- Sydney Landing Pad Virtual Expo
REGISTER HERE: https://hopin.to/events/sydney-landing-pad-virtual-expo The Sydney Landing Pad is going live in our first virtual expo! 13 scaleups from across the world are pitching for YOUR help to enter Australia. These VC-backed companies are looking for customers, investors, employees and partners. Learn about their products by visiting their virtual expo booths, chat directly to founders and team members in break-out rooms & build your international network with other attendees. This event is suited for: - Potential customers (private and public sector) - Investors - Potential partners (resellers, distributors, etc.) - Government trade offices - Jobseekers Read their full company bios and their company asks: https://www.sydneylandingpad.com/2020 You do not need to stay for the full duration of the event. Time stamps of pitches will be made available on the night. You can also opt to participate in networking only. Join us to welcome the next wave of innovation into Australia and build your international network by supporting them in their market expansion into Australia! Please RSVP to reserve your digital seat.
- HHQ Square Table: Harrison.ai on Raising $29M
Register on EVENTBRITE: eventbrite.com.au/e/hhq-square-table-harrisonai-on-raising-29m-tickets[masked] Founded by brothers Dimitry Tran and Dr Aengus Tran, originally from Vietnam, Harrison.ai raised $29M in funding last year. We have invited James Wan from Harrison.ai to join us for a discussion regarding how to complete a capital raise from a legal perspective. Following its inception in 2018, the Sydney-based healthcare AI company has experienced fast growth, and has used its initial round of funding to grow its team and develop new products to improve and streamline healthcare systems across the world. Join us at the HHQ Square Table for light refreshments and a Q&A with James Wan, General Counsel of Harrison.ai with Belinda Cheng of EY Foundry as the MC. We will discuss how to complete a capital raise from a legal perspective. See you there!
- HHQ Square Table: Entering China - Challenges and Opportunities
PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/94336993487 Brian Zou is the founder of two tech companies based in Sydney. We have invited Brian to come along for an in-depth discussion concerning obstacles, recommendations, and lessons in relation to his experiences upon entering the Chinese market. In 2018, Brian founded Block42, a 3D animation tool for beginners. Previously, he co-founded Sweaty Chair, an indie mobile game developer. Upon winning the Oversea Student Startup Competition 2018 in Zhejiang, China, Block42 received the prize of 2 million Yuan, around 350k USD. This allowed the company to expand into the Chinese market. Brian and his team encountered a varied set of experiences upon their landing in China. Some of the challenges were related to culture, hiring and managing aspects, and legal and accounting factors. Ultimately, the challenges became too many and Block42 returned to Sydney, Australia. Today, Brian shares his experience, touching upon his successes and failures in order to help other entrepreneurs navigate the difficulties of entering the China market. Join us at the HHQ Square Table for some light refreshments and a Q&A with Brian, where you can ask any questions you may have about Block42's experiences in the Chinese market. The doors will open at 6 pm. The discussion will start at 6:30 pm and will go for an hour. See you there!
- We’re in this together: Reaching international students in China
PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE: http://ow.ly/lkcz50ylblt The novel coronavirus presents a dynamic and rapidly evolving situation, and our thoughts are with everyone impacted. The current travel restrictions are significantly affecting the arrival of international students from China into Australia. Unfortunately, these restrictions coincide with the start of the Australian academic year. Our education providers and regulatory agencies are demonstrating leadership and flexibility, including exploring how best to support students and reach them with different modes of education delivery such as online education and digital coursework. But streaming content into China is easier said than done due to the "Great Chinese Firewall," amongst other issues. Study NSW has partnered with Haymarket HQ to deliver an event for education providers to provide support and possible solutions to reach impacted students in China during this time. Join us over some refreshments to share and learn about solutions to overcome the challenges we are facing, and hear about government work to address the situation. The event will include: • Presentations from industry representatives about solutions to enable streaming into China and overcoming Chinese Firewall issues; • An update from Study NSW about cross-sector work underway to address current challenges; and • Networking drinks with sector representatives to discuss solutions to shared challenges. Who should attend? - NSW education providers including representatives from universities, colleges, private education institutions - Anyone in the education sector that works with Chinese students. The event is sponsored by Study NSW and is free of charge. Limited places are available so please register early to save your seat. Please contact [masked] or [masked] with questions or suggestions in regards to this event.
