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Hong Kong has established itself as one of the leading global startup hubs. The number of startups has grown 42.8% to 3,184 during the past 2 years, and encouraging development of the startup ecosystem has been witnessed. While there are various funding and incubation programmes provided by the Government and other organizations to support the development of startups, startups still face a lot of challenges when getting their businesses off the ground. Hiring suitable staff, financial management, building trust with customers are just some common problems for startups. It's against this backdrop that the Chamber organizes this year's Entrepreneur Forum.

The Entrepreneur Forum will cover:
- Key opportunities and challenges for startups with a particular focus on Hong Kong and beyond (e.g. the Greater Bay Area)
- How can startups equip themselves to overcome challenges?
- Characteristics of a startup which is more likely to succeed

** The Forum will be followed by the Awards Presentation Ceremony of the HKGCC Business Case Competition. The aim of the competition is to solicit groundbreaking ideas from student innovators to push the boundaries in creating a sustainable future in Hong Kong. Teams of university students are formed and partnered with CLP, Great Eagle Group, LVMH Fashion Group, and Sino Group to bring their disruptive visions to the corporate's core business models. You are most welcome to stay after the Forum and meet the student winners.**

Rundown:
4:15pm Registration and networking session at Chamber reception
5:00pm Entrepreneur Forum
6:00pm HKGCC Business Case Competition 2019 Awards Presentation Ceremony
6:30pm End of Programme

Speaker(s) Speakers:
Andy Ann, Founder and CEO of NDN Group
Bonnie Cheung, Venture Partner of 500 Startups
Nicholas Ho, Deputy Managing Director of Ho & Partners Architects Engineers & Development Consultants Limited
Prof Witman Hung, Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong Shenzhen Qianhai Authority

Moderator:
Daniel Chan, Master FinTech Evangelist and Blockchain Architect of FORMS HK
Language English
Date and Time 2019/11/22 16:15 to 18:30
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Ankie Pang
Tel: 2823 1237
Email: ankie@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 3 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- A $50 handling fee per person will be charged for all offline bookings (e.g. fax, e-mail, post) for all Chamber events. Go online today by downloading our app or registering on the HKGCC website to save the environment and money.
- Priority is given to corporate members. The decision to accept or decline any booking shall be at sole discretion of the Chamber.