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Blog • 27 Jan 2017

Startups, Trump and the Rooster

Well, that was quick. January was a blur. We have been busy with events, training and mentoring workshops, and getting our cohort ready for Demo day.

For all the investors out there, please connect with us on startup at if you would like to learn more about Amplifi Paperclip Accelerator demo day, scheduled for the end of February, 2017.

Why have we mentioned the new US president Donald Trump? We are mentioning it because we feel it has implications for the global tech scene, especially in Asia. It seems like the US is heading into protectionist mode as they want to get even harder on immigration. We see this as positive for Asia’s tech scene in general as the US has traditionally paid top dollar for the best global tech talent and a lot of these people came from Asia. The result is that they will choose to stay in Asia and, we suspect, will start launching startups. 

January saw us doing multiple events.  Deepak was kept especially busy with Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas Mentoring Workshops for the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park LEAP Tech Accelerator program, and teaching Innovation practices to 120 Citibank executives at Cyberport for their 'Leading Change' event. Everyone is getting serious about technology innovation and how to apply it to their businesses.

Look out for more workshops, or, as we like to call them, Startup Mentor Intensives, at Paperclip, focusing on important innovation management tools like Business Model Canvas and Value proposition design.  As always, our workshops are mentor-heavy focused, ensuring founders are coached on the best practices, led by experienced technology entrepreneurs and investors.

More coming in February.  Look out for more events and workshops.  If you are looking for space, check out our new Flexipass offering and our Hot desk and Dedicated desks new member promotions.