COME FULL CIRCLE AT HKUST: TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!
The Full Circle @ HKUST program was launched in support of the University’s goal of fostering an entrepreneurial community, with the aim of engaging alumni businesses in showcasing new ideas and approaches on campus that will add value to the HKUST community.
How it Works
Alumni businesses will be invited on a case-by-case basis to showcase their technology / service / product on campus for a trial period. The duration of the trial period will be determined on an individual basis (maximum 3 months).
The company's founder must be an HKUST alumnus. Where there are multiple co-founders, at least one current co-founder must be an HKUST alumnus;
The technology / product / service delivered must add value to members of the HKUST community (faculty, staff, students, and alumni), including offering discounts for HKUST users where applicable;
The technology / product / service should contribute towards making HKUST a sustainable smart campus;
The technology / product / service must be ready-made or in testing stage (development stage not accepted);
The technology / product / service should be unique (ie. there should be a marked difference from existing products and services on campus)
By invitation only. The Development and Alumni Office will invite alumni businesses on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with the Vice-President for Institutional Advancement and relevant stakeholders in the University community
The Development and Alumni Office reserves the right of final decision and the right to refuse, modify or terminate trial runs when it is deemed necessary
The trial period (maximum 3 months), move-in date and other logistics required will be determined on a case-by-case basis
The Development and Alumni Office and related departments will assist with any promotions required for implementing the technology / product / service
After the showcase period, participants will be asked to complete an evaluation report which will be shared with the University community
The Development and Alumni Office may arrange the following non-monetary resources for participating alumni companies, to be determined on a case-by-case basis:
Space allocation on campus (classroom, Atrium, etc)
Wireless / LAN internet connection
Furniture (tables, chairs, etc.)
Participants must comply with the University’s data privacy regulations and sign a non-disclosure form where needed
Intellectual property rights will be agreed upon by all parties involved prior to the implementation of the trial run
Please contact the Development and Alumni Office at email@example.com or 3469-2470 with any inquiries.
Join us at the inaugural Alumni Market for some amazing products and services by our alumni entrepreneurs! Featuring alumni companies offering a wide range of products and services ranging from personal chefs for hire and specialty coffee products to soups and personal care products!
Dates: 23 to 25 September 2019 (Monday - Wednesday)
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Academic Concourse outside LTA-LTD
Participating Alumni Companies:
* Please note that Void and Aqumon will only be present on Sep 23 and on Sep 23-24 respectively *
For inquiries or comments about this program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3469-2470.
AQUMON is a robo-advisor that provides customized, automated, and algorithm-based portfolio management services directly through a cloud-based platform to Hong Kong investors. It is developed by Magnum Research and incubated at HKUST. Later selected into Cyberport’s incubation programme.
AQUMON aims at providing a holistic solution that tackles challenges of costly global asset allocation and obsolete IT infrastructure faced by every asset manager. AQUMON's mission is to digitalize wealth management through advanced algorithms and machine learning. With AQUMON, we provide every individual access to their own diversified global investment portfolio to suit their needs.
The Belun Ring helps you discover the quality of your sleep—at home, comfortably, by simply putting on your ring before sleep. You will uncover the mysteries of sleep: risk of having sleep apnea, stress level and sleep quality. Combining ICT technologies, bio-sensing, signal processing technologies and artificial intelligence, the ring pre-screens potential sufferers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common (and potentially dangerous) sleep disorder where an individual will stop breathing repeatedly during a night of sleep. Sleep apnea is caused by complete or partial blockage of the upper airway. People with this disorder involuntary pause in breathing during sleep for at least 10 seconds and are shown to undergo a significant drop in blood oxygen saturation (SpO2).
Instead of checking for OSA during a stressful overnight stay in a hospital, users can put on the Belun Ring before going to bed at home for OSA pre-screening. The ring will collect data including user's pulse rate, blood oxygen saturation levels and body movements during sleep.
Founded in Hong Kong, ChargeSPOT is the World's 1st International Power Bank Sharing Service, aiming to provide a solution to charging mobile phones on the go, for locals and travelers alike. ChargeSPOT features a "Charge as You Go, Charge Anywhere" approach, with power bank rental stations across Hong Kong, Japan, and other South East Asia countries.
