Date: 1-2 Nov 2017 (Wednesday – Thursday)
Venue: Function Rooms, Cyberport
Theme: Digital Tech: Investing for Tomorrow’s Success
Keynote 2: The Future of Innovation: The New Paradigm of the Global Investment Landscape
Over the past several decades, technological innovations have driven extraordinary economic growth and prosperity. But the rules of innovation and entrepreneurship have changed dramatically in recent years, and most investors and entrepreneurs do not understand these changes.
In this presentation, Bill Reichert, co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, will outline the top ten shifts in the innovation landscape, and how entrepreneurs and investors need to adjust to take advantage of them.
Panel Discussion 2: From Start-up to Scale-up: Investor–Investee Dialogue
This investor-investee session brings together three pairs of founders and their venture investors from the US, Israel and China to share their experience from starting up to scaling up. These 1-on-1 chats provide insights on how best to work together: from initial seed investment to business strategy planning, team building, expansion, additional funding, board control, and prospects for becoming the next tech start-up to break through. Hear directly from these dynamic duos about their challenges and opportunities.
Panel Discussion 3: Fireside chat: Perspectives of Silicon Valley Investors
Hear from the Silicon Valley investors on what the up and coming investment trends are, and what’s hot in the valley including cryptocurrency, self-navigation ecosystem, voice ecosystem, AR / VR application and many more!
Investor Workshop: Guide to Propel Your Ventures Forward
Named one of the Silicon Valley investors you must know, Edith Yeung of 500 Startups will discuss her investment experience and offer hands-on advice to facilitate attendees in becoming super angels or serial investors. She’ll also share the hottest trends in technology innovation in China and abroad.
The Art of Scaling Up: Making the Transition from Start-up to Scale-up
It’s easy to start-up a company. It’s really hard to scale-up a company. Most entrepreneurs never get out of start-up mode. The secret to scaling up a company is to stop doing a bunch of things entrepreneurs are taught to do when starting up, and learn how to do the different things required to scale-up. This requires upgrading your skillset, changing your mindset, and implementing processes and systems you couldn’t implement while you were still starting up.
In this session, we will work through the Top Ten Challenges entrepreneurs face when making the transition from start-up to scale-up. The goal is to help you identify what you need to do differently to be successful growing a big business.
You will walk away with tangible tactics and strategies to help you go beyond start-up mode.
Simultaneous interpretation in English and Putonghua will be provided