Startup Weekend HKBU 香港浸會大學創業週末 Nov 11-13, 2016

    Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016

  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
Buy Tickets

Event Alerts and Updates

Get the latest on Techstars Startup Weekend, Hong Kong, and other local events through Techstars Startup Digest.

Oops! Double-check that email address.

Startup Weekend HKBU 香港浸會大學創業週末 Nov 11-13, 2016

Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016

Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016
Event starts at 7:00 pm

Hong Kong Baptist University
Academic and Administration Building (AAB 609)
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Buy Tickets

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 2,900+ past events in 150 countries around the world to date. 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.

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.
  • Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

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.

  • Learn
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. Build your own strategy and test it as you go

Participation Fees
Tickets are priced at HKD$300 - for all the participants. This includes 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners, with loads of Energy drinks and snacks to keep you going all weekend long.

Any questions? Contact us at hongkong [at]

加入我們11月的活動, 開展你下一個偉大的創業點子!

創業週末是一場全球性運動, 給一群活躍, 授權的創業者學習創業基本知識, 並開展成功的企業.  創業週末是世界上最大的激情創業者社區, 迄今已在全球 150個國家舉辦超過 2900 場活動. 由蒙古到南非到倫敦到巴西, 世界各地的人都聚在一起在週末的研討會上 pitch (投售), 組隊及創業.

  • 所有的參賽者均可 pitch (投售) 他們的創業點子並獲得朋輩的意見; 
  • 根據,票數最高的創業點子組建團隊;
  • 54小時內創立商業模式、編碼、設計及市場驗證; 
  • 當參賽者將項目在本地的創業領導人前展示, 就是創業週末的頂峰, 並是另一個獲得反饋的機會. 
  • 無論創業者是想在 9-5 後, 建立公司、找一個共同創始人、認識新朋友或是學習一種新技能, 能保證的是, 所有參賽者都會有更好的準備在混亂但充滿趣味的創業世界裡航行. 


  • 建立人脈網絡

  • 開展實質業務

  • 會見業界領袖

  • 加入國際社群 

  • 從創造中學習

所有的參加者的門票收費為HKD$300- 包括兩份早餐、一份午餐、三份晚餐、能量飲品和其他小吃,助你整個週末充沛活力。

To know more about Startup Weekend, please join our HKBU Startup Weekend Bootcamp!
Date: 18 Oct 2016 (Tue)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: AAB 402M, HKBU
Fee: Free

See what it's all about

Learn More


Friday November 11th

7:00 pm
Arrive at the venue (AAB 609) and get checked in

7:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

8:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

8:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:30 pm
Voting and Form Teams
Attendees vote for the top pitches. Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 12th

8:45 am
Arrive at the venue (AAB 611) and get checked in

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend. And, coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

12:30 pm

2:30 pm
Begin Work
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:00 pm

7:00 pm
Begin Work

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 13th

8:45 am
Arrive at the venue (AAB 611) and get checked in

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Begin Work

12:00 pm
Lunch & Lucky Draw

2:00 pm
Final Pitch Rehersal
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

5:00 pm
Final Presentaion & Judging

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Keith Li
Co-founder and CEO of Innopage Limited

Keith is the co-founder and CEO of Innopage Limited, a mobile apps development startup which successful raised multiple rounds of funding from listed companies. Since 2010, Keith had led Innopage to receive multiple local and international awards for its innovative products. Keith is a guest lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, Executive Committee of Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (HKWTIA), and Radio Spectrum and Technical Standards Advisory Committee for OFCA. Keith is also a regular contributor of various printed and online media, including Hong Kong Economic Times, Hong Kong Economic Journal, The Stand News, Mingpao and others.

Nelson Yip
Founding CEO and Director of EP Venture Co. Limited

Having contracted cerebral palsy in his infancy, Mr. Yip spent his childhood going back and forth to hospitals. Despite a challenging youth, he persevered and was conferred a BSc in Statistics and Computer Science, an MA in Quantitative Analysis in Business and an MBA Degree.

Disability and rehabilitation are issues that Mr. Yip is interested in. He is the founder of “Hong Kong Rehabilitation Power” and “Unleash Foundation”. The former is an organization strives for empowering the disabled to develop and advocating Hong Kong as a barrier-free international city. The latter aims at empowering the minorities to unleash their talents and abilities while at the same time advocating Transcendence, equality and integration which are key values in a world class city such as Hong Kong.

Nelson believes Hong Kong is an international city to communicate and bridge the cultural aspects between China and the World. Culture is the way we think, act and interact. He founded the “China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association”. Through the Association, culture exchange programs in various aspects were delivered and hundreds people has been equipped to be cultural ambassadors to embrace the understanding on diversity among cultures as well as create inclusiveness and harmony from the difference.

Horseriding is another passion of Mr. Yip. He was the first qualified representative of Hong Kong in the Equestrian Competition of Beijing 2008 Paralympics. He was also an Olympic Torch Bearer of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Mr. Yip has been awarded the Medal of Honour by the HKSAR Government for his contribution in promoting sports for disabled athletes and has been conferred the Honorary Fellow by The City University of Hong Kong for his accomplishments and impacts on Hong Kong society.

