RISE 2016: Finishes with unprecedented turnouts! — Hong Kong

Over the course of the fast-paced 3 days, RISE welcomed 8,144 attendees from 88 countries to Hong Kong. There were 220 speakers presenting on the five stages – Centre, Enterprise, Machine, Builders and Startup University. 435 incredible startups exhibited – that’s 350 early-stage ALPHA startups, 50 later-stage BETA and 35 growth-stage START startups. Some 400 investors from some of the world’s leading funds came to see who are the companies of tomorrow.

There were too many hightlights to mention: One of which is the fresh use of 10 Teslas with 10 investors from 500 Startups, Big Bloom Ventures, Gobi Ventures, AppWorks took off with RISE startups onboard for a series of 30-minute pitch-and-drives. That’s what the Startup Drive presented by Easiway, IBM SoftLayer and StartupsHK was all about.

A must-go event for all people interested in the space of entrepreneurship and creativity!

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