Amid quarantines and social isolation, attend these free webinars to make the most out of your time at home
With the implementation of social distancing and movement restrictions across the world to combat COVID-19, most offline events are now being organized in cyberspace.
Don’t let social isolation and lockdowns keep you away from learning. Here are 9 free webinars for entrepreneurs in the APAC region to attend this week.
1. New startup opportunities in Asia arise due to changes in consumer behavior caused by COVID-19
To curtail the spread of COVID-19, many non-essential retail stores have been forced to close. This has changed the way consumers shop dramatically, but will consumer behavior be changed in the long term even after the COVID-19 pandemic? What are the new opportunities that may arise?
Date and Time: Wed, May 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
Speakers: Richard Xu, US Head, Grand View Capital and Ozan Sonmez, Partner & Angel Investor, YellowX Innovation
Moderator: Michael Kehoe, VP of Business Operation, OnePiece Work
2. Virtual Coffee Chat with Sequoia & Surge by Sequoia India
Best suited for founders from Southeast Asia, this webinar’s format is just friendly conversations over Zoom with members of Sequoia and Surge about how VCs work, when to raise, how to hire, and when to monetize.
Date and Time: Wed, 10:00 – 15:00 +08
3. Discover Top B2B Ecommerce trends and winning models for 2020
The question on most B2B ecommerce founders’ minds right now is: how to engage potential customers and drive sales during times of crisis like the current one? With sales affected and budgets frozen, what are some successful previous initiatives to take inspiration from?
Date and Time: Wed, May 13, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Singapore Standard Time
Speaker: Thomas Alix, VP Digital Commerce, Keyrus, APAC.
4. E-commerce: How to Reach Chinese Customers, organized by Czech Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
Topics to be discussed include specifics of e-commerce in China, private traffic and foreign producers selling in China via online and e-commerce channels.
Date and Time: Thurs, May 14, 2020, 5:00PM – 6:30PM CST
Speakers: Effy Huai, Client Service Manager from ITC Consultis, and Jan Bejkovsky, Director from Czechtrade, Beijing office.
5. Startup Basics: Common Mistakes to Avoid, How To Validate Your Idea
In this workshop you will learn about when and how to appropriately share your idea, how to gauge if customers are really willing to buy your solution, and when and how to start raising money from investors.
Speaker: Chin Hing Chang, Founder @ ClassyNarwhal
Date and Time: Wed, May 13, 2020, 6:00PM – 7:30PM PDT
6. ‘Rebooting the Economy’ – Welcoming Customers Back
A webinar that promises to help you plan what your “reopening” after lockdowns are lifted will look like for your business.
Panelist: Karen Andreas, North of Boston Media Group (Media), George Carey – Finz Seafood Grill / Sea Level Oyster Bar (Restaurant), John Colucci, McLane Middleton (Law firm), Brian Cranney, Cranney Companies (Service Industry), Brian Kennedy, Peabody Essex Museum (Tourism & Culture),
Moderator: Chairman OneDigital Health and Benefits Darren Ambler
Date and Time: Wed, May 13, 2020, 8:00AM – 9:30AM EDT
7. Future Proofing: Strategies For Your Business
Experts from Dubai Exports, UPS, and APCO Worldwide come together in this webinar to develop strategies that could help future proof your business. Dubai Exports will share valuable insights into exporting, UPS on digital trade and the digital economy, and APCO Worldwide on developing a social media strategy to help businesses maximize opportunities through social channels.
Date and Time: Tue, May 12, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00PM Gulf Standard Time United Arab Emirates Time
8. How To Manage Team Collaboration, Payroll, And Expenses During COVID-19?
This webinar will introduce you to best practices and softwares for aspects of business operation such as expense management, productivity management, and payroll management, geared toward developing effective business continuity plans during the pandemic.
Panelists: Ivan Nugroho, Business Development Manager at Alibaba Cloud, and Aly Sangadji, CTO at Jojonomic
Date and Time: Wed, May 13, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM WIB
9. Lessons of Product Localization from Airbnb by former Airbnb Product Manager
This webinar aims to deliver an understanding of the importance of product localization, understanding the complexities associated with it, and an appreciation for “good localization.”
Panelist: Julian Leung, Product Owner, GOAT Group, and former Product Manager at Airbnb and WeWork.
Date & Time: Friday, May 15, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM (PDT)
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