Cyberport Angel Investor Pitch Programme (Oct 2021)

How to run your company successfully and get funded! (1 mark for CIP assessment)

About this course

Who should join
Start-up companies would like to learn the key topics/ factors that an entrepreneur needs to build a successful start-up, learn to deliver an effective investor presentation, plan to fine tune, commercialize and seek for investor funding for their MVPs to the markets.

Date & Time:  
[Online Seminars]- 25, 26, 27, 28 Oct 2021 | 10am – 12:30pm
[One-one Mentoring] - 1 -12 Nov 2021 | Schedule will be released soon
[Final Pitch Session] - 17 Nov 2021 | 10am – 12:30pm
 
Format: Online

Language: English

Commitment fee:
1. Cyberport Community Members (i.e. Cyberport incubatees/ CCMF grantees/ Cyberport Alumni/ Smart-Space Tenants, who did not attend any “Cyberport Angel Investor Pitch Training” yet) 
 - Free of charge to join with refundable deposit at HK$500 per start-up company.
 - The fee is refundable only if participants comply with Cyberport Academy Attendance Policy
- Each company could have up to 3 staff members including 1 principal attendee (founder/co-founder) and 2 team members (co-founders/senior executives) to join.
 - Eligible principal attendee could have a certification to be issued by Cyberport with endorsement from each mentor. 
 - Please obtain the discount code by sending email to training@cyberport.hk.

2. Cyberport Partners referred Start-ups/ Public Start-ups
 - Early bird commitment fee for Cyberport partners referred start-ups at HK$10,800 (Regular commitment fee at HK$11,800) per start-up company. 
 - The commitment fee is non-refundable.
 - Each company could have up to 3 staff members including 1 principal attendee (founder/co-founder) and 2 team members (co-founders/senior executives) to join.
 - Eligible principal attendee could have a certification to be issued by Cyberport with endorsement from each mentor. 
 - Please obtain the discount code for this offer.

Use of Promotion Code
- In desktop version, you can input the code by clicking "Enroll Now" --> "Pay with Credit Card" --> "Add Promotion Code"
- In mobile version, You can input the code by clicking "Enroll Now" --> "Pay with Credit Card" --> "View details" --> "Add Promotion Code"


*Cyberport reserves the right to charge the original price if applicants use a discount code that does not belong to his/her category.
*All monies collected will be used for Cyberport’s public mission start-up events and activities.

You will be informed to submit a pitch deck and 1-min elevator pitch video after registration.

COURSE DETAIL

Entrepreneurship
10+ hours
Paid
1 credit

ENROLL

Deadline: 20 Oct 2021

By the end of this course, you will learn:

1

Entrepreneurial mindset and culture

2

Getting an investor’s attention

3

Leadership and building a team

4

South East Asia go-to-market strategy

5

Tips for giving effective presentations

6

Investment process: from investors and entrepreneur perspectives

7

One-on-one consultation

Lecturers

MS GIGI WANG

Industry Fellow, UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology / Managing Partner, MG TEAM LLC / Board Member, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab / Start-up Expert & Mentor

Gigi Wang is an Industry Fellow at UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and Chair Emeritus & Board Member of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab.  She is also the Managing Partner at MG-Team, where she runs a consulting firm which provides entrepreneurship/innovation training, along with international business development services for corporations, start-ups and governments with clients in the US, Europe and Asia.  

Before starting up MG-Team, Gigi was the SVP of Marketing and Alliances for July Systems, a start-up providing mobile marketing solutions.  Prior to July, she was CEO & Co-founder of AsiaQuest.  As an Internet pioneer in the 90’s, she started up Pacific Internet in Singapore (IPO on NASDAQ in 1999) and launched the internationally re-knowned TRUSTe Internet privacy program in 1996, along with holding sales positions at Pacific Bell (acquired by SBC/AT&T).  She started her career as a refinery engineer for Exxon-Mobile.  

Gigi holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and Masters Business Administration from UC Berkeley.  When living in Singapore, she was an Adjunct Professor in the Entrepreneurship Center at National University of Singapore.

MR BILL REICHERT

Managing Director, Garage Technology Venture / Serial Entrepreneur

Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

MR KAL DEUTSCH

CEO & Founding Advisor-Investor, The Batchery Incubator / Angel Investor / Serial Entrepreneur

Kal is a Founding Investor-Advisor and Partner at Batchery, a Silicon Valley based global incubator for seed stage startups ready to go from idea to launch at lightning speed. He served as Interim CEO through December 2016, bringing the company to cashflow positive by Q4 2016.   The Batchery is a community of 50 veteran angel and VC investors and advisors ready to provide startups with ideas, insights, and networks. The Batchery also serves as a global gateway to Silicon Valley, with the best-in-class curriculum, mentorship, tools, network and partnerships for entrepreneurs in the Bay Area, around the US, and world.

MR KEN SINGER

Managing Director, UC Berkeley Sutradja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology / Founder, AppCentral

Ken Singer is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the US, Europe and Latin America. A 16-year veteran of the mobile industry, Ken created solutions spanning all forms of mobile technology and has founded or co-founded five companies in the mobility space. Ken was the co-founder and CEO of AppCentral, the first enterprise app store to let companies distribute mobile applications to their employees’ iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Ken successfully led the company through difficult market conditions and several rounds of venture financing.  Today, Ken is the Managing Director of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET) at UC Berkeley where he teaches and mentors student and faculty entrepreneurs.

MR ROBERT UPHAM

Senior Director of Digital Products, VISA International

Experienced Internet Business Development professional. Extremely well versed in strategic partnerships and alliances, content acquisition, API licensing, platform technology, developer ecosystem. Domain expertise around search, location, local, events, mobile, distribution, social, geo and maps. Excellent negotiator, deep knowledge of contract law, finance, tax and privacy policies, international law and tax issues.
 
 Have led or been part of key teams for many deals, from startups to Fortune 50 companies. Have led many traditional and non-traditional deal structures, such as licensing fee, revenue share, technology exchange and attribution.
 
 Work closely with senior executives and product leaders to develop and execute corporate strategy. Very closely follow industry trends for product and technology reviews. Experienced conference speaker and product evangelist.  

PROFESSOR VIRGINIA CHA

Angel Investor, Mentor, and Educator in Technology / Entrepreneurship, Singapore
Virginia is an active angel investor, mentor, and educator in Entrepreneurship at various universities in Singapore and is uniquely credentialed with both theoretical and practical expertise in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  She is one of the pioneering architects in Singapore’s long journey towards an innovation-led economy.  Her journey in Singapore’s entrepreneurship ecosystem began in 1995 when she pioneered the Technology Commercialization pathways for taking public-funded research IP into venture-funded, technology spin-out companies.   This pioneering program saw more than 13 hi-tech companies spun-out in the years 1995-1997.  As part of the program, she also became the founding CEO of the world’s first multilingual language technology company.  In her entrepreneurial career since, she has been CEO and co-founder of multiple, venture-funded technology startup companies in Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai.  In 2007, she embarked on a journey of learning and research pursuing her PhD studies in Innovation (degree conferred in 2011) at the National University of Singapore. Her contribution to Singapore’s entrepreneurship ecosystem is widely recognized and holds multiple appointments by tertiary education institutions to coach and guide Singapore’s next-generation of technopreneurs.  Virginia published a book “Asia's Entrepreneurs: Dilemmas, Risks and Opportunities” (Routledge) on Singapore’s recent history and current development in technology entrepreneurship development.   Virginia served as a global agenda council member of World Economic Forum on Fostering Entrepreneurship from 2012-2014 and is a sitting member in 2016-2016.

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