Last week marked the halfway point in the program at AcceleratorHK. All teams have progressed nicely and most are now doing full fledged Customer Validation complete with MVPs and prototypes. I even have one Icenium built and deployed app on my phone! One team took their app public and tested their MVP at a real live event in Hong Kong.
This was a “working” week that was light on meetings and mentor visits, however, we did have two very important events this week. The first was the HK Startup Bootcamp Demo Day. Bootcamp is also run by Paul and has 7 teams that pay for startup coaching and a three month program. The program is structured very different than an accelerator, but has some similarities, the most important being Demo Day.
The cohort got to see what a Demo Day is all about; the excitement and buzz at Demo Day was amazing. Hopefully the cohort is now less nervous.
In addition to Demo Day we also had mentor Patrick Lee, the co-founder of Rotten Tomatoes, come on in and talk to the teams about building a business in Hong Kong.
This week is the last week before we take a Christmas break. Stay tuned for more updates..