Who Should Attend
Venture Innovation - Startup Elevator pitch🚀
Come to witness startups deliver captivating elevator pitches to influential decision-makers from renowned enterprises, including Cathay Pacific, MTR, Chow Sang Sang, Lane Crawford and Li & Fung. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to witness the birth of groundbreaking ideas and engage with visionary innovators.
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Venue: Ballroom 3, 7/F, Cordis Hotel | No separate registration required | Learn more
Successful registration to AWS Startup Day Hong Kong will also secure the pass to enter all activities and sessions happening in the AWS Web3 Day Hong Kong.
|8:30 AM - 9:30 AM||
Morning Training - Cloud Essentials for Startup Leaders (Separate RSVP required) | Venue: Ballroom 3
Build a Cloud strategy that helps you meet business objectives.
This course is for start-up leaders who seek an overall understanding of the fundamental concepts of cloud computing. Learn how a cloud strategy can help you meet business objectives. The course dives into the business value of the cloud through customer examples, exploring industry trends, and the Cloud Value Framework, which helps you understand the business value of building on AWS by assessing cost and value impact. Separate registration is needed.
|9:15 AM - 10:00 AM||Registration|
|10:00 AM - 10:15 AM||
Welcoming Remarks | Venue: Ballroom 1&2, 7/F
Robert Wang, Managing Director, Hong Kong & Taiwan, AWS
|10:15 AM - 10:20 AM||
Speech by Honourable Guest | Venue: Ballroom 1&2, 7/F
Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP
|10:20 AM - 10:50 AM||
Fueling Innovation at Every Stage of Your Startup Journey - from Ideation to Global Scale | Venue: Ballroom 1&2, 7/F
Mark Birch, Principal Startup Advocate, AWS
|10:50 AM - 11:10 AM||
Road to Web3 Mass Adoption | Venue: Ballroom 1&2, 7/F
Hao Yu Kun, Senior Director, Wanxiang Blockchain
|11:10 AM - 11:35 AM||
Generative AI for every start-up | Venue: Ballroom 1&2, 7/F
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has been a focus for Amazon for over 20 years, and many of the capabilities customers use with Amazon are driven by ML, including with start-ups. AWS has played a key role in democratising ML, making it accessible to anyone who wants to use it. Providing customers with access to scalable compute capacity, the ability to collect and store a massive proliferation of data, and opportunity to leverage a rapidly advancing set of ML technologies. But AI is now at an exciting inflection point. It’s never been a better time to be a builder, and we believe most customer experiences and applications will be reinvented with generative AI. So come learn how AWS brings the power and promise of generative AI to start-ups of any size
Dean Samuels, Chief Technologist, AWS
|11:35 AM - 11:55 AM||Networking Break|
|Technical Track||Business Track|
|11:55 AM - 12:30 PM||
Simplify your Kubernetes environment with EKS Blueprints | Level 300 | Venue: Ballroom 3
Kevin Coleman, Head of GTM, Kubernetes, AWS
Panel Discussion: Different Fundraising Paths for Startups | Venue: Ballroom 1 & 2
In 2023, it is more important than ever for startups to gain the proper exposure and be connected to the right parties for fundraising. In this session, we will speak with guests from an accelerator, a VC and also corporate ventures, to deep dive into their preferences, insights and advices on startup fundraising options.
Benny Lee, Head of Private Equity BD, AWS
|12:30 PM - 1:45 PM||Lunch Break (Lunch not included)|
1:45 PM - 2:20 PM
GoodNotes’ ML Journey: transforming note-taking with AI innovation | Level 200 | Venue: Ballroom 1 & 2
In this session, Goodnotes will share their successful story in ML adoption journey, including the initiative, their team, culture, challenges and technologies towards AI innovation for their note-taking platform, as well as being ready for Generative AI.
Angus Fong, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, GoodNotes
Product design evolution - how to adapt to the market | Venue: Ballroom 3
Every startup initially has an idea, but over time, this idea would get challenged by markets and customers. The ability to learn and adjust the product design is a key survival skill for every startup. In this session, startups’ services and products are examined from inside out, and product teams will explain how their products grow with the constant changing markets and customer demands.
Matthew Lee, Founder & CEO, Fill-Easy
|2:25 PM - 2:55 PM||
Unlocking Actionable Insights - Clickstream Analytics and Logging with AWS for Startups | Venue: Ballroom 1 & 2
Alvin Cheung, Analytics BD Specialist, AWS
From local to global - the startup expansion story | Venue: Ballroom 3
It is always a founder’s dream to see the startup business grow and expand across cities and regions. In this session, we bring in startups with aspiration to sell beyond Hong Kong, and let them tell their stories on how the businesses have grown across borders.
