We were thrilled to host our second #NeatCommunity event last week, this time spotlighting the Health and Wellness industry. A BIG thank you to all of you who came, and for those weren’t able to join us this time, we hope to catch you at our next event!
What is the #NeatCommunity Meetup series?
For those of you unfamiliar with the #NeatCommunity Meetup series, it’s part of our efforts to provide useful resources for entrepreneurs, as well as build a supportive community for Hong Kong’s colourful startup ecosystem. At these events, we shine the spotlight on a specific industry, featuring amazing brands, both big and small, old and new, to learn more about their unique stories and experiences growing their business.
Here are some of the great businesses and entrepreneurs who helped us make this happen!
A big thank you to all of the wonderful marketplace exhibitors!
A plant-based artisan sourdough bakery run by a father and daughter duo. Following ancient Latvian recipes, they bake authentic sourdough rye bread. Mayse Bakery uses only high quality products and each bread is hand made. (They ferment their bread for around 35 - 40 hours!)
Silentmode is a Hong Kong-based, Health-Tech company that's on a mission to dramatically reduce stress around the globe by changing the perception of rest. The Silentmode power mask can train you to reduce your heart rate faster than any other method naturally available, making you more focused, energetic and productive.
Goji Studios is a unique fitness studio and lifestyle space taking a holistic approach to health, fitness and wellness. They provide services and products across fitness training; nutrition, meal plans and catering; wellness therapy and vitamin supplements; and beauty and rehabilitation.
By creating a calorie controlled menu that not only offers salads but also some of Hong Kong's local favourites foods, YOUNI strives to become a healthy gateway for the whole of Hong Kong. YOUNI’s goal is to be much more than just a food stop but also a place where we celebrate wellness, healthy lifestyle and most importantly human connections.
Rising Lotus aspires to create comfortable, functional, and stylish clothing for active woman from around the world. They believe that, in order to look good, you have to feel good! Being professionally designed in Hong Kong, crafted with superior fabrics and recycled materials sourced from Taiwan, Rising Lotus is the ideal brand for those who don’t sacrifice fashion for lifestyle.
LIFEAID Bev Co. creates clean and refreshing nutritional products for your life. LIFEAID represents the alternative to high sugar, high caffeine, and artificially flavored mass-market drinks by creating healthy, great tasting drinks.
A special shoutout to our panel speakers:
Sonalie Figueiras - Founder, Green Queen
Founded by serial entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras in 2011, Green Queen is an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Hong Kong. Sonalie helped moderate our panel, sparking interesting dialogue between Joel and Stephanie about running their businesses while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Stephanie Dickson - Co-Founder, Green Is The New Black
Green Is The New Black is a lifestyle media platform which has two goals - firstly helping individuals to live more consciously, and secondly to connect them to responsible brands by amplifying their sustainability initiatives. Stephanie shared some interesting insights into the background work behind organizing Asia's first Conscious Festivals in Singapore and Hong Kong, how it became such a success, and where they plan on taking it.
Joel Kam - Co-Founder, YOUNI
By creating a calorie controlled menu that not only offers salads but also some of Hong Kong's local favourites foods, YOUNI strives to become a healthy gateway for the whole of Hong Kong. Joel shared a bit about the how and why to YOUNI’s creation, the importance of health and wellness in our busy lives, and how YOUNI caters to that.
And a huge thank you to our amazing event sponsors!
Our event was hosted at The Hive Studios, a unique coworking space that offers a professional-sized fashion photography studio, along with a café area, dedicated desks, photographer booths, and private offices for the creative community. Their mission is to build the creative community of freelancers, photographers, writers, bloggers, and startups through events such as Runway Asia.
Special thanks to Jax Coco for sponsoring their signature Jax Coco Pure for the event.
Made with Pure, premium coconut water sourced from the volcanic regions of the Philippines, Jax Coco Pure coconut water tastes like toasted ripe coconut, roasted honey based notes with hints of caramel and earthy minerals.
A big thank you to YOUNI for sponsoring their healthy cookies and cakes at the event!
If you’re interested in partnering or sponsoring our next community event, please email us at [email protected]. We would love to hear from you!
Our favourite moments from the Health and Wellness #NeatCommunity event
Without further ado, here are our top highlights of last week’s #NeatCommunity event:
See you at our next #NeatCommunity Event!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who came and made this event so successful, see you at the next #NeatCommunity meetup!
- Learn and get inspired. Each time we will present a different theme where we invite industry experts and active players to share valuable insights.
- Share on stage. Stage time for Neat users to share what they do.
- Grow your network. Mingle with experts, founders, service providers and potential hires. Be a part of a community that inspires and supports each other!
- Meet the team. Come chat with the Neat team, ask us questions, and talk to us about what it’s like to work here.
- Socialize & chill out. We always have amazing food and drinks!