Sage Corps preseason is in full swing with over 95 Fellows taping their ankles and prepping to attend the Summer 2016 Global Cohort (stay tuned for a full report on the entire Cohort soon). Last week, The Buenos Aires Cohort represented and this week we turn our attention to the Hong Kong Cohort who is holding NOTHING back as they get ready to kick-off #SageCorpsHK2016!
Didn't think of Hong Kong as the "Silicon Valley" type? Good - because it's not. It has something much more unique to offer and our Fellows are about to reap the unique rewards. According to the 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Report powered by Compass, Hong Kong stands out "as one of the most important international financial centers in the world" and thrives off its proximity to mama bear, mainland China. Needless to say, this combination makes for healthy startup growth.
Ok, so now you know the answer to "Why Hong Kong?" but "Why Sage Corps...in Hong Kong?" Here's a word from one of the 8 Fellows joining the Hong Kong Cohort, U of Leeds student, Milette Tseelon-Riis:
"I spent two months in China in 2013, and it was one of the best things I have ever done. I, therefore, wanted to experience living and working in Hong Kong. I chose Sage Corps because they seemed like the most competent, professional entrepreneurship programme out there, and because the internships with Sage Corps are not typical 9-5 jobs -
Well, there you have it, folks. Here's a look at the entire Hong Kong Cohort!