Web Wednesday Hong Kong – 2014/aug

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Date: 6 August 2014
Time: 1830-2100
Venue: Club 18, 18 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Cost: HK$100 – price includes one free drink

This is a [D+D] supported event

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Plug into Hong Kong’s Internet and digital media community! Meet a wide range of people looking to change the world, including internet entrepreneurs, interactive agencies, media owners, ad agencies, web designers, web developers, software programmers, bloggers, twitterers, artists, academics, government officials, investors and head/job hunters.

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Having run a “soft launch” during the Rugby Sevens earlier this year, Uber has officially launched in Hong Kong this June.

Essentially a private car service managed conveniently from a mobile app, Uber is here to disrupt the closed nature of this city’s taxi services…

Originating in San Francisco in 2009, Uber has entered more than 60 markets worldwide. A June 2014 round of funding placed the company’s value at an estimated US$18.2 billion.

They’ve started the PR machine by tapping into actor Carl Ng and socialite Amanda Strang, who took black “secret Uber” sedans during the launch.

Join fellow internet entrepreneurs and digital media executives as we invite Sam Gellman, the head of growth for Uber Asia, to take the hot seat.

Spread the word as Uber will be giving away special benefits that night for all attendees.