We've been incredibly busy over the past four months, making significant improvements to the team, program structure, and investor network - to ensure we can add even more value and deliver even better results for our startups.
New Investor Partners
We've brought in six new investors into the Betatron network, which will each add their own unique value to our startups. Two of them include:
Nio Liyanage - Our New Director
Nio holds equity & board seats in 10+ ventures, has conducted 150+ workshops, and has closely supported 200+ startups in strategy, commercialization and fundraising. Having lived in four vastly different countries, he speaks five languages (none fluently) and gets overly excited about sport, philanthropy, and most of all spreadsheets.
"It's my honour to join the Betatron team as it's Director. Despite the high calibre of talent in Hong Kong, the early-stage funding and mentoring gap is well acknowledged, and Betatron leads the charge in addressing this."
"I'm excited about working with our exceptional investors and network partners in achieving our mission of empowering founders, fast-tracking startup growth, and taking the Hong Kong ecosystem to the next level."
Our New Location
We're now based at NakedHub (9F, 40-44 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan).
Come and say hi if you're around!
Eight Startups In Cohort 2
I know what you're waiting for... you want to know which startups have been accepted into cohort 2.
I can reveal there are EIGHT startups, all from a variety of sectors, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Logistics, Product Compliance, Travel, Digital Marketing, Analytics and Children's Education.
Stay tuned... we'll be announcing who they are very shortly!
To celebrate, we'll be holding a launch event, where you'll meet our startups and we'll be hosting a panel discussion on the 'Startup Fundraising Ecosystem in Hong Kong'.
Date: Wednesday 1st November
Time: 6.45PM - 9.00PM
Location: 20F, WeWork, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
To apply for a ticket, please click here.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all there!