EY Entrepreneur Of The Year China

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We would like to thank our sponsors and supporting partners for supporting us for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 China awards.

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Platinum sponsor

EY - Platinum sponsor - Credit Suisse

Supporting partners


EY - China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

EY - The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association

EY - Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

EY - The Hong Kong Management Association

EY - Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

EY - Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA)

Media Co-organizers



EY - Hong Kong Economic Journal


EY - South China Morning Post


Platinum sponsor

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as ‘Credit Suisse’). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 47,760 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse’s parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York.

Credit Suisse – Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific division offers integrated private banking and investment banking financial solutions to Entrepreneurs, wealthy individuals, institutional investors and corporate clients in the Asia Pacific region, drawing on Credit Suisse’s global resources. The division is well positioned to capture market opportunities in Asia Pacific, which is experiencing rapid wealth creation, deepening financial markets and where the number of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals is growing. Our key priorities include a focus on UHNWI by delivering client critical equities & financing capabilities. We continue to deliver new investment products and services from our investment banking platform and prudently build out quality credit and equity strategic financing.



Supporting partner – China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Founded in 2002, China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“CVCA”) is the earliest trade organization established in China. With a majority of its members driven by their overseas background, the association is an independent and market-oriented entity, aiming to promote the interests and development of the venture capital (“VC”) and private equity (“PE”) industry in the Greater China Region. Close to 100 member firms of the association collectively manage over US$700 billion in total AUM. CVCA members are representatives of the most seasoned PE/VC investors and service providers who have experienced global economic cycles. The members have made many successful investments in a variety of industries in the Greater China Region.



Supporting partner – The Hong Kong Management Association

The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) was established in 1960. As a non-profit making professional organization, its vision is to be the leading professional organization advancing management excellence in Hong Kong and the Region. To nurture human capital through management education and training at all levels, the Association offers over 2,000 training programmes to more than 50,000 participants annually. A diverse range of programmes are provided including Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees offered in association with various prestigious overseas universities; Diploma and Professional Diploma programmes; Certificate courses; Distance Learning courses; seminars and workshops; as well as work-oriented short courses. To promote best practices in management, the Association also organizes eight annual business awards, which have become the highlights of the business community. The Association also provides members with a platform for exchange of ideas, networking and personal development.



Supporting partner – Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association

The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association is an independent chamber of commerce mainly composed of companies registered in Hong Kong, solely-fund or joint ventures with original capital from the Mainland of China. Its member companies operate in almost every field of manufacturing and service industries.

With continuous efforts since its establishment in 1991, the HKCEA has become one of most influential business chambers in Hong Kong. With the undertaking of “carrying through the policy of ‘one country, two systems’ and promoting prosperity and stability of Hong Kong”, the HKCEA and its member companies spare no efforts in contributing to economic development and exchanges of and between Hong Kong and the Mainland of China.



Supporting partner – Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1861, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is the oldest, yet most dynamic business organization in Hong Kong. Our members represent a wide spectrum of local, Mainland Chinese and international businesses. More than half of the flagship corporations listed on the Hang Seng Index are our members. Combined, our membership, from renowned multinationals to thriving SMEs, employ around one third of the local workforce. The Chamber serves as the voice of business, and we help our members succeed through our core functions: advocacy, knowledge-based events, networking, and a variety of business documentation services.



Supporting partner – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region. Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of five focused clusters, including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities. We also offer value-added services and incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth. Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.



Supporting partner – Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA)

The HKVCA represents over 300 corporate members. Members include 160 private equity firms, managing US$1 trillion assets globally, across all types – including 7 of world’s Top 10 largest PE firms as well as small VC investors. These firms are engaged in venture capital and private equity investments in the Asia-Pacific region at all levels – from venture, growth, buyout, secondary, pension, fund of funds and family offices.

