SWHK - Women in Tech
Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017
Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
INFINITI Lab HK
2/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Rd E
Inspiring More Women Leaders in Founding Startup Teams
We are thrilled to be hosting Hong Kong’s first Startup Weekend Women in Tech Edition presented by INFINITI.
The hardest part of starting up is starting out, Startup Weekend targets exactly this by immersing participants in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Our goal is to encourage and inspire more female leaders in startup teams and to connect more women to the vast number of resources and mentors available in our startup community. That's why we want you to be part of this weekend and join some of the most talented and entrepreneurial-minded women across our community.
For this Women in Tech edition, we are joining forces with INFINITI to multiply your chances of success 💪. On top of getting support from exceptional coaches and judges, you will be working at the INFINITI LAB, a co-working space on the second floor of the brand's flagship showroom in Wanchai.
I have questions, who should I ask? Almost every question is answered here: https://startupweekend.org/attendees/faq
Otherwise, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with anything!
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.
Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Whether you come to start a company, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.
INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.
From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.
More information about INFINITI and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.INFINITI.com. You can also follow INFINITI on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday April 21st
Saturday April 22nd
Sunday April 23rd
Chief Catalyst Officer, Lane Crawford Joyce Group
Sheelpa’s global marketing career has spanned Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia where she managed high profile sponsorship campaigns at the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup and for American Express.
She joins Nest with over 12 years operations experience, focussing on strategic growth and development of new business units. With over 8 years experience working in product development in China and co-founder of her own online wine startup, she has worked extensively with both Fortune 500 companies and with startups helping them to bring their products to the global marketplace.
At PCH, Niamh led the team that enabled hardware startups to navigate the complexities of manufacturing product at scale, reducing time to market and minimising risk. Niamh was also a pivotal founding member of Highway1, a premier hardware accelerator based in San Francisco that has brought over 60 hardware startups through a 4 month accelerator program and raised over $80M in funding.
Niamh is passionate about travel, sports, food and of course, startups!
Coaches and Mentors
Kelly is passionate about marketing and creating compelling digital and live content. She specialises in planning and executing digital marketing strategies that builds new audiences and in producing award-winning live events.
Her work is focused on gathering customer intelligence and creating engaging thought leadership content: from producing promo and short form online video content, influencer collaborations, writing white papers to designing regional consumer research and hosting exclusive round-tables.
In her extensive experience, Kelly has in depth knowledge and experience in creating content for many industries including digital marketing, media and entertainment, finance, aviation and automotive.
Outside of work, Kelly is an enthusiastic home cook and a food columnist in Hong Kong’s most widely read “Foodie” magazine and the winner of TV cooking competition on TVB (HK's main free-to-air network). She has been in Hong Kong for over five years and has held regional positions in Asia.
professional fundraising company that has raised over USD 20M for charities
in Hong Kong and Asia. She is a contributor writer on international publications, is an opinion leader on topics such as technology and luxury.
In 2015 she created and co-founded The Closeteur, a curated platform to buy
and sell pre-loved fashion. The Closeteur engages in the story-telling of
the sellers and the items for sale. The Closeteur uses the website and an
interactive and shoppable magazine to build a community of fashion lovers,
to share information on how to be a conscious consumer.
Today, Natalie focuses her efforts in projects with educational and social purposes. Her recent production Dream On, is a doco-reality series with a social mission, helping marginalized individuals to believe in the power of their dreams. With education as her passion, Natalie founded OWN Academy with the undertaking of engineering an alternative education system in Hong Kong and beyond, providing personalized, decentralized and democratized education
Next Chapter launched in late 2015, and is a funding portal especially for female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses in Asia, to improve their access to funding. It’s first service is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that supports entrepreneurs wanting to raise funds, create market buzz and validate their business ideas.
Nicole previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London and Hong Kong in PwC’s US IPO and Advisory practices working on large scale projects across Europe and Asia.
Nicole is passionate about female entrepreneurship, and changing the way the funding system works so that the world benefits more from the talent and wisdom of women.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The SWHK - Women in Tech 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.
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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