Casey Lau

GOAP Participant/HK

Casey Lau is one of Hong Kong’s tech start-up pioneers, having launched one of the first HK-based web design studios; Rogue Media, co-foundedActionAce.com; one of Asia’s first e-commerce sites, co-founded Velocity9; a new media development agency and Popcorn Media Network; a digital publishing company.

He along with Gene Soo, John Buford and Daniel Cheng formed StartupsHK in 2009 to ignite the tech startup scene in Hong Kong through a series of conferences and networking events – and helped grow the Hong Kong ecosystem from the original 4 founders, who met weekly at coffee shops in Hong Kong, to over 5,000 members today.

He is currently the Community Development Manager for SoftLayer’s Catalyst Startup Program in Asia-Pacific, providing virtual incubator services for startups across the region working with startups in supercharging their efforts from China, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Casey speaks regularly around Asia on Hong Kong’s startup scene at conferences like Startup Asia, Geeks on a Beach, Open Web Asia and Echelon, as well as teaching a class for new entrepreneurs at General Assembly. He was acted as the Master of Ceremonies at Slush Asia – the first major Slush event in Tokyo, Japan.

He is also a mentor at Chinaccelerator, Blueprint, Brinc, HK Science Park, judge at Startup Weekend, SeedStars World and has travelled with Dave McClure’sGeeks on a Plane and survived.

In 2015, Casey acted as co-host of RISE, the Web Summit’s first Asian conference that saw 5,000 attendees from Asia, Europe and the U.S. congregate in Hong Kong for the 2-day conference.

In his spare time, Casey also writes comic books: like his original series Super Kaiju Hero Force available now on iBooks and Tapastic.