YHP http://yhponline.com Entrepreneurs In Depth | Be Inspired | Your Hidden Potential Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:48:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Internet In Real Time http://yhponline.com/2014/07/26/the-internet-in-real-time/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-internet-in-real-time http://yhponline.com/2014/07/26/the-internet-in-real-time/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:14:10 +0000 http://yhponline.com/?p=36628 See how much activity is going on around the internet in the time you're on this page. Click the animation to open the full version:

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Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad is coming to London with the Rich Dad Advisors. http://yhponline.com/2014/07/25/robert-kiyosaki-in-london/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=robert-kiyosaki-in-london http://yhponline.com/2014/07/25/robert-kiyosaki-in-london/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:14:12 +0000 http://yhponline.com/?p=36671 Robert Kiyosaki the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad will be in London on 27-28th September 2014 and you're invited! Robert Kiyosaki is in London with his Rich Dad advisers for a 2 day conference for entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, and even … Continue reading

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Robert Kiyosaki the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad will be in London on 27-28th September 2014 and you're invited!

Robert Kiyosaki is in London with his Rich Dad advisers for a 2 day conference for entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, and even people who are employees right now and are serious about starting.

Book your tickets 

Robert Kiyosaki in London, what you'll learn

Hosted at ExCel London, Robert Kiyosaki will be offering his knowledge and that of the Rich Dad advisers to you (and your team? Team outing anyone?)

In case you don't know Rich Dad Poor Dad is a book written by American businessman, author and investor Robert Kiyosaki in 2000. The book has been one of the most successful business books of the last 15 years. Robert Kiyosaki has seen his book sell over 26 million copies.

This is a great opportunity to see him live in person.

Book your tickets 

Robert Kiyosaki in London

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The StartmeupHK competition is your chance to expand into the Asian markets http://yhponline.com/2014/07/24/startmeuphk/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=startmeuphk http://yhponline.com/2014/07/24/startmeuphk/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://yhponline.com/?p=36568 Overview The StartmeupHK Venture Programme is a global competition for innovative, scalable startups that can make a big impact. It's a great chance for those wanting to expand into Asia. If this is you and your company, then read on! … Continue reading

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StartmeupHK winners 2013

Overview

The StartmeupHK Venture Programme is a global competition for innovative, scalable startups that can make a big impact. It's a great chance for those wanting to expand into Asia. If this is you and your company, then read on!

12 StartmeupHK Winners will win benefit from over US$500,000 worth of prizes including:

Sponsored trip to Hong Kong where they will have the chance to pitch to local partners and investors

Mentorship and market insight from experts in Hong Kong

Media exposure 

Practical help in getting business u and running in Hong Kong and knowledge of surrounding markets

3 Grand Award winners will also receive:

Free work space in Hong Kong 

Free professional services such as accounting, legal, managed hosting, design etc...

Entry Criteria

The StartmeupHK Venture Programme is open to applications from founders (aged 18 or above).

There are two categories of businesses that can apply.

Category 1 -  Early growth companies with considerable traction (Revenue/users)

Category 2 - Startups at concept/prototype stage with no revenue   

Full entry criteria for StartmeupHK can be found here: http://www.startmeup.hk/en/awards-programme/entry-criteria/

StartmeupHK application criteria

Learn more about why Hong Kong will be the next hottest startup hub: http://yhponline.com/2014/06/30/hong-kong-startup-hub/ 

Assessment Criteria

StartmeupHK Assessment Criteria

StartmeupHK key dates

  • 31 July - Closing date for applications
  • Early September - Interview with semi-finalists
  • Mid-September - 9 winners will be shortlisted from Category One, and 3 from Category Two
  • 10-14 November - A five-day programme in Hong Kong for the 12 winners
  • 11 November - The 12 winners to attend a forum with pitching sessions where 3 Grand Award Winners will be selected by the judging panel and audience

The StartmeupHK competition is now to applications. Entrants are required to submit an online application before 31 July 2014 (12:00 p.m. Hong Kong time).

Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Apply here now: http://www.startmeup.hk/en/application/ 

startmeukhk see you here

 

Hope to see you here!

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Want to stay with like minded people on your travels? Anders Hasselstrøm has the answer http://yhponline.com/2014/07/23/anders-hasselstrom-startuptravels/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=anders-hasselstrom-startuptravels http://yhponline.com/2014/07/23/anders-hasselstrom-startuptravels/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:28:23 +0000 http://yhponline.com/?p=36653 Hi Anders, thanks for being on YHP today, how are you? Hey Rishi. Thanks for asking – I’m excited about being here and telling you about Startuptravels. For all of you who haven’t heard about Startuptravels, it is a network … Continue reading

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Anders Hasselstrøm

Hi Anders, thanks for being on YHP today, how are you?

