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Tradition Meets Technology: Yue Hwa Makes Inroads into Ecommerce

Yue Hwa has launched its international ecommerce store as part of its drive to court a younger and more internet-savvy generation and expand into foreign markets. The Hong Kong-based retailer specialises in authentic Chinese products including food, tea, traditional apparel, antiquities, and toys. The ecommerce store features a curated selection of products that have been well-received in retail outlets and are suited to be sold online. Customers will be able to choose from a wide selection of payment gateways, including Alipay, Wepay, Paypal, and international credit cards. Creating personalized shopping experiences and using big data to improve sales efficiency are
by Sharon Lam

Our Culture of Work for Engineers and Designers

One of the things we strive to do at Altitude Labs is to be a great place for engineers and designers to work. We’ve been inspired by many companies who have been transparent about their philosophies such as Y-Combinator, Fog Creek, Thoughtbot and Buffer. We've also made many adjustments to account for cultural differences in Asia. This article is about the several things we do to create a great place to work. Focus on the “why" Culture starts from the existential "why". The reason we exist is to serve our customers. Our vision is to transform their businesses with
by Justin Yek

Fundity Joins Blueprint Accelerator

Above: a shot of all the teams at the press event yesterday. We're stoked that Fundity, a fintech idea we've been brewing internally, will be one of 10 teams who will be joining Blueprint's B2B accelerator program. Fundity is a loan marketplace that is currently in private alpha. Reach out to us if you are interested to find out more. Here's the official press release reproduced below: Swire Properties accelerator recruits ten new tech startups 16 July 2015, Hong Kong – blueprint today announced the names of the new tech startups selected to join its popular accelerator programme backed by Swire
by Justin Yek

We Won the DBS Hackathon

We had a blast at the DBS Hackathon held at the Hong Kong Science Park last week. Victor, Barry and I worked alongside five DBS bankers over three days of hacking. We were tasked with developing an app to tackle the problem of creating a sense of community for the bank's SME clients in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The first day was packed with mantra on lean loops and human centered design. We were taken through the product design process. We identified our customers, his pain points, came up with solutions, narrowed them down and iterated. All these with
by Justin Yek

Google and CUHK: EYE Program Event - The Beginning of an End

Written by Tezel Asena, Altitude Labs intern I had the chance to experience an amazing opportunity attending Google’s Empowering Young Entrepreneurs event hosted at Hotel Icon. Our co-founder, Justin Yek was a panelist and their session discussed every founder's journey to achieving what they have thus far as well as giving their outlook on the future of the tech. Before my internship at Altitude Labs, I had limited knowledge in the tech industry. Events such like this give me a deeper insight on the importance of technology in our everyday lives. We live in a world which is saturated
by Jaclyn Tsui

Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum 2014

We're so proud of Jaclyn, who was featured in a video for the Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum 2014, an event that aims to foster youth entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. Check out the video here:
by Justin Yek
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