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Social Enterprise Summit 2020 Concludes Successfully

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 23 November 2020 – The 13th Social Enterprise Summit (SES 2020) concluded successfully today, after three days of strong online engagement. COVID-19 not only highlights the value of social innovation it underscores the value of each and every one in our community.  Increasingly corporations and investors are prioritizing social impact as a core business strategy for growth and sustainable development. Social enterprises instill solid social values and innovative ideas into the ecosystem while creating changes in the private sector over time.

This year’s call for action “Envision Citizens’ Innovation Towards 2030” was announced at the Concluding Session. Participants were given a list of words and were asked to select one that best described the kind of society they would like to see in ten years’ time. The most frequently chosen word was “Empower”.

At the closing ceremony, Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the Organising Committee of the Social Enterprise Summit said “SES is becoming a social innovation movement where cross sector change makers gather collective power to combat the increasingly unpredictable worldly challenges.  Participants were eager to establish stronger networks and many resolves to taking action while adopting a long-term vision.”.

The concluding session was titled “Yesterday’s Heritage; Today’s Transformation; Tomorrow’s DYNAMIC INNOVATION”. It was hosted by Tony HUNG, artist and Founder of Travel Kind (HK), with other speakers including Ren WAN, Co-founder of JupYeah (HK), Rap CHAN, Co-founder and Illustrator of Dustykid (HK). They curated the session as a narrative with a script telling the story behind various initiatives for social good. Each story spoke of a social innovator’s mission, explained the targeted social impact of their work, and showed how “taking action” could create dynamic changes through collective power. Moreover, five student groups shared their award-winning social innovation projects to the audience.

On Saturday morning, the Asia Youth Entrepreneurship Exchange opened with a moderated Panel Discussion between six renowned social innovators from across Asia, namely Anya LIM, Co-Founder and Managing Director of ANTHILL Fabric Gallery (Philippines), David CHRISTIAN, Founder and CEO of Evo & Co (Indonesia), John MAK, Co-founder of MM Community (Myanmar), Peter PARK, Founder of Angelswing (Korea), Somsak BOOKAM, Founder and CEO of Local Alike (Thailand), and Yi LUO, Founder of Lao Tu (Mainland China). They were joined by six young changemakers from Hong Kong, namely Eric CHEUNG, Co-Founder of Dyelicious, Peann TAM, Co-Founder and Business Development Director of Eco-Greenergy, Himphen HUI, Co-founder of Collaction, Lawrence LUI, Co-founder and Executive Director of Longevity Design House, Eva WONG, Co-founder of WEDO GLOBAL, and Tsz Wai LOONG, Chief Executive of the Land Education Foundation. Each local social entrepreneur paired up with a regional counterpart and they discussed issues and shared stories across the important areas of rethinking sustainable fashion and textiles, innovating eco-friendly consumables, promoting civic engagement through community crowdsourcing, developing technology for human and urban resilience, building inclusive communities through cultural tourism, and reimagining urban-rural cultural connections.

The three-day SES 2020 online International Symposium brought together over 80 speakers from 15 locations to contribute to thirteen seminars, two thematic sessions, a workshop, a keynote speech, a policy dialogue, an exchange session, and a concluding session. Four sub-themes were featured in parallel sessions, namely “Community Empowerment”, “Digital Social Innovation”, “Sustainability and Business”, and “Education Innovation”. Meanwhile, an online social innovation exhibition showcased the latest work and the most recent accomplishments of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund, including the new batch of intermediaries, the Food Support Flagship Project, the first “Pay-for-Success” project, etc. A series of short films on social innovation and stories about Hong Kong social innovators were also shown to help participants learn more about social innovation initiatives. The social innovation exhibition is open for one month until 18 December. Register here  http://bit.ly/SES2020Reg to visit the online exhibition.

About Social Enterprise Summit

Social Enterprise Summit (SES) is a cross-sector platform to inspire and empower social innovation and social entrepreneurship. The flagship International Symposium builds on the experiences of over 80 speakers from 15 locations to inspire, innovate, connect and collaborate with delegates from the civic society, businesses, government and academic sectors from Hong Kong, China; Asia Pacific region and beyond to advance positive societal changes.

2020 Theme: “new normal · collective power” ︱ 19-21. 11. 2020 ︱ Online ︱

The turn of the decade 2020 begins with a pandemic affecting people around the world, raising attention to health and changing the way people work, study, commute or socialise. Everyone in our society will require some shifts to come out of the current situations. Collective efforts are needed to re-focus on fostering mutually reinforcing solutions, continuous communication towards common agendas and making swift decisions based on current data and measurement. This International Symposium will examine the process through 4 thematic tracks: Community Empowerment, Digital Social Innovation, Sustainability and Business as well as Education Innovation.

 

Community engagement activities are held in eight different districts in Hong Kong during the year to expand the participation and reach beyond the conference rooms, applying knowledge, social entrepreneurship and innovative mindsets to various day to day life settings.

