Event Details

Event Details

The year 2020 has not been easy for the majority of people and businesses around the world, especially for entrepreneurs, who have had to face a pandemic on top of the trials and tribulations of running and scaling their businesses, not to forget fundraising.

In our second Dragon's Den event, we invite you to come along for the ride and hear what it takes to persevere and get out of your comfort zone. Our three speakers (founders) are all currently fundraising. The event format thrusts our speakers to pitch their ventures to the audience as if they were potential investors.

Company Intros


Atiom is a mobile-based training solution that speeds up communication and real-time learning with your frontline teams. Atiom helps businesses move beyond their one-off employee engagement activities by offering a gamified SaaS platform that makes training and communications fun, effortless and measurable. On top of that, we provide all the data to identify not only the strengths but also the weaknesses of your business.


China's K12 English learning market is broken, parents spend big money while kids still speak broken English. BuzzKID connects English speaking kids around the world online. With our patented dialogue approach, since 2019 over 10k students have live practice English with 3k language buddies from 37 nationalities. 9 out of 10 paid users were referred, 8 out of 10 existing users renewed. BuzzKID is raising $1.5M to fast-track 10-times growth next year.


xixilab makes a beautiful smile simple with a more convenient and affordable way to straighten teeth. We're an international team importing medical grade plastic to create custom invisible braces. Buy direct to save time and money - 67% less than the market price and no need for monthly clinic visits. Having transformed more than 1k smiles, xixilab has an average customer referral rate of 100% - the ultimate sign of customer satisfaction!

Who shall attend

  • Younger Chamber members and entrepreneurs
  • Individuals looking to start a company
  • Those looking to potentially invest in a PRC-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


6:30 pm - 6:55 pm Registration and Networking

6:55 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Introduction

7:00 pm - 7:35 pm Presentations

7:35 pm - 8:30 pm Panel discussion and Q&A

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Networking

9:00 pm Event Ends

Join us on Thu, 25 March 2021!

Remarks: Ticket includes light canapes and 2 glasses of wine / soft drinks per person.


  • Oscar Ramos (Moderator) (Partner & Managing Director of Chinaccelerator)

    Oscar Ramos (Moderator)

    Partner & Managing Director of Chinaccelerator


    Oscar Ramos is a "full-stack innovator" with expertise ranging from hard technology and product design to corporate strategy and venture capital.

    After getting his Master of Engineering in Telecommunications, he started off his career in Ericsson as an R&D engineer and later joined Telefonica Research Center working on deep tech topics such as mobile network protocols, cybersecurity, RF and media technology. He then transitioned to the world of HealthTech and startups after working on a user-centric design mode and discovering Business Model Innovation in his previous position. His passion for innovation propelled him to move to China in early 2008 and drop out of his Biomedical Ph.D. program to start his first venture. Since then he has been involved in various areas of innovation as an entrepreneur, investor and advisor to startups and multinationals.

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  • Matt Spriegel (CEO & Founder of Atiom)

    Matt Spriegel

    CEO & Founder of Atiom


    Matt started his career in Asia over 10 years ago. He became one of China's first foreign sales reps in the healthcare industry and then went on to open up an office for a UK-based consulting company, before starting Atiom. The idea for Atiom was born out of long boring corporate classroom training where he saw a clear need for innovation. He and his partners now help companies move beyond traditional one-off employee engagement activities with mobile-first solutions that make training fun, effortless and measurable. They service clients such as Porsche, Compass Group and Mandarin Oriental and have recently opened up their APAC HQ in Singapore.

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  • Lucas Englehard (Co-Founder and CEO of xixilab)

    Lucas Englehard

    Co-Founder and CEO of xixilab


    Lucas has over 13 years on-the-ground experience helping companies enter and scale in China. He is the founder of Waimaichaoren, a restaurant delivery platform that grew to 18 cities before being acquired by Delivery Hero (stock ticker DHER). Lucas previously founded an online market research firm and started his career working in finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lucas graduated with honours from Union College (NY).

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  • Shirley Wang (Founder & CEO of BuzzKID)

    Shirley Wang

    Founder & CEO of BuzzKID


    Shirley Rong Wang has overall 25 years of global managerial experience, including recent 5 years of Edtech startup experience. Shirley is a successful practitioner of second language acquisition pedagogy in the K12 field, has founded a well-known teacher-led online tutoring platform in China (B2B version of VIPKID). Prior to that, Shirley held the position of Vice President, Customer Experience & Operations in a global education group, overseeing over 100,000 active students in 60 learning centers across 20 cities in China. Shirley is the member representative of Sino-America Education Research Association (S-AERA), coach of US Scouts in China, and also owns the copyright of Second Language Input and Output System.

    Prior to education entrepreneurship, Shirley used to work in strategic consulting, investment, M&A for close to 10 years in global 500 corporates, leading their South-east Asian and Australian markets, responsible for $50M+ P&L.

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  • Kari Hakanen (Host) (GM at Asian Risks Management Services (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.)

    Kari Hakanen (Host)

    GM at Asian Risks Management Services (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

    Kari Hakanen is currently General Manager of Asian Risks Management Services in Shanghai where he established the office and is leading its expansion.

    He started his career in the public sector of his native Finland with assignments in Shanghai and Tokyo. Upon returning to Shanghai he transitioned into the insurance sector where he worked with companies such as Jardine Lloyd Thompson until it was acquired by MMC. He then joined Asian Risks Managements Services to set-up and open their Shanghai office.

    He lives in Shanghai with his wife and daughter. Kari holds a MA in Asian Studies from University of Turku and is also Acting Chair of British Chamber Shanghai’s Financial Services Committee.

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Ticket includes light canapes and 2 glasses of wine / soft drinks

Member Price RMB 100
Standard Price RMB 150


KPMG Office

K23 Room (Plaza 66, Tower 2, 23/F), 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu
上海市南京西路1266号, 恒隆广场2期23楼
Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Ada Chen

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