Startup Weekend Creating Shared Values @ Hong Kong Baptist University

    Friday, February 2 - 4, 2018

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Startup Weekend Creating Shared Values @ Hong Kong Baptist University

Friday, February 2 - 4, 2018

Friday, February 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Hong Kong Baptist University
Day 1: WLB 109 / Day 2 & 3 AAB 301
Baptist University Road
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

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Creating Shared Values

Cooperate social responsibility (CSR) has aroused public attention in recent years. Many companies and social enterprises offer innovative ideas to make profits, at the same time, cultivating a better society. Thus, the theme of Startup Weekend @HKBU this year is ‘Creating Shared Value’ which aim to advocate the concept of ‘Business is not Just Business’ and link the relationships between profit-making as well as society’s prosperity.

In just 54 hours, participants will form teams, brainstorm, design a product, validate their business idea and pitch in front of experienced judges on Sunday evening. Throughout the weekend, there will be highs and lows, frustrations and moments of triumph, but some people will meet their co-founder at the event, and some teams will even move on to start a company after the event. Win or lose, we are certain that new lessons will be learnt, ideas will be tested, limits will be pushed and lives will be changed forever.

To spice things up, we will be having a few special activities: party and warm up games on Friday night to break the ice and form your teams!! On Sat, we will be inviting awesome mentors and guests down to interact with the teams so please seek their advice and opinions! In the true spirit of Startup Weekend, we will be bringing in local startups, budding founders and cool companies to sponsor, showcase and network with you! Remember, Startup Weekend is a time for experiential learning, networking and building your personal brand!

Startup Weekend has a strong brand in Hong Kong. Globally, it has touched more than 1140 cities and its alumni consists of more than 480,000 entrepreneurs in 10 years.

It is for everyone, whether you are working corporate, building your own startup, having a career as a professional clown, a mechanic, a designer, coder or student, everyone can contribute in their own way. We are open to teams forming before the event, but we strongly recommend you to form your team on Friday night and work on an idea then. Startup Weekend is designed to embrace diversity, creating a conducive environment for anyone to turn their concepts into companies! So give it a go, you'll never know what magic can happen over a weekend!

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.

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Friday February 2nd

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
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 February 3rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

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

Sunday February 4th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

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.

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

Fletcher Ng
IT Strategic Director

Fletcher is an IT strategic director with decades of experience with global exposure to many listed multi nationals. Besides Fletcher’s specialty in IT management and strategy, Fletcher is also heavily involved in technology Innovation. Fletcher coaches and mentors many start-ups and SMEs in HK, Singapore and South Africa. He is currently acting as Cyberport Entre Centre Advisory Group, Cyberport CUPP program mentor, and Invotech Silver Angel mentor. He is also a guest speaker at Universities Fletcher is well-reputed among his mentees as a mentor with not only the technical skills but also with an empathetic attitude and creativity. Fletcher is also the founder of CIOX Asia which coaches start ups on pitching, writing business proposals and delivering compelling presentations to audiences With experiences from SMEs to big corporates, Fletcher can provide invaluable know-how to advice tech startups, step by step, to transform to big scale business.

Coaches and Mentors

Henry Fock
Head, Department of Marketing

Dr. Henry K.Y. Fock is the Associate Professor, Department of Marketing and Head, Department of Marketing at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Academic & Professional Qualifications
BA(Hons) HKBC, MSc Stirling, PhD CUHK

Research Interests
Services Marketing and Management, Cross-Cultural Studies, Affinity Marketing

Yik Man Wong
Senior Lecturer, Department of Management

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

Research Interest
Marketing of Non-Profit Organization

Chun Lun, Eddie Chan

Dr. Eddie Chan received the B.Sc. degree, the M.Sc. degree and the Ph.D. degree all in computer science. He is an entrepreneur, researcher and technologist specializing in wireless positioning, communications, agent technology and software development. Currently, he is working in a HK$13M fund project which PowerMew collaborates with Prof. Ni (Vice President of University of Macau) and receives over HK$13M fund to develop a social network platform for the Hong Kong real estate market. It is also supported by Incubation Technology Programme of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.

Eddie has led PowerMew and HKUST team to win the champion of Alibaba Cloud Start-up Contest 2016 in Hong Kong session and the 2nd runner up in NTT DATA Open Innovation Business Contest 2016 competing 32 oversea companies and 55 Japanese companies. He also helped the company to get the sponsorship credit support over HK$500K from Facebook and Alibaba.

Eddie is the author of two academic textbooks, as well as many research journals, papers and articles. One of his book, Introduction to Wireless Localization with iPhone SDK Examples was published under Wiley-IEEE Press and released in May 2012. It was ranked #1 of the localization track in both Kindle e-book store and Amazon bookstore sales, respectively on January 2013 .

Eddie has extensive experience in mobile application development in the latest Apple and Google technologies especially for wireless positioning apps. Having the relevant working experience, he was a Lead Engineer in Wikango Limited (2014-2015) for developing a HK$5M GPS driving assistant system (Wikango XL) in Europe. Wikango Limited is one of the biggest company in France specializing in driving assistance products that has over 3 million suscribers in their community. He was a system consultant in PTec Limited (2005) and Itapoia Group Limited (2007) which focused on tracking people in exhibition halls, university campus and shopping malls.

