Today, a 28-member delegation from Hong Kong Cyberport will be visiting Plug and Play Tech Center. Hong Kong Cyberport is an ICT incubating center that is owned by Hong Kong’s government. Their mission is to find and incubate the best ICT companies from Hong Kong, China, and Asia Pacific. Cyberport has been incubating companies successfully for over 15 years, and now they’re making efforts to create a bridge to Silicon Valley for their startups.
“Cyberport is looking for good partners to collaborate with in order to send their graduates overseas to Silicon Valley,” said Leslie Yuen, a consultant from the Globalization Training Office, which helps companies from Hong Kong and China to come to the United States. He is the advisor for the China Partnership Program and also was the executive director (2012) of Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association. He is acting as the U.S. consultant for Cyberport.
“Cyberport is focused on the ICT space, the Internet of everything, and Silicon Valley is very strong in that, so it’s a natural progression. It offers access to talent, collaboration, capital, and a great market, so our companies want to set up offices in Silicon Valley,” per Leslie.
The delegation will be mostly comprised of Hong Kong startups, and will be lead by David Chung, the Chief Technology Office of Cyberport. While here, they will take part in a networking mixer co-hosted by HYSTA for bilateral startups, angel investors, and VCs.
Be sure to stop by this evening and take part in this public networking opportunity.
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