Casey Lau

Casey Lau
Co-Host of RISE

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Casey Lau is one of Hong Kong’s tech startup pioneers, having launched one of the first HK-based web design studios; co-founded Hong Kong’s first e-commerce company; a new media development agency and Hong Kong’s first blog network.

He formed StartupsHK – a community of startups, investors and connectors – in 2009 to ignite the tech startup scene in Hong Kong through pitch and networking events as well as a community site that links 10,000+ people to the Hong Kong startup scene from around the world.

Casey speaks regularly around the world at events and conferences from Japan to China to the U.K. and the U.S. focusing on Asia’s startup scene.

He is the official co-host of the RISE conference in Hong Kong – the largest startup conference in Asia organized by the producers of Europe’s largest conference the Web Summit. The third iteration will be held in July 2017.

For the past 4 years he has headed up the Asia-Pacific arm of Community for IBM SoftLayer’s Global Entrepreneurship Program, an incubation program for tech startups across the region, connecting startups across the region with technical resources, business connections, investors and partners.

In his spare time, Casey writes his original comics book series Super Kaiju Hero Force which he publishes for smartphones only.