Antony Wong
Co-founder - Social Career

Antony is the co-founder of Social Career, which is a non-profit organization that makes use of technology to encourage more sustainable social involvement by the general public through knowledge-based volunteering. Other than Social Career, Antony has also co-founded Around, a neighbourhood-based home concierge tool and community network. He began the startup journey because he is eager to create impact to the society by coming up new products and services. He is also a founding member of Golden Age Foundation which aims to turn Hong Kong into a smart ageing city.

Albert Au
Founder - AcesoBee

Albert is the founder of AcesoBee (Cyberport Incubation Graudate), the creator of acesome, a portable and affordable personal Personal Care Plan (PCP) and Point of Care (POC) system transform from the bedside nursing care plan used in Hospital.

A self-made entrepreneur in the eHealth and HealthTech industry, Albert started out as a Healthcare Solutions Specialist at IBM China / Hong Kong., he successfully founded his first business venture and was acquired by Quality Healthcare in 2001.

Albert holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science and an MBA degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jan Engels
Health tech Entrepreneur

Health tech entrepreneur in the field of medical device, part of the Global Shaper Community of the World Economy Forum in Hong Kong, Invited Entrepreneurship Lecturer and focus on Impact investment in HK.

Christy Fan
Marketing Director - Social Career

Christy Fan, Marketing Director in Social Career, with responsibility for marketing programs, brand management, and corporate sponsorships. She has more than 13 years experience in media and digital marketing industry. Prior to joining Social Career, Christy had worked at Tencent and Television Broadcast Limited (TVB). 

Jack Chen
General Manager - Heycoins

Jack is a passionate entrepreneur with education background from UC Berkeley(U.S.), FUDAN University(Shanghai,China), and LINGNAN University(Hong Kong).

Before joining team HEYCOINS, he has worked in a great variety of organisations across industries such as Ingdan (H.K), E-Joy Cultural Creative Co., Ltd (China), Asian Pacific Environmental Network (U.S.) and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (H.K)

He is now the GM of HEYCOINS, and he is overseeing the company’s daily operation, business development and global expansion strategy.

Jingo Chan
PR and Marketing

Jingo is a passionate business elite specializing in public relations and marketing. 

Jonathan Ma
Business Executive, Innovation Management - DBS Bank

Trained software engineer with user interface design and prototyping experience. Won two hackathons and went to Stanford University last summer.

Kim Lee
Director- Hong Kong & South China, ICAEW

Mr Kim Lee is the Director, Hong Kong and South China at ICAEW. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts/Commerce degree, Graduate Certificate in Organisational Leadership, an MBA and a Masters in Business Leadership.

KY Wong

KY started as a MT at Hang Seng Bank and rose to VP, Corporate Banking; He then switched to PwC M&A advisory and became a Manager. He now works at a private equity fund, focusing on global investment. Besides work, he serves as a columnist on LinkedIn, with more than 300,000 followers.

Shun Kit Charles Wong
Co-Founder - Velcron Limited

Charles was raised to become a trustworthy servant leader. He is a self-motivated youngster who is passionate in quantitative finance and international relations, has worked and studied in five countries to date, having a unique perspective on corporate culture, business sustainability and their impacts on contemporary economy. With behavioural economics qualifications plus licenses for professional mediation and arbitration, Charles firmly believes that success, in any walk of life, is predicated upon an in-depth understanding of people.

Virgil Tong

Enthusiastic technologist that has recently shift career from bank relationship manager to software developer.

Xing Chang Li
Growth Marketing Manager, 2nd Address

Li-Xing Chang is a digital marketer with 5 years of experience in the industry. Although early on in his career, Li-Xing has had some notable achievements in the early stages of his career as an entrepreneur. To name a few: - started a social good movement at the age of 17 - served as CMO to a local video production firm in the United States at the age of 20 - Began consulting for local businesses at the age of 21 Currently, Li-Xing runs his own digital marketing consulting firm and has served as a public speaker in Hong Kong, China, and the United States. He has had experience mentoring entrepreneurs in the music, fashion, and technology industry and is the youngest board member of NAAAP, an international nonprofit.

Yuen Yee Kwok
former co-founder and COO - Ledo ADs

Jessie was the former co-founder and COO of Ledo ADs, a current year 3 student of HKBU, studying Financial Journalism. She has years experience in PR, Event management and marketing and advertising. As a student Entrepreneur, she has been participated in various seminars, workshops and competitions in Hong Kong, mainland and the US. She has won over 15 awards in a year by achieving her idea. She was awarded as Young Dreamer Award 2017. She is currently a freelance consultant, helping corporate and startups in brand building as well as business development. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Creating Shared Values @ Hong Kong Baptist University team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Felix
  • Vivian
  • Eric
  • Keith
  • Lawrence
  • Claudia
  • Tania
  • Presha
  • Kavya
    Venkata Subramanian


Eric Kwan
Director of Alitheia Advisors Limited

Eric is a startup experienced technologist currently working on a couple of startup projects and contributing toward Hong Kong's startup ecosystem as organizer, mentor and coach for Startup Weekend events. With a background in IT consulting, he has worked with clients in providing advice, facilitating change, and delivering technology for top-tier banks and multinationals in New York, London and Hong Kong. He has built and grown an IT consulting firm and a financial services outfit from being startups to revenue-generating organizations, and co-founded an education/learning product startup helping youngsters in Hong Kong preparing for their DSE exams. Eric graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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