Startup Weekend Fintech
Friday, March 23 - 25, 2018
Friday, March 23 - 25, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Cyberport Smart-Space FinTech MultiFunction Room
Level 4, Cyberport 3 (Core E)
100 Cyberport Road
Startup Weekend Fintech
For this edition, we are hosting with Cyberport Startup Alumni Association on March 23 - 25, 2018 at Cyberport. We are committed to encourage and empower entrepreneurs to revolutionize the financial service industry using technology. From internet banking, mobile payments to blockchain and the blooming of cryptocurrency, we welcome any innovative ideas to enhance the service in the financial industry.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. You can 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.
Meet new friends, form a team, and start your business in 54 hours!
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.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday March 23rd
Saturday March 24th
Sunday March 25th
Co-Founder of W Hub, a profile-driven platform that showcases the team behind the startup, W Hub lets startups share their company mission, products and current job openings. While startups can’t always offer the most attractive of compensation packages, they can provide perks such as flexibility, great work hours and the opportunity to make a positive impact on society.
Co-Founder of womenwhocodehk.com, a non-profit organization which inspires women to excel in careers in technology. Women Who Code’ gathers every month and serves as a source of inspiration to other women in tech, with varied topics every month, including in web development. ‘Women Who Code’ has informative talks, exciting hackathons and collaborative forums for women in tech to learn and share from one another.
David started his career at Citi where he became their youngest Managing Director in Asia. He then co-founded the Asian arm of Integral Capital Management which he sold in 2014 to focus on FinTech.
Founder & CEO of Young Founders School, a non-profit seeking to change the way entrepreneurship is taught to high school students by way of a startup bootcamp and mentor programme. We are expanding around the world using cutting edge technology including machine learning to bring together the world's only global network of high school student entrepreneurs
Active startup investor. Stage agnostic. Investments range from e-commerce to education.
Mr. Charles has served in senior positions in a number of financial organizations. He lived and worked in Hong Kong from 1997 to 2018 holding senior management positions with Invesco and Ageas. Charles has participated and spoke at FinTech forums and conferences regularly to promote FinTech community in Hong Kong and also help young entrepreneurs with business plan workshops and mentorship.
Mr Charles Lam hold a BA in Economics & Communication from University of Simon Fraser.
Coaches and Mentors
Award winning Clare.AI builds industry-specific conversational digital assistant that understands 10+ Asian languages across multiple platforms. We empower enterprises to engage their customers in a natural and reliable way at-scale.
Bianca was formerly business development manager of Zendesk, responsible China market expansion. She worked closely with Zendesk’s executive team on developing and executing the strategy.
Musheer has a keen interest in technologies impacting/disrupting investment banking such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics. He is a mentor and speaker at industry events in the region and guest lecturer on topics of Fintech, Investment Management, Cryptocurrency and blockchain, Artificial Intelligence at HKU, HKUST, HKU Space, CUHK and Lingnan University. He has written blogs on Fintech and Investment Banking and been quoted in various media channels, including on CNBC, SCMP, Asian Investor, Lets Talk Payments.
Prior to setting up Valoot, Ovi worked in sales in transaction banking and foreign exchange in Hong Kong, London and Frankfurt with Citibank and HSBC.
Inspired by seeing a beggar in Shenzhen collecting donations over WeChat Pay, Ovi decided to pivot slightly and with the help of his amazing team managed to launch WeChat Pay in the UK in 2 months.
The next big project has been Valoot Pay, a multi-channel payment app enabling taxi drivers in Hong Kong to accept electronic payment. Alipay and WeChat Pay are already connected to Valoot Pay and other payment types will soon be added.
Originally from Romania, Ovi graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with a degree in International Relations and Economics. Ovi has lived, studied and worked in various countries across the world including Japan, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.
In the last 18 years I had the opportunity to live and work in Italy, Sweden, China, UK and I am now based in HK. My greatest passion is building technology products that have an impact in people's life from media to e-learning, online gaming, big data, health and now fintech.
Igor holds a degree in Computer Science from King’s College London. After graduation he worked on an Algorithmic Trading Platform at the London Financial Computing Department of University College London. After UCL Igor joined Fidessa as a Technical Consultant developing platforms used by various 1-st tier banks. He was then posted to Hong Kong to enhance various banks front-office trading solutions.
Shandong decent, born in Taipei, raised in Tokyo and the US. Spent last 20+ years in Hong Kong. Engineering and banking for 20+ years in HK, NY, LA, and Silicon Valley.
Graduate of W&M (High Honors), Stanford (Engineering), UCLA (MBA). Yintran brings innovation in the e-wallet experience with focus on technology, security, design and innovation.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Fintech team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Techstars Startup Weekend Hong Kong is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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