HONG KONG’S GROWING VENUEHUB
“Being in a business with a heavy B2B focus, ultra-corporate Hong Kong is a hugely exciting place in which to operate.”
Adam Whiting, Co-founder, VenueHub
VenueHub HK www.venuehub.hk is a website and concierge service that connects both private and corporate event bookers with event spaces in Hong Kong. Founded by Adam Whiting, Malcolm Loudon and James Beacher who together have backgrounds in digital marketing and events, the startup brings together venues in one place and makes them simple to find and book. Freshly admitted to the Cyberport Incubation Programme, the founders enjoy financial and other support that has helped them grow their team and start building plans for expansion.
“Being in a business with a heavy B2B focus, ultra-corporate Hong Kong is a hugely exciting place in which to operate. Thebusiness opportunities available in Hong Kong are immense,” Adam Whiting, Co-founder, VenueHub, said. “This is coupled with the relative ease of starting a business in Hong Kong – speed of setup, low registration costs, etc. All of these have helped VenueHub to focus on building something valuable without the distractions of excessive paperwork and setup admin. The local startup ecosystem has also significantly developed over the past five years in terms of the number of registered startups, cowork spaces, industry events, incubators/accelerators and press coverage.”
Although VenueHub became a Cyberport incubatee only three months ago and will graduate in late 2016, the founders are already thinking about possible geographic expansion in the midterm, as well as product development. “We’re only a few months into the incubation programme. In the short term, we’re determined to gain as much value out of the programme as possible and grow aggressively. The Cyberport Incubation Programme has provided us with absolutely vital support, with the ample financial assistance and fantastic office space provided being the most obvious benefits. Perhaps most significantly, the financial boost that the programme provides has enabled us to take on new staff,” Whiting enthused.
VenueHub worked with InvestHK’s Creative Industries team which provided essential visa support and offered free promotional channels.