Free use of technology works not only in the consumer market. After years of working on an IoT energy management platform, CityTone's CEO Steven Yeung has introduced an innovative “no charge” business model for offering IoT equipment and services to clients – he takes a cut of the clients’ savings on their energy bills instead. He is keen to expand to other parts of Asia and contribute to reducing global carbon emissions.
Mr. Patrick Tu, Co-founder and CEO of Dayta AI Limited
Being young is an asset in the startup world because it’s a time to be fearless about disruption and young people have time on their side. They also learn fast and adapt quickly. The Dayta AI team has an average age of 24. Under the leadership of Patrick Tu, the team hailing from HKUST is set to bring about an AI revolution in retail.
Fano Labs might possibly be one of the most generous Hong Kong startups in handing out shares to employees. Its founder Miles Wan is a true believer of teamwork. In the four years since its launch, the company has been through peaks and troughs and overcome many obstacles. So, Miles is determined to share the fruits of business success with his team as he makes IPO a definitive goal. That’s a unique brand of leadership.
Insight Robotics’ Co-founder and Chief Science Officer Rex Sham’s business venture started with a fire-prevention robot. To make his startup succeed, he has travelled from concrete jungles to muddy fields and led his team...
Mr. Rex Sham, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Insight Robotics Limited
Insight Robotics’ Co-founder and Chief Science Officer Rex Sham’s business venture started with a fire-prevention robot. To make his startup succeed, he has travelled from concrete jungles to muddy fields and led his team to personally investigate millions of palm trees, and then developed a proprietary technology to tailor-make commercial drones. This is a story of a Hong Kong boy who turned into a brilliant scientist and entrepreneur.
Mr. Steven Lo, Director of Ocean Unicorn Technology
Ocean Unicorn Technology's Director Steven Lo was the first to use robots to operate an ice cream kiosk in lieu of humans. He thinks they are more effective for quality control and operational efficiency. Despite possible roadblocks along the way, he believes the long-term potential for robotics applications for food production is enormous. Down the road, he intends to venture into beverages and Hong Kong-style snacks.