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CIV2015HK: The Future of Venture 6-7-Nov-2015| Hong Kong

CIV2015HK: The Future of Venture

The Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University and Hong Kong Cyberport are proud to announce CIV2015HK: The Future of Venture, an annual international conference where academics and practitioners reflect and discuss the future of venture. By bringing together venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, institutional investors, prominent venture thought leaders, and policy makers, who share the goal of accelerating the pace by which innovation produces value, we will confront the issues from various perspectives.

CIV2015HK atmosphere is intended to be relaxed and intimate. The space and events will allow various opportunities for sharing, networking and 1-on-1 meetings.

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Key Topics:

  • Designing the Future of Venture
  • Local Stories Revealed: China, Israel and India
  • Policy Perspective
  • Limited Partner Perspective

Key Objectives:

  • Share latest developments in venture through best practices
  • Discuss and reflect to generate new ideas and models
  • Collaborate and network with exclusive venture leaders

Key Attendees:

  • Reflective practitioners
  • Academic researchers
  • Future thinkers
  • Policy makers
  • Venture Ecosystem shapers
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Michael Bruck
HK Leader, Stanford Research Institute (SRI)
Prof. Kalok Chan
Dean, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Business School
Yoav Z. Chelouche
Managing Partner, Aviv Venture Capital
Jeffery Chi
Chairman, SVCA
Jeremy Coller
Executive Chairman and CIO
Dr. Marta K. Dowejko, The Chinese University of Hong KongMounir Guen
CEO, MVision
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Raz Heiferman    Government ICT Authority Prime Minister’s Office,  Government of IsraelVolker Heistermann
Managing Director, Yushan Ventures
Sagi Karni
Consul General of Israel in Hong Kong
Herman LAM
CEO, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Prof. Manhong Mannie Liu
Prof. at FEDS – The Chinese Science Academy 
Tim Lafferty, Chief Operating Officer, MawsoniaProf. Yesha Sivan
Executive Director, Coller Institute of Venture
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Prof. Eli Talmor
Professor, London Business School
Dr. Robyn Klingler Vidra
Lecturer, King’s College London
Nicholas Yang
Advisor to the Chief Executive on Innovation and Technology, The Government of The HKSAR
Ir Allen Yeung
Government Chief Information Officer, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Michael Bruck, HK Leader
Stanford Research Institute (SRI)
Michael Bruck has over thirty years of experience in technology management and financing in Silicon Valley, Wall Street, China and Hong Kong. He currently represents SRI International (the Stanford Research Institute) in Hong Kong. SRI is a world-renowned Silicon Valley based research lab, which has created innovations such as the first computer mouse and Siri. Bruck has held senior positions at Intel Corporation, including Chief-of-Staff to the CEO and Founder, and General Manager of Intel China. He has set up and managed Private Equity funds in China and has been a strategic advisor to numerous start-ups in China and Hong Kong. Bruck holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester.
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Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Business School
Professor Kalok Chan is the Dean of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Prof. Chan joined CUHK Business School from his previous role as Chair Professor of Finance and Acting Dean of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School. Prior to that, he was Head of HKUST’s Finance Department from 2003 to 2013, the founding director of the HKUST-NYU Stern Joint Master in Global Finance program, and had established the Value Partners Centre for Investing. He was associate professor of finance at Arizona State University prior to joining the HKUST. Prof. Chan obtained his B.S.Sc. in Economics from CUHK, and PhD in Finance from Ohio State University. As a leading scholar and a prominent researcher, Prof. Chan has had numerous publications in top ranked finance journals, and has been ranked as the top finance researcher in the Asia-Pacific region by the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, most recently in 2011. His research interests focus on dynamics of asset prices, derivatives, market micro-structure, and international financial markets. Prof. Chan is active in contributing to the profession. He has been Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the HKIB Outstanding Financial Management Planner Awards since 2009. Prof. Chan was also the President of Asian Finance Association from 2008 to 2010, and has served as a member of a number of committees including the Risk Management Committee of Hong Kong Exchanges, HKSAR Advisory Committee of Human Resource Development (Financial Services), Hospital Authority Provident Fund Investment Committee, Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee and Hong Kong Housing Authority.
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Yoav Z. Chelouche, Managing Partner
Aviv Venture Capital
Mr. Yoav Chelouche has over 30 years of experience in management, initiation and investments in the global high-tech arena.
He is a Managing Partner of Aviv Ventures an Israel based venture capital fund since its inception in 2001.Prior to Aviv ventures Mr. Chelouche served as President & CEO of Scitex corp. (NASDAQ: SCIX) a world leader in digital imaging and printing systems with revenues of $750 million and 5,000 employeesMr. Chelouche serves as the co-chairman of IATI- Israel Advanced Technology Industries which represents the entire technology eco system in Israel.Mr. Chelouche holds MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and BA in Economics from TAU. He was nominated by INSEAD as one of “50 Alumni who changed the world”.
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Dr. Jeffrey Chi, Managing Director
