The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has successfully hosted an Innovation Mixer on the West Coast of the United States, drawing significant interest from the American tech community.
The event, which took place in San Francisco, saw around 150 tech professionals from elite enterprises, universities, and venture capital firms in attendance, including representatives from Google, Alibaba, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, JP Morgan, US Capital, and East West Bank.
Dubbed “HKSTP Innovation Mixer – Make Your Mark in Hong Kong’s Vibrant Tech Ecosystem,” the event aimed to showcase the burgeoning innovation and technology (I&T) sector of Hong Kong and the comprehensive support HKSTP offers to tech ventures, including incubation and tenant programs.
The dinner reception, co-presented by HKSTP, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (ETO) in San Francisco, and the Hong Kong Association of Northern California, sought to inspire US tech professionals to consider Hong Kong as a strategic base for expanding into Asia and beyond.
Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP, emphasized Hong Kong’s unique advantages in the I&T domain, highlighting the city’s golden era in the sector, bolstered by unprecedented resources and support.
He noted Hong Kong’s strategic location in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and its role as a gateway for international companies entering China and assisting Mainland enterprises in global expansion.
Additionally, Wong pointed out the city’s robust R&D capabilities, thanks to its five top-100 global universities and supportive government policies, positioning Hong Kong as an international I&T hub.
Jacko Tsang, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco, expressed the ETO’s pleasure in welcoming HKSTP’s delegation and reaffirmed their commitment to assisting companies and individuals interested in exploring opportunities in Hong Kong.
The event also featured a panel discussion where entrepreneurs shared their success stories in both Hong Kong and the US. Dr. Louis Wong, President and CEO of Advanced Sensor Integrations, praised Hong Kong’s intellectual property protection laws and capital flow freedom.
Meanwhile, Redg Snodgrass, Co-Founder & CEO of EdgeIn, highlighted the investment opportunities and market potential in China accessible through Hong Kong’s ecosystem.
Following successful visits to Southeast Asia last year, HKSTP’s Innovation Mixer represents a continued effort to connect US tech talent and enterprises with vast opportunities in Hong Kong, the GBA, and Asia.
The HKSTP delegation plans to meet with innovators, academics, and talents from leading tech ventures and institutions, including NVIDIA, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley, further promoting Hong Kong’s fast-growing I&T ecosystems. – EventsNews.Asia