Cyberport’s flagship VC occasion returns to information traders and entrepreneurs within the new regular of tech venturing

Cyberport's flagship VC event returns to guide investors and entrepreneurs in the new normal of tech venturing

100+ enterprise capital specialists and start-ups at Cyberport Enterprise Capital Discussion board 2020 on 3-4 Nov to discover put up COVID-19 silver linings

HONG KONG, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cyberport Enterprise Capital Discussion board (CVCF), Cyberport’s annual tech funding occasion, will return on 3-4 November. This 12 months’s occasion shall be held in a digital and interactive format for the primary time, masking how the tech enterprise ecosystem has been reshaped below the brand new regular for traders, enterprises and technopreneurs. The 2-day digital discussion board will collect greater than 50 world enterprise capital (VC) specialists to look at key silver linings via a plethora of illuminating keynotes and panel discussions. Moreover, over 80 digital cubicles shall be arrange for start-ups to showcase progressive tech options as a part of a complete platform to attach start-ups with traders for energy pitching and supply intensive alternatives to discover tech venturing dynamics.

Because the digital tech flagship in Hong Kong, Cyberport is devoted to facilitating deal circulation for start-ups and enriching the regional VC panorama. Echoing the occasion’s overarching theme, “Navigating New Regular of Tech Venturing“, over 50 worldwide and native specialists from main trade gamers, together with Qiming Enterprise Companions, Alibaba Group, IESE Enterprise College, PayU-Prosus, Vickers Enterprise Companions, Golden Gate Ventures, Genesis Different Ventures, Sino Group, Rethink Schooling, Blue Elephant Capital, HashKey Digital Asset Group, Angelhub, Radiant Enterprise Capital, Asia GreenTech Fund, Lingfeng Capital and LEGO Ventures, will talk about the most recent world paradigm shift within the tech venturing panorama that has stemmed from the present macro-economic outlook and mega developments, masking matters similar to the most recent methods from VC and company ventures, new funding areas like enterprise debt, the event of training expertise (EdTech), the geo-political influence of cross-border capital circulation and investor orientations almost about the commerce tensions and Asia market dynamics, digital transformation in excessive potential verticals, funding methods for start-ups, and extra.

Cindy Chow, Chairlady of the Cyberport Traders Community and Govt Director of Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, may also be highlighting start-up fundraising updates and plans for investor engagement whereas celebrating the third anniversary of the devoted funding platform.

International occasions extending frontier of tech venturing

This 12 months, two highlight occasions below CVCF will additional enrich insights within the wider tech venturing house. To boost assist for start-ups and connections with the EdTech sector, CVCF is happy to co-present the Edventures International Enterprise Acceleration Summit along with Esperanza, a start-up NGO based by Mr John C Tsang to catalyse the event of Hong Kong as an EdTech innovation hub within the GBA. The occasion appears into the developments and developments of the EdTech market, which is among the most promising markets below the brand new regular and a key sector of improvement inside Cyberport’s good dwelling utility cluster.

CVCF may also companion with worldwide tech funding occasion, Silicon Dragon 2020, to herald extra worldwide traders and start-ups, and discover extra tech venturing dynamics, all while connecting capital, innovation, entrepreneurship, and progress.

Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport, mentioned, “the challenges caused by the COVID-19 epidemic to the economic system have on the similar time accelerated the digital transformation of enterprises and the extensive adoption of assorted digital enterprise fashions like online-to-offline, digital occasions, work and be taught from residence. There may be additionally an rising demand in tech-assisted healthcare and different contactless way of life purposes. All these translate to an unprecedented conducive enterprise surroundings for our tech start-ups to develop and greater than ever, a robust want for traders to leverage the Cyberport platform to determine high quality corporations with sturdy skills and promising enterprise fashions. Cyberport stays dedicated to spring-boarding start-ups to success, and the Cyberport Enterprise Capital Discussion board (CVCF) is the important thing occasion for us to bridge traders with our tech neighborhood in addition to the annual vacation spot for our Cyberport Investor Community (CIN) to collect, share their views on the most recent developments and change insights on coming developments. I look ahead to one other 12 months of illuminating sharings by trade leaders and productive exchanges and matchings between the tech neighborhood and traders.”

First month-long CVCF digital expertise stay from 21 October

Ranging from 21 October, CVCF will kick off its very first month-long digital expertise with convention and workshop content material obtainable 24/7 on its devoted occasion platform. The Innovator showcase will characteristic digital cubicles of tech options and permit traders and viewers members to work together with probably the most enterprising innovators to discover collaborations. On the Founder Stage, quick pitch movies shall be streamed for promising start-ups throughout completely different fields to current their tasks to traders and to realize publicity. These may also be obtainable to view on demand on the occasion platform. Investor matching periods will enable one-on-one investor conferences with start-ups based mostly on tech sectors and funding urge for food between late October to early November.

Prolonged worldwide engagement to counterpoint pool and facilitate funding matching

To succeed in a wider world viewers of traders and start-ups, this 12 months is the primary time CVCF is partnering with the Consulates Basic of Canada and Israel respectively, Macau Younger Entrepreneur Innovation Centre, and main co-working areas in Hong Kong to herald start-ups and traders.

The Edventures International Enterprise Acceleration Summit on the second occasion day will collect innovators, traders, educators and expertise improvement professionals who’re in search of options and alternatives within the training expertise house. Famend audio system of the occasion embrace Richard Culatta, CEO, Worldwide Society for Know-how in Schooling, Kamran Elahian, Chairman and Founding father of International Innovation Catalyst and Matt Greenfield, Managing Accomplice of Rethink Schooling.

In the course of the Summit, 10 finalists of the Edventures GBA Fellowship, a worldwide competitors to assist progress stage EdTech start-ups develop internationally, will compete for the prospect to attach with enterprise matching and market enlargement consultancies. The finalists from Hong Kong, Finland, Mainland China, the UK and the US, shall be showcasing their ventures, starting from early childhood training to lifelong studying options. Amongst them are two Cyberport neighborhood start-ups, Mandarin Matrix, which operates on-line Mandarin studying lecture rooms for K12, and Xccelerate, which supplies enterprise coaching in expertise for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. These finalists along with EdTech start-ups at Cyberport may also exhibit on the concurrent Digital International Edventures Expo from 23 Oct – 22 Nov.

CVCF is a extremely anticipated flagship tech enterprise occasion for traders and entrepreneurs within the digital expertise area. This 12 months, to additional enrich trade and market insights of the discussion board, a sequence of pre-event webinars have been held since July in anticipation of the principle occasion to permit trade leaders to share their insights and recent views on good investments and digital transformation, and to assist enterprises pivot within the new regular. Featured programmes have been uploaded to the occasion’s platform.

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About Cyberport

Cyberport is an progressive digital neighborhood with near 1,600 start-ups and expertise corporations. It’s managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Administration Firm Restricted, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Authorities. With a imaginative and prescient to be the hub for digital expertise thereby creating a brand new financial driver for Hong Kong, Cyberport is dedicated to nurturing a vibrant tech ecosystem by cultivating expertise, selling entrepreneurship amongst youth, supporting start-ups on their progress journey, fostering trade improvement by selling strategic collaboration with native and worldwide companions, and integrating new and conventional economies by accelerating digital transformation in the private and non-private sectors.

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Cyberport Enterprise Capital Discussion board 2020


3-4 November 2020


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