Find out the new business opportunities post COVID.
Many businesses; especially startups, face unprecedented challenges during COVID-19. Arthur Chan, Co-founder of Saga Digits and Chris Gerard of Quikec International will share their experience of how they overcome challenges, find opportunities and continue to develop their business under the pandemic. There are new business opportunities for tech businesses post-COVID.
You can also learn about the support available and the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong which is now a vibrant startup hub.
You can drop into this event at any time.
Jayne is Head of StartmeupHK at InvestHK, the government department responsible for attracting and retaining Foreign Direct Investment into Hong Kong. StartmeupHK is InvestHK’s startup division established in 2014, aimed at attracting innovative startups, investors and other stakeholders to Hong Kong, provide a one-stop service platform to support these companies setting up in the city, promote Hong Kong as a premier startup destination and help build our ecosystem to transform the city into a global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.
The StartmeupHK Festival is one of the key platforms organised by the team to attract international startup communities to Hong Kong, to share and network with local innovators, corporates and showcase the city’s success stories. The annual event in January 2019 attracted over 17,000 participants, and representation from over 50 countries, with events in key sectors where Hong Kong has distinct competitive advantages, namely financial technology (fintech), Internet of things (IOT), health technology, retail technology and smart city.
Before joining InvestHK, Jayne was Executive Director at the HK chapter of TiE, a global non-profit network focused on fostering entrepreneurship in the markets in which they operate, and management roles at advertising & digital agencies, a startup incubator, management consulting and manufacturing companies.
Since university days, Arthur always believes that Data
Technology will affect everyone in the future, possibly
more than the Internet has been.
Always a high achiever as Arthur graduated with First Class Honors in Computer Science Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science Technology. Arthur also was an exchange scholar at UCLA.
Arthur is a recognized expert on the Internet of Things, Edge Computing and Open Source Software Development. He was invited to speak at professional events. Arthur currently serves as a Board Member on the Internet of Things Alliance Hong Kong.
Ms Bonnie Shek is the Director, Australia/New Zealand, of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Bonnie has extensive marketing, business development and management experience in Asia/Pacific. Before joining the HKTDC, she spent over ten years in the telecommunications industry, being responsible for developing marketing strategy and leading the Asia/Pacific consumer team.
Having grown up in Hong Kong, then living in Australia and travelling back & forth to New Zealand for the last 29 years, Bonnie understands the business dynamics among the three economies. She leads the team to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in doing business in Hong Kong/China and further enhance the good trading relationship between Hong Kong and the Australasian region.
From time to time, Bonnie speaks at seminars and workshops educating businesses on how they can use Hong Kong as a gateway to China and the rest of Asia.
Bonnie holds a MBA (Executive) degree from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is the National Treasurer/Secretary of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association
Chris works with Quikec, a Hong Kong-based startup that has developed innovative software and tools to help increase efficiencies in the quality and inspection management for brands and manufacturers.