The Co-working Synergy: Accelerating Your Startup

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The Co-working Synergy: Accelerating Your Startup

Sunday, April 15, 2018



Sunday, April 15, 2018
Event starts at 3:30 pm

Halls 3F-G, Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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The Co-working Synergy: Accelerating Your Startup

It is almost the time to kick off another year at International ICT Expo! We are proud to partner with HKTDC to present the panel discussion at Startup Zone. Join us on 15 April, we welcome anyone interested in Entrepreneurship, startup community, Incubation program, collaborative environment and more.

This panel is moderated by Felix Wong, Community Manager Greater China of Techstars Startup Programs. Panelists included Kawi Hall, Global General Manager of Campfire, Albert Ko, Associate Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Lingnan University and Alexander Chan, Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Agenda:


3:30 pm
Opening and Introduction


3:45 pm
Panel discussion


4:15 pm
Q&A


4:30 pm
Closing



Speakers


Dr. Albert Ko
Associate Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Lingnan University

Albert is an experienced engineer, accomplished entrepreneur, innovative educator and a well-
respected humanitarian worker. His research interests include robot-assisted search and rescue systems,
critical infrastructure management, rural technologies for sustainable development, and emergency
water and sanitation systems.
Albert was the first Hong Kong engineer to join Medecins Sans Frontiers’ field missions in 2000. He
volunteered in South Sudan during the civil war, Uzbekistan during 911, Indonesia during the South-
East Asia Tsunami, Pakistan during the Kashmir earthquake, and Sichuan during the Wenchuan
earthquake. Albert has completed 13 months of field mission and served as board members and
advisors for major international relief organizations, including MSF and Red Cross, for nearly 10
years. Throughout his career, Albert has travelled to over 100 cities in 25 countries and given over 300
talks to schools, professional bodies and the general public, in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and
Mainland China.
Albert co-founded INSIGHT Robotics with 2 friends in 2009 and developed world’s most accurate
wildfire detection robot to protect valuable natural resources. The Company now has over 50 staff from
12 nationalities based in 5 offices around the globe. In China alone, over 70 robots are currently
operating in 5 provinces. IBM named INSIGHT Robotics as Global Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015
for its cutting-edge technology and social responsibility. In addition to a successful tech startup, Albert
established a NGO in Guangzhou to empower university social activists to promote social innovation
in China. The project was later supported by Rockefellers Foundation in 2004.
Albert is also an inspiring role model for the youth. In 2006, he solo-cycled 2000 km across the
Qinghai-Tibet plateau to raise $200,000 for Medecins Sans Frontiers. Prior to the Sichuan Earthquake,
Albert organized the first “Emergency Engineering” course in 2006 with HK Institution of Engineers to
prepare young engineers for demanding emergency relief operations. Some of the participants later
contributed to the relief work in Sichuan. “Advanced Emergency Engineering” was organized the
following year. Albert is highly regarded by engineers and humanitarian workers as the “latrine expert”
in Hong Kong.
Albert is keen in promoting volunteerism and global citizenship to younger generations. He joined
HKU as a staff in 2007 and shared his extensive NGO network and relief experience to support
service-learning activities around the world. In recent 5 years his team has supported over 18,000
students serving more than 92,000 people through 600 projects worldwide.


Kawi Hall
Global General Manager, Campfire

Campfire Collaborative Spaces is Asia’s fastest growing network of shared spaces. With real estate at a premium in most major cities, Campfire provides reliable and flexible sites to maximise utilization.Our sites have been designed to provide every tool and service possible for members to grow.


Alexander Chan
Co-Director, The Mills Fabrica

Alexander Chan is currently the Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica- a leading Hong Kong based techstyle focused incubator/ fund/ space dedicated towards building a techstyle innovation community globally. Alexander currently leads investments (Fabrica Fund) and also helps with incubation support and government/ policy related affairs. Alexander previously worked in consulting and private equity focusing on consumer and TMT investments. He was part of Bain’s Private Equity Group in Greater China as well as with Hillhouse Capital’s Global Consumer team focusing on bringing global brands from US/ Europe into China.  Alexander is also an occasional contributor to SCMP, HKFP and Stand News in Hong Kong where he writes on issues related to innovation/ entrepreneurship, social mobility and public policy. He previously obtained a BEng from HKU and an MPP from Oxford University.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The The Co-working Synergy: Accelerating Your Startup team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Panel Partner

Facilitators


Felix Wong
Community Manager, Greater China at Techstars

Felix is a young entrepreneur who believes that actions speak louder than words. He is the Community Manager of Greater China at Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Since 2015, he has facilitated over 30 Startup Weekends in Hong Kong.

Previously, He was the Growth Manager at The Wave, a vibrant community for startups and was a Co-founder and Analytics Director of Cloudbreakr, an Ad-tech startup, focused on social media analytics and influencer marketing. He graduated from The University of Bath in Mathematical Science and received a master degree in Marketing from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

He is deeply involved in helping both young founders and the startup community thrive. He always put forward new ideas if only more time to implement them. In his spare time he loves playing football, cooking pasta and transform his imaginations into reality by Lego.


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