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  • Startup of the Month

    01 June, 2016

    TingPark are driven to make parking less nightmarish. This blueprint accelerator team is making great strides with their app, which displays parking availability, pricing and other information for over 200 parking locations. We're talking with co-founder Jason Zeall about their latest updates.

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  • Mentor of the Month

    31 May, 2016

    Football aficionado and CEO of Asia Miles, Stephen Wong, has inspired our blueprint startups tremendously through helping them implement design thinking into their business models. We had a chat with him to find out more about what he's doing when flying around the globe, or simply relaxing at home in Hong Kong.

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  • Startup of the Month

    28 January, 2016

    By applying the UK model of sharing unsused personal vehicles and applying it to Hong Kongers hungry for a ride, Carshare has grown to a team of 7 in under two years, With plans for 2016 including collabs with car manufacturers and research into used vehicle trading, this startup is gearing up for a big year ahead!

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  • Mentor of the Month

    28 January, 2016

    Consultant extraordinaire Donald Austin has raised the stakes with his enthusiasm for business development and his eagerness to create connections that count, making him our undisputed M.V.P this month. Providing valuable advice to startups on business processes and project management is his thing, and we’re thrilled to have Donald as a reliable mentor for our accelerator teams to lean on. We chatted to Donald Austin, to unearth the things he doesn’t mention on his Linked In profile!

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  • blueprint x 500 Startups

    07 October, 2015

    Join blueprint as we welcome back Silicon Valley's hottest tech mentors! 500 Startups are returning to Hong Kong, bringing with them the latest updates on disruption technologies, investment trends and high-growth markets. Hear from Robert Neivert, Tristan Pollock and Rui Ma as they gear up to share their insights on fundraising, e-commerce channel hacks and founder story perspectives.

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  • mentor of the month

    07 September, 2015

    LoungeBuddy CEO and serial entrepreneur Tyler Dikman has co-founded 3 tech companies and now helps travellers make the most of their time while in transit. Settle in and hear from this mentor who makes it his business to see it ALL!

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  • accelerator diary by Hiring Screen

    07 September, 2015

    Accelerator programmes vary. Follow the highlights and struggles of Hiring Screen CEO/co-founder Richard as he shares his experiences and embraces constructive criticism during his first week in the blueprint accelerator:

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  • mentor of the month

    24 July, 2015

    Meet blueprint's MVP, Padraig Walsh, partner at Bird & Bird. Padraig is a popular legal counsel to accelerator startups, and also happens to be a film critic in his spare time. Check out his advice for navigating common startup pitfalls here.

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  • Caption Contest in Jumpstart Magazine

    24 July, 2015

    blueprint is excited to sponsor this Cartoon Caption Contest in Jumpstart Magazine, Hong Kong's first publication for startups. We provide the image. You provide the funny caption! Email blueprint@swireproperties.com with the subject line 'Jumpstart caption contest'.

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  • blueprint accelerator recruits ten new tech startups

    16 July, 2015

    blueprint today announced the names of the new tech startups selected to join its popular accelerator programme backed by Swire Properties. The ten successful startups and their business-to-business (B2B) solutions span a variety of industries including retail, education, fin-tech and commercial property. They will enjoy six months of free workspace, mentorship support, connections to capital and market testing opportunities to elevate their business. blueprint’s approach remains unique in that it does not request equity in return for its assistance, setting it apart from other incubator programmes in the market.

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  • A peek inside London's Pi Labs property tech accelerator

    13 May, 2015

    We hear a lot about industry-specific accelerators: fintech, healthcare, and a whole variety of corporate collaborations, but there is a new one that has captured our attention. Meet Pi Labs (Property Innovation Labs): a 13-week intensive mentor-led program to accelerate the growth of property startups. Based in London, it’s the product of a strategic partnership between Cushman & Wakefield and Spire Ventures.

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  • Team blueprint takeover in mainland China

    08 May, 2015

    The blueprint team recently descended upon Beijing and Shanghai, tasked with the mission of spreading the word of our B2B accelerator. For our second round set to commence in June, we’re keen to increase the diversity of teams and remain committed to bringing international perspectives to the Hong Kong ecosystem. With Hong Kong's proximity to Asia's biggest hardware powerhouse, what better door to knock on than our neighbour?

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  • startup of the month: Blue Sky Energy Technology

    06 May, 2015

    Blue Sky Energy Technology are a startup to watch. Their goal of making energy usage fun to manage is resonating with corporates and institutes alike, all interested in reducing energy costs and making positive environmental impacts in the name of corporate sustainability. We interview Blue Sky founder Christina Tang to get the latest!

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  • mentor of the month

    06 May, 2015

    Talent acquisition and management is a common pain point for founders. When estabishing a business, aligning common values and filling key skillsets are critical, especially when equity is at stake. Enter Martin Cerullo, Managing Director of Consulting for Alexander Mann Solutions. He also happens to be blueprint's Mentor of the Month, in recognition of the fantastic support he's provided to the programme's accelerator teams. It's time to get inside the inner workings of this HR superstar!

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  • Caption Contest in Jumpstart Magazine

    29 April, 2015

    blueprint is excited to sponsor this Cartoon Caption Contest in Jumpstart Magazine, Hong Kong's first publication for startups. We provide the image. You provide the funny caption! Email blueprint@swireproperties.com with the subject line 'Jumpstart caption contest'.

