CCMF 2010 awards five Hong Kong's hottest Web 3.0 start-ups with funding
Five promising Hong Kong start-up companies got a
special break when they were granted HK$100,000 each as the winners of the
Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) earlier this month. Established to
promote digital entrepreneurial talent in Hong Kong by Cyberport, this year's
fund focused on start-ups that showed potential for capturing the opportunities
of the next-generation Internet, or Web 3.0.
This is the second pilot scheme that Cyberport rolled out with a total of
HK$500,000 seed money awarded to high-potential start-up projects or business
concepts in the digital creative area, as part of Cyberport's mission to
cultivate digital talent in Hong Kong and develop the city's credentials as a
leading information and communications technology (ICT) hub in the region.
"It is highly encouraging to see the tremendous talents we have in Hong Kong, as
represented by the five recipients of this year's seed fund," said Herman Lam,
CEO of Cyberport. "Cyberport is fully committed to facilitating the
realisation of Hong Kong's potential as a digital powerhouse in Asia by
investing in start-ups, SMEs and sparking creativity and innovation in the ICT
industry. The era of Web 3.0 will certainly bring in more opportunities to
the ICT industry, not only for better experience enhancement, but also for our
ICT talents who are committed to promoting innovation and technology. We
congratulate this year's winners and look forward to seeing their ideas come
alive on the market in Hong Kong and beyond."
The CCMF 2010 winners are as follows:
|Mike Ko and Sam Yuen
||Timable is a search
platform that consolidates all sorts of activities and events and
provides time-based event search capabilities. The name of Timable
comes from the concept that "Everything can be timed", which means that
anything with a definite time period can be put in Timable.
Timable can make use of a user's Internet browsing history, behaviour
and real-time location to suggest the most suitable events, fitting them
into his or her personal schedule, while arranging reservations and
Smartphone application of Timable will be launched in future.
|Lucidus IT Solution
||Openballs Team Sports
Community Builder and Management System
||Openballs is an online
community builder for all kinds of team sports that combines the
features of the NBA, Facebook and Wikipedia. Its user-friendly
interface allows all groups and organizations to manage their sports
||Flipter is an online
platform that allows users to express thoughts and opinions on any
topics, and to receive instant feedback and insights. Users are
also able to gather additional information through statistics and
demographics and to post additional comments supporting their choice of
|Happy Valley Media
||Gr8 is an augmented
reality application that harnesses the power of Web 3.0 to simplify the
process of buying or renting a home.
Gr8 draws upon next-generation Internet technologies to provide a simple
point-and-shoot system for on-the-go, owner-direct property information.
||Taxizu is an iPhone
application that allows users to easily meet and share taxis from major
transit hubs in and around Hong Kong. Its broader role is as a
tool for ad-hoc social gatherings – bringing anonymous groups of people
together to serve a common purpose.