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Minor in Science Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

One of the key reasons leading to the failure of most of the startups from universities in Hong Kong is the lack of entrepreneurial skillset and mindset. Graduates, especially those from MSc and PhD, form startups with their technologies but without much knowledge of market situation, customers’ needs/preferences, and most importantly, a well-structured founding team. This minor programme in Science Entrepreneurship is to fill this gap for students.

It is believed that students will learn in the classroom mainly the foundation of what they need to know for their future venture. Students actually also need to learn the current industrial practice and updated situation in the real world and build a useful business network before they found their own startups. Therefore, it is necessary to build an entrepreneurship ecosystem with other units/faculties/departments in HKU and industrial practitioners to help our students.

One of the major initiatives for building the HKU entrepreneurship ecosystem is the “Entrepreneurship Seminar Series” that is designed for equipping our students, entrepreneurs-to-be and entrepreneurs in HKU community for their business venture by some heavyweight experts and founders in startup industry to share their expertise knowledge and invaluable experiences in the areas from idea formation to exit strategy.




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113-Sep-225:30 - 6:50pmCurrent Funding Sources and Supporting Programs for Startups in Hong Kong 

Mr. Raymond Chu
Associate Director, Institute for Translational Research, HKSTP

227-Sep-225:30 - 6:50pm

How to attract investors for your startup ventures?

Dr. Wai Shun Lo

Partner of DL Capitals

318-Oct-225:30 - 6:50pm

How to Prepare for Investor Pitching

Mr. Mike Lam

Assistant Director for the Incubation and Acceleration Programmes, HKSTP

401-Nov-225:30 - 6:50pm

Why Protecting Intellectual Property Rights is Important to Startups - with Real Case Studies

Dr. Albert Wai Kit Chan

Founder of Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan, PLLC

515-Nov-225:30 - 6:50pm

Understanding Angel Investment Operation, Investment Criteria and Career Development

Mr. Mingles Tsoi

Chief eXploration Officer, ParticleX

629-Nov-225:30 - 6:50pmInvest or Not: Dialogue between startups and investors

Dr. Samson Tam

Chairman of Group Sense Limited and Partner of HK INNO Angel Fund

714-Feb-235:30 - 6:50pm

How to setup your first startup while studying in university and gradually become a serial entrepreneur

Mr. Johnathan Chong

Founding Chairman of S.T.A.R.S Foundation
828-Feb-235:30 - 6:50pmHow to create higher valuation for your startup company before meeting your investors

Mr. Johnathan Chong

Founding Chairman of S.T.A.R.S Foundation
914-Mar-235:30 - 6:50pmHow to protect your business by having a ''good'' patent

Ms Jennifer Che

Vice President and Principal of EAGLE IP Limited

1028-Mar-235:30 - 6:50pmHow to conduct Market Identification to Test/Validate your Value Proposition using the 6Ws Approach + a success case analysis

Mr. Fred Yung

Former Head of Incubation at HK Science & Technology Parks Corp and Founder of Smart Start

1111-Apr-235:30 - 6:50pmFailure cases (International pharmaceutical, HK tech unicorn, HK tech startup on int'l hot topic and HKSARG initiative) analysis using the 6Ws Approach of Market Identification

Mr. Fred Yung

Former Head of Incubation at HK Science & Technology Parks Corp and Founder of Smart Start