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About Us

StartItUp.hk is run by Hong Kong Commons, under the umbrella of RGL Holdings group of companies. Hong Kong Commons provides small businesses the opportunities and resources required to succeed with professional offices and services.

Unlike the survival-of-the-fittest approach of the Silicon Valley, Hong Kong Commons helps to support businesses with an organic approach, providing you the flexibility to help grow your business.

Our campuses are unique, offering short or long-term office space and a community committed to helping you focus and develop as a business. We also offer additional services, from web design and hosting to financial advice or Hong Kong company formation with attractive and no-hassle terms.

Founder

jong_leeJong Lee is the Managing Director of RGL Holdings Limited and has spent over 15 years building businesses in various roles, ranging from private equity, to venture capital and angel investment, and entrepreneurship. Jong specializes in technology, media, traditional industries, and special purpose real estate. His prior portfolio companies include Nexon, Starbucks Beijing, MTV Japan, Good Morning Securities (Korea), Berghaus Japan and SMIC (China).

In Hong Kong, Jong has led RGL’s founding of Hong Kong Commons, a leading accelerator and co-work platform, Bonham Strand, a bespoke apparel social enterprise reaching out to disenfranchised master tailors, displaced garment workers and youth fighting drug addiction, and Lots Of Buttons, winner of TechInAsia‚Äôs Startup Arena 2013 in Singapore.

Jong is a graduate of Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, recipient of the Parker School Certificate of Achievement in International Law, With Honors and Founding Editor in Chief, Columbia Journal of Asian Law. As a licensed New York attorney, he practiced as an international private equity and leveraged buy-out attorney on Wall Street with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.