Vickers Venture Partners (Chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association)
Dr Chi has investments in China & SE Asia in online games, education, online travel, e-commerce and financial services. He is a member of the board of directors of Jing Jin Electric, Matchmove Pay, Alo7.com, Kuyun Interactive Technology, Cardvalue, Roomorama, Spicy Horse, Play Peli, California Intercontinental University, Chinaway and Tenfen Technology. He was formerly a board member of Cambridge REIT, Sunfun Info and UUCUN as well as an alternate director of the Asian Food Channel prior to their successful exits. Dr Chi was also involved in the exits/partial exits of UUCUN (trade sale, China), Sunfun Info (IPO TT:5278, Taiwan), Cambridge Real Estate (IPO SGX: J91U & Trade Sale, Singapore),, Real Time Gaming Asia (Trade Sale, Singapore), TWG Tea (Trade Sale, Singapore) and Asian Food Channel (Trade Sale, Singapore).Dr. Chi’s experience covers a variety of industries including information technology, healthcare and media.  Formerly a corporate finance specialist with and Executive Director at Pegasus Capital, he has managed engagements for large and small clients in both the public and private sectors.  Prior to Pegasus Capital, Dr. Chi was a senior consultant with the Monitor Group. Dr. Chi’s operational background includes seven years on the management team of an engineering group with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Indonesia.  As its Managing Director, he led the group into the Enterprise 50 in 1997 in Singapore.Dr. Chi is a C.F.A. Charter holder and graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honours in Engineering. He earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizational knowledge and information technology.
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Jeremy Coller, Executive Chairman and CIO
Coller Capital
Jeremy holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester, UMIST; an MA in Philosophy from Sussex University; and a Diplôme Cours de Civilisation from the Sorbonne. He attended Carmel College. Jeremy is Executive Chairman and CIO and founder of Coller Capital. In 2012, he was recognised as one of the 20 most influential people in private equity over the last decade by Private Equity International (PEI), and by Real Deals magazines. He was also voted one of the most influential people in European financial markets and private equity by Financial News magazine. In 2009, Jeremy won PEI’s ‘Private Equity Leader’ award. In 2011, Jeremy was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the London Business School. In 2013, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University. Jeremy is the founder of the Coller Institute of Venture.
Dr. Marta K. Dowejko
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Marta K. Dowejko received her doctoral degree in management from the University of Hong Kong, where she also served as manager and senior researcher of the Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship and Business Values and taught in the Global Executive MBA program. She has developed multiple teaching case studies on Hong Kong based companies and published articles and book chapters on entrepreneurship topics. Dr. Dowejko also mentored numerous business startups and co-founded a successful business in Hong Kong. She has gained her professional experience in Poland, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. Her research interests include entrepreneurial networks and strategic entrepreneurship. Currently, Dr. Dowejko is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her most recent policy research on the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Hong Kong was the first comprehensive study to address the opportunities and challenges of Hong Kong as Asia’s entrepreneurship hub and it was well received by local and international media, policymakers, and industry associations of Hong Kong.  
Mounir Guen, CEO
Mounir Guen founded MVision in 2001. He is a veteran fundraising specialist, advisor and manager, with 30 years of experience in the industry during which he has worked on over 300 General Partnership funds. He has led MVision to the point where it is now one of the leading alternative asset capital raising firms in the world. Selected as one of Private Equity’s 100 most influential personalities of the decade in 2011 by PEI, Mounir is on the EMPEA Investor Relations and Marketing Steering Committee and is a member of the NYU President’s Global Council and the Liberal Studies Dean’s Council. He is on the faculty of London Business School, being honoured with the title of Executive Fellow of the Accounting Department in 2014. Previously Mounir spent 13 years at Merrill Lynch where he was a Managing Director and was responsible for building up the international non-US business, both on the General Partner and Investor level.
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Raz Heiferman, Government ICT Authority
Prime Minister’s Office Government of Israel
Mr Raz Heiferman is the Shared Services Division Manager of the Government ICT Authority, Prime Minister’s Office, for the last 2.5 years. The division develops and maintains cross ministry applications, services and platforms. Mr Heiferman was previously the VP of Information Systems of Direct Insurance for six years, VP of Information Technology of Bezeq (the Israel Telecom Corporations), VP and Division Manager of one of the largest Israeli software houses and some more senior positions.Mr Heiferman teaches “IT Strategy” at Ono Academic College on their MBA program and “The Strategic Value of Digital Technologies” at the CIO’s advanced course offered by the Technion continued studies. He taught together with Prof. Yesha Sivan on the EMBA program of the Bar Ilan University. He is the author of six textbooks on Data Bases and Data Warehouses and many articles published in the Israeli professional magazines. He co-authored with Prof. Yesha Sivan the article “Master of Six Digital Transformations” published by Cutter Consortium.Mr Heiferman holds an MBA and BA in Economics and Statistics, both from the Hebrew University Jerusalem and is a certified Systems Analyst.
Volker Heistermann, Managing Director
Yushan Ventures

