CAA Hong Kong | Columbia Asia Entrepreneurship Conference

Hong Kong
Please join us for the inaugural Columbia Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference (CATEC) which is organized by Columbia Alumni for bringing together regional leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss major technology trends impacting the technology entrepreneurial landscape in Asia. CATEC will also host an annual startup competition to spotlight, promote and recognize the most promising startups taking advantage of these new emerging trends. If you have a promising tech startup that you would like to enter into the competition, please forward no more than ten slides to startup.cuaahk@gmail.com for consideration. You do not need to be affiliated with Columbia to enter the competition. The top ten or so startups will be selected by a team of professional investors and invited to share about their businesses to a panel of venture capitalists and the many other investors who will be at the conference. Mission Statement To promote the Columbia University brand in Asia and to establish the Columbia University brand as a key nexus for entrepreneurship for alumni, students, prospective applicants and the broader community. To create a successful and sustainable annual event that becomes a “must attend” event for APAC and global alumni that will increase overall alumni engagement and community building. To encourage and reward entrepreneurs and companies that prioritize social impact in their broader community Organizers Columbia Alumni Club of Hong Kong & Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Hong Kong (Hosts) Co-Organizers Co-hosted by the Columbia Alumni Association affiliated clubs of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Taiwan and India Event Organized by Columbia Alumni for Columbia Alumni and our guests to bring together regional business/community leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss and opine on major technology trends impacting the technology entrepreneurial and startup landscape in Asia. A signature component of the annual event will be a competition to spotlight, promote and recognize the most promising startups taking advantage of these new emerging technology trends locally, regionally and globally. Date Saturday November 3, 2018 Format Saturday Afternoon | 1.00-5.30pm Opening Remarks | 1.00-1.15pm Keynote Talk (AI) | 1.15-1.45pm Startup Competition | Batch 1 | 1.45-2.45pm Coffee Break | 2.45-3.00pm Keynote Talk (Blockchain) | 3.00-3.30p Startup Competition | Batch 2 | 3.30-4.30pm Cocktail | 4.30-5.30pm Awards Ceremony | 5.30pm Venue Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts Tai Kwun Auditorium, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong https://www.taikwun.hk/en/taikwun/about/tai_kwun Price Columbia Alumni: HK$100 Unaffiliated Guests: HK$200 (Startups selected to pitch will be reimbursed) RSVP Purchase your ticket now @ http://hongkong.alumni.columbia.edu/catea_2018 Submissions to the competition Interested startups please forward no more than 10 slides describing your business to startup.cuaahk@gmail.com for consideration in the contest. SUBMISSIONS DUE OCTOBER 13, 2018 Enquiries Please direct all questions about the event as well as business proposals to startup.cuaahk@gmail.com