- Lunch and Learn: Improvisation For Your Workplace
UPDATED DATE: Rescheduled to 13th December 2019 The art of theatre isn't just restricted to the stage – for our last Lunch & Learn of the year, we'll be spicing things up with a hands-on workshop that will teach you all about the culture of improv and how having fun in the workplace should be the norm. This workshop will help you communicate better in your business, boost creativity and take yourself out of your comfort zone in a safe and fun way through improvisation. Practice storytelling, innovation, team building and creativity with your team, and unlock confidence and voice in presentation through theatre skills. Who is the presenter? Chelsea Zeller is an actor and comedian. A VCA graduate, she has trained with comedy school Second City Chicago and performs regularly with Improv Theatre Sydney. Her recent one-woman show sold out in both Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals, and she has facilitated workshops for Foundation for Young Australians, YLab and Belvoir Education. Chelsea also works as the Head of Marketing for Catalysr, based out of Haymarket HQ. Light lunch will be provided at the event.
- HHQ Square Table: Jia Zhu, a Chinese VC on how to get money from China
PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hhq-square-table-jia-zhu-one-of-the-few-female-vcs-in-china-tickets-84219303203 Chinese VCs pumped billions of dollars into startups from[masked]. Notable examples of Australian startups that received funding from China include Canva, Culture AMP, Airwallex and V2Food. Jia Zhu is your window into the world of raising investment from China. Jia Zhu is one of a small number of female Mainland China venture capitalists. Jia founded Hongem Ventures in 2015 in Shanghai and has subsequently raised and invested two venture funds totalling some A$120M in capital. The investors in her funds were typically large privately owned Chinese industrial companies seeking to use emerging technologies to reignite growth. Her team of six professionals have made over 20 mainly B2B investments in companies in fields such as cybersecurity, edutech, and consumption upgrading. A typical highly performing investee company is: Winicssec. She is currently based in Sydney, at Haymarket HQ. Here's what you'll learn: Differences between Australian and Chinese investors Typical investment structures and deal size in China Tips about pitching to Chinese VCs Common mistakes and things to watch out for She will also be sharing insights on her career, investment portfolio, what is going on in the venture-backed scene in China and what she is doing in Australia. The format will be to sit around the HHQ Square Table and have some light refreshments and an intimate Q&A with Jia. The doors will open at 6pm and the discussion will start at 6:30pm and go for around 1 hour. Hope to see you there!
- Launching your startup in China
PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/chinas-appetite-for-australian-innovation-tickets-84094626291 Many markets for Australian B2C physical products in China continue to grow at 10-20% p.a. In addition, other markets, such as those for B2B SaaS services, have recently taken off. Come along and discuss with Emily Ma of Austrade how to capitalise on these opportunities, by joining the February, 2020 intake at the Austrade Shanghai Landing Pad. Emily is the Manager of this Landing Pad, which is a free program where companies: - Are a resident for 90-days in one of China's foremost incubators for international companies - Access China bootcamps, mentors, partnerships, business connections and other support services. The next program commences on February 10, 2020 and applications are still open. You can apply here: https://www.austrade.gov.au/landingpads/locations/shanghai In this discussion, you will learn about: - The basics to succeed in business in China - The appetite for Australian innovation and the current business environment - Market opportunities across different regions within China - from East, North and South China - Industry sectors booming in China - How the Austrade Landing Pad in Shanghai can assist Australian founders to enter Chinese markets Companies that might be interested? -Physical product companies, mainly in B2C, or B2B2C markets, that use technology to assist with functions such as supply chain provenance and payments acceleration, in order to accelerate growth -Tech startups and scaleups, mainly, but not exclusively in B2B SaaS markets -High growth companies that facilitate cross border trade between Australia and China, such as in Fx or tourism trade infrastructure About Emily Emily Ma assists Australian tech-enabled product companies, tech start-ups and scale-ups find and capitalise on opportunities in China. She brings a wealth of experience in international trade and corporate innovation in North Asian markets. In a previous role, she helped Trilogy, a US-based software company, establish an R&D centre in Hangzhou and managed its incubator program.
