Postmortem conference 2015

PostMortem 2015 is over. We met great people, saw fantastic questions and heard heart-wrenching stories. We want to thank you all for attending this year’s PostMortem event.

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  • PostMortem 2015 Speakers

    Christopher Mark Geary


    CEO and Co-founder @ BSD Code and Design Academy

    Chris is an experienced entrepreneur with 10 years experience spanning the United States, Europe and Asia

    Now based in Hong Kong, and having successfully started and developed 6 companies globally, he is focused on driving growth across diversified investments in for-profit business and social ventures. His businesses, all based in Greater China and the ASEAN region, range from consultancy, research, IT and design education to product design and development, jewellery, and investment management.

    His current passion is focusing on youth development and education through use of creative arts and technology.

    Daniel Walker


    Daniel Walker practiced at DLA Piper, Stephenson Harwood and Clyde & Co, in Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, Daniel Walker is the CEO of Dragon Law, an online legal services provider which helps businesses of all sizes draft legal documents, access legal advice, get incorporated, register trademarks and obtain visas.

    Daniel received BA from London University as well as Diploma in Law / Legal Practice Course from MMU. He is the board director and founder of Lawyers Without Ties, SME legal consulting and training Hong Kong.

    Elsa Chan



    Jetlun is Elsa’s 2nd startup and it provides a full serviced, vertically integrated energy management platform comprised of hardware, software and analytics. Our patented and innovative connectivity technology fills in the gaps where wireless falls short, providing seamless integration of disparate building systems by enabling data access to drive energy efficiencies and energy savings through analytics and business intelligence.

    Donna NguyenPhuoc

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    Donna NguyenPhuoc is the co-Founder of SPARQ. In collaboration with the International New York Times, SPARQ is a leading-edge two-day conference conceived to offer investors unique insights into Hong Kong and Asia’s new wave of innovation by showcasing meticulously curated and exciting technology startups across key sectors. Donna is also the founder of Damina Gallery and Damina Fashion.

    At the age of 19, Donna started her first business, Donna Instruments, trading high-precision test and measurement equipment. Since then, she has been a prolific entrepreneur having established diversified businesses in art, fashion, fine dining, technology investment and event organisation. Having lived and worked in Hong Kong for over 15 years, Donna has obtained significant knowledge of the local market as well as those of neighboring countries in Asia.

    Since 2011, Donna has become actively involved in technology startup investments. She is a business strategist, problem solver and transaction facilitator who has helped startups and early stage companies define and execute their business plans, as well as connect them with investors. Her passion is to connect people enabling them to maximise their potentials.

    Donna has organised numerous high-impact events. In November 2011, Donna is organising the very first visit to Hong Kong of Champion Sumo Wrestlers from Japan, an important cultural exchange event, which attracts a lot of attention from the media and public.

    Donna is a big supporter and sponsor of charity organisations that focus on children and animals welfare.

    Deepak Madnani

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    Founder of Paperclip Startup Campus; Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum; Self-proclaimed “Failure Specialist”. From his multiple founder journeys, he clearly understands the needs and difficulties early stage entrepreneurs face in building their startups.

    Deepak is fascinated by innovation and thus founded Paperclip, a unique combination of cowork and an innovation Academy, which uses the most effective start-up development curriculum known as Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas tools.

    His articles can be seen here

    Andrea Livotto


    Andrea is Director of Clarity – a boutique digital agency designing and developing mobile apps and websites for both startups and large corporates. He was co-founder of Perpetu, a final will service for online assets and accounts. His background is technology and finance: he worked as an investment product structurer ad Brevan Howard and Credit Suisse in London. He studied mathematics at the University of Oxford

    Sam Gellman

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    Sam Gellman has played a lead role in Uber’s expansion into the international markets. He spent 2012 building out Uber’s Europe presence, running the launch of Uber’s international headquarters in Amsterdam and leading the London office for its first six months. In 2013, he moved to Asia as Uber’s Head of Asia Expansion. He initially ran the operations in Singapore and has since led the company’s build-out into 25 cities across myriad Asian countries, from New Zealand to China to Japan. He is currently North Asia General Manager for Uber. Prior to working at Uber, Sam worked for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong for six years, running Asia Derivative Research. He is a 2004 graduate from Stanford University with a major in International Relations and a minor in Computer Science. In his spare time, he enjoys trying to learn Cantonese and building his small travel photography business.

    Jeffrey Broer


    Jeffrey is a Hong Kong based entrepreneur. He’s the founder, former CEO and current member of the non-executive board of Grayscale. He is a mentor and official advisor to a select group of entrepreneurs and startup founders. He is also the founder and director of Postmortem Conference, Hong Kong’s very own conference about Startup Lessons Learned and Co-Director of Founder Institute Hong Kong.
    He was founder of Surround App, a platform for using Weibo (a Chinese social media channel) for people who cannot read Chinese, founder and former CMO, boardmember and advisor of and was manager / CEO of several IT related companies were he covered the business and marketing side.
    Jeffrey lives and works in Hong Kong.

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