• "Lessons Learned in Startups"

    The Conference

    In Hong Kong since 2014

  • What We Do

    How much do you really learn from a speaker from Silicon Valley giving a talk about how they got US$ 5 million?

    A unique event in Hong Kong since 2014 will teach you much more. Hear the errors that some of the most known HK startup people have made and what they learned from it. They will share their, personal, failures and mea culpa’s.


    Postmortem Conference

    a full day conference with 6-8 speakers about lessons learned in startups,
    by founders, investors, mentors and lawyers


    Postmortem Conference Salon 

    a short version conference with 2-3 speakers about lessons learned in startups,
    by founders, investors, mentors and lawyers


    Postmortem Conference Podcast 

    a podcast about lessons learned in startups,
    by founders, investors, mentors and lawyers

    Listen now here

    The real stories

    Mea Culpa

    noun mea cul·pa \ ˌmā-ə-ˈku̇l-pə , ˌmā-ä- , -ˈku̇l-(ˌ)pä \

    A formal acknowledgment of personal fault or error, "through my fault" in Latin.

    Heart-wrenching stories

    The real deal and nothing but

    Personal stories, sometimes heart-wrenching.

    Group/panel discussions

    the speakers will also do a panel discussion with Q&A

    Participate as audience by asking questions during the panel sessions

  • Previous events

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  • Schedule


    9:30 Sign in

    Welcome for all attendees


    10:00 Opening remarks

    Opening remarks by organizer


    10:15 First speaker

    To be announced speaker


    10:45 Second speaker

    To be announced speaker


    11:15 Break

    Coffee and tea break


    11:45 Third speaker

    To be announced speaker


    12:30 Fireside chat with morning speakers

    To be announced panel and moderator


    13:00 Lunch


    14:00 Forth speaker

    To be announced speaker


    14:30 Fifth speaker

    To be announced speaker


    15:00 Sixth speaker

    To be announced speaker


    15:30 Fireside chat with afternoon speakers

    To be announced panel and moderator


    16:30 Closing remarks and networking


    17:30 Event ending

  • Tickets


    Due to the tightened rules on social distancing in Hong Kong announced on 9 July, we have to postpone the event on 11th July.

    Contact us if you have any questions.

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Terms & Conditions
Terms and conditions for events and conferences

Cancellation period

Cancellation terms will apply once a completed booking has been received either via the Postmortem Conference website, our 3rd party ticket provider or as a completed booking form (inclusive or exclusive of payment). Please note that cancellations can only be accepted in writing and are subject to the following conditions:

Postmortem Conference: cancellations must be received more than 40 days before the conference start date for a refund of the full fee less a 15% administration fee.

All other Postmortem Conference events: cancellations must be received more than 30 days before the event start date for a refund of the full fee less a 15% administration fee.

Cancellations received less than the above number of days before the conference start date will not be refunded, but a nomination for a replacement delegate will be accepted free of charge.

In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference by Postmortem Conference, delegates will be offered a full refund or a credit note against an equivalent future conference.

Please note that delegate fees will not be refunded in the event of the threat of war, terrorism or circumstances outside of the Postmortem Conference’s control. Postmortem Conference reserves the right to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers.

Discounted offers

If you have booked a delegate place and are subsequently offered a complimentary/discount code then we will be unable to add the discount to your booking. You may however cancel the registration (in line with the applicable cancellation terms, including payment of a 15% administration fee) and re-book using the complimentary/discount code.

Free-to-attend events

Any place you book for a free-to attend event is freely transferable to a colleague within your organisation and no charge will be incurred if a colleague attends in your place provided we have been notified by you or the replacement in advance. Replacements can be notified to us at any time before the day of the event.
If neither you nor any colleague is able to attend an event please notify us at least 72 hours prior to the event so that the place can be made available to another delegate on the waiting list. There is no charge for cancellations made up to 72 hours prior to the event. Failure to notify us of a cancellation at least 72 hours prior to the event will incur a charge (in accordance with the table below) to cover the cost of a delegate place at the event. An invoice will be sent to you after the event.
If you fail to attend, or provide a replacement for, a free-to-attend event without providing 72 hours’ notice three times in any 12-month period then you may become ineligible for complimentary places at future events.

Consent to filming

Postmortem Conference films, records and photographs its events for broadcast on, among other things, its website. By booking a place at an event you confirm your agreement with Postmortem Conference that:
you assign to Postmortem Conference the copyright, performers' property rights and all other rights in any filming, recording or photography of you at the event for use in all media; and Postmortem Conference may edit, adapt or translate (provided that to do so is not in any way disparaging) any filming or recording of you and you agree not to exercise any “moral rights” (the rights set out in sections 77 to 89 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988) you may have against Postmortem Conference (or any third parties authorised by Postmortem Conference) in respect of any use Postmortem Conference makes of any filming or recording of you.

