At the beginning of September, the second part of the immersion program for entrepreneurs and startups Desafía Tel Aviv, was held in Hong Kong, an initiative promoted by Red.es, ICEX, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo) and the Ministry of Economy and Enterprise (Ministerio de Economía y Empresa) of Spain.

In ChainGO we were fortunate to be one of the startups selected to participate in this first edition that has been held, the first part in Tel Aviv, in June, where we had the opportunity to learn first-hand, through our Co-Founder and CEO (Andres Garrido), the ecosystem of Israeli entrepreneurship and innovation for 2 weeks.

The second part of the program has taken place in Hong Kong, where ChainGO was also present hand in hand with our Co-Founder and CTO (Jordan Sorensen).

During the first day, one of the visits was to InvestHK, where we were surprised by the ease and attractive conditions of setting up a company in Hong Kong. Then we had a visit to the Cyberport incubation center, a place that fascinated us with its enormous dedication to start-ups.

The second day we had the opportunity to get to know JP Morgan, Santander, Intessa SanPaolo and HSBC firsthand, where we were able to see more closely the needs and desires of the big banks when making investments.

ChainGO and the other participating startups visiting Santander.

The next two days were devoted to meetings with Venture Capital and investors from the area, with a great listing of companies and sectors invested in the region. We even met with a powerful regional accelerator, the Alibaba Entrepreneurship Fund. We also visited the Hong Kong Science Park, another startup accelerator that, like Cyberport, is a government-funded initiative, where we were able to see more companies using blockchain technology for their solutions.

And to finish this second stage of Desafía Tel Aviv, on the last day we were in Shenzhen (China), at the Ping An Cloud Accelerator, one of the most powerful in China, especially in the Deep Tech field. Here the program director gave us the opportunity to present our start-up and focus on the technological solutions we each offer to the Chinese Market.

As described by the organizations that make up the Desafia Tel Aviv program, this project is focused on supporting the development of start-ups through internationalization, something that, after going through the two phases of the program, we are convinced we are getting closer to.

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