The Chamber is one of Hong Kong's biggest and most active independent international business organisations representing a broad span of British, Hong Kong and international companies doing business in, with, or through Hong Kong. The Chamber encourages diversity in its membership and activities and has over 1,000 members from the biggest multinationals through to a broad range of medium and smaller companies and start-ups. The Chamber’s aim is to help our members grow their business, and promote and represent their business interests by providing representation and advocacy; networking and brand exposure; as well as information and insight.
Founded by serial entrepreneur and tech columnist turned VC, Carman Chan (Women to Watch in Asian Tech by Nikkei Asian Review). Click Ventures is a seed to series A Venture Capital fund based in Hong Kong, US, and Singapore, investing in technology startups in Asia and North America. We have invested in 50+ companies. We focus on mobile, internet companies that can acquire scalable assets and create a network effect. Furthermore, we act as a strategic investor, supporting our portfolio companies through our global network and Growth Lab.
Click Ventures is named one of the most Consistent Top Performing VC globally by Preqin with all three funds in Top quartile in 2019! Previously, Click Ventures's two seed funds have been named top-performing funds (Vintage 2003-2015 Funds) and Fund to Watch by Preqin in 2018. In 2019, Click Ventures has been named Consistent Top Performing Fund Manager by Preqin!
Click Ventures’ Founder and Managing Partner Carman Chan actively supports international tech events to continuously tap into global talent networks. She is also a serial entrepreneur, a tech columnist and international speaker. She has built up a versatile global entrepreneurial and investor network. She started Angel investments from 2013 and then founded Click Ventures in 2015 as her vehicle to support the global entrepreneurial talents with not only capital but also a global strategic knowledge and network including investors, resources from government and private sectors, clients, talents, potential acquirers and global connections.
Click Ventures’ Chief Technology Partner Leo served as CTO / founding engineer for 4 big data/AI startups in Silicon Valley. Each company achieved successful exits via IPO or acquisition for a combined market valuation of over US$1B. Before joining Click, he served as a Venture Partner at Spike Ventures (a VC fund for Stanford University Alumni) where he focused on blockchain, AI and big data related ventures. Leo attended university in the US under a full scholarship and obtained a M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide (FEW) is a female-founders platform that offers business skills and connections to women. FEW aims to connect, inspire and empower women for entrepreneurial and personal success. We currently have over 10,000 registered female members and are rapidly expanding our community in Greater China. We offer connections, training and development, business advice to female founders and senior executives.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a dynamic and forward-thinking university with a truly global outlook and innovative spirit. Since its founding in 1991, the University has developed a unique East-West educational ethos centered on the core values of excellence and diversity. And the HKUST Business School is a leader in the field in Asia and worldwide, setting new standards for international business education and research.
Ranked in the world’s top 20 Global MBA’s for 13 consecutive years by Financial Times, HKUST MBA is designed for professionals who seek an international business education focused in Asia. Our program will grant you the global business acumen, digital competencies and leadership prowess that are essential to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive market. You will study with top talent and learn from world-class faculty, who will bridge theory with practice to enlighten and inspire.
As one of the most flexible curricula in Asia, you will be introduced to over 70 flexible cores and career-focused electives. Through our unique Business Technology and Analytics track, global programs and network weeks, study tours and career treks, you will also gain the global vision and up-to-date business insights required to take your career to the next level.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity limited partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 organizations from around the world representing almost 50% of global institutional assets under management in private equity.
The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 under the patronage of the Economic Development Board to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. From a humble start of two, our membership now exceeds one hundred and continues to grow in tandem with the industry's development.
To foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members, promote professional development, raise professional standards as well as facilitate collaboration among members. As a not-for-profit organisation, the association strives to:
Promote the professional development of the industry through awards, training, workshops and conference
Facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members through regular networking events
Act as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE through data research, feedback and consultation with members and regulatory authorities
Build linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region through active participation at regional and global VC & PE Initiatives
The Women’s Foundation (TWF) is a Hong Kong registered non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong. TWF is focused on challenging gender stereotypes, increasing the number of women in decision-making and leadership roles, and empowering women in poverty through ground-breaking research, innovative and impactful community programmes, and education and advocacy. For more information on TWF, please visit www.twfhk.org.
Jumpstart is a Hong-Kong based media house and innovation enabler geared towards the startup ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region. With the mission of making innovation matter, Jumpstart delivers the latest news, fresh insights, and perspectives from industry experts through its print and digital avenues. Jumpstart’s print magazine is the largest English print publication in the Asia Pacific region, with over 1500 touchpoints. Jumpstart also provides a comprehensive suite of services to support and nurture the entrepreneurial space, such as its founder education portal Jumpstart Academy, and its dynamic innovation ecommerce platform Jumpstart Edge. See more at https://jumpstartmag.com/.