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Hong Kong start-up developing 3D technology to weave perfect pair of customised jeans with zero waste

A start-up is combining 3D scanning and weaving technology to make the perfect pair of jeans, as consumers’ preferences shift from big-name brands to tech-inspired and sustainable fashion.San Francisco-based Unspun, which joined Hong Kong’s The Mills Fabrica “techstyle” incubator in February, touts itself as a zero-inventory store; jeans are only made when an order is placed. The incubator says techstyle covers material and supply chain innovation, wearables merging technology and style, and… Source link

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FPT SBI Holdings invest $3m in blockchain startup – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The signing ceremony. Utop, a Vietnamese startup that was developed based on FPT’s business blockchain platform, bridges loyalty point programmes among merchants. — Photo courtesy of the company HÀ NỘI — FPT Corporation and Tokyo-based SBI Holdings Inc this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to invest US$3 million into joint venture Utop, a Vietnamese start-up that bridges loyalty point programmes among merchants. Utop was developed based on FPT’s enterprise blockchain platform akaChain, which has been implemented in many countries and across various sectors from finance, insurance, retail, to supply…

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Hong Kong may boost start-up ecosystem by offering more incentives to overseas angel investors, says financial secretary

Hong Kong will consider offering more incentives to attract overseas angel investors to the city, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said on Sunday.Writing in his personal blog, Chan said angel investors – private-equity fund managers that provide the first round of funding for newly created companies – were important to the ecosystem driving innovation and developing Hong Kong’s technology industry. At the moment, these investors are operating mainly outside the city.“Angel investors can… Source link

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Start-up contest thrown open to foreign contestants – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Nguyễn Thị Diệu Hằng, deputy director of BSSC and head of the organisation board, introduces the 2019 Vietnam Start-up Wheel in HCM City on Wednesday. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — Registration is open until April 30 for the 2019 Việt Nam Start-up Wheel, the annual business contest oganised by the Business Start-up Support Centre and the HCM City Young Businesspeople Association. This year the contest is also open to international start-ups who are interested in the Vietnamese and Southeast Asian markets. There will be two press…

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Brainwave-tracking start-up in China schoolchildren controversy working on mind control

The concept of telekinesis, which is the ability to move objects at a distance through the sheer power of the mind, can be a tantalising feat to behold.For hi-tech start-up BrainCo, it has removed that capability from the realm of science fiction into practical applications, some of which it has presented in trade exhibitions.At the annual CES trade show in Las Vegas in January, a number of visitors to BrainCo’s booth were given the opportunity to demonstrate their brain power. They were asked… Source link

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Certified listings on blockchain could help authenticate works of art, according to Swiss start-up

Certified listings on blockchain could help authenticate works of art, according to Olivier Marian, founder and chief strategy officer at three-year-old Swiss start-up Arteïa.Marian said a digital “catalogue raisonné”, or a detailed curriculum listing all known works of art by an artist, could help bust fakes and forgeries, and determine provenance and market value.“A big problem of the art market is whether the art works have certified provenance directly from the artists or from other experts… Source link

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VN’s Momo e-wallet 10th most well-funded start-up in region – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Vietnamese start-up Momo was featured in the ten most well-funded tech start-up in Asia and the Pacific region. — Photo vietnamnet.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese start-up Momo was recently ranked as the 10th most well-funded tech start-up in the Asia-Pacific region by global information services firm CBInsights. The e-wallet and payments app had total disclosed funding of US$134 million as of the end of February. The app has an estimated 10 million users. The most well-funded company in the region was Payments Unicorn…

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Vietnamese start-up builds multi-connection blockchain system – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

KardiaChain provides a platform for decentralised applications, including taxi services. — VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A Vietnamese start-up has built a multi-connection blockchain system which allows information sharing and exchange between ministries and businesses worldwide. The system built by KardiaChain Foundation Ltd also allows users to have direct interactions with goods and service suppliers across the world. The technology could be used as an important platform to build smart cities and to manage education, certificate administration, financial transactions, healthcare and business administration. …

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Chinese AI start-up Megvii said to plan IPO in either Hong Kong or New York to raise up to US$800 million

Megvii, the developer of facial recognition software Face++ used widely across China, is mulling an initial public offering that could raise up to US$800 million, people familiar with the matter said.The Beijing-based artificial intelligence start-up is still weighing options to list in either New York or Hong Kong, with the latter more likely at this stage, said the people who did not want to be identified as the information is private.The company, backed by Alibaba Group Holding and Foxconn… Source link

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This Hong Kong start-up gives flat owners a hassle-free way to tap the co-living trend

In crowded Hong Kong, co-living operators have made good business matching the needs of renters and landlords around shared living concepts involving big spaces.But a new entrant, which went live earlier this month, is seeking to push into an area that has so far been overlooked: helping young people source housing in flats shared with a small number of tenants.Michelle Chau Wang-yu, one of four co-founders of the Chinese-language website coliving.hk, which went live on March 6, says her… Source link

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