AWS Startup Day 2017

Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
           (Registration starts at 9:15am)
Location: 9/F, The Wave,
4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong (Map)

Register Closed
  • Startup Day 2017 - Hong Kong

    AWS Startup Day is a free, day-long session of solutions and interactive live discussions aimed at incubators and startups, growing companies and the VC community. It is the perfect environment for business and technical stakeholders to share their successes, learn best practices, and adopt new technologies. In the event, Claude Ducharme, CTO of will share about launching a business in less than 2 months and Joseph Cooper, CEO of KintoHub will tell you the secrets of when and how to adopt microservices.

    Packed with premium content, the morning will kick off with a panel of exciting AWS and guest speakers and then the pace accelerates with breakout sessions tailor-made for startups and developers. We then conclude with an eminent panel of VCs and close with networking drinks.

    AWS Activate

    AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with the resources needed to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS. Activate currently has custom Portfolio and Portfolio Plus packages for startups in select accelerators, incubators, Seed/VC Funds, and startup-enabling organizations.

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    • Startup business and technical founders, and developers who are eager to learn how to run lean and scale fast to build their next big thing.
    • Development teams, engineers, architects and system administrators from startups who are eager to learn how to deploy applications in highly available, scalable architectures.

    • Discover pro tips and best practices that will get your startup up and running fast and efficiently.
    • Gain insights with business and technical mentoring from accelerators and partners from the AWS eco-system.
    • Understand funding and pitching along with business thought leadership to grow your startup.
    • Leverage architecture and engineering tips for applications that are critical to your organization like Serverless, Big Data, AI/ML or IoT.
    • Get hands-on guidance or coaching on how to build a Reckognition powered Twitter Bot and deep learning with MXNet on the AWS Cloud after event
    • See live demonstrations.
    • Learn from top Hong Kong startups on how they succeeded with AWS.
    • Save your precious startup funding with "cost aware architecting".
    • Find the best solutions for your technical stack and services, and the right architecture for now and the future.
    • Network with other peers and the AWS team and have some fun!
  • Agenda

     9:15 -  10:00 Registration
    10:00 -  10:20

    Welcome & Keynote

    Speaker: Mackenzie Kosut, Startup Evangelist, Amazon Web Services

    10:20 - 11:00

    Inspirational Thought Leadership:

    How Do Hong Kong-based Startups Succeed in Foreign Markets?

    Speaker: Fritz Demopoulos, Founding Partner, Queen's Road Capital

    The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Technical Challenges for Startups Growing at Lightspeed

    Speaker: Alex Fok, CTO, Lalamove

    11:00 -  11:15 Coffee/Tea Break
      Track 1:
    Track 2:
    11:15 - 12:00

    Panel Discussion on AI Trend

    Raymond Yip, Co-founder & CEO, Clickful
    Fabrice Fischer, Founder and CEO, Blu Ltd
    Tak Lo, Founder,

    Warren Li, Senior Business Development Manager, AWS

    Microservices- Why and When You Should Adopt Microservices (Level 200)

    Joseph Cooper, CEO, Kintohub

    12:00 - 13:15 Break - End of Morning Sessions
    13:15 - 14:00

    Panel Discussion on Accelerator and Incubation Program

    Rafal Czerniawski, Co-Founder, Betatron
    Bay McLaughlin, Co-Founder, Brinc
    Peter Mok, Head of Incubation Programmes, HKSTP

    Warren Li, Senior Business Development Manager, AWS

    Serverless Real Time Analytics (Level 300)

    Dickson Yue, Solutions Architect, AWS

    14:00 - 14:15 Transition
    14:15 - 15:00

    Sharing by the Asia’s First Accelerator for AI Startups

    Tak Lo, Founder,

    Building an AI-based Service with Rekognition, Polly, and Lex (Level 200)

    Rebeker Choi, Solutions Architect, AWS

    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee/Tea Break
    15:15 - 16:00

    Startup Sharing - Launching a Business in Less than 2 Months, Quick Iterations with Agile

    Claude Ducharme, CTO,

    Building Powerful IoT Apps with AWS IoT and Websockets (Level 400)

    Dickson Yue, Solutions Architect, AWS

    16:00 - 16:15 Transition
    16:15 - 17:00

    Fireside Chat with VC

    Carmen Chan, Founder and Managing Partner, Click Venture
    Henry Tan, Partner, Q Venture
    David Li, Investment Professional, Queen's Road Capital

    Warren Li, Senior Business Development Manager, AWS

    17:00 Networking Drinks

    Sessions will cover an overview of services, features and benefits with no prerequisites presumed.

    Sessions will focus on best practices, details of service features and demos or code samples. Assumes introductory knowledge of topic.

    Sessions will dive deeper into service features, lessons learned, deployment and architecture examples. Assumes in-depth understanding of service use cases and AWS platform.

    Sessions will focus on more complex topics such as advanced coding, architecture, infrastructure design and solutions. Deep understanding of subject matter is presumed.

  • Featured Keynote Speakers


    Mackenzie is the Global Startup Evangelist at AWS which connects him with thriving startups around the globe. Mackenzie focuses on discovering the many startups launching daily on AWS to help grow their technology and share their stories. There is no shortage of startups launching every day on AWS in every imaginable industry such as Fintech, Health & Life Sciences, Automotive, Drones, IoT, and more. Through live video interviews, blog posts, and talks these stories are spotlighted and told to a global audience. Mackenzie is a frequent keynote speaker at numerous tech and startup conferences.


    Alex joined Lalamove on the first day and growing with the company for 3.5 years. Worked in different positions and hacks to grow the business whatever he can. Currently Alex is managing tech team based in HK and focusing South East Asia market, build a platform with innovation and gritty team to connect drivers and users. The funniest part of the startup journey is everyone try to achieve goals with very limited resources. Alex believes high adaptability and flexibility will make things more efficient and create values to the end users.


    Fritz Demopoulos has been an entrepreneur and investor within the media and internet industries for over 10 years. He co-founded, China's largest travel internet company; and, China's largest sports internet company. Fritz also had senior positions at Netease and The News Corporation.

  • Sponsors & Supporting Organizations