Britcham Business Angel Programme is Accepting Application

Britcham Business Angel Programme is Accepting Application
Comments Off, 08/08/2015, by , in Local Startup News

The Business Angel Programme – Helping Hong Kong’s Entrepreneurs Flourish.

After eight successful years, the British Chamber’s Business Angel programme, sponsored by Baker Tilly Hong Kong and supported by Connect Communication and TiE HK, is once again offering an exciting opportunity for passionate entrepreneurs across the city. The programme is helping cultivate our city’s Start-up business community and has become one of Hong Kong’s most valued and viable channels to interact with potential investors for both new business ventures and SMEs.

Following a comprehensive vetting process, four candidates will be selected to present a ten minute pitch detailing their business concepts to a panel of angel investors and professional advisors drawn from the membership of the British Chamber.

As well as the opportunity to present to potential investors, each of the finalists will receive advice and presentation training from Connect Communication as well as one-on-one mentoring from TiE HK before pitching at a breakfast event on 24th November.

The deadline for applications is 2nd October 2015. Below are some key dates for the next round:

Fri 2nd OctApplication deadline

Tues 20th OctCandidates shortlisted to next round

Tues 27th & Wed 28th OctVetting sessions with shortlisted candidates to present before the Angel committee

Tues 24th November: Business Angel Breakfast Event – Pitch Day for candidates to Angel investors

As anyone who has pitched their business to potential investors will testify, the process is both exhilarating and nerve-racking. Here’s what a previous participant of the Business Angel programme who entered in March 2014, Dr William Thomas, Founder and Managing Director of Animal Doctors International, has to say about their experience:

“Through the programme I was put in touch with some very helpful mentors who freely gave valuable advice and insight that made a substantial difference during the early days of raising finance. Following this period, some of the contacts that I made through the programme have continued to act as a sounding board for our later stage development and I’m sure that the relationships we are building will continue to help the business to grow.” 

About The Business Angel Programme

The Business Angel Programme, established by the British Chamber in 2008, brings people together and creates exciting new business partnerships. It gives entrepreneurs with new business ventures, or SMEs looking for funding to expand, the opportunity to present their business plan to investors. Since its inception, the British Chamber’s Business Angel committee has reviewed hundreds of applications from enthusiastic Hong Kong entrepreneurs carefully choosing to short list the best ideas.

This important event could not happen without the ongoing sponsorship of Baker Tilly Hong Kong and the support of TiE HK and Connect Communication who have provided fantastic support from the outset. The British Chamber is also very grateful to the committed members of the Angel Investment Committee who put a lot of time and energy into selecting the candidates and coaching them through the process.

If you would like to participate in the Business Angel Programme, please register your interest by contacting Mandy Cheng, Events Executive at the Chamber, at mandy@britcham.com or on 2111 1053. For more information, please visit angel.britcham.compage2image13424

About The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

The British Chamber is one of Hong Kong’s largest international business organisations, comprising major

multinational companies and institutions, as well as a substantial number of SMEs. The Chamber represents

a broad spectrum of British, Hong Kong, international and Chinese companies. Collectively, this membership

makes a significant contribution to the Hong Kong economy and to employment, and constitutes a

representative cross-section of business opinion in the SAR.

For more information, please visit www.britcham.com/home 

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