5cmXD Ventures key mentors
Gary, an Australian Chinese, has been in the brand, design and marketing industry for more than ten years. He founded Buddy Square and Buddy Creative design studio in Sydney and Chengdu. Afterward, in 2014, he joined the Artop Group in Shenzhen and founded Artop Brand Consulting and Design. In early 2017, he established the Shenzhen 5cm Brand Design Consultant company to focus on building a vital brand system for the company.
Adhering to his own unique insights of the market and design, the constant company researches, combs and optimizes the methodology and tools applicable to the current market environment. Based on the user’s perspective, he leads the company with three major modules: brand strategy consulting, marketing consulting and design innovation. During the progress period, he guides personally and participated in more than a hundred projects.
Dewitt graduated from the Industrial Design Department and the Institute of Business Administration of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and is the first MBA to achieve innovation and design management.
He is the founder and president of the Hong Kong Low Carbon Design Association, and the former chairman and founding member of the Hong Kong Industrial Designers Association. He has served as director of product development for many multinational corporations and taught as guest lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design.
TINIC ’s founder, Andrew Ng, discovered his passion for creating high quality fashion bags and accessories twelve years ago.
At that time, he had joined RABEANCO, a local Hong Kong handbag manufacturer. He observed that there was a niche market for providing local female executives with bags that met their unique needs. So he proposed the development of well- constructed, quality leather bags that were adaptable to the lively pace of life in the city. The bags were well received not just by female executives but also men as well. This was the start of RABEANCO establishing itself as a successful brand in Hong Kong.
Why 5cmXD Ventures?
Return on design investment (RODI) has been measured across many years by the UK Design Council and the U.S. Design Management Institute. This research shows that in the UK an average design investment will multiply the turnover by 2.25 when compared with the invested resources.
In the U.S. the Design Value Index shows a 228% increase in value for listed companies rated as design led. In Denmark companies investing in design have gained a growth 22% greater than companies that have not invested in design and the difference will rise up to 40% when talking about continuous investing.
Who we are looking for?
For those start-ups and entrepreneurs , who are the ones invent, imagine and create, who are the ones making great ideas into reality, especially in the fields of:
What we do?
Venture Design Services
Venture design is a powerful tool to launch your business in constrained time and budget,
and get well prepared before you meet your potential investors.
Funding Connection &
How to apply?
5cmXD Ventures Accelerator Program Process