Event Details

This exciting CanCham entrepreneur panel will feature four experienced speakers across various industries to give you the essential knowledge you need to run a successful startup in the Chinese market.

  1. Motivation - What running 250KM across the Gobi Desert taught me about starting-up in China - Presented by Greg Nance from Dyad
  2. Planning - Logistics of setting up a company & the legal implications - Presented by Jason Cheng of SIC Consulting
  3. Fund Raising Strategies - How to raise and receive funds from abroad and locally - Presented by Simon Shen Minton Lawyers
  4. Lean Startup – Insights on developing, marketing, and growing your startup from nothing to something - Presented by Billy Chan from Foowala

Join CanCham and the entrepreneurial community in Shanghai for networking, discourse, and to learn what it really takes to build a successful business in China.

Drinks including beer from Boxing Cat Brewery and canapés from Hungry Lung's Kitchen are included in the ticket price.
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7 PM - 7:30 PM
Registration and Networking
7:30 PM - 8:50 PM
4 Topics | How to Navigate Establishing a Startup in China
8:50 PM - 9 PM
Question Period


  • Greg Nance (CEO of Dyad)

    Greg Nance

    CEO of Dyad

    Greg Nance founded Dyad.com while a Gates Scholar at Cambridge University. He previously co-founded Moneythink, a FinTech company honored by President Obama as a “Champion of Change.” In recognition of his work in global education, the Diplomatic Courier named Greg one of the "Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33” and the Jefferson Awards for Public Service named him a "Globe Changer.” Greg loves endurance challenges and has solo climbed Mont Blanc and run 250KM across the Gobi Desert.

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  • Jason Cheng (Senior Advisor at SIC Consultant)

    Jason Cheng

    Senior Advisor at SIC Consultant

    Jason advises on accounting and taxation practices for Foreign Invested Entities that operates in China. With his knowledge and practical skills, he had helped a large number of businesses in achieving their financial goals. His client portfolio is mainly comprised of mid to large sized corporations, while he personally has a strong interest in innovative start-up businesses.

    Jason is a chartered accountant qualified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, and has over 7 years’ experience in approving tax efficiencies for Australian companies. Companies he had served include corporations such as SAS Institute of Australia and Nikon Australia.

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  • Simon Shen (Founder and Principal Partner of Minton Lawyers)

    Simon Shen

    Founder and Principal Partner of Minton Lawyers

    Simon Shen, is the founder and principal partner of Minton Lawyers.

    Before founding Minton Lawyers, Simon served in the Shanghai Office of Beijing Forever Law Firm, providing professional legal services for large domestic companies listed on the Chinese stock market.
    In 2011, Simon became the Chief Counsel of the Australian FoxTucker’s Lawyers Shanghai office, assisting domestic companies with investing and listing on the Australian capital markets.

    Simon has extensive experience not only in private equity and venture capital investment, but is also familiar with regulations in the M&A and banking sectors. Simon has assisted numerous companies in attracting investments at different stages, from the early stages of seed financing and start-up investments, to subsequent growth capital and pre-IPO round financing.

    Simon's client base list includes various well-known domestic and foreign companies.

    With regards to securities listing and financing on capital markets in China, Minton also represent state owned companies and other private companies with their financing in HKSE, NASDAQ, Euronext, ASX, AIM and SGX. We also deal with IPOs, reverse mergers, secondary offerings, PIPEs, APOs. Our overseas securities team is recognized as the most active Chinese legal team on the assistance of Chinese corporation overseas financing.

    Minton is also familiar with various management incentive mechanisms designed for a variety of private equity transactions. We advise and assist on the crucial exit part of the investment: IPO listings, M&A trade sales, management buyouts, portfolio restructurings, and many other means which enable investors to recover their investment.

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  • Billy Chan (CEO and Chief Tech Nerd of Foowala)

    Billy Chan

    CEO and Chief Tech Nerd of Foowala

    Billy Chan is a 4th generation Canadian with degrees from McGill and UBC. He harbours a lifelong passion for all things related to technology and business, having worked in software development, consulting and sales management for major tech companies over the last 15 years. As Foowala’s CEO and Chief Tech Nerd, Billy is primarily responsible for pushing boundaries, moving the needle, and helping people around him succeed.

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Member Price RMB 150
Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 150
Standard Price RMB 250
Door Price RMB 250