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AI Society Hong Kong brings 3 prominent start-up founders to Garage Academy to give you a glimpse into their life & journey!

About this Event

AI Society Hong Kong brings 3 prominent start-up founders to Garage Academy on Tuesday 17th Dec to give you a glimpse into their life & journey — sign up now, limited seats available!

We live in an ever-changing world. There are more SMEs than ever before in history. Many professionals have wondered about the possibility of escaping the corporate world, stepping into the unknown of a start-up ecosystem. The mere thought of that can be a daunting task. The myriad of issues a founder will be facing can throw even the most experienced professionals off their feet.

Add the fourth industrial revolution of AI into the mix, we are looking at an era of abundant possibilities in the digital economy like never before. Done well, the start-up journey can be some of the most rewarding in one’s career.

Come hear from a few of the most successful & experience start-up founders in Hong Kong.


  • Introduction (AI Society Committee)
  • Speaker 1: Vivek Mohindra, Co-Founder & Responsible Officer, Kristal.AI
  • Speaker 2: Jamie Wilde, Co-Founder and CTO, Miro
  • Panel discussion (Vivek Mohindra, Jamie Wilde & Lavine Hemlani)


Vivek Mohindra

Co-Founder & Responsible Officer, Kristal.AI

Vivek is the Co-Founder & Responsible Officer of KRISTAL.AI. He has 20+ years of experience in banking, most of it as a fixed income trader/ specialist in Asia managing between USD 200 to 500 million of assets. He has worked for Citibank, Merrill Lynch, UBS and Natixis. He is a popular guest speaker and regularly invited by HKU, HKUST & CUHK as well as many other organisations. LinkedIn recently honoured him as the most-viewed Finance professional on their platform in HK. He is a qualified Fellow CPA and MBA.

Jamie Wilde

Co-Founder and CTO, Miro

Originally from Manchester in the UK, he has been in Hong Kong for 9 years leading teams and projects in technology and startup organizations. Previously, he was Head of Technology – Asia @ TMS & Head of Technology @ HK Startup Notey. Jamie holds a PMP certification & VIM runs through his veins.

As Chief Technology Officer at Miro, Jamie leads the engineering team with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in serverless cloud architecture delivering a first -of-its-kind Human Body AI workflow. Miro’s brand & athlete analysis AI has been used by Nike, Adidas, Asics & many other sport/lifestyle brands. Since their 2017 launch, Miro’s computer vision technology has analyzed over 6M athletes for more than 600 events worldwide.

In his spare time Jamie enjoys canoeing, running and brewing beer at home. He lives on remote, cozy Lamma Island and is absolutely despised by two cats.


Lavine Hemlani

Founder & CEO, Xccelerate

Passionate about pioneering advanced technology education to empower individuals, enterprises and workforces.

Founder and CEO of Xccelerate, a leading ed-tech and future of work start-up headquartered in HK with regional capabilities. Xccelerate is founded on the vision that the greatest opportunity for improving lives is education and aspires to reinvent education to address the colossal talent challenges in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Process Automation, Software Engineering, Blockchain and Design across Asia.

Xccelerate drives outcomes for individuals, enterprises and governments by leveraging expert instructors, proprietary curriculum and learning software. Prior to Xccelerate, Lavine co-founded FLYR and worked with deep learning start-up Thread Genius (acquired by Sotheby’s). Lavine began his career in investment banking in NYC at Lazard’s Mergers & Acquisitions division (M&A) and held investment facing roles at the following funds: Atlas Capital, Marwar Capital and Union Park Capital.

Lavine also serves as Vice President of the Artificial Intelligence Society of HK and on the Board of Directors of the 24 Hour Race, a global non-profit that fights modern slavery.