Co-Producer of Failcon Hong Kong
Committee Member of Hong Kong Startup Support Group
Committee Member of Social Contribution at Business Leaders Who Care
Benson Lau is a Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Zencode, where he has helped grow Zencode from humble beginnings to 4 offices in Asia with over 80 staff for the last five years. He has extensive experience in developing web & mobile applications and Artificial Neural Networks with offshore teams. His recent activities for Zencode include investing in startups through “Code For Equity” program, facilitating Silicon Valley’s Failcon event in Hong Kong to foster innovation, fundraising for startups, engaging and growing the first decentralised startup community in Hong Kong (~1,000 members) and driving social impact through technology.
Benson is a tech consultant for investment offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, to validate technology, especially in AI and applications. Benson is frequently invited to speak on the future of AI and how it will shape our economies by different organisations in Hong Kong.
Benson serves on the committee for Hong Kong Startup Support Group and committee for Business Leaders Who Care. Benson also supports charities and social enterprises through pro-bono IT consulting and subsidised development services. He originally hails from Singapore and Sydney, Australia. Benson is interested in amateur racing and books from Bill Gates’s reading list.
B.Bus: summa cum laude University of Technology, Sydney 2010
DBS, AON, GIC, Telstra, Toyota, ST-Engineering, NTUC Fairprice, NUS, NUS Duke, NTU, L’Oreal, McDonald’s, Expedia, Charles & Keith and HPB… to name a few.
“I have found BLW to be a community of business leaders in Asia and beyond who share common values that help build trust and respect not on a transactional level, but on a deep respect level. Having a socially conscious mindset that goes beyond the dollars and cents. This is a stark contrast to other networking groups I have been a part of and the bonds formed here are not forced but desired.”