As angel investor, entrepreneur, and former manager at a Fortune 100 company AT&T, Volker has been involved in the mobile, corporate & open innovation and startup space during his 15 years in Silicon Valley and for the past 5 years in China & Taiwan as co-founder of Yushan Ventures.
Prior to founding Yushan Ventures, Volker was vice president at investment bank Rutberg & Co. His clients included Nokia, QUALCOMM, KPMG, Admob, and Morgenthaler Ventures, to name a few.
Volker has a reputation for creating profitable partnerships and building ecosystems. Previously, Volker was at Google, focused on the German search engine market and spent his early career as Manager of Market Intelligence at IDG, where he directed research programs and conferences. With an impressive network in the Asia Pacific Region, Volker is an advisor to APEC and Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs’ SMEA, he conceptualized the APEC Accelerator Network, ran the MobileMonday Taipei Chapter, Startup Weekend Taiwan events, brought the investment fund Startup Labs and AngelLabs to Asia, and is advisor at Mobile Metrix, a social venture incubated at Stanford University with operations in Brazil. Volker holds a B.A. of Financial Law from the University of Bielefeld, Germany and he has presented at leading mobile industry conferences in the United States, China, S. Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Bahrain, Malaysia and Singapore.

Sagi Karni
Sagi Karni, Consul General of Israel in Hong Kong
Consul General Sagi Karni joined the Israeli Foreign Service in 1995, and served in the Israeli Embassies in Beijing, Oslo as Deputy Consul General and member of the Israeli delegation to the EU in Brussels. Prior to assuming the post as Israel Consul General in Hong Kong he served as Ambassador in Angola and Mozambique. CG Karni specializes in energy politics and served as an adviser to the Minister of Energy and Water Resources. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (BSc), as well as the Tel-Aviv University (MA).
Herman LAM, CEO
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Mr Herman LAM joined the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2010. As the CEO of Cyberport, Mr Lam is responsible for leading, representing and administering the company as well as playing a prominent role in promoting and implementing Cyberport’s public mission strategies.Within the public mission arena, Mr Lam sets the initiatives for comprehensive programmes which assist the development of Hong Kong as a hub for innovation and trade in ICT, and encourage the development and upgrading of ICT skills and resources in the wider community of Hong Kong.Mr Lam is also active in community affairs and industry development, serving a number of statutory bodies such as the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee; Industry Facilitation Task Force; the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ICT Services Advisory Committee; the Hong Kong ICT Awards Steering Committee; Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Computer Society; the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association; Project Advisory Committee of the Wireless Services Value Chain Cooperation Platform in the Pearl River Delta; the Digital Solidarity Fund Committee; the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Department of Computer Science of City University of Hong Kong; the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme Administration Committee; the Information Technology Management Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association and the Advisory Board for the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of Chinese University of Hong Kong. As a pioneer in the technology industry, Mr Lam has been contributing his efforts serving on various competition judging panels throughout the years to promote and comment on ICT excellence in the industry, including the Hong Kong ICT Awards, Facebook Mobile Hack-Hong Kong, Computerworld Hong Kong Awards, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards and the Asia Smartphone Application Contest.Prior to his tenure with Cyberport, Mr Lam was the General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong Limited. Mr Lam holds an MBA in Business Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas in the United States.
Prof. Manhong Mannie Liu, FEDS – The Chinese Science Academy
Director, Venture Capital Research Group at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Science (FEDS); Professor, Renmin University of China; Board Member, China Venture Capital Research Institute; Editor in Chief, China Venture Capital Journal; Vice Dean, Beijing EDUI Technology Research Institute; Founder and Honorary Chair of China Business Angels Association; Vice Chair, Ecological Development Union International; Board member, World Business Angels Association; and Board director, Chief Group Hong Kong. Professor Liu has authored numerous publications on angel investing. Her book Angel Investment and Private Capital (2003, in Chinese) is considered the first such book in China. Professor Liu is also considered one of the pioneers in China’s venture capital research field. Her book Venture Capital: Innovation and Finance (in Chinese, Renmin University Press, 1998) was one of the first venture capital books to systemically introduce the venture capital concept in China and served as a guide for many Chinese first-generation venture capitalists. Professor Liu received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1994, prior to her joined the faculty at Renmin University, she has also worked as research faculty at Harvard University.
Tim Lafferty, Chief Operating Officer
Tim Lafferty is the Chief Operating Officer of Mawsonia, a publishing, data and events company founded in 2010 which publishes three magazines, Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), Global University Venturing (GUV) and Global Government Venturing (GGV). GCV is the only magazine dedicated to writing about large companies that take minority equity stakes in entrepreneurial businesses. Similarly, GUV covers universities around the world that take equity stakes in their own spinouts, an increasingly important development in the funding of start-ups. GGV writes about how governments support their innovation ecosystems. Mawsonia has the best data available on global venture deals among corporates, universities and governments and holds internationally renowned conferences and awards.
