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.
|1||30-Oct-20||Why should I invest in your company|
Dr. Wai Shun Lo
Partner of DL Capitals
|2||27-Nov-20||The Dos and Don'ts: when you start a startup|
Mr. Adrian Lai
Founder and CEO of Liquefy
|3||5-Feb-21||How to communicate to your investors under the new normal|
Prof. Tina Choi
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
|4||19-Mar-21||How 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, HK Science & Technology Parks Corp and Founder of Smart Start
|5||26-Mar-21||Failure 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,HK Science & Technology Parks Corp and Founder of Smart Start
|6||16-Apr-21||How to Prepare for Investor Pitching|
Mr. Mike LamAssistant Director for the Incubation and Acceleration Programmes, HKSTP