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JOINT MONTHLY LUNCHEON: 500 trips to Shenzhen – Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur with Mr. Derek Kwik Managing Partner, BraveSoldier Ventures Capital

November 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Swiss Association & Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Joint Monthly Luncheon

6 November, 2017 (Monday)


Guest Speaker:  Mr. Derek Kwik Managing Partner, BraveSoldier Ventures Capital

500 trips to Shenzhen – Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur

Hong Kong born venture capitalist, Derek Kwik, has one goal – to give back to the local community. He has found a way to weave his three unique passions: mentoring entrepreneurs, participating in youth education initiatives and animal welfare into his normal work week of investing in start-ups while juggling his new role as a father of twins. Given the frantic pace that is the norm of Hong Kong, Derek will share his personal experiences of his highest highs and lowest lows from investing in entrepreneurs like Alibaba’s Jack Ma, to building confidence in our youth by writing a children’s book, to running across the Amazon jungle for the benefit of animal welfare while managing hamburger feet


Hong Kong born, Derek Kwik, is an investment professional with 25+ years of experience building and investing in TMT projects across the Asia-Pacific region. Derek is an extreme multi-day ultra-marathoner who has logged over 8,000 km in training and international competitions. Derek is an early “returnee” to Asia and is one of the most respected technology community leaders and involved with nearly every accelerator/incubator/co-working space in HK. Since 1999, Derek has reviewed 15,000+ business plans and pitches beginning with first generation internet companies. Since 2004, Derek is the Managing Partner of BraveSoldier Venture Capital, a technology venture capital fund (www. Derek was the CEO of a Chinese contactless mobile payments company and credited for “leading from the front” from seed round to commercial responsibilities to investor exit. He has recorded over 500 “day trips” to Shenzhen, Dongguan and Guangzhou, Derek has supervised manufacturing operations in telecoms, robotics, wearables and pc peripherals. Derek is an author of two books, university guest lecturer, TEDx speaker, Trustee and Co-Chairman of the Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA), Advisory Council member of Junior Achievement and a popular mentor/advisor to several start-ups. Derek is a PADI Dive Master and jiu-jitsu practitioner

Date: 6th Nov, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 12:00 – 14:00 (Registration and pre luncheon cocktails starts at 12:00)
Venue: Harcourt Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
Function Room reserved by Mr Guido Furrer
Dress Code: Business Attire

Late registrations: walk-ins will be accommodated on a best effort basis

Price: HK$410 per person for SwissCham & SAHK Member
HK$510 per person for Non-member
Registration: Please fill in the form and then email to by 31 Oct 2017 (Tue). The cheque should be made payable to “Swiss Association of Hong Kong” and mail it to GPO Box 9232, Central, Hong Kong. If you prefer to do the payment by bank transfer, please let us know.

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*Cancellation must be notified in writing before the deadline. No Cancellations and refunds after the deadline. No shows will be charged


Pdf File: 20171106Luncheon







November 6, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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