A Full House: ESBC’s Sources of Capital and Practical Guidelines for Your New Ventures

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The Entrepreneur & Small Business Committee Presents: Sources of Capital and Practical Guidelines for Your New Ventures


Wednesday, February 22, 2012




The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, 1301 Kinwick Centree, 32 Hollywood Road, Central


HK$150 for members/HK$250 for non-members

This event is part of The Bring A Friend Promotion

About the Event:

Finding the capital to fund a new venture or an expansion of our existing business could be challenging in Hong Kong. For example, very often entrepreneurs have to compete with the “guaranteed” returns available via the property markets for private investment.
In this Discussion Panel, our guest speakers will explore the options for different sources of capital and the pros and cons involved. They will also attempt to help you by providing a set of guidelines for start-ups to increase your chances of a very smooth and successful start of a new business.

About the Speakers:

Philip Chiu Director of International Business Banking of HSBC
Philip joined the Bank in 1999 under the Management Development Program and he served in different functions including trade services, credit lending and relationship management covering various industries like textiles and garment, electronics and properties. In 2006, he was seconded to London to lead the Chinese Business Unit on driving international businesses. Repatriated back to HK in 2008, he worked in the Regional Office to develop strategies for Business Banking in Asia Pacific and then has been actively involved in Greater China cross-border initiatives.
Philip obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and worked in Ernst and Young as an auditor for listed companies. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant.
Focus of his Talk: Introducing Bank Financing
Philip will give an introduction to the most common sources of capital for early stage companies and SMEs in the banking sector. He will also share with the audience the kind of support available in the bank for entrepreneurs.

Barry Jones Principal, Maroon Ventures Ltd.
Barry specializes in taking part-time / interim CFO roles in fast growing private companies, partnering with entrepreneurs to translate their vision into reality. Prior to founding Maroon in 2007, Barry spent 13 years working in accounting and investment banking with KPMG and Credit Suisse. Barry is active in the venture capital community. He represented Angels Den at the start of their launch into Asia, by screening deals and coaching entrepreneurs to pitch. He is a regular speaker on entrepreneurship and capital raising in the entrepreneurial circles of Hong Kong and Singapore. Barry holds an MBA (High honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA (honors) in Accountancy and Economics from the Universityof Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Focus of his Talk: An Overview of Angel Investment
Angel Investment is on the rise in Asia. The growth in entrepreneurship and more conservative lending practices by banks have driven the demand for angel capital, while TV shows such as Dragon′s Den and high profile success stories such as Google and Facebook have investors looking for the next big thing. Barry will attempt to provide an overview of angel investment, and the process you can expect to navigate to secure angel funding.
Alexander Kaymer Managing Director, KAYRO Solutions Ltd.
Alexander specializes in advising corporate and individual clients on their business ventures in Hong Kong and other Asian countries aspiring to establish leading businesses and nurture their growth. KAYRO′s clients come from a wide range of industries such as Design Furniture, Special Metals, Paint & Lacquer, Toys and Industrial Appliance. Prior to founding KAYRO in 2010, Alexander spent 5 years working in the legal and business consulting industry in Hong Kong structuring the operations for foreign clients. Alexander being a German Attorney at Law holds an LLM from Bond University in Australia with a major in international commercial law. He also worked in Mexico City for a US/Mexican corporate law firm.
Focus of his Talk: A Selection of Important Guidelines for Starting Your Own Successful Business
Starting a successful business requires diligent planning and the need to focus on the targets and stay on top of new business developments. Hong Kong offers great financial and operational opportunities for entrepreneurs to start their business. At the gateway into Mainland China as well as the rest of Asia, Hong Kong makes the best location to write a success story. Alex will give a brief overview on what challenges to expect and the diligent planning for success.

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