Startup Garage Presents: Jumpstart Your Startup - What to Expect & How to Develop Your Idea


Startup Garage Presents

Jumpstart Your Startup: What to Expect & How to Develop Your Idea

Looking to make the leap from your corporate job to something you have always wanted to do but not sure where to start? Have an idea but wanted to further develop legs to it?

Join us for an evening with entrepreneurs & investors that can help you navigate the startup industry, think through next steps for making the transition easier, and validate some of those ideas you've been thinking of. We will facilitate small group discussions with our speakers who can mentor audience participants to provide guidance and build support for their budding ideas.

Come ready to bring your company to life and the chance to meet potential investors and like-minded individuals to support your journey.

Event Agenda

7:00pm Welcome & Registration
7:15pm Kick-Off & Introduction of Mentors
7:30pm Breakout Sessions
8:30pm Key Takeaways & Networking Session

About the Speakers

Jay Kim
Jay Kim is a full time investor and fitness entrepreneur who currently serves as Managing Director of LST Capital Partners, a Hong Kong based SFC-licensed investment advisor. He is an active early-stage investor and strategic advisor to TCG Capital, a multi-family investment office. He has over fifteen years of experience in the financial services and asset management industry having worked in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Jay is a former Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns banker. Jay is also a Startup Garage mentor.

Derek Kwik
Born and educated in Hong Kong, Derek is recognized as an early "returnee" with over 25 years of work experience in Asia. He has substantial market entry strategy experience across multiple industries and is widely recognized in having a formidable business network. Since 1999, Derek has reviewed over 15,000 pitches and business plans beginning with early internet companies when product offerings were limited to free email, web browsers, chat rooms and web portals. With a background in investment banking, venture capital and management consulting, Derek was the CEO of a Chinese contactless mobile payments company (+70 employees) and credited for "leading from the front" from seed round to commercial responsibilities to investor exit. He also supervised Mainland Chinese manufacturing operations for several electronics companies in telecommunications, robotics, sports watches and pc peripherals. In Hong Kong, Derek is an author of two books, university guest lecturer, TEDx speaker, Co-Chairman and Trustee of the Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA), Advisory Council member of Junior Achievement, mentor/advisor to several start-ups and ultra-marathon runner.

Hiram Ip
Hiram has 15 years of experience in investment banking, and is an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong. He has completed over US$20bn of transactions and works closely with C-suite executives on their corporate finance strategy, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and fund raising. He is currently raising two separate seed rounds for two start ups in Asia, each over $100mm in size. Hiram graduated with an Economics degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD. In his own time he has been a table tennis coach, a keen traveler, a volunteer, and a seed investor. He is currently an advisor to a Y-Combinator start up and an investor/co-founder of two start ups in San Francisco and HK. Hiram is also a Startup Garage mentor.

About the Organizer:

Startup Garage is a leading pre-accelerator in Asia that assists non-technical founders with a differentiated business idea in becoming investment or accelerator ready. We aim to provide the following: 1) a dedicated full service technical team that delivers fast prototyping 2) initial traction of the product through our extensive reach within existing media channels and 3) a close-knit support system through our curated network of mentors and investors.

Startup Garage's is currently hosting a series of events titled "The JUMP Series" to encourage potential entrepreneurs to pursue their ideas. Our events are intended to be interactive and highly engaging - a combination of knowledge-sharing from panelists and contribution from the audience.

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Thu Jul 7, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM HKT
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Venue Address
21F California Tower 30-32 D'Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong Hong Kong