Many, many people seem to think I moved to Hawaii full time, even though I post on social media I am everywhere BUT in Hawaii (I guess more people read this post than I thought) so I thought I would update the old post to clarify where I am (hint: not Hawaii).
I do mentor teams at the Blue Startups program in Hawaii and help put on the East Meets West conference in Honolulu:
But besides doing that a few times a year, I’ve also been speaking on startup panels in Fukuoka, Japan:
Judging startups in Hanoi:
Attending award events in Beijing:
Connecting with tech people in Shanghai:
Meetings with big entertainment companies in Los Angeles:
Doing meetings at a huge convention in Las Vegas:
Moderating ecosystem panels in Taipei:
Leading blockchain roundtables in London:
Interviewing startup founders back in Hong Kong:
Pitching startups in Seoul in freezing winter:
And Seoul again in the Spring, MC’ing a pitch event:
Planning RISE in Dublin:
And back in Hong Kong again hosting yet another pitch event:
MCing a Proptech event in Hong Kong:
And then, as co-host, welcoming 15,000+ people to Hong Kong for RISE itself — and interviewing Tinder founder Sean Rad on stage:
And soon I’ll be in Vancouver, Tel Aviv, Nashville, Toronto and Lisbon!
So I guess, you can’t really say I am in any one location.
I would say I am still based out of Hong Kong and frequent multiple co-workspaces like Garage Society, Metta, Campfire, Blueprint or various coffee shops around the city but I travel to ecosystems around the world meeting startups.
If you want to try and connect with me in person, my travel schedule is listed here.
My day-to-day revolve around 3 things: RISE, BLMP Network and Dimsum Ventures. So you will see me tweeting and posting about conferences, blockchain and Proptech/Future of Work as my main focus going forward.
Typing this reminds me of that scene from the movie Eurotrip lol:
I read this Fast Company interview with Dona Sakar and I just loved her quote so much.
(me in Edinburgh)