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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.


 DateTitleSpeakerPresentation file
126-Sep-19Current Hong Kong’s Entrepreneurial Landscape: Opportunities, Funding and Infrastructure supports

Mr. Peter Mok

Head of Incubation & Acceleration Programmes, HKSTP

210-Oct-19Invest or Not: Dialogue between startups and investor

Dr. Samson Tam

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

324-Oct-19My entrepreneurial journey

Dr. Winnie Tang

Founder and Chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited

47-Nov-19Why Protecting Intellectual Property Rights is Important to Startups – with Real Case Studies

Dr. Albert Chan

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

523-Jan-19How to Prepare for the Investor Pitching?

Mr. Mike Lam

Senior Manager, Acceleration Programmes, HKSTP

62-Apr-20How to communicate to your co-founder, colleague, investors, customers, shareholders

Prof. Tina Choi

International Project Director of Pan-Asia Venture Development Platform

716-Apr-20Company valuation and exit strategy

Dr. Gordon Yen

Founding Managing Partner of Radiant Tech Ventures Ltd 



Why should I invest in your company 

Dr. Wai Shun Lo

Partner of DL Capitals 



The Dos and Don'ts: when you start a startup 

Mr. Adrian Lai

Founder and CEO of Liquefy




This schedule is still subject to change.