Events
 

Thursday Aug 8, 2013

 
Starting a Technology Company in Hong Kong the Smart Way

Start Date:2013-08-08
End Date:2013-08-08

Short Descirption:

From innovative concept to global sales in 4 years  - The RediSem story
Presented by Dr. Niek van der Duijn Schouten, Co-Founder and Director, RediSem Ltd.


Long Description:
 



TEN

Starting a Technology Company in Hong Kong the Smart Way
From innovative concept to global sales in 4 years – The RediSem story

Presented by Dr. Niek van der Duijn Schouten, Co-Founder and Director, RediSem Ltd.

Event Details


Time:
 

Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (at Bisous)

Topic: 

Starting a Technology Company in Hong Kong the Smart Way
From innovative concept to global sales in 4 years – The RediSem story
Presented by Dr. Niek van der Duijn Schouten, Co-Founder and Director, RediSem Ltd.

Niek and his co-founder of RediSem met in Taipei when they first came upon the idea of forming a business based on proprietary semiconductor chips to increase the efficiency of lighting, power supply products (such as laptop chargers) and related devices.  But how to start in that industry with limited capital, and where to start were the initial critical questions.  The entrepreneurs soon came to the realization - by thinking both "big" and "long-term" - that the smart way forward was to use subcontractors to actually manufacture and ship the chips and to base the company from the start in Hong Kong, close to both subcontract manufacturers and many major potential customers.

In a relatively short period of time, capital was raised and RediSem designed and delivered its first chips.  Initial sales have been to customers in China, greater Asia and Europe.  The company has grown from just the two co-founders to over 10 staff within four years.  As with any startup, there have been obstacles, surprises and lessons-learned along the way which Niek will share with the audience.

After the presentation, the session will continue in an interactive Q & A format where members and guests are encouraged to discuss relevant issues with our guest speaker.

Agenda (approx):
6:30 to 7:10 cocktails and networking
7:10  General TEN announcements
7:20 presentation by Dr. Niek van der Duijn Schouten
7:50 to 8:10 Q&A session
8:10 to 9:00 networking

 

Venue:

Bisous
9/F., LKF Tower
33 Wyndham Street
Central District, Hong Kong
Tel: 2501-0002
Website

Bisous' Happy Hour "2 for 1" drinks policy will be in effect from 6:30 to 9:00

 


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NOTE:

This event is free for MEMBERS and $100 for non-members.
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About our speaker:

Niek van der Duijn Schouten
Co-Founder & Director
RediSem Ltd.

Niek has worked in varied technical and commercial management roles in Holland, Germany, South Africa and the UK. He was an early employee of CamSemi, a UK based power IC maker where he invented a Compact Fluorescent Lighting IC and lead lighting product marketing.

At CSR Plc, a leading wireless IC maker, Niek headed up the global marketing team for its wireless audio products.
He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University on CMOS integrated circuits for power electronics and is an inventor on a number of patents and author of several international publications.

Niek is now a Director at RediSem which develops novel energy efficient ICs for lighting and power supply applications.

 

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