Tim has worked in media for over twenty years. Prior to Mawsonia, Tim was the Director of Marketing and Product Sales for Dow Jones in Europe overseeing brands including The Wall Street Journal, Financial News and Private Equity News. Previously he held senior roles at BusinessWeek and Readers’ Digest following a ten year career as an officer in the Royal Navy. He is based in Mawsonia’s head office in London.
Yesha Sivan
Prof. Yesha Sivan, Executive Director
Coller Institute of Venture
Prof. Yesha Sivan is the Executive Director of the Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Management (http://www.collerinstitueofventure.org). He is professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at the School of Management and Economy at the Tel-Aviv-Yaffo Academic College (http://is.mta.ac.il). He is also the founder of Metaverse Labs (MVL) – a leading think tank focusing on connecting virtual and real worlds. Sivan’s professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments (see for example: the Harvard 9-Keys for Knowledge Infrastructure). He published numerous papers in the areas of Strategy and IT, innovation, knowledge, 3D3C virtual worlds, and standards. Sivan received his doctorate from Harvard University. His avatar is Dera Kit, and his blog is http://www.dryesha.com. He has taught EMBA, MBA, engineering and design in the areas of strategic value of IT, the emergence of virtual worlds, and software development in virtual worlds. Yesha is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic development at the Institute together with its platform infrastructure.
Prof. Eli Talmor, Professor
London Business School
Eli Talmor is Professor at London Business School and founder of its Coller Institute of Private Equity as well as the Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University. He was previously a professor of finance at the University of California (UCLA and Irvine), Tel Aviv University and the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and B.Sc. (Cum Laude) from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Talmor is the co-author of International Private Equity, broadly considered as the reference book of the private equity industry. He served on the board of Governors of London Business School and the advisory board of the African Venture Capital Association. In recent years he has been asked by the UK Parliament to provide a leading testimony at its high-profile hearings on private equity and to advise the UK Prime Ministerial office.
Dr. Robyn Klingler Vidra, Lecturer
King’s College London
Robyn Klingler-Vidra joins King’s College London in the Department of European & International Studies as a Lecturer for the 2014-2015 academic year. Most recently, Robyn served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University where she was the Associate Editor of Coller Venture Review. Robyn‟s research interests focus on the role of government policy in building venture capital markets as a means to promote innovation and entrepreneurial clusters. Robyn leads the World Economic Forum‟s United Kingdom Executive Opinion Survey on global competitiveness and has led studies on economic growth, technology clusters and development. Her publications include peer reviewed journal articles on the development of venture capital markets in East Asia and how policy models transform as they diffuse. Robyn received her MSc and PhD in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics & Political Science and her BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Dr. Vidra is working as a Senior researcher in the Institute.
Nicholas Yang, Advisor to the Chief Executive on Innovation and Technology
The Government of The HKSAR
Mr Yang graduated from the California Institute of Technology in the United States in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, followed by a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University in 1978 and 1982 respectively.  Mr Yang worked as a senior design engineer for Intel Corporation in 1978 and subsequently as a strategic management consultant for Bain & Company.  He returned to Hong Kong in 1983 and pursued his career as the Executive Director and Deputy Group Managing Director of Shell Electric Mfg. (Holdings) Limited. He became senior consultant and director of several venture capital and private equity investment firms in 2002. Mr Yang was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited in 2003.  He was the Executive Vice President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2010 to February 2015. In March 2015, Mr Yang joined the Hong Kong SAR Government, serving as Advisor to the Chief Executive on Innovation and Technology, and Non-Official Member of the Executive Council.
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Ir Allen Yeung, Government Chief Information Officer
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Ir Allen Yeung has extensive experience in the ICT field. He held BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin, MSEE from Purdue University and Executive MBA from HKUST-Kellogg Northwestern University.
As GCIO, his responsibilities include formulating ICT policies and strategies; leading the E-government programmes; promoting and developing ICT industry as key business and economy driver; and bridging the digital divide.
Prior to joining the Government in July 2015, Ir Yeung was the Chief Corporate Development Officer of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. Ir Yeung started his career in 1987 in the Silicon Valley, working for many hi-tech companies. In 1995, he relocated to Hong Kong to further his career development, and served in several senior management positions for multinational enterprises and Hong Kong listed companies.
Ir Yeung has contributed significantly in promoting and developing the innovation and technology industry in Hong Kong and the region. He has served on many councils and advisory committees in the ICT industry associations, business angel networks, engineer professional bodies, as well as educational institutions.