Kevin Law, APAC Director of Business Development, CoinDesk Indices
|2:55 PM - 3:15 PM||Break|
|3:15 PM - 3:50 PM||
Startup AI Journey Panel Discussion (PantheonLab, Votee, AlterMe AI) | Level 100 | Venue: Ballroom 1 & 2
Mark Birch, Principal Startup Advocate, AWS
Venture Innovation - Startup Elevator pitch🚀 | Venue: Ballroom 3
Come to witness startups deliver captivating elevator pitches to influential decision-makers from renowned enterprises. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to witness the birth of groundbreaking ideas and engage with visionary innovators. No separate registration is required.
|3:55 PM - 4:30 PM||
Preparing for Your Next Growth: Evolving Your Architecture Beyond Monoliths with Cloud Design Patterns | Level 300 | Venue: Ballroom 1 & 2
Ken Cho, Solutions Architect, AWS
Principal Startup Advocate, AWS
Chief Technologist, ASEAN, AWS
Managing Director, Hong Kong & Taiwan, AWS
Head of GTM, Kubernetes, AWS
Co-Founder, Alterme AI
APAC Director of Business Development, Coindesk Indices
Matthew Lee Zi Jin
CEO, Fill Easy
Senior Investment Manager, Gobi Partners GBA
Co-Founder, Pantheon Lab
CTO, Votee Limited
Senior Director, Wanxiang Blockchain
CEO & Co-founder of Dayta AI
CEO, HKAI Lab
Head of Commercial, China, Heals Healthcare
Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Goodnotes
Head of Investment, MTR Lab
CEO and Co-founder, PanopticAI
Co-Founder, Space Tutor
Co-Founder at Pantheon Lab, a Deep Learning Company focusing on self generated Visual Content technology and building Marketing Solutions with A.I.
CTO at Votee, Votee AI is a consumer intelligence startup, which provides enterprise-grade AI technologies to market research platforms, customer experience platforms, social listening platforms, contact center solutions, and business workflow automation applications.
Co-Founder at AltermeAI. With AlterMe AI, you can generate, create, or enhance your photos effortlessly. Whether you want to change the background of your image or add different thematics to your photo, such as Sport, Cityscape, Studioss, Forest, Beach, or even Space, AlterMe AI Photo Enhancer has got you covered.
Jimmy focuses on early-stage (Seed to Series A) investments in enterprise tech, consumer, and construction tech for Gobi Partners GBA, where he's helped invest in PanopticAI, Wristcheck, isBIM, and more for the firm. He previously worked at Accenture Strategy, advising clients across retail, automotive, and travel industries on growth and digital transformation strategies. Jimmy then worked as a Strategy and Business Development Director at UMP Healthcare (China) where he led the business operations of the company's telemedicine platform. Jimmy received his Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Global Management at The University of Hong Kong.
Kevin Law, Director of Business Development at Coindesk Indices, is based in Hong Kong to drive the growth initiatives in the APAC region. He is eager to play a pivotal role in redefining the #TradFi and #web3 industries, with a specific focus on fostering institutional adoptions. Coindesk Indices is the most leading crypto indices provider by AUM since 2014. We offer three distinct product lines: single-asset reference indices, broad market and sector indices, and systematic strategy indices. Our well-governed, SOC2 certified, and IOSCO-compliant index offerings are in support to asset managers, exchanges, trading firms, crypto natives, asset owners, banks, crypto and TradFi exchanges for crypto benchmarking, back testing, portfolio management that meets the needs of regulatory requirements and further fuel their business growth.
Matthew Zi Jin Lee, MsC Financial Technology from HKUST, is the founder and CEO of Fill Easy, a startup dedicated to making government data easier to use. He possesses first-hand financial and compliance experience from his previous roles in both Audit and Insurance, and from his experiences working in those fields, understands keenly the disruption that new technology and data brings to the financial industry and beyond. Matthew is passionate about Fintech, Govtech and Open Data, and acts as a mentor in programs such as “Strive and Rise” for youths interested in exploring these fields.
Mark is a former startup founder, community builder, and author of Community-in-a-Box. He is currently the Global Startup Advocate at AWS, advising founders and technical teams on how startups successfully build, grow, and scale faster on AWS.
Previously, Mark worked at Stack Overflow to launch their Enterprise SaaS platform, then led efforts to expand the business across APAC. Before that, he founded an HR technology startup in the workforce analytics space, angel invested in B2B SaaS tech companies, and worked for a diverse group of leading enterprise technology companies.
You can find him on LinkedIn, Twitter and his newsletter Founders in the Cloud.
Dean comes from an IT infrastructure background and has extensive experience in infrastructure virtualization and automation. He has been with AWS for the past ten years and has had the opportunity to work with businesses of all sizes and industries. Dean is committed to helping customers design, implement, and optimize their application environments for the public cloud to allow them to become more innovative, agile, and secure.
Robert Wang serves as Managing Director for Amazon Web Services in Hong Kong and Taiwan, leading the strategic planning, business development, and operations across the two markets. With more than two decades of experience in the Information and Communication Technologies industry, Robert has developed a deep and seasoned technical expertise at leading multinational corporations.
Outside of his role with AWS, Robert holds a number of voluntary industry positions, serving as an executive committee member of the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA), an advisory committee member of Digital Nation & Innovative Economic Development Program (DIGI+), and a committee member for the National Development Fund’s Startup Angel Program.
