2019 China Canvas Challenge!

17 June 2019

Sights-n-Venture (SnV) participated in an intensive 7-week online course program and competition, emerged 2nd place overall in the written assignments and placed in the top eight finalists for the Pitch Night Grand Finale on 12 April.

The course was aptly designed to gauge a participating business’ readiness to enter China and transfer the key know-how to the participants to help them expand into the challenging China market.  The participation rate far exceeded the organisers’ expectation and, it was great achievement that SnV was placed in the top 8 positions amongst the 400 participating businesses across Australia. Together with the other finalists, SnV went on a follow up Business Mission to Shanghai, China that includes visiting the Alibaba Group Headquarters in Hangzhou, attending China centric business meetings, being hosted dinner by Austrade with their Landing Pad start-up entrepreneurs, receiving invaluable advice from the top consultants in the city business circles and meeting some premier start-up communities like X-Node and Chinaccelerator.

From such excellent coaching and insights, Sights-n-Venture Tours is now more ready than ever for the China market, with educational tours in place that shall appeal to China students who are looking at group excursions and field trips to Australia with a difference.

For Hon’s perspectives on the China Canvas Challenge, see https://twitter.com/CanvasChallenge/status/1110055158497435648

For more program detail, please view the video in, https://www.chinacanvaschallenge.com, and see photos below for snapshots on the pitch night and business trip, with courtesy of Haymarket HQ.



The organiser Haymarket HQ and the sponsors of the event


The Top 8 Finalists


(Top) Hon (R) and Jackson, SNV, pitching with a full house attendance


Haymarket HQ GM Duco Breemen and Victoria Chun with the finalists at the Shanghai Bund (front row)


Day 1: PTL Group Arie and Jun on ‘Challenges of setting up and running a business in China’ 


Day 2: Presentation by AustCham CEO Jack Brady (back, third from right)


Day 3: Visit Alibaba HQ in Hangzhou


Day 4: Visit the Landing Pad, followed with dinner hosted by Austrade Shanghai Trade Commissioner, Dane Richmond (last row, third from left) and Manager, Emily Ma (front, second from right)