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EYE Program Speaker Night: Exploring The Way to be Entrepreneur

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 18:30 to 20:30
Event Venue: 
Paperclip, 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Language: English


18:10 - 18:30     Registration
18:30 - 18:35     Opening by MC
18:35 - 18:50     Sharing by Jennifer Liu, Chairman & Founder of Caffé HABITŪ
18:50 - 19:05     Sharing by Elaine Tsung, Founder & CEO of Garage Society
19:05 - 19:20     Sharing by Melissa Guzy, Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures
19:20 - 19:35     Panel Discussion
19:35 - 19:45     Open Floor Questions
19:45 - 20:30     Free Networking 
                           * Refreshment will be provided

This event is non-transferable. Only participants with email confirmation from the EYE Program can attend.

Speaker Profile:

Ms. Jennifer Liu

Chairman and Founder of Caffé HABITŪ (Sir Hudson International Ltd.)
Jennifer is a well-established female serial entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. She is the Founder & Chairman of ‘Sir Hudson Hospitality Limited’ which operates 30 outlets in retail cafes/restaurants, a specialised coffee academy and a 6000 sqft central creative kitchen. Her enterprise employs 400 barista and expertise under various brands "the coffee academics", ‘caffe HABITU’ and ‘Suzuki Cafe Co.’ Jennifer graduated from Cornell University, New York, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. In 2012 the  South China Morning Post selected Jennifer as one of the most inspiring and influential women in their edition of ‘25 Women of our Time". Early 2014 Jennifer established her own charitable foundation under which the "weekend upcycle workshop" is an  NGO and a social initiative that connects underprivileged minorities with specialised talents in the society through a series of creative workshops. Jennifer remains passionate with the arts and culture, loves to travel and owns a small private art collection supporting the local artists.  

Ms. Elaine Tsung

Founder and CEO of Garage Society
MNC business development professional-turned-entrepreneur.
Founded European Gourmet Ltd., a premium confectionery import country in HK & China.
Worked at South China Morning Post and Jardine Fleming Investment Management.
Instrumental in the founding and expansion of the The Hive.
Graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ms. Melissa Guzy

Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures
Melissa Guzy is the founder and the Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and as a venture investor. Prior to Arbor, Melissa was the Managing Director and head of VantagePoint Asia. In 2007, Melissa moved to Hong Kong to build VantagePoint's investment practice in the region, establishing offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, and invested in early stage technology companies in both Asia and in Silicon Valley. Prior Investments include Finisar, NuCore (Mediatek), Pure Digital (Cisco), Oxford Semiconductor (PLX Technology) and iWatt (Dialogics). Current board positions include Exchange Corporation and DemystData. Prior to joining VantagePoint, Melissa co-founded and served as CEO of a VantagePoint portfolio company in the semiconductor market. Melissa attended Wellesley College and received a Master's degree in Finance from the University of Florida.

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