Born to be the Boss Conference 2018

Don't miss this must attend startup event.

Join us in Hong Kong on the 29th November 2018 to hear from entrepreneurial achievers who will share the highs and lows of their own journey and how they have built highly successful businesses.

Part of the proceeds from the event will be directed to aspiring entrepreneurs on Kiva so budding business owners from developing parts of the world also have the opportunity to launch and grow their own startups.

Who's Coming?

Leading entrepreneurial speakers and business startups.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is exploring a startup idea or whose business is in its infancy.

How Will You Benefit?

You’ll establish new contacts and gain the knowledge you need to start and scale your business.

Programme at a Glance

Registration and Networking

Born to be the Boss Introduction

Keynote Address 1: Dhiraj Mukherjee, Co-founder, Shazam

Keynote Address 2: Douglas Young, Co-founder, G.O.D.

Networking Break

Born to be the Boss Panel Discussion:
Pilar Morais, Co-founder, CHI Residences
Lori Granito, Founder, Legendary Coaching / Boss Lady Millionaires, Kitchen Sync, Magnolia and Go Gourmet
Jonathan GloverFounder, The Butchers Club
Thomas Hui, Co-founder and CEO, theDesk
Bruno Lee, Founder, Project Curiosity

Keynote Address 3: Derek Kwik, Managing Partner, Brave Soldier Venture Capital

6.00 – 7.30p.m.
Cocktail Reception in aid of Kiva

There has never been a better time to start a business. This event is aimed at helping early stage startups gain practical advice, connect with like-minded individuals, and get the inspiration they need to start and grow a successful, profitable business.

Our Speakers

Dhiraj Mukherjee

Douglas Young

Derek Kwik
Managing Partner
Brave Soldier Venture Capital

Pilar Morais
CHI Residences

Lori Granito
Legendary Coaching / Boss Lady Millionaires, Kitchen Sync, Magnolia and Go Gourmet


Jonathan Glover
The Butchers Club

Thomas Hui
Co-founder & CEO

Bruno Lee
Project Curiosity

Five reasons why you’ll want to attend:

To Learn From the Best

Do you need a little inspiration to help turn your amazing idea into a reality? You’ll hear from leading entrepreneurs who through their stories will open your eyes to new insights, ideas and possibilities. Discover how they have overcome tough times and challenges, plus their tips for taking your startup to the next level.

To Find Your Tribe

Ideas are more likely to come to life when great teams of people come together. You’ll meet a community of like-minded business founders, entrepreneurial role models and potential partners all keen to support each other. Although your startup dream maybe highly personal, you don't need to be alone to achieve it!

To Spread the Word

Many people that are in pursuit of growing their own brands often find themselves stuck for hours behind a computer. Although social media can bring people together, offline activities are just as important. So here’s an opportunity to network, get the word out, and tell everyone about the brilliant business you’re building.

To Do Some Good in the World

Basically, we need you. Part of the proceeds from the event will be directed to low income entrepreneurs on the poverty-alleviating website Kiva. Join the event today and together let's make a difference in the world. Your registration will help to improve a life and make a massive impact.

To Get Refreshed

There are a multitude of reasons to attend the event that can be helpful for your enterprise and its future. However, simply taking some time away from your office to de-stress and reset can be hugely beneficial. Aside from refreshing and re-energising you, stepping away will help you regain your balance and perspective.

Venue Information

theDesk Leighton Centre is a new 15,000 square foot co-working centre that opened its doors in February 2018.

Conveniently located in the vibrant, bustling heart of Causeway Bay, the venue offers easy access to major road and transportation networks, plus is within walking distance of local downtown attractions.

20/F, Leighton Centre,
77 Leighton Road,
Causeway Bay,
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 3706 8976

Become a Sponsor

Born to be the Boss presents the perfect opportunity for you to position yourself as a leader, establish relationships with new companies and educate the entrepreneurial community about your products, services and solutions.

Should you be interested to partner with us as a sponsor, we offer a range of attractive benefits and opportunities to help you create your own event presence.

To find out more, please contact Jackie Wright at We would be delighted to send you a copy of our sponsorship prospectus so you can select from the sponsor options that best fits your requirements.

About Us

Born to be the Boss brings together leading business founders and thought-provoking speakers to share the entrepreneurial lessons that they have learnt to inspire and support early-stage startups.

Run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, the event is a celebration of self-starters where budding business owners come together to share ideas, knowledge, inspiration, connections and opportunities.


General Enquiries:
Sponsorship Enquiries:
Media / Press Enquiries:
Tel: (852) 2857 3832

JEM Group
Suite 1903-1904, 19th Floor
Chinachem Hollywood Centre
1-13 Hollywood Road
Hong Kong


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