Knowledge Exchange


A Phoenix in the Dragon’s Den III: Entrepreneurial Success in China

7 Jun 2023 18:30 - 21:00
  • Member Price: RMB 50
  • Standard Price: RMB 100
  • In-person event

How do entrepreneurs attract financial support from investors to operate and grow businesses in the changing economic environment?

Event details

The past three years have not been easy for the majority of people and businesses around the world, especially for entrepreneurs, who have had to face challenges from changing business environment, including the pandemic, fast-growing technology, and talent competition, on top of trials and tribulations of running and scaling their business.

At BritCham Shanghai’s 3rd Dragon’s Den event, we invite you to come along for the ride and hear what it takes to persevere and handle changes in the recent years. Our four pitching speakers (founders) from different industry sectors are all currently fundraising. The event format thrusts our speakers to pitch their ventures to the audience as if they are potential investors. 

Onsite pitching projects

  • Hainan Vonsoar Biotech
  • Uni-Inclusive Technology
  • Argo
  • Zhejiang Meta-robotization Technology

Who shall attend

  • Younger members, entrepreneurs, start-ups
  • Those looking to potentially invest in a China-based venture

 Event takeaways

  • Appreciate the challenges of starting up and continuing to grow a China-based business
  • Learn about the considerations required to build a successful operation in China
  • Understand the meaning of entrepreneurship in the China context
  • Gain from an opportunity to network with entrepreneurs and Chamber members alike

The entry includes wine, soft drinks and canapés.

The speakers

Keynote speaker
Brian XIN
Uptick Network
Event host
Tim Yu
CFO, Next Beauty;
Financial Services Committee Chair, BritCham Shanghai

Pitching speakers

Dr. Dongqing Shi
Zhejiang Meta-robotization Technology
Teo Rojas
Richie Yu
Beijing Uni Inclusive Technology Limited Company
Hainan Vonsoar Biotech

The judges

Academic perspective
Dr Shameen Prashantham
Professor of International Business and Strategy, Associate Dean (MBA), CEIBS
Banking perspective
Grace Jiang
Director, Commercial Banking,
HSBC China Bank Limited
ESG perspective
Dr Cherry Hu
Partner, ESG Advisory, KPMG China
Investor perspective
James Jin
Managing Partner, Ventech China
Startup mentor perspective
Joanne Wood
Chairman, Capital Eight


  • 6:30 pm – 6:55 pm Registration and Networking
  • 6:55 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Remark
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pitching, Q&A
  • 8:00 pm – 8:10 pm Keynote Speech by Brian Xin, Founder, Uptick Network
  • 8:10 pm – 8:30 pm Judging Panel Discussion
  • 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Networking
  • 9:00 pm Event Ends

*BritCham Shanghai reserves the right to alter the above schedule at any time.


In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the Chamber at before 5 pm, 5 June. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and refund will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.

Venue sponsor

Canapés sponsor



KPMG Office

KPMG K23 Hub, 23rd Floor, Tower II, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai



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