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08:30-09:00Registration & Reception
09:00-10:00Welcome: The Future of Venture
Herman Lam, CEO, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Sagi Karni, Consul General, Embassy of Israel in Hong Kong
Keynote – Nicholas Yang, Advisor to the Chief Executive on Innovation and Technology, The Government of The HKSAR
Photo Session
10:00-10:45Historical Perspective: Design Your Future by Using the Past
Chair – Prof. Yesha Sivan, Coller Institute of Venture
Keynote – Lessons from 100 Years of Venture – Prof. Eli Talmor, London Business School
Responder – Prof. Manhong Mannie Liu, The Chinese Science Academy
10:45-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:30Geographical Perspective: Unique Challenges and Opportunities
Chair – Prof. Eli Talmor, London Business School
China – Prof. Manhong Mannie Liu, FEDS – The Chinese Science Academy
Israel (Tel Aviv) – Yoav Z. Chelouche, Aviv Venture Capital
Taiwan – Volker Heistermann, Managing Director, Yushan Ventures
Silicon Valley – Michael Bruck, HK Leader, Stanford Research Institute (SRI)
12:30-14:00Lunch & Networking: Tables of Interest
14:00-14:45Policy Perspective
Chair – Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Business School
Keynote – Dr. Robyn Klingler Vidra, King’s College London
Responder – Dr. Marta K. Dowejko, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
14:45-15:00Coffee Break
15:00-16:00Unique Venture Models – Limited Partners
Chair – Mounir Guen, CEO, MVision
Tim Lafferty, Chief Operating Officer, Mawsonia
Dr. Jeffrey Chi, Chairman, SVCA
16:00-17:00Summary: The Future of Venture from Various Perspectives
History: Prof. Yesha Sivan, Coller Institute of Venture
Geography: Prof. Eli Talmor, London Business School
Policy: Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Business School
Venture Models: Mounir Guen, CEO, MVision
17:00-19:00Cocktail Reception & Award Ceremony
19:00-21:00Speaker Dinner (by invitation only)

