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My presentation on Startups Monday (20.06.2011) featuring Snapshock, Hiwave Dry Seafood, and more...

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  • 1.Taking Old Hong Kong to the New Hong Kong Peter Choi @snapshock / @hiwavesg / @meepoll

2. Agenda

  • My startup history lessons learnt
  • Hiwave Dry Seafood the Google experience
  • Snapshock 3D photos
  • Networking beyond startups
  • Mingle time!

3. Peter Choi

  • MSc MBCS PMP CISA CISSP
  • 7 jobs in 8 years (strategic hopper)
  • Committee member, BCS (HK Section)
  • First startup: 2004 (newsy)
  • Taekwondo coach for 16 years

4. 2004 : newsy.com

  • Web based RSS reader
  • Cause of death:
    • Too young
    • Google Reader
  • Lessons learnt:
    • UX > functionalities
    • Domain name trading is something!

5. 2007 : iPhoto.org

  • Syndicate of photography blogs
  • Lessons learnt:
    • No automation for e-marketing
    • Do not rely on advertisement income

6. 2005-2006 : SayiLove & StarryGift

  • A place for love declaration
  • Cause of death:
    • Job security (team psychology)
    • QC on outsourcing
    • Too slow (morale issue)
  • Lessons learnt:
    • Train to manage your emotion
    • Ditch perfection

7. 2008 : Hiwave Dry Seafood

  • http://hiwave.starrygift.com
  • Family business for 3 gens
  • Physical store at Sai Kung
  • Chinese wedding betrothal gift
  • iPhone apps soup recipes
  • Featured in Google market report The Connected Harbour
  • http://www.connectedharbour.hk

8.

  • Video?

9. 2008 : Hiwave Dry Seafood

  • Minimal setup cost: blog, open source, social media, SEO
  • Secured inventory and supply chain
  • Google added:
  • Extensive network
  • Press and PR (a lot)

10. 2008 : Hiwave Dry Seafood

  • Lesson learnt
  • ENDURANCE
  • - ,

11. 2010:_____________

  • http://www.snapshock.com
  • Photo slideshows
  • Transform 2D photos to 3D
  • Universities collaboration
  • Resolution independent
  • Coming soon: iPad, iPhone, Android apps

12. 13. 3D? Do we need glasses? 14.

  • Lesson learnt
  • FAITH
  • Maintain unwavering faith;
  • Confront the reality
  • - Stockdale Paradox

2010:_____________ 15. Networking Beyond Startups 16. To Conclude - 17.

  • Peter Choi
  • Co-founder and CEO, Snapshock
  • (852) 95285565
  • [email_address]
  • @peterchoi
  • @snapshock / @hiwavesg / @meepoll