If you don’t consent to Postmortem Conference filming, recording or photographing you at the event then please notify the cameraperson or photographer at the time and email hello@postmortemconf.com 
Privacy Policy
Postmortem Conference believes in respecting your privacy. We do not collect any personally identifiable data from visitors to this website unless express consent is given when subscribing to any of our services.
We explain below how we analyse data from this website.  Any links to external sites are out of our control and we encourage you to always read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Visits to our website

We use a third-party service, Eventbrite, to do our ticketing. The security of the website is protected by industry standard encryption processes (SSL encryption).
For more information about how Eventbrite secures and processes data, please see their privacy notice.
When someone visits our website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Cookie use

In order to provide you with the best, tailored experience of the Postmortem Conference, our site needs to place small text files, known as 'cookies', on your computer.
Most cookies we use are 'session' cookies and only exist for the time that you are using our site. They perform functional tasks – such as remembering that you are logged in as you move from page to page.
We also track cookies anonymously for site analytics, to improve the user experience on our website and to make our products and services more relevant. 
You can set your browser to reject all cookies. Please note that if you do this then certain areas of this website will not be able to function for you.
We also use technology that uses Internet Protocol (IP) information exchanges during the course of normal web activity combined with data-enhancement technology to get detailed analytics information. This only allows us to see how well our site is working and does not result in the collection of any personal data.
The Data Protection Act 2018 as read with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are now in force and give individuals in the UK and the European Union enhanced rights over the use of their data. As a result, we have updated our data privacy policy.
Under the GDPR, we can only hold and process your personal data on one or more of the grounds authorised by the GDPR. In this notice we advise you of the basis on which we hold and process your personal data and of your rights under the GDPR.
If you register to attend one of our conferences, we will ask you to furnish certain personal information sufficient to enable us to process your booking and communicate with you regarding the event. The basis for our receiving and processing this information will be contractual.
If you merely wish to receive communications about the event before deciding whether to attend, we will ask you to give your explicit consent to receiving such communications and this will authorise us to process your data for this purpose.  
You can withdraw your consent at any time in one of ways described below.  
If you expressly consent to receiving marketing communications by email about future events and other services we offer by ticking the appropriate tick box, this will authorise us to process your data for these purposes.
You can withdraw your consent at any time in one of ways described below.  
If you have previously attended one of our conferences or other events, or subscribed to one of our services, then, in the absence of consent, the legal basis on which we have processed your data and communicated with you is our legitimate interests.  We have a legitimate interest in communicating with you in order to give you information regarding upcoming conferences or our other services.  It is necessary for us to market our services in this way as there is no cost-effective alternative.  In balancing our interests against yours, we take into consideration the facts that the amount of your personal data we process is minimal, that it is not sensitive data, that there is a minimal privacy impact and that you can easily opt out or unsubscribe at any time.
You have the right at any time to instruct us to stop processing your personal data on the basis of legitimate interests and to delete all such data.  This right can be exercised in one of ways described below.  Once you do this, any personal data of yours will be deleted permanently from our records.
We use a third-party service, Eventbright, to process registrations for conferences and events.  We have implemented the necessary contractual arrangements to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal data under their control.
We will not use your personal data other than for the purposes described in this notice. 
Except as described above, we will not sell your personal data or share it with any third parties.
We will not keep your personal data for longer than is necessary for the stated purposes except:
to the extent required by law; or
in the case of information provided for contractual purposes, for the relevant period laid down in the Limitation Act 1980 for bringing any claims; or
where we rely on legitimate interests, unless deletion is specifically requested by you, all personal data will be deleted after one year.
We will take all reasonable and necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data.
Your rights under the GDPR include the following:
The right at any time to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data.
The right to be informed of what personal data of yours we hold, how we obtained it and how long we intend to keep it (also known as a subject access request).
The right to have your personal data rectified in the event that it is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to request the erasure of your personal data (also called the right to be forgotten).
The right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, in particular where the processing is carried out for direct marketing purposes.
The right to restrict the processing of your personal data where your right to object to processing is disputed.
The right to data portability (i.e. transfer of your personal data to another organisation) except where your data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests.
Your rights above can be exercised free of charge by writing to  us.  Our contact details are set out on our website.
In certain cases, we will need to satisfy ourselves of your identity before we can action a request under the GDPR.
If you feel that any of your rights have been infringed, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your Data Protection Authority: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm