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This story quoted the sharing delivered by Antony on the HKIRC Digital Market Conference regarding sharing economy. It also highlights some of the Hong Kong startups that apply the concept of sharing economy in their business models.
Introducing both our mobile applications, Around Neighbours and Around Points. The first one is a neighbourhood networking platform, and the other one is an app that helps local merchants and nearby customers create a win-win situation.
Around is joining the second cohort of the Blueprint Accelerator Program run by Swire Properties. We are making new progress and developing a new mobile app "Around Points" to help merchants engage with more potential customers.
This is the first time to publicly reveal our plan of launching a new mobile app "Around Points". We will be working with merchants and install a Shop Geolocator to attract more customers for the shops.
Unwire.hk conducted an interview with Around as we are awarded with the Silver Award of HKICT Best ICT Startup Award 2015.
This episode of "Hong Kong Stories" tells audience how Around is using technology as an ice-breaker in our community. We want to make use of a mobile network to get to know our neighbours, and engage the people with the local shops.
This story gives a summary of the RTHK TV programme featuring Around which will be broadcast soon. The TV programme will cover our startup journey of building a neighbourhood network in Hong Kong.
Other than solving your daily life problems by connecting you with resources nearby, Around is also encouraging people to share resources within the neighbourhood. In this interview, we briefly talked about how Around is promoting the concept of "Sharing Economy".
On the morning of the first day of year of Goat, RTHK Radio 1 produced an interview called "Neighbourly Relationship". Let's listen to how Around re-connect the people, things and resources within the community.
A story about our trip to Silicon Valley last year. It also mentioned our re-branding from Myflat.hk to Around.
SCMP / Education Post: A Business Mind In touch with the neighbourhood
Matthew discussed with Education Post on how Around can revitalise notice boards using technology to reconnect communities.
Hong Kong Economics Journal: Entrepreneurial Culture, No time to waste
As tools like Facebook and Whatsapp transform how peers connect with one and other, there's surprising few modern methods to connect neighbours together. But, this might soon change as the Around team headed to Silicon Valley to learn how to best tackle this challenge.
iMoney: Young HK Entrepreneurs learn from Google Headquarters
Team Around and a group of other young Hong Kong entrepreneurs won the chance to visit Silicon Valley and learned what it takes to leverage innovation to build successful businesses.
SCMP: A breath of fresh flair: young Hong Kong entrepreneurs chase start-up dreams in Silicon Valley
SCMP covers lessons learnt by the 6 winning teams of Google EYE Program during their trip to Google HQ and what it takes to build a startup ecosystem in Hong Kong.
Oriental Daily: HK Startups learn from Google
Google Entrepreneurship program winners Myflat.hk and HITA visited Google headquarters in Silicon Valley to learn from their experience in growing successful startups.
Ming Pao: The online platform for re-constructing our community
In this interview by Ming Pao, our team talked about our goal of making Myflat.hk as a part of the daily life of Hong Kong residents and re-constructing the neighbours' relationships.
i-Cable: Money Cafe
Antony was invited to i-Cable's Money Cafe to chat about the entrepreneurial scene in Hong Kong, our success in the Google x CUHK EYE program as well as the growth of the Sharing Economy in Hong Kong.
Money Talks: The development of the Sharing Economy Money Talks: The development of the Sharing Economy Antony speaks with ATV television program Money Talks on the emergence of the sharing economy in Hong Kong and how neighbours can help one another.
China Daily: A ‘bridge’ for neighbours (online version)
Two budding entrepreneurs have teamed up using technology to link up ‘people in the virtual world with those in the physical world’ for the benefit of communities.
StartUpsHK: Neighbourhood Social Network Myflat.HK Launches New Pilot Programs to Jumpstart Two Hong Kong Communities
We discuss with Startups HK in regards to our latest launch of Myflat.hk for students and our pilot scheme for Myflat.hk for businesses in Kowloon City.
Hong Kong Business: Here’s a Facebook-like neighborhood social network just for Hong Kong
Our founders talked about how Myflat.hk is designed to connect residents with their real neighbours and how Closeby is created for connecting local merchants.
Being an entrepreneur is not as cool as it sounds
Myflat.hk Co-founder Antony explains to StartUpBeat magazine on how creating a startup company is becoming a new trend but it is no easy task.
Bankers give up high salaries to build a better online community platform
Ex-investment bankers partner up to connect local communities by using the latest local social network for Hong Kong.
Bankers quit job to follow their father’s footsteps?
Determined to create a better community, Myflat.hk co-founders (Matthew and Antony) decided to give up their job in investment banking in return for establishing Myflat.hk.
Google lends a hand in assisting the youth of Hong Kong
With the help of various large organisations, Hong Kong's startup ecosystem is growing at an exciting rate.
SCMP: Connected Hong Kong needs to do more to support its hi-tech innovators
Google Hong Kong's Managing Director, Mr. Dominic Allon, highlighted Hong Kong's need to support tech businesses and entrepreneurs in achieving their full potential.
Property Times: Using an online platform to recycle used furniture and rebuild communities
Myflat.hk was featured together with other startups that are trying to help communities through recycling, stronger connections, etc.
Next Plus: What they lack in income is earned back in human connections
Next Plus profiled Antony and Matt’s story to switch from investment banking to building an online platform that aims to regain a long lost sense of community in Hong Kong.
Metro Radio Program - Breakthrough Radio: Sharing Resources Metro Radio Program - Breakthrough Radio: Sharing Resources
Breakthrough chatted with Antony and Matthew about how Myflat.hk can build up closer communities and promote resources and skills sharing among neighbours.
HK Economic Journal: Former banking professionals co-found an IT startup for connecting neighbours
The HKEJ shared the vision behind Myflat.hk, including the co-founders’ aims to recreate strong neighbour relations and promote a sharing community.
HK Economic Times: Online Neighbourhood to help each other
The HKET interviewed Antony and Matt on how Myflat.hk is a platform that can help encourage a sharing economy in Hong Kong.
29 Startup Founders Share their Advice for Entrepreneurs Relocating to Hong Kong
Matthew was asked, along with other startup founders, for about some tips to offer for foreigners wanting to start a business in Hong Kong.
Playtimes: At Home in Hong Kong
Playtimes mentioned Myflat.hk in their article about the process of moving to Hong Kong and what tips can help expats to settle in.
Jumpstart: Interview with the Team of Myflat.hk
HK’s new startup magazine featured the Myflat.hk team’s entrepreneurial journey in their inaugural issue.
Apple Daily: TKO Toy Exchange Event
Our first toy exchange event held in Tseung Kwan O was recommended by Apply Daily.
Antony was interviewed as the Hong Kong Hero of the day by Tim Littlechild, and explained how Myflat.hk connects Hong Kong communities.
HKCoCoon Connector Story: Behind Hong Kong’s first neighbourhood social network
HKCoCoon talked to our co-founder Matthew about the vision behind the first neighbourhood social network for Hong Kong.
The Good Lab member interview: Re-Connecting Neighbours in Our City
The Good Lab interviewed our co-founder Antony Wong to see how Myflat.hk can become the neighbourhood social network based on real world communities.
StartUpsHK: 5 Questions with Matthew Tam, Co-Founder of Myflat.hk
The Hong Kong start-up community StartUpsHK interviewed Matthew about the background and future plans for Myflat.hk.