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5 in 5 minutes - November 11th

Hong Kong Startup News Roundup

1. SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 kicks off

SuperCharger, a FinTech accelerator in Hong Kong has selected 8 startups to join their program. The accelerator program powered by Standard Chartered Bank and Fidelity International.

"SuperCharger is strongly establishing itself as Hong Kong's leading FinTech accelerator. The quality of this year's cohort is a testament to that and reflects the role our accelerator plays for the sourcing of products, solutions and talent in the financial services industry in this region" Mr Janos Barberis, Founder of SuperCharger said.

The 8 finalists for SuperCharger 2.0 are Bambu, Clare.ai, Entersoft, FinChat, Foris, KYC Chain, Squirro and Znotes Alliance.

2. Brinc.io opens office space in Guangzhou

Brinc has opened a co-working space in Guangzhou that offers short-term office space in a convenient location in CBD with nearby Xing Sheng Lu. Click here to check out more information.

3. Tesla stops offering unlimited free Supercharging for new cars, starting from Jan 1, 2017

Tesla announced on November 7th that all cars ordered after January 1, 2017 will instead receive a limited number of free charging credits. For those who set their eyes on a Tesla car, better order one now.

4. Hong Kong’s First “Reading, Working and Studying Space"

Desk-one is a working, reading and studying space in Causeway Bay that offers an alternative flexible workspace for people around the area.

his concept has been increasingly successful in Korea and Taiwan in the past few years. The space bridges the gap and solves Hong Kong’s land issue! We have evolved and upgraded the general coworking space concept and bring to the wider audience,” said Jacky, Director of Desk-one during an interview with Jumpstart Magazine. Click here to read the full article

5. GuavaPass raises $5M

Singapore-based lifestyle and fitness startup GuavaPass has raised US$5 million Series A funding in a round led by Singapore's Vickers Venture Partners. Founded in 2015, GuavaPass is an exclusive membership program offering our members unlimited access to a variety of high-quality group fitness classes at the best studios in Asia.

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