The HKVCA’s mission is to stimulate a vibrant venture capital and the private equity industry in Asia while promoting the role of member firms in value creation, innovation and economic development. HKVCA provides a forum for networking and experience sharing for its members; promotes industry professional ethics, international best practices and standards; and represents the views of its members before governmental and other relevant bodies.



Media Co-organizer – The 21st Century Business Herald

The 21st Century Business Herald was found on 1 January 2001. As the leading business newspaper, it believes that “News Creates Value”. Since January 2008, it launched a completely new revision and published five issues per week, offering timely, precise and all-round business information to the readers. The 21st Century Business Herald keeps on focusing on Chinese business with global vision, exploring and recording business nature with professional quality in a rational way, and delivering business information with a sensible and rapid speed. The 21st Century Business Herald will continually work together with the Chinese business elite to achieve the business dreams.


Media Co-organizer – Hong Kong Economic Journal

Founded in 1973, the Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ) is Hong Kong’s first Chinese newspaper dedicated to the coverage and in-depth analysis of current affairs. We strive in tandem with the growth of the Hong Kong economy. We believe in free-market economy, respect of knowledge and creation of wealth. Our content mix is comprised of economy, politics, wealth management, culture, art, health and science and technology, among others.

As the world moves rapidly into the digital era, we actively pursue different web-based platforms to stay ahead of the curve and to bring HKEJ to the Chinese communities around the world. With the economic status of the Greater China region rising further, the role of Hong Kong as a major center of finance and information in the region has and will continue to grow. HKEJ, as a professional media outlet, will continue to serve as an anchor and guide for those seeking to explore economic and investment opportunities in China and the world.



Media Co-organizer – NOW TV

NOW TV, the media division of PCCW, launched the first 24-Hour Business News Channel in Hong Kong on March 2006. We focus on the latest financial and political developments in Hong Kong, Asia and markets worldwide. The channel, running 24-Hours a day, is fast paced and instantaneous, emphasizing “live” reports and real time financial data display. Our aim is to give viewers the most update market information with prestigious neutrality, accuracy and credibility.

PCCW is the largest provider of communications services in Hong Kong and one of Asia’s leading players in Information and Communications Technologies.



Media Co-organizer – South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post is Hong Kong’s world renowned English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership. First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and objective reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, insightful analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. With high standards of journalism at its core, South China Morning Post consistently receives international recognition, and received over 160 awards in 2014-15 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities.



Social partner – Bright China Foundation

Bright China Foundation (BCF) is dedicated to offering entrepreneurship education program to youth and unprivileged people (partner with NFTE) . The main philanthropic programs include NFTE Entrepreneurship Education Program and Education support program. NFTE program offers experimental entrepreneurship classes to students through Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers (CET); Bright China Entrepreneurship Spirit Awards (BESA) encourages innovation and business practices to alumni. The microloan and mentorship service help new business owners to lower the risk. Until 2014, BCF has reached totally 216,650 alumni through the training program. BCF was rated as 5A level foundation and was qualified of tax-exempt status. BCF Hong Kong was founded in 2012. In the meantime, HKBCF and BCF promote and push forward the development of teenagers’ entrepreneurship education via the communications between teenagers from mainland and Hong Kong.



Sole supporting portal - Sina Finance

No. 1 Chinese Financial News Portal: Sina Finance, over its 16 years’ efforts, has built the most significant financial news platform for global Chinese users. The portal delivers critical information to more than 100 million domestic stock investors, with daily views of 330 million. More than 4,500 headlines are published every day, along with 1,500,000 blog articles deriving 600,000 comments.

Industry Bellwether: Sina Finance updates the real-time stock information in millisecond. Its reports set the industry standards with its consistent immediacy, accuracy, professionalism, and in the multimedia formats including texts, video, blogs, columns, etc.

Global Coverage: Sina Finance initiated and is leading the 24/7 live broadcast of global market, covering over 20 countries and regions in the world with 562 recognized and respected international columnists.