Startup Weekend Hong Kong Energy
Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018
Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
1/F Knowles Building
The University of Hong Kong
ABOUT THE EVENT
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!
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.
Note: According to Hult Prize requirements, the winner seat has to be offered to a team of 3-4 current students from the same university. However, participants can freely decide their team composition.
Friday March 2nd
Saturday March 3rd
Sunday March 4th
Coaches and Mentors
He read Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong and graduated with a BSocSc in 2014. As President of the HKU Students' Union, he sat on the University Council, the governing body of the University.
Laurence participates in public service actively through serving different advisory bodies of the Hong Kong government. He is currently the Member of the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee and the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
Passionate in youth development, Chris led the Harvard HPAIR 2016 Asia Conference as Executive Director. He obtained a Master of International Business from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (IBCE Program) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Techstars Startup Weekend Hong Kong is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Previously, He was the Growth Manager at The Wave, a vibrant community for startups and was a Co-founder and Analytics Director of Cloudbreakr, an Ad-tech startup, focused on social media analytics and influencer marketing. He 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 thrive. 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.
Community Officer, Eureka Nova / Project Consultant, The Yeh Family Philanthropy
Before joining Eureka Nova and The Yeh Family Philanthropy, Kieran oversaw the operation of a manufacturing and merchandise business for 4 years and learnt the ropes of supply chain management.
Prior to that, Kieran founded an online job-searching platform in California, USA that matches fresh graduates with enjoyable jobs and companies. After running the start-up for one and a half year, Kieran successfully exited his start-up with an acquisition from a competitor.
Kieran received his MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of California in San Diego. His expertise includes artificial intelligence, cryptography, design thinking, and business modelling.
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