*Program is subject to change
*See our Co-Events here


In conjunction with the main event, we are co-hosting three additional events taking place Saturday, 7-Nov-2015:

  • Innovation Workshop
  • Venture Research Workshop
  • Hong Kong Venture Ecosystem Tour
Innovation Workshop

Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 9:15-12:30
Training Theatre, Core F, Level 3, Cyberport 3

The Innovation Workshop is being organized with the Government Chief Information Office, and the theme will be “From Service to Venture: How Innovation Can Transform E-Government Services.”

*Participation is by invitation only


09:15-09:20Opening Remarks
Ir Allen Yeung, Government Chief Information Officer
09:20-09:45Five Platforms on Innovation
Professor Yesha Sivan
09:45-10:45Governments and Innovation – a Necessity and not an Oxymoron
Mr Raz Heiferman
11:00-11:25Government Showcases
(a) New Smart ID
Mr F M Hui, Chief Systems Manager, OGCIO
11:25-11:55(b) Intermodal Transhipment Facilitation Scheme
Single E-lock Trial Run Scheme

Mr. Steve Chan, Senior Staff Officer (IT), Customs & Excise Department
Single Window Customs Clearance System
Mr Edward Yu, Principal Assistant Secretary, CITB
Mr Gary Lai, AGCIO (Industry Facilitation)
11:55-12:25(c) e-Health Record Sharing System
Dr. Wing Nam Wong,
Chief Manager (eHealth Record) / Consultant (Special Project), Hospital Authority
12:25-12:30Concluding Remarks
Ir Allen Yeung, Government Chief Information Officer
Venture Research Workshop

Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 9:00-13:00
Cyberport 3, Video Conference Room
Chairs: Dr. Robyn Klingler Vidra, Prof. Kalok Chan

The Venture Research Workshop will focus on challenges and gaps in venture research, research directions and methods. The purpose of the workshop is to share and discuss the latest research on venture, and to propose innovative research projects / areas of research. The workshop encourages collaboration opportunities among researchers and with the Coller Institute of Venture.

The format will include in-depth presentations by three leading researchers in the field (Coller 2015 Award recipients).
Each presentation will be following by a joint discussion.

The workshop is open to researchers and reflective practitioners. Registration is subject to approval.
Active participants of the workshop are invited to join the main event on 6-Nov-2015.

If you are interested in contributing research directions as part of the “sharing and reflection” session, please contact Robyn Klingler Vidra at robynklinglervidra@gmail.com with a one page letter of interest, short bio., and picture.

Please contact Noa Mondrowicz at noa@collerinstituteofventure.org for additional registration and event details.

09:00-09:10Opening Remarks
Prof. Yesha Sivan
Chairs: Dr. Robyn Klingler Vidra, Prof. Kalok Chan
09:10-09:35Session 1
Prof. Mark Humphery-Jenner (Grand Prize winner of 2015 Coller Research Award)
Title: Government Ownership and Venture Performance in from China
09:50-10:15Session 2
Prof. Gang Hu (2015 Coller Research Award Runner-up)
Title: High Differentiation and Low Standardization: The Role of Venture Capitalists in Transforming the Governance and Management of Family Firms
10:45-11:10Session 3
Dr. Xiru Zhang (2015 Coller Research Award Runner-up)
Title: Does Government-Sponsored Venture Capital Investment Crowd In Private Investment? Evidence from China
11:25-12:45Reflection & Discussion
Chairs: Dr. Robyn Klingler Vidra, Prof. Kalok Chan
13:00-14:00Networking Lunch

*Program subject to change

Hong Kong Venture Ecosystem Bus Tour

Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 13:45

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Yelites Association Limited (www.yelites.org) in collaboration with Coller Institute of Venture is sponsoring a Hong Kong Venture Ecosystem Bus Tour. It is a unique opportunity to explore innovative institutions and companies in Hong Kong, with exclusive access to their key thought leaders. Some key stops will include Government related agencies, new start-ups, venture capitalists, etc.
Key presentations will be delivered by Brinc, Astri , Hong Kong Science Park and Nest Infiniti Lab.