ChargeSPOT users can also benefit from its innovative "Return to Any Station" service: for an affordable fee, power banks can be rented up to 48 hours and returned to any power bank rental stations anywhere in the world indicated in ChargeSPOT's App, allowing users to stay in touch and charge as they go at all times.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR HKUST COMMUNITY: $15 RENTAL COUPON FOR NEW USERS
Promotion Period: 13 to 31 May 2019
Promotion code: hkust19
Coupon code amount: $15
Terms & Conditions
How to redeem: Click ChargeSpot logo on top left corner in App> Coupons > Click “Redeem” on top right corner
This promotion code is only applicable for users registered with Hong Kong phone number.
This promotion code is only applicable for new users to redeem a $15 rental coupon.
Each new user can only redeem one $15 rental coupon.
A rental coupon can only be used once.
Upon completion of rental order, the system will use the coupon automatically to settle the rental amount.
If the rental amount is greater than the coupon amount, the user has to settle the remaining fee; if the rental amount is less than the coupon amount, no new coupon will be issued for the excessive amount.
In case of dispute, ChargeSpot HK's decision shall be final and conclusive.
The promotion is subject to changes without prior notice.
CoDeco has been matching households with quality contractors and designers since 2013. With technology and a professional team, we turn the lengthy and tedious tasks of renovation into a manageable process.
Renovation is a long and tedious process. To ensure renovations are delivered smoothly and on schedule, we assist you in managing the project and facilitate better communications with your contractor.
With CoDeco, renovations are no longer struggles between clients and contractors , but a co-production process with our team.
A cup of fragrant coffee is hard to come by – from planting, harvesting, baking to brewing, it takes numerous complex production processes, each of which can change the coffee's flavor. For this reason, just like each brewer is one-of-a-kind, so too is every cup of coffee unique. To brew a cup of your very own coffee, you need to be fully committed, focused on the details and immersed into your creativity. Hands-on Coffee's core vision is to enable people to slow down and enjoy a moment of peace in this fast-paced urban life by sharing knowledge of coffee, promoting specialty coffee culture, and bringing the spirit of coffee to the way we live our lives.
We hope that every guest that visits Hands-on Coffee will be able to find a coffee flavor that truly belongs to them.
To do this, we:
Carefully select specialty coffee beans with more than 80 points from around the world;
Offer high quality equipment to freshly roast coffee beans locally;
Maintain a high level of professionalism and dedication to each of our products;
Hanjuku Kobo was officially founded in 2015 and soon became a top-notch cheesecake and pastry brand in town. By unveiling the signature cheesecakes in Hong Kong, the brand successfully and profoundly captivates the palates of the public and celebrities.
The founder has visited Japan for many times to learn new baking methods. After years of further research and development, Hanjuku Kobo came up with brand new recipe and insists on using high-quality Hokkaido cream cheese, fine Japanese flour and fresh French butter to produce the delicious and delectable cheesecakes and other pastries to meet customers' demand on high-quality bakery and pastry products.
Hanjuku Kobo is currently expanding its business in mainland China and various overseas countries.
Happy-Retired is a dedicated online digital platform and an offline user community for the aged 50+ population segment. It has over 50,000 users. Through our proactive interaction with our users via different platforms, they can meet new friends and acquire assorted life information useful for well-preparing their retirement lives with fun, good health and meaning.
The MobiChef experience is an alternative to dining out. We connect personal chefs to diners (Gourmets) looking for an exceptional, quality dining experience at home. You can now host a private occasion at home without going back and forth between the kitchen and living room. As a MobiChef Gourmet you can meet the chefs and better appreciate their talent. And MobiChef service is easy and affordable too – you will pay about the same as a typical restaurant bill. The MobiChef community also enables a personal chef to develop their own catering business without a big outlay, and get closer to the people who love their cooking.
Ultimately MobiChef is all about sharing. With MobiChef we can join together and experience a world of fine cuisine in the most comfortable place of all – at home.
Other than selling local and traditional treats, Lingsik King offers Korean and Japanese sweets that are not available locally. It is developing its own brand of traditional dried fruit and nuts as well. Aside from online channels, distributors and retailers are eager to resell the passionate Lingsik King branded snacks at their retail shops as well. Another attractive option is a delivery service to business addresses for purchases of HKD 300 or more, which is very popular with office ladies. Lingsik King also caters to corporate clients by preparing gift boxes for use at office parties.
Oceanalpha is a professional company focusing on USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) development and offering world-leading USV solutions for environmental monitoring, marine survey, security & rescue, and cargo shipping, etc.
Founded by our alumni Zhang Yunfei, the company has donated two Dolphin 1 Smart Lifebuoy to the University for long-term use in the Water sports Center. We are grateful for their generous support in the outdoor learning and sports activities of our students.