On the entrepreneurial front, Mr. Yip is now the Chief Executive and Director of EP Venture Co. Ltd and Founder of several companies involving in a wide range of industries, with specific interest in green energy, venture business and electronic commerce. He believes “The way we build – we live. The way we live – we are”. He also serves in a number of government and community committees and boards.

  • Trade and Industry Advisory Board (TIAB), HKSAR Government - Member
  • Council for Sustainable Development - Strategy Sub-committee – Co-opted Member
  • Equal Opportunities Commission, HKSAR Government – Executive Committee Member
  • Appeal Board Panel (Town Planning)
  • Curriculum Development Council Committee on Applied Learning – Member
  • Composition of Advisory Committee, OGCIO, HKSAR Government – Co-chairman Recognition Scheme (Scheme) of the Web Accessibility Campaign
  • Social Welfare Department, Sub-committee on Promotion of Volunteering in Community Organizations, Central Office for Volunteer Service, Social Welfare Department, HKSAR Government – Member
  • Federation of Hong Kong Industries – Technologies Development Committee member
A full list of Nelson’s Community commitments can be found on <

Edward Snape
Chair Professor, Department of Management Dean, School of Business

Academic & Professional Qualifications
BA Durham, MSc Wales, PhD Durham, Chartered MCIPD

Research Interests
Employee Commitments, Leadership, Service Climate and Service Quality, Employee Relations

Alfred Tan
Head of Knowledge Transfer Office at Hong Kong Baptist University

Ir. Dr. Tan is an entrepreneur, an IP attorney, an engineer, a research scientist, an inventor and a university senior administrator all rolled in one.  He started his career in academia before embarking to successfully lead his own technology start-up. Ir. Dr. Tan has a number of patents to his name.  He then returned to academia to further his career as a well-published Professor in engineering and technology, both in Hong Kong and Australia.  Ir. Dr. Tan is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of Engineers Australia.  He is also a registered Australian Trade Marks attorney and an often-referenced patent consultant.  Ir. Dr. Tan is also a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst and consults for venture capital firms.

Michael Kerr
Program Manager of Betatron Startup Accelerator

Michael Kerr is the Program Manager for the Betatron Startup Accelerator. For most of his early career he was a programmer and consultant for two early-stage companies developing financial software in Canada. On occasion he worked for a bank. In 2009 he came to Hong Kong where he found sanctuary in the burgeoning startup community, in roles that included CTO and co-founder of a gaming-related startup. Mike holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Guelph and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Coaches and Mentors

Yik Man Wong
Senior Lecturer, Department of Management

Academic & Professional Qualifications
BBA CUHK, MBA Strathclyde, PhD HKU

Research Interest
Marketing of Non-Profit Organization

Marc Mazodier
Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing

Academic & Professional Qualifications

Research Interests
Marketing Communications Strategies, Sponsorship and Ambush Marketing, Learning of Brand Associations; Co-Branding, Longitudinal Methodologies

Erica Lee
Lecturer at College of International Education, Hong Kong Baptist University

Erica is currently lecturing at College of International Education of Hong Kong Baptist University and has been teaching students on Degree Programmes and Associate Degree Programmes in Marketing- and Management-related subjects at different institutes (i.e. City University and Lingnan University). She also worked as a case writer developing materials for cases of Hong Kong companies. She has solid industrial experience as she worked in public companies before, on different marketing, advertising and management roles. She adds value to students’ learning experiences by inspiring them to explore social innovation as a novel way to addressing pressing social problems in Hong Kong and Greater China.

Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research interests range across several areas within social entrepreneurship, including social enterprises from social capital and resource-based view perspective and social innovation. She is actively involved in social enterprise research.

Erica also participates actively in community services. She serves as a Director of Fullness Social Enterprise Society (FSES) and a Mentor of Microfinance Mentor Scheme at the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited. She is an Organizing Committee member of Social Entrepreneurship School Education (SENSE) Program, a citywide project targeting secondary school students in Hong Kong, funded by Quality Education Fund in 2014-15 and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) of the Commission on Poverty in 2015–18. She is also a Chartered Marketer of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Linka Lin
Organizer at Startup Weekend Hong Kong

Being a translator for corporate, business development manager for a social enterprise and regional coordinator for an UN programme, she is experienced and have sufficient knowledge about startups. Her idea was one of the top-voted during the pitch night of Startup Weekend HK #10 and her team won the competition in April. Since then, she has been largely engaged in Startup Weekend, organizing the events and helping teams before presentation. She is also a master on stage. 

