Reported by Andrea Lo. Infographics by Ryan Chan. Layout by Chris Gladd.
Hong Kong is an emerging breeding ground for startups, entrepreneurs and out-of-the-box thinkers, where being successful doesn’t have to mean getting a law degree or landing a cushy corporate career.
The Loop is proud to present Hong Kong’s first-ever 30 Under 30 list, which celebrates young professionals who are redefining their respective industries.
From technology startups to restaurateurs, TV hosts to environmental activists, these 30 innovators have said to hell with the status quo and are living life on their own terms.
We will be releasing one 30 Under 30 every day, starting November 19. Hover over any of the 30 photos to get a preview of who’s who — or click through to see them all.
Don’t miss our “How Do They Do It?” section, which covers where they live, how much they sleep and what they are reading.
How They Do It
We’ve asked the 30 Under 30 where they live, how much they sleep and what they’re reading. Here are the results.
Where Do They Live?
West Side Story: Nearly a third of the 30 Under 30 live in the Western District, while the second most popular areas are Wan Chai and Causeway Bay.
How Many Hours Do They Sleep?
Seven’s Heaven: Sounds like seven hours of sleep is the magic number! Twelve out of 30 participants reported they sleep around seven hours a night on average. Meanwhile, about a third of the respondents said they sleep less than six hours a night.
The Ultimate Reading List
Read a Book: Or 10! Our 30 Under 30 suggested their all-time favorite books as well as what’s on their nightstand right now. Click here for a shortlist of 10 inspiring reads for budding entrepreneurs.