FastLane x InvestHK: Startup Academy 1 -Business Launching in Hong Kong
25 Jul 2019 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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FastLane x InvestHK: Startup Academy 1 -Business Launching in Hong Kong

25 Jul 2019 07:00pm - 09:00pm

More Events KR Space, 34/F, Tower 1, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay Free Event
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FastLane is pleased to announce that we are organising our first Startup Academy with HSBC!

About this Event
FastLane is pleased to announce that we are organising our first Startup Academy with guest speakers from HSBC and InvestHK!

Our Startup Academy is a series of 6 sessions which will cover a diverse range of topics to help you better manage your businesses, from business launching to data use for marketing. Over the next 6 months, FastLane will invite experts to share the stage and give you insightful and practical advice. To learn more about the topics, we're delighted to invite you to our first session at KR Space. Come and meet our guest speakers for the series!

Light refreshments will be served.


Startup Academy Series 2019 agenda:

Thurs 25th July, 7:00-9:00 pm - Business Launching, in collaboration with HSBC and InvestHK

Thurs 22nd Aug, 7:00-9:00 pm - Operations and Cashflow Management

Thurs 19th Sep, 7:00-9:00 pm - Scaling Up and Fund Raising

Thurs 24th Oct, 7:00-9:00 pm - Talent Management/Recruitment/Retention

Thurs 21st Nov, 7:00-9:00 pm - Digital Marketing

Weds 18th Dec, 7:00-9:00 pm - Legal and Investment Documentation


For this session, Ada Lam (Division Head, Innovative Business & Ecosystem Partnership, Commercial Banking Hong Kong, HSBC), CY Lu (Senior Manager of StartmeupHK, InvestHK) and Alex So (Founder and Group Managing Partner of FastLane) will be the speakers for us. Ada will talk about business and digital banking solutions that catered to start-ups, to streamline their operation, build up credit worthiness and accelerate their business growth. CY will share about the startup ecosystem of HK, InvestHK’s services and what kind of services you can get from the HK government. Finally, Alex will share about everything you need to know about business establishments.


About the speakers:

Ada Lam

Division Head, Innovative Business & Ecosystem Partnership, Commercial Banking Hong Kong, HSBC

Ada currently leads the Innovative Business and Ecosystem Partnership team of Commercial Banking HSBC, driving the bank’s proactive engagement with the innovation entrepreneurial ecosystem and support to startups and entrepreneurs in turning their business vision into reality. Prior to that, for more than 10 years she gained extensive experiences covering various commercial banking areas including commercial lending, international trade and cash management solutions. Ada holds a Bachelor Degree of Information Engineering and is a Certified Public Accountant.



Senior Manager of StartmeupHK, InvestHK

Chin Yung(CY) LU is the Senior Manager of StartmeupHK, InvestHK. He was born in Taiwan, spent his secondary school and highschool in HK and SG, before getting his bachelor degree in Germany. He then studied his MBA in Japan and worked a few years in China before joining StartmeupHK.


Alex So

Founder and Group Managing Partner of FastLane

Alex is responsible for the strategic development of FastLane Group. He is a fellow member of CPA Australia and has over 20 years of professional finance and accounting, corporate finance, and investment experience in the financial services and asset management companies. Alex held regional Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer roles in a number of global financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, a Hong Kong listed company and an Asian private equity firm. He is an investor for early stage and high growth companies.


About the companies:


StartmeupHK - InvestHK

StartmeupHK ( ) is a one-stop portal to the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong, run by InvestHK - Government Department of Foreign Direct Investment.

We work with overseas and Mainland entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals that wish to set up an office – or expand their existing business – in Hong Kong. We offer pro bono advisory services to support companies at different stages of developments.


FastLane Group

The FastLane Group was founded in 2013 as an accountancy and advisory firm that combines innovation and technology to expert professional services within the SME market, with a particular focus on Entrepreneurs, Startups, Fast Growing Technology Companies, Startup Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists. The FastLane Group provides best in class service for businesses wishing to launch and operate in Hong Kong, ensuring they maintain the financial and compliance needs as regulated in Hong Kong.


KR Space

Kr Space is a co-working service platform aim to solve every company difficulties on workplace of all size. Our mission is to ”make the office work better’& ensure 100 million people to enjoy a happy work-life. Kr Space Times Square is the 1st community of Kr Space in Hong Kong.


In Hong Kong, Causeway Bay is home to many well-known office buildings, hotels, restaurants and retail shops. Times Square, where Kr Space HK located, is the most iconic building in this district. Directly connected with Causeway Bay MTR station, it’s convenient location and the energetic atmosphere have attracted many international technologies Companies and made it become IT hub. With the surrounding Shopping and eating facilities, Kr Space HK is an office location you cannot be missed out.

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