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๐๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ฎ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ:

โ€œ๐ต๐‘’๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘” ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐ผ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘›โ€

โ€œ[๐ผ๐‘› ๐ป๐พ, ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ ] โ€ฆ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ โ€˜๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘กโ€™ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘๐‘˜๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ โ€ฆ ๐‘–๐‘กโ€™๐‘  ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ธ๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐ด๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž.โ€

โ€œ๐ป๐พ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘š. ๐ผ๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘ฆ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘š ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘Ž ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆโ€.

โ€œ๐ป๐พ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘ก๐‘œ 9 ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘ , โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ด๐ผ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’โ€.

โ€œ๐ป๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›. ๐ท๐‘œ๐‘›โ€™๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™. ๐ฟ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘โ€.

๐†๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž:

Karena Belin is Co-founder of two sister companies: ๐–๐‡๐ฎ๐› and ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฅ๐‡๐ฎ๐›.

Karena is originally from Germany, with bachelorโ€™s degree from Mannheim University and MBA from ESSEC Paris. She worked for 15 years with P&G across Europe, North East Asia and Greater China before moving to HK with her family.

It was in HK where Karena developed her true entrepreneurial passion. ๐–๐‡๐ฎ๐›, HKโ€™s largest startup community, is a community builder, power connector and ecosystem accelerator helping startups get to the resources that they need all along their lifecycle. ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฅ๐‡๐ฎ๐›, HKโ€™s first SFC-licensed startup investment platform, brings startups and investors together; democratizing early-stage investment opportunity to a broader audience and not just the institutional investors.

Karena serves as a speaker, mentor and judge at events and organizations such as APK, Chicago Booth GNVC, Google Eye, Rise Conference and many other organisations, her list is endless.

Besides her profession, Karena is a very active mother of her three kids and serves as President of โ€˜Parent Faculty Organizationโ€™ at Hong Kong International School (HKIS). She is an adventure enthusiast and is often found on the HK trails.

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