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.
Find Solution Ai
Find Solution Ai – We are on a mission to solve the real-world challenges in traditional education by developing novel artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to provide an adaptive and personalised learning experience for students worldwide.
We build 2 Ai driven products – Ai driven emotion sensitive smart learning application and Ai driven Elderly Cognitive awareness application. Target in China & South east Asia market.
NOSH is an omni channel e-commerce business focused on designing and producing high quality, healthy and delicious meals for both consumers and corporates.
NOSH is focused on a subscription and predictive demand business model that has positive unit economics – unlike the ON Demand food tech business that are failing worldwide.
NOSH is focused on customer acquisition, achieving further scale in hong kong, and building out the technologies to scale regionally. We are proud of our back end integration and ability to work with central kitchens to bring healthy, convenient, delivered food straight to your door.
“Enjoy Shopping, not Searching”
We believe online shopping, from product discovery to purchase, should be an immersive experience as in the reality
OpenVR.shop is an online service which let physical shop’s owner with NO e-commerce knowhow, to create an 24hrs open VR(Virtual Reality) branch and boost revenue.
Our team is a tight-knit collection of scientists, parents and designers—experts in the first beautiful months of human life. We have developed advanced computer vision and machine learning algorithms to help us measure human behavior. We use this knowledge and technology to create innovative products that are safer and smarter, for parents and babies everywhere.
Our team comes from great companies like Applied Materials, Diapers.com, Philips, Time Warner and Tiny Love, where we’ve focused on building brands and products people love.
QUICKER targets to solve the problem of people spending unnecessary time waiting in line to order food. With QUICKER, people can use their smartphones to SEE MENU, ORDER, PAY and BE NOTIFIED when the food is ready for pick up.
QUICKER is a platform for all restaurants! It can be applied in food courts, canteens, fast food shops, street snack shops and even dine-in restaurants. It is designed to fit into operations with MINIMAL integration.
The most expensive price in life is time. We are all spending 10 to 15 minutes a day on average to wait to order food. The number becomes significant if you add up the time being wasted in your whole life! The general public can enjoy a smart cashless life. QUICKER can merge mobile payment with daily life and promote e-wallet adaptation.
F&B industry is known for high staff turnover rate and training cost. With QUICKER, labour dependency on taking orders can be lowered and cashier capacity can be eliminated. No more queues taking up the store spaces and more tables can be placed, which is especially crucial for places with high population density! The overall efficiency and profitability can be increased.
We understand the importance of improving the productivity while not disturbing the daily operation of F&B. Our team has various experiences in both frontline and management in F&B and Retail industries, we are able to tailor-made QUICKER to cope with the actual operations.
Wait Less, Live More.
The HedgeSPA Core Investment Platform is unique in the utilization of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to simulate all possible combinations on an immense volume of fundamental and economic factors from all available sources. We then merge them with state-of-the-art techniques taken from systematic managers such as tail-risk enhanced drawdown control, reducing top-to-bottom loss by up to 75%. HedgeSPA’s process results in portfolios with steady upside and superior drawdown characteristics, empowering institutional investors with previously exclusive analytical tools to construct/rebalance portfolios for volatile post-Crisis markets. We provide the capabilities of a front-to-back core investment platform through an easy-to-deploy Cloud Computing service, at a fraction of the cost of incumbent solutions.
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