Our annual tradition, the yearly infographic, to reflect on our achievements.
Why do we do this? For three main reasons - to pause, reflect and celebrate.
Entrepreneurs rarely make time for this. Founders are often hard on themselves, constantly driving, that they forget to pause, reflect and celebrate.
This simple exercise can revive and rejuvenate your startup team, even if done in a simple way.
We would like to thank all our customers, partners and our team, for helping contribute, in a meaningful way, to Hong Kong's growing and maturing Startup scene.
If you don't measure, you don't improve. We love to measure. We are most proud of the fact that over 1,500 founders have attended our Programs - yes, 1,500, since we started!
As usual, we have big plans for 2018. Paperclip will formally launch an Incubator, focusing on E-commerce, Logistics, Smart City and HealthTech industries - we won't specify whether the technologies will be AI, IOT, AR etc. - that's up to the founders.
Why an Incubator? This has always been Deepak's plan. Deepak's recent reply to a question about 'lack of talent in Asia', was to say "The challenge here isn't the lack of talent, but the lack of opportunity. History has helped some countries succeed at the huge expense of others, but today, technology is enabling a movement towards massive inclusion that needs the right environment. Paperclip will enable that."
Our goal is to 'Ignite Founders - Asia is growing and changing rapidly so opportunities are bright.
We are always looking for like-minded investors and mentors. And we are looking for ambitious founders. Get in touch.
A big thank you to our mentors too! Check out the next Startup Mentoring Intensive program in Jan.
Have an awesome 2018!
Sending you a big hug from the Paperclip Team