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Mentorship Hacks: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mentorship with Startup Founders by Asia Society Hong Kong Center

08/07/2020 9:00am - 10:00am

Come hear from an ex-YouTube global creatives executive, a serial China entrepreneur, and an AI-powered data science groundbreaker!

Start-up founders are leading the charge to create an atmosphere of greater collaboration in the midst of unprecedented disruption. In response to Covid-19, start-up founders are pushing the limits of innovation as society shifts at unprecedented speed to adapt to a new reality. In the midst of these challenges, mentorship engagement is critical in driving innovation forward. Start-up mentors enable founders to navigate blind spots, leverage the knowledge of experienced veterans, and optimize their start-up’s success prospects. According to a study by MicroMentor, mentored founders increased their start-up revenue by 83% compared to 16% with non-mentored entrepreneurs. While Hong Kong has world-class research institutes and an increasing number of co-working space and start-up programs, only 15 percent of entrepreneur respondents make use of official R&D support, and 10 percent use mentoring. What are the do’s and don’ts of mentorship? What makes an ideal mentorship relationship in the start-up stage? And how does virtual mentor engagement in a Covid-19 context work best? Come hear Bing Chen, Chairman and Co-founder of Gold House and Former YouTube’s Global Head of Creator Development and Management, Fritz Demopoulos, Co-founders of Qunar and Shawei, one of China’s largest travel platforms, Stephanie Sy, Founder and CEO of Thinking Machines. The panel discussion will be moderated by Lavina Tien, entrepreneur and Founder of Portovelo Shoes.

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  • Start Date: 08/07/2020 9:00am

  • End Date: 08/07/2020 10:00am

  • Event Category: Community Events


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