Hey Rishi. Thanks for asking – I’m excited about being here and telling you about Startuptravels. For all of you who haven’t heard about Startuptravels, it is a network that allows you to meet local entrepreneurs and business professionals while traveling. We have been working with Startuptravels for quiet some time now and it has been an exciting journey so far. In less than 20 days we have signed up entrepreneurs and business professionals from more than 90 countries. We have talked to interesting lead users from all around the world and made some interesting contacts. It has been great. By now,we are looking forward to launch the first version within too long.

Can you give me a bit of background to the team?

Sure. Startuptravels consists of 3 founding members: Anders (CEO), Rasmus (CFO) and Henrik (CTO). All three founding members are still students studying business development, finance and software engineering. We have been working together before on several start-ups, which is a great advantage since we know how to work together and how to create the best results. Rasmus is a former management consultant in PwC, Henrik runs his own software development company and I have been involved in several start-ups before. Together we have a unique set of skills that can help us grow Startuptravels to become a valuable resource to other entrepreneurs: A worldwide network for entrepreneurs and business professionals.

What gave you the idea for Startup Travels?

I have personally been traveling a lot and still travel to the UK every second week. What I realized while I was traveling was, that I needed some place to go where I could see interesting likeminded people in the country I was traveling to. It is easy to become a stranger in a new country. Imagine if you had a website where the entire entrepreneurial landscape was mapped for you and people was suggested to you based on the skills you were looking for. When I realized there was no such solution out there, I decided to assemble the team and make it happen.

What stage are you at now?

We have collected sign-ups from interested entrepreneurs and professionals for the past 20 days and expect to have a first version of the website within the next 2 months. We have spent a lot of time doing research about our users and tweaked the platform several times in order to be able to solve the pain our users are facing.

What has been the hardest part of getting the business to where it is today?

Getting Startuptravels to where it is today has been a lot of hard work. We have been working 20 hours a day and had a laser sharp focus on building this business. That being said, I’d like to emphasize that it has been a brilliant experience so far. We have met a lot of interesting people and received great feedback. It has been surprisingly easy to communicate the value proposition to other entrepreneurs and it seems like most people understand and support what we are doing. One challenge we have faced was the decision on where to begin since there are 400 million entrepreneurs out there and even more professionals.

How are you funding your startup journey?

As I indicated before the team has been working together on several start-ups before. We are investing money in Startuptravels we have generated earlier ventures. We want to remain self-funded until it makes sense to look for outside cash.

What is the mission for Startup travels?

In short, our mission is to connect entrepreneurs and business professionals from all around the world. It should not be difficult to meet other like minded people, when travelling abroad. We know how important it is to have a good global network, and at the same time how much more fun it is travelling, when you get to meet some great people that can teach you valuable stuff as well.

What do you feel will make you better than other options out there?

In our research it was indicated that people use LinkedIn, Facebook and their personal network to find likeminded people while traveling today. On our platform all relevant people are divided into geographical areas and you are able to connect with them even though you do not know them. It is easy to see that people wish to connect because otherwise they would not use the platform.

Thanks Anders, look forward to catching up in the future to see your progress!

Sound interesting? Sign up now: www.startuptravels.com

 

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SaaS: 3 things you didn’t know about your software http://yhponline.com/2014/07/23/saas-3-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-software/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=saas-3-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-software http://yhponline.com/2014/07/23/saas-3-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-software/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:51:04 +0000 http://yhponline.com/?p=36650 These days, most people use software and designers are no exception. Whether it's something as complex as photoshop or just something to edit files and upload to your website, software plays a keep role in day-to-day business. Unfortunately, purchasing software … Continue reading

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Saas

These days, most people use software and designers are no exception. Whether it's something as complex as photoshop or just something to edit files and upload to your website, software plays a keep role in day-to-day business.

Unfortunately, purchasing software works a little differently when compared to physical purchases.

This is down to SaaS, or Software as a Service. If you value your software, it is important to understand how this agreement works and what it means for you.

1. You don’t own the software

In the majority of cases, when you install software you agree to an end user agreement. This is where SaaS comes into play and it only grants you a license to use the product. You do not own the software: even if you have a physical disc this only amounts to a purchased license.

As a result, you can't access the inner workings of the product, which in this case would be the source code. In short, you don't have control over something you depend on and use on a regular basis, which presents a big risk.

2. The provider MUST maintain the product

The other side of this contract, however, is that the provider has to maintain the product for you. Since they can access the code and you can't, they are the only ones in the position to do so. This is why companies often spend time making updates, patches and other fixes to programmes without you paying extra money.

It is their legal duty and if they don't do this you have a legal right to access the code yourself, effectively giving you ownership of the product.

3. You can use escrow to get better results!

While SaaS works in theory, realistic applications are a little different. It can often be difficult to prove when and how an SaaS contract was broken which means acquiring the code from the provider may take longer than you were hoping.

Escrow services add a little extra insurance to the software you depend on the most. You can find out more here.

Fortunately, escrow services exist to help you. By putting the code into the hands of someone else, the matter can be resolved much more quickly. Likewise, agencies can provide verification services to ensure the code the company is entering is actually valid.

 

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