 

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ROSEN, RESPECTED INVESTOR COUNSEL, Reminds Splunk Inc. Investors of Important February 2 Deadline in Securities Class Action – SPLK

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NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) between October 21, 2020 and December 2, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important February 2, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Splunk investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the Splunk class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2000.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Splunk was not closing deals with its largest customers in the third fiscal quarter of 2021; (2) Splunk was not hitting the financial targets it had previously announced; and (3) as a result of the foregoing, defendants' public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than February 2, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2000.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected].

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. AN INVESTOR'S ABILITY TO SHARE IN ANY POTENTIAL FUTURE RECOVERY IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON SERVING AS LEAD PLAINTIFF.

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Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm's attorneys are ranked and recognized by numerous independent and respected sources. Rosen Law Firm has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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Qiming Venture Partners Closes RMB Fund VI at RMB 2.852 billion

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SHANGHAI and BEIJING and HONG KONG, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Qiming Venture Partners (“Qiming”) today announced the final close of our RMB Fund VI at RMB 2.852 billion.

Currently, Qiming has $5.9 billion in assets under management, targeting early-and-growth-stage healthcare and TMT investments. Qiming raised our first RMB fund in 2010. For the past ten years, Qiming has demonstrated its ability to deliver consistent distinguished returns for LPs and has been well recognized by RMB fund investors.   

Since our inception in 2006, Qiming has invested in more than 380 companies, among which over 40 achieved unicorn status. We have exited our investments in over 130 companies through IPO, M&A or other means. Notable exit deals include Xiaomi, Gan & Lee Pharmaceuticals, Meituan, Bilibili, RoboRock, TigerMed, Zai Lab, CanSino Biologics Inc., Venus Medtech, APT Medical, and so forth.

“Qiming has backed hundreds of brilliant entrepreneurs. We are pleased to see that those companies are committed to social good,” said Duane Kuang, Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners, “Qiming managed to close both RMB and USD funds in the past five months, showing that LPs are optimistic about our investment strategy to invest in China's innovative and developing science and technology, even during the challenging global COVID-19 epidemic as well as facing changing global environments.” 

In 2020, Qiming made over 70 investments; over 100 of our existing portfolio companies completed new financing rounds. As of today, we have had 13 successful public listings in our portfolio since 2020. Over 60 of our invested companies contributed to the fight against COVID-19 in China and for the global community. 

“Innovation is the key for startups to break through and become leaders. In the past ten years, we have seen lots of Chinese entrepreneurs starting their business and striving to become a global leader in innovation,” said William Hu, Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners. “The closing of our new funds will enable us to support more visionary founders realizing their entrepreneurial dreams.”

About Qiming Venture Partners

Founded in 2006, Qiming Venture Partners is a leading China venture capital firm with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Seattle, Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Currently Qiming Venture Partners manages nine US Dollar funds and six RMB funds with $5.9 billion in assets under management. Since our establishment, we have invested in outstanding companies in the TMT and healthcare industries at the early and growth stages.

Since our debut, we have backed over 380 fast-growing and innovative companies. Over 130 companies are already listed on NYSE, NASDAQ, HKEx, Gretai Securities Market, Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, or achieved exit through M&A and other means. There are also over 40 portfolio companies that have achieved unicorn status.

Many of our portfolio companies are today's most influential firms in their respective sectors, including Xiaomi (SEHK:1810), Meituan (SEHK:3690), Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI), Roborock (SHSE:688169), Gan & Lee Pharmaceuticals (SHSE: 603087), Tigermed (SZSE:300347, SEHK:3347), Zai Lab (NASDAQ:ZLAB, SEHK:9688), Venus MedTech (SEHK:2500), CanSino Biologics (SEHK:6185, SHSE:688185), Schrödinger (NASDAQ:SDGR), APT Medical (SHSE:688617), Sanyou Medical (SHSE:688085), AmoyDx (SZSE:300685), Berry Genomics (SZSE:000710), SinocellTech (SHSE: 688520), WeDoctor Group, and UBTech among many others.

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O3 Mining Grants Stock Options and Restricted Securities

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TSXV:OIII | OTCQX:OIIIF – O3 Mining

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – O3 Mining Inc. (TSXV: OIII) (OTCQX: OIIIF) (“O3 Mining” or the “Corporation”) announces that it has granted to certain officers, directors, employees and/or consultants of the Corporation (i) an aggregate of 890,000 options to acquire common shares of the Corporation (“Options”), and (ii) an aggregate of 90,000 restricted share units of the Corporation (“RSUs”). The Options have an exercise price of $3.26 per share, have a five-year term from the date of grant, and vest annually in equal thirds beginning on the first anniversary of the date of grant. The RSUs are subject to a three-year cliff vesting period from the date of grant.

The press release is available on the Corporation's website at https://o3mining.com/news/.

About O3 Mining Inc.

O3 Mining, which forms part of the Osisko Group of companies, is a mine development and emerging consolidator of exploration properties in prospective gold camps in Canada – focused on projects in Québec – with a goal of becoming a multi-million ounce, high-growth company.

O3 Mining is well-capitalized and holds a 100% interest in properties in Québec (133,557 hectares). The Corporation controls 66,064 hectares in Val-d'Or and over 50 kilometres of strike length of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Fault. O3 Mining also has a portfolio of assets in the Chibougamau region of Québec.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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