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MTR Event Recap: What Origami Labs is doing with this Hong Kong giant

Origami Labs concluded the #propUP program after 6 great weeks of fast-paced acceleration at the Tencent WeStart location in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. #propUP is a Techstars program powered by MTR and is created for companies to develop innovative products and services that can enhance customer experience at MTR owned shopping malls across Hong Kong. 

Throughout the 6-weeks, startups are challenged to help ease these shopping malls' pain points, each team guided by the assigned 2 MTR mentors. During this program, Origami Labs worked alongside over 20 startups from a wide range of expertise, from IoT to sustainability. Some of these startups include Mobijuice, HM Environmental Technologies, Acoustic Metamaterials, and Stamplet.

By the end of the 6-weeks, Origami Labs presented ORII for teams solution in front of MTR management team at their headquarter, along with external partners and invited public. 

Still maintaining Origami Lab's mission of creating technology that helps to interact with phone screen-free, this business solution leverages the existing hardware with a new focus on real-time team communication. 

Origami Labs aims to fill in the existing communication gap in and between teams with more customizations and insights made possible. This accelerator program is Origami Labs' first step on entering the B2B market and thanks to the MTR team, Origami Labs was able to gain a better understanding of the needs and demands of guest-facing staff.

About Origami Labs

Origami Labs makes wearable technology solutions for consumers and businesses that make it faster, simpler, and less intrusive to use a smartphone. Started with ORII and now Oflo, Origami Labs focuses on creating screen-free technology that elevates the team’s efficiency while maintaining discreetness and awareness.

About MTR

With average weekday patronage of about 5.8 million passengers, MTR is regarded as one of the world's leading railway operators for safety, reliability, customer service and cost-efficiency.  

MTR is also involved in the development of residential and commercial projects, property leasing and management. MTR aims to be an industry leader in creating integrated communities for Hong Kong citizens, with 13 shopping malls in the portfolio and managing over 96,000 residential units.

About Techstars

Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars exists to empower the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners. Techstars’ purpose is embedded in its give first, entrepreneur-centric approach. Every decision that Techstars makes is carried out with the best interest of the entrepreneur in mind. 

Origami Labs Press Contact: 

Praisella Yosep

Marketing & Community Engagement Specialist