Cyberport Venture Capital Forum to Kick off in a Hybrid Format This Year

Cyberport Venture Capital Forum to Kick off in a Hybrid Format This Year

by October 19, 2022

The Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF) will be held on 27-28 October in hybrid format again, with the theme of “Thriving in the Dynamic: Refocusing for Growth”.

Cyberport, as the digital technology flagship of Hong Kong, is dedicated to facilitating deal flow for startups and enriching the regional venture capital landscape.

The forum will engage more than 100 venture capitalists and industry leaders to look into the new situation of the global venture capital market.

It will also feature investors and startup financing strategies, new opportunities in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA) markets, as well as the development of startups and venture capital prospects in the field of smart living under the receding epidemic and the changing geopolitical situation.

Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer of Cyberport

Peter Yan

Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport said,

“The National 14th Five-Year Plan explicitly supports Hong Kong to develop as an international I&T hub. Given that Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre, the momentum of Hong Kong’s I&T development will be strengthened and we are full of confidence in the future of Hong Kong’s I&T sector.


In light of the new trend of the venture capital market, this year’s CVCF is particularly meaningful as it provides a platform for startups and venture capital funds to connect, facilitate startups’ financing needs, promote the application of innovative technologies in the field, and capture the opportunities arising from the economic recovery.


Cyberport will continue to connect investors and the innovation community through Cyberport Investors Network (CIN) and Cyberport Macro Fund (CMF), and motivate startups to seize the development opportunities in GBA and the Asian markets to enable a thriving venture capital ecosystem.”

Speaker line-up at the forum

On the first day of the Forum, Professor Sun Dong, the Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry of the HKSAR Government will give the opening remarks.

Professionals across various industries, including Alibaba Group, Primavera Capital, Gobi Partners, Chuangxin Industry, HSBC Ventures, KPMG, Morgan Stanley Asia Limited, Vickers Venture, Lightspeed Venture, China Resources Capital, Quest Ventures, Amino Capital, Radiant Tech Ventures, Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments Limited, Guangzhou Nansha Service Centre in Hong Kong and Da Heng Qin Group, will provide in-depth analysis of the latest market and investment trends.

Key sessions to attend

The forum will have three panel discussions to help startups seize the new trend of venture capital, including “Venture Capital Ideals in a Universal World”, “Road to Next – Hong Kong’s Future Path for I&T Capital Hub” and “GBA – the Growth Engine for Start-ups and Investment”.

For the “Venture Capital Ideals in a Universal World”, Rebecca Fannin, Founder of Silicon Dragon, an internationally renowned venture capital platform, will be the host and other venture capital experts will share the macroeconomic trends and regional political landscape, and also analyse the strategies of Hong Kong startups for China business market and investors.

Meanwhile, Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Member of Technology & Innovation Constituency will host the panel discussion “Road to Next – Hong Kong’s Future Path for I&T Capital Hub”, together with industry leaders including and Cindy Chow, the Executive Director of the Alibaba Hong Kong and Entrepreneurs Fund as well as Chairperson of the Cyberport Investors Network Steering Group.

The panel discussion “GBA – the Growth Engine for Startups and Investment” will feature investment experts analysing the investment potential, technology and development focus of the GBA and to help startups and investors grasp the opportunities brought by the synergy of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.

Smart Living Venture Day and Startup Workshop to help startups seize opportunities

A spotlight event Smart Living Venture Day will be held both online and offline on 28 October, engaging more than 20 industry leaders, scholars, investors, and startups, to analyse issues covering EdTech, ArtTech, GeronTech and SocialTech through the four panel discussions.

Speakers include the founder of Esperanza John Tsang, CTF Education Group President and Deputy Vice Chairwoman Jennifer Yu, Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre Joseph Wong, General Manager (Elderly Services) of Hong Kong Housing Society Dr Carmen Ng, and Founder and CEO of SVhk Francis Ngai, etc.

A startup workshop will also be held in the afternoon on 28 October while experienced investors and industry leaders will share practical advise on management and fundraising strategies.

The “Start-up Clinic” is an interactive session where business experts will provide free consultation services covering topics such as marketing, legal, accounting, and financing strategies.

Investor Matching Session

In order to promote investment opportunities, CVCF allows startups to interact with investors in person and use the online platform to showcase their innovative technology solutions to overseas investors.

There will be an “Investor Matching Session” where startups and investors can arrange matchmaking meetings based on industry type and investment preference, as well as online matchmaking meetings using the online platform for one month from mid-October.

The platform will also feature a series of seminars, and industry leaders are invited to share their insights and new perspectives on smart investment and digital transformation to help companies implement transformation in the new normal.

In addition, the forum will have an “Innovative Technology Showcase” which includes virtual booths and physical booths, for startups to showcase their products, allowing investors and attendees to have in-depth exchanges.

The Entrepreneur Demo Zone, allowing startups from different fields to pitch their projects to investors and increase exposure through short videos on the forum’s platform.

For detailed information on related seminars and a complete line-up of speakers of the Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2022, please visit the website.

CVCF 2022

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