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BóLè Tech Investor Forum in Hong Kong

In partnership with the Chicago Booth Angels Network (CBAN) of Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is proud to present the BóLè Tech Investor Forum, a one-day event on Friday, March 8, 2019. The BóLè Forum will bring UChicago and Booth alumni, as well as local and Chinese investors, together in Hong Kong to discuss the PE/VC landscape in Asia and how successful investors approach new deals and support their entrepreneurs. This elite gathering will feature an afternoon of intensive learning and networking with early investors of Airbnb, Alibaba, Ctrip, Dianping, Grab, Meitu, and Xiaomi. John Tsang, Hong Kong’s former and longest-serving Financial Secretary, will be the closing keynote.

BoLe Tech Investor Forum


  • 1:00 p.m.  Networking Lunch and Registration
  • 2:00 p.m.  Welcome from Chicago Booth Angels Network
  • 2:15 p.m.  Keynote by Bala Srinivasan, PhD ’95, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Chief International Officer, Deputy Provost, and Interim Head of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Chicago
    • Moderator: Angie Lau, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Forkast.News
  • 2:45 p.m.  Founders Speak Up: Selecting and Managing Investors
    • Featuring:
      • Lavine Hamlani, AB ’15, Gen T 2018
        CEO and Co-Founder, Xccelerate
      • Kelvin Lam, Best Grand Lifestyle Award 2017
        CEO and Co-Founder, FeedMe GuruChicago hiaC
      • Danny Yeung, SCMP/DHL Business Award 2018
        CEO and Co-Founder, Prenetics
    • Moderator: Lee Williamson, Editor of Generation T, Asia Tatler
  • 3:30 p.m.  Networking and Refreshments
  • 4:00 p.m.  Keynote by Teck Loon Goh, Head of Investor Relations, GGV Capital
  • 4:20 p.m.  Back-to-School with Waverly Deutsch, Clinical Professor and Academic Director of University-wide Entrepreneurship Content, University of Chicago
  • 4:45 p.m.  Chicago Booth All-Star Investor Series: From Theory to Practice
    • Featuring:
      • Dave Chenn, MBA ’00, Top 10 Reformer of China’s Growth 2017
        Founder, CEO and Managing Partner, Oceanpine Capital
      • JP Gan, MBA ’99, #8 Forbes Midas List 2018
        Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
      • Sean Lu, MBA ’00, President, Fosun Private Equity Fund
    • Moderator: Waverly Deutsch, Clinical Professor and Academic Director of University-wide Entrepreneurship Content, University of Chicago
  • 5:30pm   Keynote by John Tsang, Founder, Esperanza, and Former Financial Secretary, HKSAR
  • 5:50pm   Sunset Happy Hour


The Story of BóLè (伯樂相馬):

The Forum’s name, BóLè, is inspired by an old Chinese idiom. It signifies visionary who possesses sharp eyes for talent (before anyone else) and who empowers such talent with the guidance and the opportunities to flourish — qualities that we want to find, celebrate and harness at the Chicago Booth Angels Network. At the inaugural BóLè Forum, we have invited an exclusive group of BóLè from around the world to Hong Kong this spring.


What Makes the BóLè Forum Unique:

  1. Winner’s Blessings – Award-winning speakers and experts candidly speak about their successes and lessons learned in their years of battles.
  2. Theory + Practice – How and to what extent practitioners apply investment and entrepreneurship theories in the real world to stand out as “best-in-class”.
  3. East Meets West – Similarities and differences among China, US and Europe investors, and their impact on cross- border innovations.



  • What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
    Please note there is no parking available at the campus location. Here are a few transportation options: Private car service or taxi, Bus (#1, 971, 43M, A10), Mini Bus (#54, 58, 58A, 58M, 59).
  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
    Please contact Brian Tsui, Chicago Booth Angels Network of Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area, at btsui@chicagobooth.edu.

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