Virtual Event: Founders’ Stories and Challenges by Neat x Wanted
25 Mar 2020 07:00pm - 08:30pm
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Virtual Event: Founders’ Stories and Challenges by Neat x Wanted

25 Mar 2020 07:00pm - 08:30pm

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Neat x Wanted Virtual Event: Founders’ Stories and Challenges

When: March 25, 7 - 8:30pm Hong Kong time
Where: Join from anywhere in the world on Remo 🌎
RSVP: https://www.wanted.jobs/events/foundersstories

We celebrate entrepreneurs. It takes passion, dedication, and charm. And we know how rewarding it can be.

But we also know that entrepreneurship can be a lonely, icy road. The stakes are high, and you’ll keep facing roadblock after roadblock. Maybe you’re struggling to keep yourself healthy. Maybe you’re struggling to keep a team together. Maybe you’re struggling to find enough customers willing to pay for your product. And the current economic climate is not helping either.

That’s why we’ve put together this virtual event. We’ve invited 3 founders who will share their stories, experience, challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve overcome them, so you can get some inspiration, and maybe even some ideas on how you want to tackle yours.

Speakers:

David Rosa, Co-Founder & CEO, Neat

David is a FinTech entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Neat, Asia’s alternative to a bank account for startups and young SMEs. David started his career at Citi where he became their youngest Managing Director in Asia. He then co-founded the Asian arm of Integral Capital Management which he sold in 2014 to focus on FinTech. Throughout his career he has been exposed to the extremes of managing teams across time zones in complex corporate environments all the way to agile business development for startups and related pivots to find product-market-fit.

Samantha Kwok, Market Lead Greater China, HYPE
Founder, JingJobs

Samantha is currently Market Lead for HYPE Asia. Prior to this, she founded JingJobs, a recruitment consulting firm specialized in recruiting multilingual candidates for hyper growth startups in China. Samantha founded JingJobs at the age of 21, and within 6 years, had connected over 90,000 candidates with 700+ companies around China. Samantha was also part of the founding team of the Beijing Women’s Network, a 4000+ strong non profit network of professional women in China, focused on mentorship, professional development, skills and resource sharing. Most recently, Samantha led franchise sales for one of HYPE’s F&B portfolio companies, resulting in brand expansion to 4 APAC countries over the last 8 months. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political, Economic and Social Sciences from Sydney University, Australia. nation. Most recently, she founded WanderSnap, to connect creatives with families and businesses to create original content around 58 cities in Asia. Passionate about women entrepreneurship and mental health awareness, Jen holds a BCom in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

Danny Yeung, Co-Founder and CEO, Prenetics

Danny Yeung is the Chief Executive Officer of Prenetics Group and sets business strategies and vision. Prior to Prenetics, Danny led multiple investments in DNA Genetic testing companies as Founding Partner/Investor at SXE Ventures. Previously, Danny founded uBuyiBuy in 2010, which was subsequently acquired by Groupon. Prior to Danny leaving Groupon in early 2014, Danny served as CEO of Groupon East Asia, having scaled the business to a size of over USD $130m annually, overseeing a staff of 350 and being highly profitable. Danny’s entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 25 when he ventured into franchising Hong Kong's award-winning dessert chain Hui Lau Shan into USA. After exiting Hui Lau Shan, Danny successfully ventured into hospitality furniture and executed multi-million dollar projects with MGM City Center, City of Dreams Macau and Venetian. Danny is currently a Founding Partner at SXE Ventures, Board Member at Parabase Genomics, Limited Partner and Mentor for 500 Startups. Danny received his BS in MIS from the University of San Francisco. Danny’s life motto is “Play Hard, Work Harder”.

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