HK tries to reinvigorate Its entrepreneur hub status / GDS expands its services to Hong Kong market

Hong Kong quick review : MaD venture fellow programme / data center

Make a Difference: Hong Kong tries to reinvigorate Its entrepreneur hub status

A new Make a Difference (MaD) Venture Fellows Programme took place in Hong Kong from 24-27 Jan, marking the Special Administrative Region's renewed efforts to nurture and attract a new generation entrepreneurial talents. Sixteen innovative and high impact MaD Venture Fellows were invited to present at the MaD Ventures Salon, pitching to 300 people in the investment, finance and business communities in Hong Kong. The Salon, a public-private-NGO partnership sponsored by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government, DBS, Outblaze and A Better Tomorrow, is Hong Kong's first international pitching platform to connect start-ups with potential investors and business partners. A panel selected 3 Make a Difference Venture Stars from the MaD Venture Fellows.

The three winners were Insight Robotics, Wibbitz and Wifinity Tech. Insight Robotics, , an incubate at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, applies robotics technology to the protection of critical infrastructures and key resources around the world. Wibbitz, from Israel, creates a text-to-video technology that automatically turns any text-based article, post or feed on the web into a video in 20 seconds. And Wifinity Tech in India applies wireless sensing, artificial intelligence and machine to machine learning to help enterprises, buildings, hospitals and other organisations to monitor, manage and save their energy and water consumption.

GDS expands its services to Hong Kong market

GDS, provider of high-availability data center services in China, announced the expansion of its services to the Hong Kong market. This development is in response to demand from Chinese financial institution customers who are increasing their presence offshore. GDS currently serves over 150 top tier financial institutions in China.

GDS will be one of the first Chinese data center service provider to have a presence in both the Mainland China and Hong Kong markets. GDS formally opened its Hong Kong Operation Center on January 24, 2013 and plans to build up its service delivery capability in Hong Kong and establish its own data center facility during 2013.