Sept 30: ‘The 5 P’s to Finding Capital and Attracting Investors to Your Business’ — Business Exchange Club
Thursday 30th September
Imagine where you could take your business with some extra investment. You could hire new sales staff, get an assistant, move into bigger and more prestigious premises and not need to worry about cashflow stifling or even killing your growth. You could do bigger deals with bigger companies and assure yourself a bright future.
Raising funds is one of the major challenges entrepreneurs face in building a successful business. Hong Kong is a financial centre with an abundance of capital and financing so you would expect that investors would be quite willing to invest in new businesses. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that in a country where 98% of all businesses are SME’s, there are few methods of matching the right company with the right type of investor, especially for smaller businesses. In fact, just 1 in 10 business proposals will end up receiving funding from angel investors. This has a lot to do with how those ideas are presented to the investors.
Our two speakers will offer a step-by-step approach on how to fund-raise for small businesses, how to find and pitch to investors and finally how to close the deal.
This Thursday the 30th, Tony from AP Dealflow is doing this lunch seminar. As an added bonus, there is special pricing for StartupsHK members, check the Google Group for more details.
Barcamp HK Saturday the 18th – Come out and learn about startups, community, culture, and technology
This year’s Barcamp is going to be huge. I mean literally twice the size of last year with more people, more space, and more free drinks.
Come out and share something you are interested in, and find out what else is going on both with StartupsHK and other communities within Hong Kong.
If you are in a startup, consider putting together a short presentation on what you’ve learned from your startup experience that you would like to share with others.