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  • blueprint on NowTV

    28 April, 2015

    NOWTV recently filmed a report on blueprint, featuring our six-month accelerator programme and the awesome opportunities it provides for startups. Watch the report here!

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  • startup of the month: actiMirror

    10 April, 2015

    actiMirror have the world in their hands. Their smart mirror media delivery is widely popular with consumers in a market where retailers are desperate to bring - and keep - visitors in stores. We interview actiMirror CEO Victor Ruiz to find out more.

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  • mentor of the month

    08 April, 2015

    Rui Ma needs no introduction. A famed 500 Startups mentor and local hero, she inspires Greater China startups and gets down and dirty with her investment instincts. In town recently to coordinate and present at the recent blueprint x 500 Startups event, we put Rui to the test.

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  • apply to the blueprint b2b accelerator

    17 March, 2015

    Apply to join the blueprint accelerator programme! Applications are now open for the next cohort – read up on the details and the teams from the current cohort to see how blueprint can help your startup grow smart, fast, and global.

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  • startup of the month: JOBDOH

    13 March, 2015

    JOBDOH are turning the tables on recruitment. Their platform transforms the casual labour market, seamlessly connecting available jobs with quality temporary labour. This startup is raising eyebrows internationally, with good reason. We interview JOBDOH's co-founder and Director of Business Development Xania Wong to get an update.

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  • mentor of the month

    13 March, 2015

    Meet Tomas Bay, blueprint's charismatic Mentor of the Month! Through his work as principal consultant for Ethos International (Swire), Tomas has for years helped Senior Swire executives successfully pitch their ideas. Here, we put Tomas in the spotlight.

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  • blueprint x 500 Startups

    01 March, 2015

    blueprint brings USA's best-known tech superstars to Hong Kong for one night only to deliver marketing & distribution hacker tips, company building insights and fundraising perspectives on 25th March, 2015.

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  • startup of the month: SnagR

    12 February, 2015

    Those in the know should get to know SnagR, the accelerator's growth startup and their popular site inspection and defect inspection system for engineers.

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  • Out of the blue

    12 February, 2015

    The blueprint co-working community reached a new milestone this past week when we welcomed our 100th member. The 10,000 sq ft space is now home to people from across the tech spectrum: with web designers sitting across from a team building an education platform; investors at the same table as a group developing a tracking and tracing technology for the medical industry. By having a clear tech focus, we provide a platform for members to access a relevant network of contacts – new friends with shared interests and complimentary skills.

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  • mentor of the month

    12 February, 2015

    This month, Cathay Pacific Airways' Innovation Centre Manager Bidyut Dumra receives the honour of Mentor of the Month. A vocal and passionate advocate of blueprint, Bidyut recently held marathon 'office hours' to provide candid advice to blueprint accelerator startups. We stole an extra five minutes to interview the man behind the glasses.

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  • Caption Contest in Jumpstart Magazine

    12 February, 2015

    blueprint is excited to sponsor a Cartoon Caption Contest in Jumpstart Magazine, Hong Kong's first publication for startups. We provide the image. You provide the funny caption! Email blueprint@swireproperties.com with the subject line 'Jumpstart caption contest'.

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  • Out of the blue

    21 January, 2015

    The blueprint tech community rang in 2015 with plenty of room for fresh starts, new opportunities and resolutions for growth. A massive Launch Party seemed like the right way to begin! blueprint is excited to officially announce the names of the 11 startups selected to join the first ever blueprint accelerator programme. They’re about to undertake 6 months of intensive business development, market testing and fundraising, and we can’t wait to follow them as they take on the world.

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  • accelerator

    21 January, 2015

    Join us in welcoming the first cohort of startups to join the blueprint accelerator! The teams will benefit from a diverse network of mentors, investors and partners developed specifically to help B2B startups in Asia.

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  • startup of the month: Shopline

    20 January, 2015

    Shopline is a Hong Kong success story, having returned from their time in the Valley with 500 Startups to inspire and give back to locals startups.

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  • design notes

    20 January, 2015

    The blueprint space, spanning two floors of 20,000 square feet in Taikoo Place, was carefully crafted for the blueprint target end user: the tech community of Hong Kong.

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  • The blueprint for blueprint is taking shape

    09 November, 2014

    With demolition complete, key phases of construction are now underway. The removal of existing lobby walls and the installation of curve template walls has introduced a new look and feel to this modern Swire Properties space. Partitions are now in place to segment blueprint’s whopping 20,000 sq ft, creating the meeting rooms and collaboration areas of the future.

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  • Accelerator programme to give business an IT focus

    08 October, 2014

    Startups have emerged and grown in Hong Kong in recent years, and this has become a trend. The number of coworking spaces – the cradle for startup entrepreneurs – has almost doubled in a year. Now Swire Properties the property developer, is also eager to give startup businesses a chance. Their blueprint accelerator programme was launched with the support of Chief Executive Martin Cubbon, who himself represents this programme as a mentor.

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  • Swire Properties Launches ‘blueprint’ Accelerator

    23 September, 2014

    Swire Properties today launched the official website for ‘blueprint’, a new initiative based in Cornwall House comprising an accelerator programme and co-working space. With a total area of 20,000 square feet, the aim of blueprint is to support entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and nurture a culture of innovation and creativity at the TaiKoo Place business district.

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