💡Have you ever wondered why Hong Kong could create 18 unicorns (3 were already listed) in the last 8 years? Grateful to have an opportunity to discuss with Cindy Chow, one of elite and pioneering leaders in the Hong Kong startups ecosystem, on this topic in our 🎬🎙#RTHK New Management Thinking programme #管理新思維. Cindy is the Executive Director of the globally-known #AEF Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund. Really appreciate and heartfelt thank to Cindy for her insights and inspiring sharing.
AEF has invested and nurtured more than 60 startups since founded in 2015. 5 of those companies were either unicorns (#Airwallex, #AnimocaBrands, #WeLab) or listed companies (#GOGOX, #Prenetics). Impressive and what a miracle that we had here in Hong Kong! However, we only had less than 0.5% of over 4,000 startups made this list. How can startups learn from the best and enhance their chance of success? I have discussed this theme with Cindy in our programme.
We looked at a few key things in specific.
1. What are the critical success factors and characteristics of the unicorns?
2. What has AEF done to nurture these unicorns?
3. How can we encourage and nurture more young people especially female students to participate in tech entrepreneurship journey?
4. How can we empower our startups to capture the opportunities in #GBA? How can Hong Kong play a pivotal role to empower GBA startups to expand to ASEAN and global market?
5. How do we pick the right startups to invest on? What new direction or types of startups that AEF is looking at? How do we attract the best startups to be our investment portfolio?
If you would like to learn more about all these questions from my discussion with Cindy, please tune in #RTHK1 radio this Sunday Jun 18 from 2pm to 4pm. Stay tuned and don’t miss it. https://lnkd.in/f-X8RaN
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Remarks: If you cannot make it, I will post the link here for you to replay the recording later. Check this post again Sunday night and onwards.