Tuesday, April 5 - May 24, 2016
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Speakers and Mentors
He was founder of tech startup Surround App, a platform for using Weibo (a Chinese social media channel) for people who cannot read Chinese, and which was acquired by FYLP.com, a language learning company in 2015. With Surround App he went through AcceleratorHK in 2012, a Hong Kong based accelerator with a focus on mobile hybrid app development. He was also founder, former CEO and advisor of Reqor, a Amsterdam based Data Recovery company which merged with Helpdisc in 2008. Previously he was manager / CEO of several IT related companies were he covered the business and marketing side, such as Goldpoint, a computer wholesale company which he exited by a management buyout in 2001. Throughout those jobs he saw a lot of companies from the inside as an external service provider and met a lot of entrepreneurs and managers and learned that no one company is the same.
His mentor experiences are on early stage startups; customer validation, team strategy, business models, marketing and pitch preparations.
Jeffrey lives and works in Hong Kong since 2011.“If you are given choices, use them.”
Passionate Community leader, Alice was a founding member of the Ladies of Luxury network, a think tank focused on Branding, Innovation, Customer Service, Creativity and Design. She is highly invested in mentorship and community engagement.
Alice holds a Masters in Business from HEC Paris as well as a Masters in Corporate Law from Paris II Law school. She was appointed in 2013 French Foreign Trade Advisor (CCE). The same year, Alice was nominated for the HEC Trajectories (under 40) Award, and appointed in 2014 Rising Talent by the Women’s Forum.
Prior to starting Popscout, Romain worked as a media & tech equity analyst for a major asset management firm and spent time volunteering as a skipper in the northern hemisphere seas. He studied economics at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Victor has nearly 20 years of global experience delivering growth for Fortune 500 US and European corporations on the field in Europe, USA, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. His main skill set comprises the following disciplines: Mechanical and Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Product and Business Development; Direct and Distribution Sales; General Management and Strategic Planning.
The above skills and international exposure enabled Victor to co-fund and lead actiMirror in 2014. actiMirror is a platform of connected data-gathering intelligent mirrors, offering ’YOUNIQUE’ customer-centric experiences for the retail, hospitality, health care, and exhibition verticals.
On the emotional side, actiMirror ‘wows’ consumers using intelligent mirrors to optimise emotional connections offering targeted personalized contents to deliver sales growth. On the rational side, actiMirror extracts patterns, trends, and actionable information from customer data sets generating comprehensive Data Analytics to increase traffic and revenues.
Nowadays, actiMirror is going from strength to strength serving retail and hospitality powerhouses in Asia Pacific and Europe. The company is currently involved in its Post-Seed fundraising round and looking for Distributors in selected worldwide locations. If you think your organization has what it takes to join this ambitious project, please do not hesitate to contact Victor for a conversation.
Program Sponsors and Partners
The Startup Next Hong Kong - Spring 2016 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.