Startup Weekend Hong Kong +ve Ageing @ Lingnan University

    Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018

  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 Hong Kong +ve Ageing @ Lingnan University

Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018

Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018
Event starts at 7:00 pm

Sin Cho Ming Function Hall,
LG, New Academic Block (NAB)
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Tuen Mun

Buy Tickets

Startup Weekend Hong Kong +ve Ageing @ Lingnan University

Positive ageing is about exploring the potential to enhance the experience of our later lives. This topic aims to take a fresh view of growing older through:
  • 1. Supporting people of all ages to achieve their full potential
  • 2. Encourage older adults to engage in economic, social, cultural, and family life
  • 3. Fostering better solidarity between generations
  • 4. Creating a society where equality, independence, participation, care, self-actualization, and dignity of all people are the prime objectives
Startup Weekend Hong Kong +ve Ageing is an opportunity for you to design and build innovative products and services that can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can we meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society in a positive way? We'll equip the participants with tools through our workshops to rethink how empathy, design, and technology together can impact positive ageing, and help them build to their startup with valuable feedbacks by experienced mentors and judges.

All participants will automatically enroll in Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge after the competition. The 3 winning teams will even have a SHORTCUT to Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge Semi-Final and other prizes!
Eligibility to enter HKSEC from Startup Weekend Hong Kong @ Lingnan University:
  • Hong Kong residents with a bachelor degree or above; and
  • aged between 18 to 35 (inclusive); or
  • aged above 35 with at least 2 teammates who are currently university students.
If you are full-time students with valid local university student ID, you are free to enter the Startup Weekend Hong Kong @ Lingnan University. For student please register here

Related Events

Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend

See what it's all about

Learn More


Friday October 12th

7:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

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

7:50 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

8:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:30 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 October 13th

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 October 14th

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

Prof. Ada Wong
Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and International Business

Prof. Ada Hiu Kan WONG, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Marketing and International Business, Lingnan University. Prof. Wong teaches Marketing and International Business subjects in both undergraduate and Master programs. She is one of the teachers who applies Service-learning in her teaching successfully, which also brought her the “Teaching Excellence Award” of the University in 2015-16. Prof. Wong’s major research interests include: Marketing capabilities; Supply chain management; Distance effects on marketing strategies; Market orientation; Social marketing; Social enterprise; Practical significance in academic research. She has papers published in various journals such as the Journal of World Business, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Global Marketing, etc.

Coaches and Mentors

Anthony So
Co-Founder of OnGrad

Jeff So
Ambassador, Aging 2.0 Hong Kong Chapter

Kieran Fung
Community Officer, Eureka Nova / Project Consultant, The Yeh Family Philanthropy

Kieran’s passion is to help entrepreneurs to validate their ideas, build their products, and scale their businesses to create positive impact. Currently, Kieran is the community officer of Eureka Nova and the project consultant of The Yeh Family Philanthropy. Kieran has advised 20+ start-ups to date.
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.

Sabrina Yang
Chief Operating Officer, NOSH

Hailing from the historical city of Xi’an, Sabrina Yang moved to Hong Kong over a decade ago and began her career as a Management Trainee at The Bank of East Asia. Her drive for continual self-improvement led to her involvement with Launchpilots, a millennial marketing startup, where she headed business development and operations. In 2017 Robin8 acquired Launchpilots. Currently, Sabrina is the COO of NOSH, an Alibaba-funded health and wellness food brand that encourages people to eat smarter through its O2O food concept and nutrition tracking technology. In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys cooking, weightlifting and coaching people based on their MBTI personalities.

Keith NG
Investor, Launch Campus - incubating student startup heroes to change the world

After winning Startup Weekend in 10 countries, Keith came back from Silicon Valley and served as the lead of Startup Grind – connecting entrepreneurs; AngelHack – supporting developers and designers; founded Launch Campus – investing in early-stage student startups in Hong Kong. He has been an innovation consultant at United Nations Development Programme and several multinational corporations, worked for tech startups such as WeWork, W Hub and Brinc. This lean startup master is specializing in human-centered design, rapid prototyping, go-to-market strategy, and anything to make your pitch standout at Startup Weekend. Grab Keith’s attention before his coffee cools down

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Hong Kong +ve Ageing @ Lingnan University 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.

Signature Sponsors

Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge (HKSEC) is the foremost inter-collegiate business plan competition to help turning creative business ideas into meaningful and sustainable ventures that promote social good.

Visit Website


Bronze Sponsor


Organizing Team

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

  • Felix
  • Nicholas
  • Jessica
  • Ann
  • Peggy


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!