kong with our Empowering Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program together with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). We enjoyed it so much, that we're doing it again this time, adding Cyberport and KPMG as key partners for the program. Since the average Hong Konger has 2.7 internet-enabled devices on the go, this time around we're going to place a special focus on mobile.
The report identified a few key things that businesses, investors, governments and schools can do to help entrepreneurs and startups. They include shaking social conventions that often mean friends discourage entrepreneurs from taking risks, funeling more of Hong Kong's institutional investments into local startups, investing more in R&D and helping entrepreneurs to find mentors and supporters, not just investors and brokers. According to the report, by giving just 2% of startups in Hong Kong that kind of extra support, it would create:
over the next four years.
If you're a home-grown startup with a creative idea around using mobile technologies, please visit the EYE Program site to learn more and sign up now.
Posted by Dominic Allon, Managing Director of Google Hong Kong
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