- Cross Border Trade - Provenance & Fintech Blockchain Solutions Seminar
PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cross-border-trade-provenance-and-fintech-blockchain-solutions-seminar-tickets-73527154699 This is a seminar between a Guangdong delegation and interested NSW parties, regarding the provenance of Australian SME exports to China. About this Event China remains one of Australian SMEs’ largest growth opportunities. Despite the recent US-China trade war, product exports from Australia to China have grown and increasingly more Australian products are hitting the shelves in China. For instance in the 2017/2018 year agricultural exports to China, alone grew by A$1.8B. However, as a small or medium-sized exporter from Australia, it’s difficult to start but even more challenging to maintain product governance. For instance: . How does a lobster leaving Sydney double its weight before arriving at a restaurant in Shanghai? . How can be more bottles of exclusive Australian wine be sold in China than they are produced in Australia? In this seminar, we will be exploring innovation in trade, financing and governance that support SMEs export more products and retain product governance in China. Why you should attend this event: . Learn about the latest solutions in product governance and trade . Connect with members of an official high-level delegation from China . Including China’s major business, technology and government entities . Mingle with other Australian SMEs and startups in the trade space . Learn about common challenges and solutions in trade with China Detailed Program Master of Ceremonies - Jemma XU, Chief Strategy Officer for ProximaX a Malaysia and Australia based blockchain technology solutions provider. 14:30pm - Registration 15:00pm - Introduction and welcome - Brad Chan, Founder of Haymarket HQ and CEO of Banna Property Group 15:05pm - “Welcome to country” 15:10pm - Rapid growth of CN-AU cross border transformed goods trade - Austrade (TBC) 15: 20pm - Blockchain solutions and regulation in Australia - Matthew Symons, Member Australian National Blockchain Standards Committee and The Australian Treasurer’s Fintech Advisory Committee, founder of numerous fintech related companies, including Society One 15: 30pm - Overview of 16 emerging Australian blockchain provenance and fintech solutions for cross border trade (around 50% are based in NSW) – Terry Hilsberg, Resident blockchain venture investor at Haymarket HQ 15: 40pm - NSW provenance blockchain case studies - companies from wine, fish and wheat industries 15: 55pm - Architecture & Construction of the Southern Modern Logistics Public Information Platform (SMLPIP) - Dr. LI Ying, Executive Vice President of Guangdong Digital Research Institute 16: 10pm - Demonstration of SMLPIP, with live B2C AU-CN eCommerce transactions - GDRI/Innochain 16: 20pm - Alibaba Cloud blockchain platform as a service evolution (e.g Antchain) – Ray Ma - General Manager, Alibaba Cloud, ANZ 16: 35pm - Australia Post - blockchain-based supply chain solutions (TBC) 16: 50pm - Sonder: A new type of fintech middleware on the Blockchain – Professor XU Hongbo, Professor of AI, South China University of Science and Technology, and founder of Innochain, a blockchain solutions provider 17: 00pm - Drinks and light refreshments 18: 00pm - Finish Supporters of this event: NSW Treasury - as the NSW Government’s principal financial and economic adviser, NSW Treasury’s role is to enable the Government to deliver its promise to make NSW a great place to live and work. Guangdong Provincial Government Department of Industry and Information Technology Guangdong Digital Study Institute, Southern Branch of Beijing University - An arm of the Guangdong Government Australia China Business Council (NSW Branch)Australia China Business Council (NSW Branch) Haymarket HQ (HHQ) – Australia’s only start-up hub dedicated to Asian (mainly China), oriented companies Innochain - A Shenzhen based blockchain solutions provider
- HHQ Asia Speed Mentoring Night
PLEASE REGISTER ON HUMANITIX: https://events.humanitix.com.au/hhq-asia-speed-mentoring-night Thinking of exploring Asia as a potential market for your business? But have no idea where to start? This event provides a relaxed forum for those looking to get advice to expand into Asian Markets. Meet with a selection of mentors and founders who've succeeded in the Asian market. This is an open forum for all your questions—think speed dating but with a twist. You direct the discussion and learn from their experiences firsthand. Keep an eye out for our awesome lineup of mentors. Limited spots only. Register now! Tickets: Student - $5 General Admission - $20 About Haymarket HQ: Haymarket HQ provides first-class coworking space, mentorship and education to startups and companies wanting to tap into Asian markets. Based in a historic building in vibrant Chinatown, HHQ is supported by private and public funding and home to 30 companies that look beyond Australia’s borders. ================= You may be photographed or videod while attending this event: please approach the organiser if you have questions, concerns, or do not wish this to happen. The event organisers may add you to a mailing list so they can follow up, and you can receive updates about their activities: this mailing list will have an easy-to-find unsubscribe button. This event is part of Spark Festival and upholds the Spark Code of Conduct.