Startup Weekend HKU
Friday, March 13 - 15, 2015
Friday, March 13 - 15, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Room 603, K.K. Leung Building,
The Main Campus of the University of Hong Kong
Pok Fu Lam,
Startup Weekend HKU - First University Themed Startup Weekend in Hong Kong
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 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. 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.
Startup Weekend in Hong Kong nurtured many entrepreneurs who founded famous Hong Kong startups say AfterShip, GoGoVan and Shopline.
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.
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
The fee is HKD$254 (Student) and HKD$294 (Alumni). It includes 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners and a T-shirt. Also, we are supported by several global and local sponsors. e.g. Google, Amazon and Shopline.
Prizes of the competition:
The prizes of the competition included the 1-year subscription of law consultant service from Dragonlaw and 3D printer from Printact.
Friday March 13th
Saturday March 14th
Sunday March 15th
Director of Technology Transfer Office, Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Director of Grace Financial Ltd
CEO and Co-Founder of 9GAG
Director of the CityU Apps Lab
Associate at NEST.vc
Coaches and Mentors
Business and Product Director of Dragon Law
Before co-founding Dragon Law, she worked at Mayer Brown JSM as an intellectual property lawyer in Hong Kong and was also qualified to practise in England and Wales.
Co-founder of OurSky
VP of Sales and Business development of ikky
Tommaso started his career in investment banking, working for Nomura, in the equity derivatives team based in London.
After that, he spent 2 years as Marketplace Director at Rocket Internet, setting up the team and operations in Malaysia, and Hong Kong.
Tommaso is an addicted traveller. He gained international experience by working and studying in 4 continents.
Co-founder of CODE4HK
Co-Founder and CMO of AfterShip
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend HKU 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Hong Kong is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
He is the Regional Manager Greater China for Techstars Startup Programs.
He is co-founding anekdote.co and olea.store
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