FINAL CALL - Inside Venture Captial: Start-up Workshop

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Online Webinar

As a founder or co-founder of a start-up, you will need to seek outside funding from venture capitalists or angel investors. Raising money to fund a new venture involves entrepreneurs and investors is a challenging and critical process. Investors will evaluate start-ups on two dimensions: product‐market fit and financial potential. Therefore, it is critical for entrepreneurs to know how to: 1) develop a business plan that optimizes product‐market fit and 2) build a financial model that demonstrates the financial potential of the company.


Co-organized by Office of Knowledge Transfer, Entrepreneurship Center and HKUST R and D Corporation Ltd, 2 start-up workshops will be offered in October 2022 to cover the basic skills for developing a scalable business plan; creating high‐potential investment opportunities and using financial projections to arrive at proper valuation for start‐ups. Details are as follows:


Workshop 1: Assessing product-market fit and Start-up financial plans and business models

Date: 14 October 2022 (Friday) 

Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Format: Zoom Webinar

(Completed and playback is available at OKT website)


Workshop 2: Financial projections and modelling and Valuing start-ups

Date: 21 October 2022 (Friday)

Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Format: Zoom Webinar


Speakers / Performers:
Mr. Douglas Abrams

Douglas Abrams is the Founder, CEO and Managing Director of Expara, Southeast Asia’s leading venture accelerator and fund. He has launched and invested 5 VC funds in SEA since 2007. Prior to coming to Singapore in 2000, Douglas managed IT at JPMorgan for 14 years.  He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the NUS Business School, (entrepreneurship) since 2001 and a Visiting Professor (venture capital) for Sasin at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok since 2007 and was a Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital at RMIT in Vietnam from 2016-2019.  Mr. Abrams is a former Chairman of the Business Angel Network of South East Asia (BANSEA), was previously Deputy Co-Chairman and was a Director from 2002-2018.   He has a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School.

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Office of Knowledge Transfer
Entrepreneurship Center
HKUST R and D Corporation Limited
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