13:45CyberportCoach departing The HK Cyberport to Nest’s Infinity Lab
14:10NestWelcome: Dane Fisher / Infiniti
Nest & the Hong Kong ecosystem – Billy Naveed / Nest / Credit Suisse
Latest trends in Fintech – Yannick Even / KPMG
Latest trends in IoT – Manav Gupta / Brinc
Panel discussion with three startups – moderated by Billy Naveed
IoT in HK/evolution of manufacturing/supply chain – Professor Michael Sung of HKUST
16:10BusTrip to the Applied Science Centre Shatin
16:45Applied Science ParkIntroduction science park
Innovation Carnival
18:30BusTrip back to dinner venue Fulin Restaurant
19:30Fulin RestaurantDinner and mingling

About The Y.Elites Association Established in 2007, consists of 12 research groups and committees focusing on the areas of Finance, Real Estate, Industries & Commerce, Professional Services, Students, Sports Culture, Community & Social Affairs, Politics, Women Forum, Cross-Strait Affairs, Cultural and Arts and Membership Affairs. Today, the Association has around 700 members including young entrepreneurs, professionals from various industries and leaders from various youth organizations.

About Brinc Established in 2014 to accelerate connected technology hardware product startups from the ideation stage through business development, consumer validation, manufacturing support and distribution. Based in Hong Kong with offices in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Brinc empowers the IoT entrepreneur through application.

About Infiniti Lab Driven by Nest, the Infiniti Accelerator is a 12-week programme to support startup companies working on innovative ideas around Smart Cities. The application process started in June this year. When applications closed on August 15, 145 startup companies from around the world had applied to the programme. Up to eight startups will be selected to join the Accelerator and receive support from Infiniti and Nest®.
About Nest® Seeded capital and time in promising scalable startups. Their team of dedicated startuexperts empower founders worldwide with strengths in marketing, strategy, and access to global industry networks from their headquarters in the heart of Asia – Hong Kong. Nest also help startups with next round growth, further fund raising and new market expansion. Having all built a series of businesses, the team is well placed to help entrepreneurs succeed.

About Astri Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competences in various areas are organized under seven Technology Divisions, namely Communications Technologies, Electronics Components, IC Design (Analog), IC Design (Digital), Opto-electronics, Security and Data Sciences, and Software and Systems. Four areas of applications including financial technologies, intelligent manufacturing, next generation networks, and medical and health are identified for major pursuit.

About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation Comprising Science ParkInnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including ElectronicsInformation and Communications TechnologyGreen TechnologyBiomedical TechnologyMaterial and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth. Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.


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Cyberport is a creative digital community with a cluster of over 300 technology and digital tenants. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With a vision to establish itself as a leading information and communications technology (ICT) hub in the Asia-Pacific region, Cyberport is committed to facilitating the local economy by nurturing ICT industry start-ups and entrepreneurs, driving collaboration to pool resources and create business opportunities, and accelerating ICT adoption through strategic initiatives and partnerships.About Venue

Address: Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Rd. Hong Kong Island
Conference Location: Training Theatre, Level 3, Core F, Cyberport 3

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CIV2015HK: The Future of Venture is a non-profit making event. Any income will cover event expenses.

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Past Events

Events are an integral part of the Coller Institute of Venture’s activities. We have extensive experience in setting agendas, securing relevant attendees, and collaborating with partners. Events are critical to our outreach efforts, in our mission to promote the exchange and development of ideas, and connect leading academic research with business initiatives.

Since we were established to become a “global hub to Impact the venture ecosystem,” our goal is to advance the state of venture creation globally by turning innovation into businesses and ultimately improving quality of life.
Our events are supported by an advanced digital infrastructure, including video coverage available on Coller TV.

Some of our events include:

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