Stefano Passarello Moderator - Managing Partner, People & Projects Ltd. Stefano Passarello Moderator - Managing Partner, People & Projects Ltd.
Mr. Stefano Passarello, Managing Partner at P&P Ltd., has supported the growth of P&P to become one of the most reliable accounting, tax and corporate service firm in Asia. His expertise covers business planning, accounting and taxation with special focus on Hong Kong and China. He developed a particular specialization offering interim CFOs services for companies either starting-up or expanding operations in Asia.
Karena Belin Moderator - CEO and Co-founder, WHub Karena Belin Moderator - CEO and Co-founder, WHub
Karena Belin co-founded W Hub out of passion for entrepreneurs and to foster the growth of the start-up ecosystem. W Hub showcases start-ups and helps bring their business to the next level by making meaningful connections to talent, other start-ups and investors. Since 2013, she is deeply immersed into the start-ups scene and acts as speaker, mentor and judge at events and organisations such as the Chicago Booth GNVC, Google EYE, RISE Conference, Tech Open Air Berlin, Techstar’s StartupWeekendHK and Poly U Entrepreneurial Mentorship Network as well as driving diversity and inclusion as board member of WOW of the American Women’s Association.
Ms. Belin holds a double diploma in business and administration from the University of Mannheim and the MBA business school ESSEC in Paris. Previously, she has worked 15 years for Procter & Gamble in various roles throughout Finance, Sales, Strategy and Management across Europe, North East Asia and Greater China. Responsibilities included product line launches, portfolio management, strategic business planning, organisation re-design and Gillette integration. Rafal Czerniawski Co-founder & Partner, Betatron Rafal Czerniawski Co-founder & Partner, Betatron
Rafal is a founding partner of Betatron. His passion is for helping entrepreneurs to build, launch and scale their products.
Prior to his entrepreneurial itch, Rafal was CTO at CLSA and CIO at SetClear; his career spans thirty years in software and product development for investment banks. He founded IC Studio and Betatron. Rafal’s expertise covers all aspects of product development, Fintech, software and investing. Rafal is an advisor to a number of Hong Kong start-ups, helping them making best technology choices, scaling, fundraising and staying focused on what matters most: building products that customers want. Raphael Cohen CEO & Co-Founder, Gobee.bike Raphael Cohen CEO & Co-Founder, Gobee.bike
Mr. Raphael Cohen is the CEO and co-founder of Gobee.bike, the leading station-less bike sharing operator outside China. He is the entrepreneur specializing in the development, implementation, and support of new internet companies in Asia.
Mr. Cohen co-founded HotelQuickly, Asia's largest last-minute hotel booking app. He also started-up and developed foodpanda Vietnam, Vietnam's #1 online food ordering platform, part of foodpanda.com and Rocket Internet. Mr. Cohen is fluent in French, English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, and conversant in Cantonese and Hebrew. Having lived abroad in 3 continents and travelled to more than 50 countries, Mr. Cohen always look for new opportunities to apply his skills with his international business start-up experience. Christian Secci Shareholder, Chief International Officer, Pakpobox Technology Co., Ltd. Christian Secci Shareholder, Chief International Officer, Pakpobox Technology Co., Ltd.
Italian entrepreneur Christian Secci has been responsible for the management positions across eight countries in two continents in the past decade, where he gained rich experience in working in culturally diverse environments, co-operating with people from all over the world.
At the beginning of 2013, he started a business venture in Asia with InPost from scratch, crossing three different industries: e-commerce, logistics and retail. Later he decided to set up a new venture and to keep developing smart lockers networks in Asia. He is passionate about identifying problems and developing businesses around the solutions. His specialties lie in international business, start-up and business expansion, sales growth, negotiations and partnership improvement. Sheldon Li Co-founder, Pakpobox Technology Co., Ltd. Sheldon Li Co-founder, Pakpobox Technology Co., Ltd.
Mr. Sheldon Li, co-founder of Pakpobox Technology Co., Ltd., is an entrepreneur specializing in cross-border logistics and digital locker.
Pakpobox provides high-quality, efficient, and intelligent products, services and solutions based on the Internet of Things. Its products leverage globally leading technologies under the business philosophy of developing high-end intelligent control solutions through continuous technical innovation. Focusing on the "Last Mile" problem, Pakpobox is 24/7 intelligent self-service parcels pickup/send comprehensive solution. Padraig Walsh Partner, Tanner De Witt Padraig Walsh Partner, Tanner De Witt
Pádraig’s practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work. He advises on the range of common issues for emerging companies, such as corporate structuring, IP licensing, equity incentive plans, and shareholder disputes. He represents both investors, strategics, and founders.
With clients broadly within the technology sector, Pádraig has represented companies within specific verticals of fintech, insurtech, regtech, medtech, edutech, and cleantech. Pádraig’s practice also includes assisting clients on licensing, regulatory and compliance. His experience has enabled him to advise clients on a number of innovative, complex fintech projects. He is at the forefront of advising on legal issues for emerging businesses using blockchain technology. Pádraig is also a regular speaker at various startup events and a blogger on the tech startup scene. Riccardo Capelvenere Founder & CEO, Currenxie Riccardo Capelvenere Founder & CEO, Currenxie
Riccardo has extensive experience in investment banking and asset management. He has held senior roles at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, Goldman Sachs and quantitative hedge fund JCH Capital. Riccardo is also a Responsible Officer under the HK SFC for Types 1, 4 and 9 regulated activities. He grew up in Hong Kong and holds a B.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering from City, University of London.
Currenxie was founded in 2014 to help the business community eliminate barriers to trade by offering efficient FX and cross-border payment solutions. We focus on technology, innovation and client service.