A Phoenix in the Dragon’s Den II: Entrepreneurial Success in China – What’s new? [postponed to 25 Mar]

Online registration for this event is not available.

Registration link: https://app.glueup.cn/event/29943/

The year 2020 has not been easy for the majority of people and businesses around the world, especially for entrepreneurs, who have had to face a pandemic on top of the trials and tribulations of running and scaling their businesses, not to forget fundraising.

In our second Dragon's Den event, we invite you to come along for the ride and hear what it takes to persevere and get out of your comfort zone. Our three speakers (founders) are all currently fundraising. The event format thrusts our speakers to pitch their ventures to the audience as if they were potential investors.

Company Intros

  1. Atiom - Atiom is a mobile-based training solution that speeds up communication and real-time learning with your frontline teams. Atiom helps businesses move beyond their one-off employee engagement activities by offering a gamified SaaS platform that makes training and communications fun, effortless and measurable. On top of that, we provide all the data to identify not only the strengths but also the weaknesses of your business.

  2. BuzzKID - China's K12 English learning market is broken, parents spend big money while kids still speak broken English. BuzzKID connects English speaking kids around the world online. With our patented dialogue approach, since 2019 over 10k students have live practice English with 3k language buddies from 37 nationalities. 9 out of 10 paid users were referred, 8 out of 10 existing users renewed. BuzzKID is raising $1.5M to fast-track 10-times growth next year.

  3. xixilab - xixilab makes a beautiful smile simple with a more convenient and affordable way to straighten teeth. We're an international team importing medical grade plastic to create custom invisible braces. Buy direct to save time and money - 67% less than the market price and no need for monthly clinic visits. Having transformed more than 1k smiles, xixilab has an average customer referral rate of 100% - the ultimate sign of customer satisfaction!

The event is open to:

  • Younger Chamber members and entrepreneurs
  • Individuals looking to start a company
  • Those looking to potentially invest in a PRC-based venture

Event Takeaways

  • Appreciate the challenges of starting up and continuing to grow a China-based business
  • Learn about the considerations required to build a successful operation in China
  • Understand the meaning of entrepreneurship in the China context
  • Gain from an opportunity to network with entrepreneurs and Chamber members alike

Agenda: 

  • 6:30 pm - 6:55 pm Registration and Networking
  • 6:55 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Introduction
  • 7:00 pm - 7:35 pm Presentations
  • 7:35 pm - 8:30 pm Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Networking
  • 9:00 pm Event Ends

Notes:

In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff Hilary.Wu@britishchambershanghai.cn before 6 pm, 27 Jan. Due to the service charges of Event Bank and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.

Speaker Introduction

Eric Huo

Corporate Innovation Director of Chinaccelerator & MOX

https://chinaccelerator.com/mentors/eric-huo/

Eric is Corporate Innovation Director at Chinaccelerator & MOX. Develop and ensure the execution of the corporate innovation team strategy; Forge and manage relationships with large corporations.

He was a business consultant for 6 years implementing projects for clients in China including MNCs, SOEs, and private companies. The projects included business process reform, IT implementation and strategy cases. Then, he spent two years in the US to get my MBA degree at the University of Michigan.
After graduation, he joined GE’s re-known program ECLP (Experienced Commercial Leadership Program). After two years, he left GE and joined Honeywell as APAC Adjacency BD & Sales Manager to extend the business to new areas. And, this June, he joined his friend’s start-up company to develop the business.

Lucas Englehard

Co-Founder and CEO of xixilab

https://www.xixilab.com

xixilab straightens teeth using invisible braces for one third the market price. Lucas has over 13 years on-the-ground experience helping companies enter and scale in China. He is the founder of Waimaichaoren, a restaurant delivery platform that grew to 18 cities before being acquired by Delivery Hero (stock ticker DHER). Lucas previously founded an online market research firm and started his career working in finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lucas graduated with honours from Union College (NY).

Matt Spriegel

CEO & Founder of Atiom

https://www.atiom.cn/

Matt started his career in Asia over 10 years ago. He became one of China's first foreign sales reps in the healthcare industry and then went on to open up an office for a UK-based consulting company, before starting Atiom. The idea for Atiom was born out of long boring corporate classroom training where he saw a clear need for innovation. He and his partners now help companies move beyond traditional one-off employee engagement activities with mobile-first solutions that make training fun, effortless and measurable. They service clients such as Porsche, Compass Group and Mandarin Oriental and have recently opened up their APAC HQ in Singapore.

Shirley Wang

Founder & CEO of BuzzKID

https://www.buzzbuzzenglish.com

Shirley Rong Wang has overall 25 years of global managerial experience, including recent 5 years of Edtech startup experience. Shirley is a successful practitioner of second language acquisition pedagogy in the K12 field, has founded a well-known teacher-led online tutoring platform in China (B2B version of VIPKID). Prior to that, Shirley held the position of Vice President, Customer Experience & Operations in a global education group, overseeing over 100,000 active students in 60 learning centers across 20 cities in China. Shirley is the member representative of Sino-America Education Research Association (S-AERA), coach of US Scouts in China, and also owns the copyright of Second Language Input and Output System. Prior to education entrepreneurship, Shirley used to work in strategic consulting, investment, M&A for close to 10 years in global 500 corporates, leading their South-east Asian and Australian markets, responsible for $50M+ P&L.

Kari Hakanen

GM at Asian Risks Management Services (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Kari Hakanen is currently General Manager of Asian Risks Management Services in Shanghai where he established the office and is leading its expansion. He started his career in the public sector of his native Finland with assignments in Shanghai and Tokyo. Upon returning to Shanghai he transitioned into the insurance sector where he worked with companies such as Jardine Lloyd Thompson until it was acquired by MMC. He then joined Asian Risks Managements Services to set-up and open their Shanghai office. He lives in Shanghai with his wife and daughter. Kari holds a MA in Asian Studies from University of Turku and is also Acting Chair of British Chamber Shanghai’s Financial Services Committee.

Event contact

Hilary Wu
+86 2162185022
Hilary.Wu@britishchambershanghai.cn

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