Startup Weekend HKU
Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015
Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
CPD LG07-10, Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong
Startup Weekend HKU - University Themed Startup Weekend in Hong Kong
Students and alumni from all 8 universities in Hong Kong are welcome to join.
Startup Weekend is a global movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
Startup Weekend in Hong Kong nurtured many entrepreneurs who founded famous Hong Kong startups say AfterShip, GoGoVan and Shopline.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model:
- Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers;
- Teams are formed around the top ideas (determined by popular vote);
- Then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
- The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
2nd Startup Weekend HKU
We held the 1st Startup Weekend HKU from 13-15 March 2015 in K.K. Leung Building. We had over 170 students and alumni signed up and over 90 participants!
We will hold the Startup Weekend HKU again in the reading weekend (15-18 October) in Centennial Campus of HKU. We are expected to admit more than 100 participants in this time.
Why should you register?
Build your network
Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
Actually launch a business
You as a participant of this event and the presenter of your idea can join this community to actually work upon your idea and build your business under guidance and support of global, national and local supporters and collaborators. Take your idea to prototype.
Get face time with thought leaders
Get one-on-one time with the experienced startup community leaders and mentors. Meet and get valuable feedback from a panel of judges and startup coaches.
Join a global community Startup Weekend alumni span across all the continents and scores of cities.
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. Build your own strategy and test it as you go
Friday October 16th
Saturday October 17th
Sunday October 18th
Director of Technology Transfer Office, Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Director of the CityU Apps Lab
Mr. Raymond Chu has 20 years of commercial experience encompassing different sectors including IT, banking and finance, advertising, retail, healthcare, Chinese medicines, technology transfer and most recently innovation and entrepreneurship development. Currently serving as Assistant Director of Institute for Enterprise of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Raymond’s works focus on promoting and executing University’s knowledge transfer and commercialization projects, as well as “out-of-classroom” innovations and entrepreneurship development activities, overseeing startup seed funding programmes like PolyU Micro Fund, China Entrepreneurship Fund, Tech Incubation Fund, Tech Launchpad Fund and Good Seed Programme.
Coaches and Mentors
Business and Product Director of Dragon Law
Before co-founding Dragon Law, she worked at Mayer Brown JSM as an intellectual property lawyer in Hong Kong and was also qualified to practise in England and Wales.
Managing Director of Brio Ventures
- Managing Director of Brio Ventures – an early stage investment company with strong interest in hardware/IOT
- Previously Head of Corporate Development of Ports Design (HK:0589) & PCD Stores (HKSE IPO in 2009)
- Previously at Bain & Company and AT&T Broadband
- MBA MIT, BA Cornell
Co-founder of OurSky
Chairman, Focus Capital Investment Inc. & Principal, Hong Kong Academy of International Administration
Before start up his own company, he was responsible for the business development of Swiss and German made computer aided production equipment, and lateron support in the negotiation with China companies for the cooperation of technology transfer.
He has his first start up in 1991 for a IT manufacturing company in Beijing, China, then expand into trading, retail, manufacturing, property development, mining and investment. He also participated in the early stage of a global trading company of turnover USD500 million and lead the complete listing process in Hong Kong and Singapore mainboard, from internal assessment to fund raising. He served as Chairman of Investment Committee and Executive Director of Board of Directors.
Focus Capital Investment Inc. is a US company founded in 2002 for the investment of companies with potential to grow, irrespective of its stages of development.
Hong Kong Academy of International Administration is a Hong Kong startup company, providing training at cost and free consultation to youth start up and SME companies till IPO. Funding from interested parties will be arranged in due course.
Dr Chow is currently a Mentor of MBA students of China Ren Min University and Volunteer Business Advisor of Junior Achievement Company Program.
Managing Director of Rouge International & Rouge Ventures
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend HKU team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Hong Kong is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
He is the Regional Manager Greater China for Techstars Startup Programs.
He is co-founding anekdote.co and olea.store