Angus Fong is a senior full-stack Machine Learning engineer at Goodnotes, currently leading cross-functional projects to develop AI-assisted handwriting features and novel LLM-based chat interfaces. Before joining Goodnotes, Angus was an SRE in Google Cloud Platform at Seattle. He is passionate in building AI features in production, with experience in Python, Swift, PyTorch, and various MLOps tooling.
Jing Shi has 20 years of experience in venturecapital and private equity buyout, with a focus on investment execution andportfolio management. In his earlier career, he worked as a strategy consultantand was an entrepreneur who created a number of startups. He specialises in deep tech, TMT, consumer, and industrials in the APAC region, especially in Greater China, SEA and Japan.
Kevin leads the GTM team for the Kubernetes portfolio of services at AWS, where he is responsible for defining overall GTM strategy and supporting successful customer adoption of Kubernetes on AWS. Prior to AWS Kevin, founded a cloud consultancy in Seattle call Mesh Studio, which helped customers adopt containers services on AWS.
Teddy is currently the Chief Executive Officer of HKAI LAB, which is focused on advancing the frontiers of AI with cutting-edge technologies and expertis, and empowering startups to develop and commercialize their AI inventions and technologies. Simultaneously he is Chief Business Development Officer of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Funds, and responsible for investment program and portfolio management of over 70 investee companies. He also curated several influential startup programs included JUMPSTARTER and HKAI Lab.
Prior to his current role, Teddy was the General Manger of Taobao & Tmall oversea, and General Manger of Alipay International in HK & Macau, where he was responsible for company’s strategic development, investment, business expansion and partnership. His first role with the Alibaba Group was the Business Development Lead of Albaba.com in Asia Pacific.
With a vision to build a SmartRetail ecosystem that entails Computer Vision and Business Intelligence, Patrick Tu, started the Hong Kong-based AI startup right after he graduated. His SaaS product, Cyclops, helps offline retailers acquire and analyse data for the future planning and performance evaluation with the help of artificial intelligence.
Mr. Albert Wong is leading HKSTP on a mission to support tech startups and enterprises on their journey for innovation and growth. He and his team are focusing on nurturing talent, entrepreneurship, connections and commercialising R&D into successful innovation with impact. As CEO of HKSTP since 2016, he has led his team growing HKSTP into Hong Kong’s home for unicorns and the city’s largest R&D hub with over 12,000 research professionals and 1,200 tech companies
Albert has 30-plus years of commercial, industrial and leadership experience through roles with various multinationals that have provided him with deep China and Asia-Pacific insight, plus critical understanding of building companies and investment networks, and solving market needs. Prior to HKSTP, he spent 15 years in total with GE at its US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China. He served as CEO, GE Oil & Gas China, as well as CEO, GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific – where he was responsible for M&A, Business Development, Product Management and Business Operations. Prior to GE, he held management and engineering roles at PerkinElmer, Emerson, Caterpillar and Schlumberger.
Albert holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outside of work he is an avid runner regularly takes part in marathons around the world.
Dr. Kyle Wong is the CEO and Co-founder of PanopticAI, an award-winning startup at the forefront of camera-based health and wellness solutions, revolutionizing how we measure, monitor, and manage our health. Under his leadership, the company has secured backing from Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, Gobi Partners GBA, HKUST and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, the flagship technology hub in Hong Kong. Kyle completed his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from HKUST and is a recipient of the prestigious Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme. His research on AI-enabled camera-based methods for remote health monitoring has been published in leading academic journals. Driven by his passion for digital healthcare technology, Kyle is committed to disrupting traditional healthcare systems and creating more accessible solutions that assist in the socioeconomic development of the world.
Jeffrey Wong is the Co-Founder of Space Tutor, an EdTech company that combines artificial intelligence with the expertise of foreign teachers to provide accessible, personalized online English learning solutions for children aged 6 to 12.
Hear how popular startups in Hong Kong innovate and scale their business with cloud technologies.
Immerse yourself in vital insights and cutting-edge technologies that will shape your business landscape and technology adoption planning.
Meet with VCs and share your ideas with the community! Hear how startup founders pitch their ideas to enterprises and the public to get more inspirations.
Listen to insightful sharing from top notch global startup representatives on their perspectives on how overseas entrepreneurs build their startups and how you can unleash imagination with global reach.
Network like never before! Meet with other startup founders, VC community, investors and AWS startup team in the physical AWS Startup Day
AWS for Startups in Hong Kong
AWS Activate Program is a free program open to startups that empowers you to innovate, build, and grow. Start from Activate Founder Package for $1,000 USD in AWS Activate credits*, $350 USD in Developer Support credits, and best practice architectural guidance, you can quickly get started on AWS, go to market faster than before, and further lower your operational costs. Whether you are just getting started, or already building on AWS, AWS Activate helps you go further.
*AWS Activate credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions, startups previously issued AWS Promotional Credit may not be eligible to receive additional credit