Startup Weekend Hong Kong #11
Friday, May 12 - 14, 2017
Friday, May 12 - 14, 2017
Event starts at 7:00 pm
CAMPFIRE Wong Chuk Hang
5/F, Remex Centre
42 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Startup Weekend Hong Kong #11 – Make Things Happen!
In just 54 hours, participants will form teams, brainstorm, design a product, validate their business idea and pitch in front of experienced judges on Sunday evening. Throughout the weekend, there will be highs and lows, frustrations and moments of triumph, but some people will meet their co-founder at the event, and some teams will even move on to start a company after the event. Win or lose, we are certain that new lessons will be learnt, ideas will be tested, limits will be pushed and lives will be changed forever.
To spice things up, we will be having a few special activities: party and warm up games on Friday night to break the ice and form your teams!! On Sat, we will be inviting awesome mentors and guests down to interact with the teams so please seek their advice and opinions! In the true spirit of Startup Weekend, we will be bringing in local startups, budding founders and cool companies to sponsor, showcase and network with you! Remember, Startup Weekend is a time for experiential learning, networking and building your personal brand!
Startup Weekend has a strong brand in Hong Kong. Globally, it has touched more than 1140 cities and its alumni consists of more than 480,000 entrepreneurs in 10 years.
It is for everyone, whether you are working corporate, building your own startup, having a career as a professional clown, a mechanic, a designer, coder or student, everyone can contribute in their own way. We are open to teams forming before the event, but we strongly recommend you to form your team on Friday night and work on an idea then. Startup Weekend is designed to embrace diversity, creating a conducive environment for anyone to turn their concepts into companies! So give it a go, you'll never know what magic can happen over a weekend!
Why should you register?
Build your network
Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
Actually launch a business You as a participant of this event and the presenter of your idea can join this community to actually work upon your idea and build your business under guidance and support of global, national and local supporters and collaborators. Take your idea to prototype.
Get face time with thought leaders
Get one-on-one time with the experienced startup community leaders and mentors. Meet and get valuable feedback from a panel of judges and startup coaches.
Join a global community
Startup Weekend alumni span across all the continents and scores of cities.
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. Build your own strategy and test it as you go.
Tickets are priced at HKD$350 - for all the participants. This includes a beautiful t-shirt, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners, with loads of Energy drinks and snacks to keep you going all weekend long.
Bring your friends, form a team, and hack a startup in 54 hours.
Friday May 12th
Saturday May 13th
Sunday May 14th
Co-founder of Shopline
Head of Research of Oddup
As a founding team member of Apple’s global SMB channel and founder of their first Entrepreneurship Evangelism channel, Bay has partnered with the world’s best founders, venture capitalists, and accelerators to identify and solve their most pressing strategic issues. With 8 software and 11 hardware portfolio holdings, he’s successfully made the transition from digital to physical and from San Francisco to Asia.
As a regular mentor for Chinaccelerator, the Thiel Foundation, and other startup ecosystems in Asia, Bay is passionate about investing in founders with a global vision. He speaks regularly at conferences, most recently at Web Summit, Echelon, RISE and LAUNCH, Hong Kong’s inaugural consumer IoT Summit.
With15 years in manufacturing and sales previously, he's learnt to streamline sales & operations in all the businesses he has been involved in. The love for learning what people's wants and needs are, and giving them a viable solution to it has been the cornerstone for his ability to get the right clientele.
Coaches and Mentors
Founder of Time Auction
Managing Director of Rouge International & Rouge Ventures
Co-founder of Affix Group
Founder and Managing Director of 3C Ventures
Passionate about technology-enabled disruptive innovation, Olivier was an associate at a pureplay internet consulting firm in San Francisco in 2000. He has since then contributed to the development and funding of innovative projects and companies. Olivier currently serves as an advisor to several startups. He is active within the French Tech Hong Kong hub and is a Startup Committee Member of the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong, which organizes an annual startup competition and a series of startup events.
Olivier Cotard graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lille (B.Sc., M.Sc., Mechanical & Electrical Engineering) and Harvard Business School (MBA). He has also studied at the Technische Universität München and the Beijing International Studies University.
Over the past two years he has been part of the founding team and building the technology behind Easyship, a HK-based technology company empowering eCommerce sellers to ship worldwide. Previously he was running a web development consultancy, and teaching web development at General Assembly. In his previous life he has worked during 7 years in Investment Banking, in both Mergers & Acquisitions and Acquisition Finance teams.
Co-founder of MyiCellar
Leadership Coach at Holding Space Coaching and Consulting
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Hong Kong #11 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Hong Kong is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
He is the Regional Manager Greater China for Techstars Startup Programs.
He is co-founding anekdote.co and olea.store
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