Startup Weekend EDU Hong Kong
Friday, February 6 - 8, 2015
Friday, February 6 - 8, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
CoCoon Co-Working Space
3/F Citicorp Centre
18 Whitfield Road
JOIN US IN FEBRUARY AND TRANSFORM EDUCATION
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Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills & the passion to build an education product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!
- Friday night: 60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Educators validate ideas, then all attendees vote. We hope you’ll pitch, but definitely not required!
- Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education and entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!
- Sunday evening: Teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Winning teams take home a grab bag of great tools to help launch their company!
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday February 6th
Saturday February 7th
Sunday February 8th
Tytus graduated from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (Finance with Honours), is a Leslie Wong Fellow alumnus of the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation and holds the CFA designation. He is an active supporter of startup ecosystem in Hong Kong and Asia with an emphasis on mentorship and education. In his spare time, Tytus enjoys training and teaching traditional Okinawan karate as a third degree black belt.
Irene has many years of experience in serving multinational and Chinese companies in the technology sector including software, media, telecommunications, and e-Commerce on audit and advisory projects.
In her role as the lead for the High Growth Technology and Innovation Group in Hong Kong, Irene actively works with innovative startups and entrepreneurs to support various stages of their development and growth strategies. Irene and her team collaborate with Hong Kong government agencies, startups incubators and investors and corporate entities to help promote and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hong Kong.
In addition to her responsibilities in the audit and advisory practice, Irene is actively involved in KPMG’s CSR program in Hong Kong. Irene is a board member of the KPMG Foundation, a charitable entity established to manage the partnership's contributions to support well-rounded educational opportunities for the underprivileged and disadvantaged youth.
Coaches and Mentors
Techstars创业項目發展經理（大中華區）/ Regional Development (Greater China), Techstars Startup Programs
Ying Kit Yuen
SoonKehn Ow Yong
Entrepreneur, HK China based Angel Investor, CEO @ NEST Investments + Founder of creative agency Fluid
After pursuing an M. Phil in Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, Renée returned to Hong Kong and entered the education field where she has been working the past decade as a teacher of English and Humanities at the ISF Academy, as a board manager of the HKMA David Li Kwok Po College, and most recently, as the founder of Baker & Bloom, an education center that promotes innovation, service, and leadership among youth in Hong Kong. Powered by an accomplished team of educators, Baker & Bloom delivers engaging, personalized learning experiences to elementary, middle, and high school students.
Baker & Bloom has worked with partners such as Kids4Kids, Crossroads, and Changing Young Lives Foundation and Renée hopes to continue to cultivate and channel the idealism, imagination, and compassion of young people toward meaningful causes. She stays connected to St. Paul’s School as a main form agent and serves as a board director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend EDU Hong Kong 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.
Hong Kong Sponsor 香港贊助商
Techstars Startup Weekend Hong Kong is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here