Juan Carlos Matarrita Chinchilla
International Business Development at Somos Pura Vida

Juan Carlos is a passionate educator, social innovator and devoted coach. Having been working in 7 countries, and living in Asia for more than four years, Juan Carlos creates opportunities to encourage, empower and provide insights to entrepreneurs who is willing to do the best to see their dreams come trough. His international experience and insights from different industries enable him to provide 360 degrees inputs to the projects. He did his coaching certification at The Coaching Academy of London in 2014. Juan Carlos has provided career, professional and personal coaching to 133 individuals in Hong Kong in 2016. He created an organisation that promotes Costa Rica culture internationally, which recently became national partner of the largest student-run organisation in the world, AIESEC. As coordinator of sustainability and extended learning, Juan Carlos is in charge of creating partnerships and develop new projects in a constant basis.

Rafal Czerniawski
Co-founder and CEO of IC Studio

Rafal Czerniawski is currently the Co-founder and CEO of IC Studio, a startup incubation studio based in Hong Kong, a Co-founder of the Betatron startup accelerator and early-stage startups Reach-All and Hopsee as well as CTO at QuikSpaces and a technology advisor for several local startups. A seasoned technologist who breathes and eats software, Rafal was previously CTO and Head of Electronic Trading for CLSA. Rafal has passion for the application of technology to change the world, driven by a constant hunger for execution and new ideas. Rafal holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Newcastle.

Fred Aragão
UX Lead at HeathWallace and Co-Founder at Strkr

Fred is a seasoned Experience Designer with a keen interest in startups, entrepreneurship and technology. He’s worked with leading brands across a range of market sectors, such as Finance, Telco and Education, helping shape their digital experience. Previous clients include Manulife, Vodafone and Imperial College London. Fred is the UX Lead at HeathWallace and also a Co-Founder for Strkr, a social platform for bringing together amateur soccer players in the UK.

Laura Liu
Strategy and Project Manager at ShareRails

Laura is an experienced professional who has a passion for startup. She currently manages strategy development and implementation at ShareRails, a thriving social commerce startup backed by Palo Alto based VC TomorrowVentures. Laura is effective in transforming ideas into products. She has worked in various management roles at ANZ and JP Morgan in Australia and Hong Kong covering areas including risk management, strategic projects and new product launches. Laura holds a master in applied commerce from The University of Melbourne. 

Olivier Cotard
Founder and Managing Director of 3C Ventures

Olivier Cotard is an entrepreneur and an operations and business development executive, with an emphasis on high-tech and manufacturing. He is the founder and Managing Director of 3C Ventures Ltd., a boutique strategy and operations consulting firm based in Hong Kong. For the past 20 years, he has managed companies, projects and factories in Asia, Europe and the United States. His experience ranges from start-up businesses to multinational corporations in a broad range of industries.
Passionate about technology-enabled disruptive innovation, Olivier was an associate at a pureplay internet consulting firm in San Francisco in 2000. He has since then contributed to the development and funding of innovative projects and companies. Olivier currently serves as an advisor to several startups. He is active within the French Tech Hong Kong hub and is a Startup Committee Member of the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong, which organizes an annual startup competition and a series of startup events.
Olivier Cotard graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lille (B.Sc., M.Sc., Mechanical & Electrical Engineering) and Harvard Business School (MBA). He has also studied at the Technische Universität München and the Beijing International Studies University.

Nikhil Berry
Financial Engineer, Entrepreneur

Nikhil is a financial engineer by profession with a passion for entrepreneurship and the startup world. He currently works at an investment bank in Hong Kong at the intersection of finance, data science and cutting-edge technology. In his free time, he develops smartphone apps and helps the community with his technology skills. One of his biggest strengths is his effectiveness in transforming raw ideas into successful products while taking into account aspects such as the business model, profitability, market entry, growth strategy and customer experience. Nikhil has lived in India and Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend HKBU 香港浸會大學創業週末 Nov 11-13, 2016 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.

Venue Sponsor


Bronze Sponsorship

Community Partner

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Hong Kong is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Man Wa
  • Tsz Yan
  • Ka Ki
  • Hing Chin
  • Wing Yan
  • Ka Ki
  • Wai Chun


Felix Wong
Community Manager, Greater China at Techstars

Felix is a young entrepreneur, community builder and growth hacker in Hong Kong, Greater China and Asia Pacific. He is the Community Manager of Greater China at Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Since 2015, he has facilitated over 50 Techstars Startup Programs regionally, including Startup Weekend, Startup Week, corporate innovation program and regional summit.

He started his career at Ricoh as a Data Scientist working with many multi-national companies in data strategy and digital transformation. As part of his startup passion, he co-founded and led 3 fast growing startups prior to joining Techstars. He co-founded Cloudbreakr aiming to bridge the gap between influencer marketing, data analytics, social media and advertising agencies. He also held position leading growth strategy at The Wave’s integrated startup platform in terms of growth marketing, user acquisition strategy and for-purpose event management. After that, he joined Abtitu as the Director of Growth leading product strategy, UI/ UX design and technical project implementation.

Felix graduated from The University of Bath in Mathematical Science and received a master degree in Marketing from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

He is deeply involved in helping both young founders and the startup community thrives. He always put forward new ideas if only more time to implement them. In his spare time he loves playing football, cooking pasta and transform his imaginations into reality by Lego.

Event Blog

See Full Blog

We haven't written any posts yet. Stay tuned!