12 Aug RISE Conference 2015 at Hong Kong was a Success
Web Summit, the world’s largest and most influential international tech event organization, recently headed to Hong Kong to launch Asia’s first RISE Conference.
RISE Conference in Asia
Last July 31 and August 1, this year’s Web Summit’s RISE Conference took place in Hong Kong. The Tech Summit showcased geniuses in the Tech industry and have invited 2,000 startups to pitch and exhibit their ideas. Not only that, the prestigious event was jampacked with world-renowned speakers, tech journalists and experienced investors.
All over the globe, business leaders from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Box and a lot more to mention in the Internet and Technology community are gathered.This conference is a gathering of people interested in ideas that will shape the future of society.
Engineering a Better Tomorrow
Change is constant and so is innovation. It is the the key to future growth in the global economy and its impact will be a great adventure bringing ideas into existence. The summit is an avenue for tech minds to meet and network.
Paddy Cosgrave, one of the main founders of Web Summit, this year’s RISE Conference in Asia is a first. It will be attended by mega companies like Google, Apple, Tesla, Netflix- to name a few. Among the speakers invited at the Hong Kong event was 9Gag’s co-founder Ray Chan, Google for Work President Amit Singh and BitTorrent Chief Content Officer Matt Mason.
Throughout the event, invited startups will battle for the crown in becoming the next RISE’s Best Startup. Over 300 applications from 36 countries have applied to pitch their ideas until it narrowed down to 3 finalists from Hongkong. However, on the last day of the event, the winner was declared and AMBI LABS brought home the bacon.
According to Cosgrave, Hong Kong was chosen for good reasons because the region has the highest number of Startups and is at the center of Asia’s financial growth.
“This is basically a matchmaking service,” says Cosgrave. “We introduce journalists, start-ups, venture capitalists and other attendees to others they might be interested in.”