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Nio Liyanage

Head of Startup Strategy at NEST.vc | Founder of StartUpRIGHT.net

Hong Kong

A founder and venture capital professional, Nio drives startup strategy for Asia's leading early-stage VC and is deeply integrated into the startup ecosystem.

With degrees in Engineering and Business, he started his career at Apple before building extensive experience as a Management Consultant over six years across Asia and Australia. After co-founding numerous startups, Nio went on to develop a highly profitable business-building boutique which has provided strategic & fundraising support to over one hundred ventures. He holds equity and advisory roles in several high-growth businesses and is a sought-after speaker, educator and mentor.

Having lived in four vastly different countries, Nio speaks five languages (none fluently!) and gets overly excited about sport, philanthropy and technology.

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How to Startup: 30 Days From Idea to Implementation

How to Startup: 30 Days From Idea to Implementation

An interactive session that covers the key steps in developing a startup and the strategic requirements for a successful business.

16 Times

Financial Modelling for Better Business Decisions

Financial Modelling for Better Business Decisions

Learn finance basics and build a useful model to make your business more successful

14 Times

Excel at Excel: A Practical Introduction

Excel at Excel: A Practical Introduction

Learn the basics of Excel including configuring/optimising settings, input, navigation, calculation, formatting, and analysis.

10 Times

Strategies for Startup Success: 1-Day Intensive Bootcamp

Strategies for Startup Success: 1-Day Intensive Bootcamp

An interactive day-long session that will teach you the key tools & methods for developing a startup and the strategic requirements for a successful business.

6 Times

Business Fundamentals & Tactics

Business Fundamentals & Tactics

This 10-week business course will teach you the fundamentals including financial and business modeling, market analysis, strategic marketing and more.

3 Times

Business Planning for Accelerated Growth

Business Planning for Accelerated Growth

This class will give you the business planning, development and pitching tools to help ignite your entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial aspirations into a reality.

2 Times

Strategies For Startup Success: 1-Day Intensive Workshop

Strategies For Startup Success: 1-Day Intensive Workshop

An interactive day-long session that will teach you the key tools & methods for developing a startup and the strategic requirements for a successful business.

2 Times

Intro the Hong Kong Tech & Startup Community

Intro the Hong Kong Tech & Startup Community

This informative networking event will help newcomers to the startup scene get to know the key players, events, and resources for getting started in Hong Kong.

2 Times

How to Startup: 3 Days from Idea to Implementation

How to Startup: 3 Days from Idea to Implementation

An interactive and intensive 3 day workshop that covers the key steps in developing a startup and the strategic requirements for a successful business.

Fundraising Bootcamp

Fundraising Bootcamp

This bootcamp will prepare you for fundraising outside of the bank. Learn about alternative financing methods for startups, and get an insider's take on pitching to investors.

Identifying the Right Business Idea - a Comprehensive Guide & Framework

Identifying the Right Business Idea - a Comprehensive Guide & Framework

An intensive 2 hour session covering everything you need to know about choosing the right type of startup or business to get into, including a comprehensive framework to follow.

Financial Modelling for Startups

Financial Modelling for Startups

Startup doesn't need to mean aimless, unlock the vision financial modelling can give your business.

#TopTrends :  A 2016 Analysis and 2017 Prediction

#TopTrends : A 2016 Analysis and 2017 Prediction

At this event, you will learn the newest trends making an impact in the Startup World in 2016, their significance, and whats to come for 2017.

Open House

Open House

Do you want to learn more about General Assembly's upcoming courses and what it's like to be a GA student? Join our instructors, students, alumni and staff for an open house.

Business Model Generation using the Business Model Canvas Tool

Business Model Generation using the Business Model Canvas Tool

This class is for any aspiring entrepreneurs and startups looking to model out or add structure to their business or idea.

Raising Capital & Pitching to Investors

Raising Capital & Pitching to Investors

This session will be a broad and exhaustive guide to the important things you need to know about fundraising and how to pitch to investors.

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