Iris Leung
Iris Leung is a director handling media and content strategy with Southeast Asian edtech company Topica. In the past, she was the editor for e27 and StartupsHK. With a Masters of Journalism from the University of Hong Kong under her belt Iris has also written stories on tech entrepreneurship for Forbes Asia, TechNode, Jumpstart Magazine and Techvibes. Prior to tech journalism, Iris worked for a number of early-stage startups in marketing and editorial roles. She is based in Vietnam but is a proud Torontonian hailing from the Great White North.
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Fab Lab Hanoi bridges the gap between school and the real world

Fab Lab Hanoi bridges the gap between school and the real world

FEATURES, VIETNAM | 08 Aug, 2016

One of its projects involves the building of prosthetic arms 

Think globally, acting locally: Makerbay Founder Cesar Harada

Think globally, acting locally: Makerbay Founder Cesar Harada

BUSINESS, FEATURES, HONG KONG, TECHNOLOGY | 28 Jul, 2016

Harada says Makerbay focusses on making a social and environmental impact in Hong Kong and technology should not be disconnected from society 

Vietnam's Moonwalkers remind us why we got into startups in the first place

Vietnam's Moonwalkers remind us why we got into startups in the first place

BUSINESS, FEATURES, LIFESTYLE, PEOPLE, PROFILE, TECHNOLOGY, VIETNAM | 05 Jul, 2016

Forget corporate co-working spaces, the Moonwalkers — and their tiny makerspace in residential Hanoi — embrace the experimentation and enthusiasm of tech 

The glorification of Silicon Valley in Asia and why it happens

The glorification of Silicon Valley in Asia and why it happens

BUSINESS, FEATURES, INTERVIEWS, TECHNOLOGY, VIETNAM | 26 May, 2016

The Silicon Valley is not the highest ideal tech ecosystem, and we should blaze our own trail, says Aaron Everhart, the Founder of HATCH! 

Entrepreneurship programme of Founder Institute is in Thailand now

Entrepreneurship programme of Founder Institute is in Thailand now

NEWS, THAILAND | 20 May, 2016

The Founder Institute Bangkok programme attracted more than 100 applicants, and 25 startups made the starting lineup 

This mobile app helps you speak English without an accent

This mobile app helps you speak English without an accent

VIETNAM, WORLD | 13 May, 2016

The US/Vietnam startup has already picked up 50,000 downloads and took home the SXSWEdu 2016 Launch award 

Vietnamese startups need more business leaders: Hackanoi's Tom Tran

Vietnamese startups need more business leaders: Hackanoi's Tom Tran

BUSINESS, FEATURES, VIETNAM | 29 Apr, 2016

In her new media project, Espy's Iris Leung sits down with Hackanoi's Tom Tran to discuss the Vietnam ecosystem 

It'll be 15 years before computers can replace some teachers: Topica CEO

It'll be 15 years before computers can replace some teachers: Topica CEO

FEATURES, VIETNAM | 18 Feb, 2016

The Southeast Asian edtech firm is tackling online degrees, speech tutoring, app development and founder training. How do they juggle it all? Pham Minh Tuan gives us an in depth look 

From New York to Ho Chi Minh: A 12-year startup journey and a big exit

From New York to Ho Chi Minh: A 12-year startup journey and a big exit

FEATURES, VIETNAM | 14 Jan, 2016

After selling his startup in 2014, entrepreneur and angel investor Jonah Levey gives back to Vietnam's ecosystem by backing startups... and plots his next move 

Edtech giant Topica acquires Hanoi co-working space Hub.IT

Edtech giant Topica acquires Hanoi co-working space Hub.IT

NEWS, VIETNAM | 11 Jan, 2016

Hub.IT Founder Bobby Liu also joins Topica Edtech Group as Senior Director and Evangelist, as a part of the all-stock acqui-hire deal