Founder of HAX, the World's #1 Investor in Hardware Startups
We had a fascinating conversation with Benjamin Joffe for ATP Stories. Benjamin is a Writer, Keynote Speaker, Angel Investor, Founder of a digital innovation consultancy (Plus Eight Star) and the world’s #1 Investor / Accelerator in early stage hardware startups via HAX. His journey through two decades of development in Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong was nothing short of amazing.
We touched on his concepts of how technology ecosystems evolve differently in different locations via varying ‘culture codes’. Benjamin’s direct involvement in so many ecosystems gives him a unique perspective on the growth and development of the characteristics that make those systems vibrant.
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13 Foreign Startup Founders Thriving in China
From the early pioneers to more recent arrivals, these are the stories of entrepreneurs who have stepped out of their comfort zone and built businesses in China.
It’s easy to see why many entrepreneurs are setting up their businesses in China or over the border in Hong Kong: access to a large domestic market, advanced mobile technology (especially payments) and proximity to manufacturing hubs make cities like Shanghai and Shenzhen good choices for your startup.
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8 Asian Startup Accelerators with a Difference
PUBLISHING: Tuesday 24th October
Accelerators take early stage startups, often founders at the idea stage of their businesses, and accelerate them their growth. The goal is to graduate these startups ready to face the world and, importantly, investors. The rapid growth of the Asian Startup Ecosystem is providing founders with a wealth of diversified and unique Accelerator programs that offer specific skills for their sector. Here are just some of the people behind these unique accelerators in Asia. Featuring: Hugh Mason,Bay...>> Join our newsletter to get access to this content when it goes live
6 French Entrepreneurs Driving the Asian Startup Ecosystem
PUBLISHING: Monday 23rd October
Asia is becoming an increasingly attractive option for adventurous French entrepreneurs. The number of French nationals living outside France has grown substantially over the past decade, increasing by over 60% since 2000 at an average annual growth rate of 4%. In this special feature we profile pioneering startup founders and investors who decided to set up new businesses in China,Japan and Thailand.
Featuring: Gregory Prudhommeaux,Thomas Pouplin,Jerome Le Carrou,Benjamin Joffe,Damien Ke...>> Join our newsletter to get access to this content when it goes live