Tech/Entrepreneurship Series: How Technology is Disrupting Traditional Industries
From how we shop to how we eat, technology is disrupting our everyday lives. Come hear from an exciting panel of disruptors in Hong Kong who are challenging the old ways of retail, services, grocery and food delivery.
Jessica Lam, Co-Founder of Jou Sun
A beloved local favorite, Jou Sun is a marketplace that enables customers to buy groceries directly from brands, organic farmers, and specialty importers from around the world. By enabling source-to-kitchen ordering and delivery, they are purveyors of top quality groceries at unbeatable prices.
A graduate of Columbia Business School and Brown University, Jessica was previously trained as a luxury retail business analyst, hedge fund analyst and management consultant before setting out to disrupt the grocery world.
Brian Lo, General Manager of Deliveroo
Noted for its familiar Kangaroo logo, Deliveroo is a British food-tech and logistics company with fast-growing operations around the world. Its mission is to bring the world’s local restaurants into everyone’s doorsteps within 30 minutes – all the while building a top-notch logistics company in F&B.
Brian is a graduate of the Wharton School and had extensive experience at McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong and New York before venturing into the startup world.
Theodore Ma, Managing Director, MaBelle
Well-known by Hong Kongers and globetrotters alike, MaBelle is a leading jewellery retailer offering customers outstanding quality and valuable diamond jewellery. They are in the midst of building a network of 1 million salespoints across the globe with the aim of disrupting the entire jewellery retail market. MaBelle.com and its related brands current operate on 25 online platforms reaching customers in over 76 countries and 400 cities.
A graduate of Stanford University, Theodore has been developing his family’s jewellery retail network and wholesale business, successfully extending them to the online world. He is also co-founder of CoCoon, which runs a vibrant co-working space and supports startups in Hong Kong.
Ed Tam, CEO, HelloToby
Toby is Asia’s fastest-growing marketplace for services. From carpet cleaning to computer repair, violin and tap dance lessons to pet-sitting and party clowns, HelloToby connects people with service needs to Pros with skills. It currently has over 300 types of services available and over HK$ 5M worth of jobs available per month.
Ed is a graduate of the London School of Economics and holds a MA Service Design from the Royal College of Art. He has had an illustrious global career in the creative industries, with leadership roles in top agencies including TBWA and Mindshare. He is currently also the Chief Design Officer of New Frontier, a venture builder in Hong Kong.
Gavin Yeung, Founder/CEO, Cryptomover
Cryptomover is a Hong-Kong based company working on fully compliant crypto-index funds. Cryptomover is currently in the 500 Startups accelerator and has also received funding from the HK Government. Cryptomover received the Excellent Enterprise Award in Demo China earlier this year.
Gavin has a passion for automated trading strategies and making cryptocurrency investing easier. He believes in the power of distributed computing / ledger technologies and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Associated of HK. He received a M.S. and B.S. from UCLA in Computer Science and an M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Carol Yu, Producer and Host of “Visionaries”
Carol has served in various leadership roles at Phoenix Satellite Television Limited, and is currently the Producer and Host of “Visionaries,” her own interview show with global business leaders and ground-breaking entrepreneurs and innovators. She is also the Assistant Chief Editor of Phoenix Infonews Channel, a 24-hour news channel.
Carol received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.
Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
7:00pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:00pm Cocktail and Networking
Location: CoCoon, 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau
Tickets: $200 per person before Nov 8 | $250 per person at the door
Please contact Lavina Tien (Lavinat@gmail.com) for more information.