Plazus – a revolution in online communication on the Blockchain
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Plazus - a revolution in online communication on the Blockchain @ Hong Kong Island | Hong Kong

Messaging apps such as Telegram, WeChat or Whatsapp are great when you are communicating 1-on-1; most are capable of effectively handling groups of up to 15-20 active users. After this size of groups, groups start to get unmanageable.

What is Plazus?

Plazus is a communication solution, utilizing the blockchain, designed specifically to manage large groups. It allows groups to manage and reward their members. While allowing members to filter the noise and focus on messages that are important to them.

Plazus has a one button integration with telegram, but it will eventual migrate to a native to plazus protocol. The first iteration includes 2 separate smart contracts made specifically for the crypto-universe that allow for 1) members to go through KYC cross projects where members can verify who they and are yet kept anonymous, 2) participate in bounty programs and automatically receive tokens to their wallets.

Users data is encrypted and stored on a peer-to-peer back-end which allows the individual to then control and monetize their own data!

About the speaker:

Galya Westler is a serial tech entrepreneur and accomplished public speaker.

Over the last 7 years, Galya and her team have specialized in creating community chat applications. They are responsible for conceptualizing and delivering +200 consumer facing mobile and web solutions in: Blockchain, Publishing, Hospitality & Social Network.

In 2016, Galya delivered a popular TEDx talk on “social media and loneliness”. At the heart of this TEDx talk was the need for people to connect authentically within communities online. This is part of the inspiration for Plazus.

***Come meet with Galya and watch the first public demonstration of this revolutionary communication solution.***

Youtube (TEDx talk): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rbKskuyCE0
Plazus website: https://plazus.com/
Speaker Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/galya-westler-b0b63b42/

Zegal SME Academy #3: Data Use: Tips for Marketing Experts
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Zegal SME Academy #3: Data Use: Tips for Marketing Experts @ Hong Kong Island | Hong Kong

Garage Academy is pleased to host the inaugural SME Academy series from Zegal

SME Academy #3: Data Use: Tips for Marketing Experts

Roger Haenni, co-founder and CEO at Datum, will share the stage with Linda Chan, Head of Content at Zegal to give you insightful advice about collecting data legally and GDPR. Get useful tips on data use in Marketing and become a data expert!

About the Speakers

Roger Haenni, Co-Founder and CEO, Datum

Tech Wizard & Serial Entrepreneur, 17 years experience in big data systems. Currently CEO at Datum, previously Co-Founder of StockX, SwissInvest, PCP.ch and Kosi.

Linda Chen, Head of Content, Zegal

Linda is a practising solicitor in Hong Kong qualified in 2008 specialising in corporate finance and public M&As. Her passion to explore a “new way of doing legal” brought her to Zegal, a dynamic tech business that connects small and medium-sized businesses with top-notch legal service with the use of technology.

About Datum

Datum is a global data marketplace where users can share and sell data on their own terms. The Datum Network enables distributed storage of vast amounts of data while maintaining an immutable access log. Datum allows users to retain data ownership and control while offering companies direct access to first party user data.

About Zegal

Zegal’s vision is a world where the business of law works for everyone. Companies that are connected to knowledge, their advisors, and use workflows to run their organisation are smarter and more profitable. Our mission is to make this the new normal for millions of businesses across the globe.

Founded in 2013, Zegal is the fastest growing Legal Tech company operating across the Asia Pacific and Europe. Today, more than 20,000 business users and lawyers across the globe trust Zegal’s software to solve legal problems in an affordable and efficient way.

Zegal is led by a talented team of 60 employees and has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Zegal (formerly Dragon Law) has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post and VentureBeat, and was recently recognised in the South China Morning Post as an emerging Legal Tech company in the artificial intelligence space.

zegal.com is free to any private practise law firms or sole practitioners on an unlimited basis.

To learn more about Zegal’s software, visit zegal.com and to join our team visit: zegal.com/about-us

Start a free trial to experience the benefits of managing law online: http://bit.ly/get_zegal


Can’t make it to this session? Check out our upcoming workshops with Zegal SME Academy and register on Garage Commons

  • Thurs 2nd Aug, 7:00-8:30pm — #4: Importance of Legal in Your Business Processes
  • Tues 14th Aug, 7:00-8:30pm — #5: Employee Share Option Plans (ESOP)
  • Wed 29th Aug, 7:00-8:30pm — #6: Doing Business Online: A Guide to Online Payment for SMEs
Scale Your Business wih Google Adwords @ Paperclip Startup Campus, 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Bld, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Scale Your Business wih Google Adwords @ Paperclip Startup Campus, 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Bld, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan


The workshop has the intent to show how every business can effectively grow advertising in Google with the adoption of the right practices for the maximization of the ROI. Many times companies start an AdWords campaign without having the right tracking system in place thus missing opportunities coming from their online advertising. This session will provide knowledge on the tools that should be used in order to limit as much as possible unwanted clicks and budget waste.

About the Speaker:

Francesco Bonafine, Co-Founder of Digital Nomads Hong Kong

Francesco has more than 11 years of working experience in IT and Online Business, who has worked in IBM, Google and other companies, leading the incubator-oriented enterprises to develop market strategies to promote corporate profits. Francesco can be fairly defined a digital marketing guru, he has 7 years of experience in SEM/SEO/Online Advertising and Sales with Google.

Francesco has lived in Asia-Pacific for 6 years and in 2017 has co- founded the digital agency “Digital Nomads Hong Kong”, www.digitalnomadshk.com .

Blockchain Transformation: How does it affect business and how can consumers get involved now? @ Pico Tower, 66 Gliucester Road, RM 202
Jul 17 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Blockchain Transformation: How does it affect business and how can consumers get involved now? @ Pico Tower, 66 Gliucester Road, RM 202

The MGSM Hong Kong Alumni Association and University of South Australia MBA Club Alumni, and Macquarie University Alumni of Hong Kong have arranged a business seminar on Blockchain Transformation.

The hype surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrencies has continued to escalate moving further into the later part of 2018. Blockchain, or rather, distributed ledger technology, is going to transform the consumers and businesses, but exactly what this will look like, is still something that splits opinions. One thing for sure is that not all blockchains are made the same.

Join Anson Chan, Chairman & CEO of his family’s multiple billion-dollar real estate development and investment empire, the Bonds Group of Companies, which owns both commercial, retail, hotel and residential properties in prime locations of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, the USA and the U.K. Mr Chan will tell us how his company is involved in Blockchain.

Our second speaker, Ignious Yong, the Director of Hash Bolt Limited, will inform us on how we can participate in Blockchain as consumers. He will be talking about Crypto mining and how important part of the crypto eco-system. You will find out what is Mining. Why do you want to consider mining? Different ways to get involved. What are the hardware requirements? Is mining still profitable with the crypto price at this level?

Event schedule:

6:45pm – 7:30pm – Networking and Introduction

7:30pm -8:00pm – Speaker 1

8:00pm – 8:30pm – Speaker 2

8:30pm – 9:00pm – Panel Discussion and Conclusion

Language: ENglish

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