The Dolphin 1 Smart Lifebuoyis a life-saving device with propellers and a smart remote-control system.
The Dolphin 1 is controlled by a simplified remote controller. Users have reported no difficulty when using it for the first time.
Powerful propeller & strong buoyancy
The two propellers can drive the lifebuoy to maximum speed of 15km/h;
The Dolphin 1 provides a buoyancy that is equivalent to 2 regular buoys, allowing it to carry two people at a time.
The Dolphin 1 is bright orange and mounted with two high penetration flashing fog lights, making the buoy highly visible in over long distances and in bad weather.
Injury & tangle free
The propeller is wrapped by a dedicated shell to protect the user from injury and keep the propellers from entangling with water plants.
Reliable and safe
The battery is stored in an independent cabin so that the Dolphin 1 can keep functioning, even if the hull is damaged.
Origami Labs makes voice communications solutions based on the belief that all businesses can enjoy simple and efficient team collaboration. We’re redefining how teams of all sizes communicate, beyond digital screens. Our communication solution is configurable and highly scalable.
Alumni Co-Founders: Kevin Wong, MBA; Emile Chan, MBA; Marcus Leung-Shea, MBA
Trial with HKUST Facilities Maintenance Team: December 2020
Pharmabelle is created by a passionate pharmacist with decades of management experience in globally renowned skincare houses. Pharmabelle brings you bouquets of natural plant extracts from Australia & around the world. Free from paraben, sulphates & unwanted chemicals; against animal tests.
Harvey Nichols | Wing On | K11 Beauty | Nail Bar | Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Plant Right Now truly believe the value of organic produce is vital for a joyful, health and eco- friendly lifestyle. We are running the first Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) in Hong Kong, which lines up local organic farms and local communities. Being transparent and trust-worthy, we proudly offer a wide variety of local organic veggies and fruits, all in season and carefully selected.
An innovative pop-up store concept combining big data, video analytics and Internet of Things developed by alumnus Francis Kwok, PopSquare features products made by alumni and other local and international designers.
Pecutusis led by a team of data scientist, neuropsychologist and branding specialist with the aim of transforming travel money management through technology innovations. ReadyTravel by Pecutus is a peer to peer Fx swapping platform. Deposit any leftover currency bank notes and swap them for a currency of your choice!
Duration on Campus: 10 October 2019 - 18 December 2019
Location on Campus: UG Floor, Cheng Yu Tung Building
About the team:
Victor Yip is in charge of the strategy development and product management of the Company. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and previously worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Assistant Vice President. Victor graduated with first class honors from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Global Business and Economics. In 2015, he received the Chevening Scholarship to study at University College London where he obtained a Master of Science degree with Distinction in Business Analytics with specialization in Computer Science. He has worked as a data scientist for multiple London-based technology start-ups engaging into the development of machine learning and AI algorithms.
Edward Leung manages the business development and partner relations of the Company. He previously worked in a consumer product manufacturing company in China engaging in business development and new project development. Edward graduated from the Oxford University in Physiological Sciences and also holds a Master of Science degree with Distinction from the University College London with a major in Organizational Analysis and Business Psychology. He is the co-founder of Hong Kong Little Dream Lighters - a community service initiative launched by a group of Oxford University students. Edward is a winner of the Google Empowering Young Entrepreneurs Program in 2014.
Cynthia Cheung oversees the branding and steers the sustainability development of the Company. Not only did she excelled in her corporate roles in PwC (HK) and Vodafone Global Enterprise (UK), she also founded several social initiatives in the UK and Myanmar. Cynthia is a winner of the Google Empowering Young Entrepreneurs Program in 2014. She graduated from the University of Bath (UK) in Business Administration, and self-taught front-end development to craft stunning websites for international clients while working for a web-development agency. Cynthia is now at the United Nations, consulting APAC governments on youth social innovation.
Established in 2017, SoupBB (正湯寶寶) focuses on additive-free healthy herbal soups as well as Chinese-style warm light meals. Our goal is to provide customers with a variety of nutritional, delicious soup to help busy Hong Kong'ers maintain a healthy life. The word "正" in SoupBB's Chinese name (which means "positive" in Chinese) has only five strokes but already encompasses the company's five major principles: no MSG, full of natural flavors, fresh soup cooked daily on the spot, professionally-recognized, and social responsible.
We insist on no additives, selecting only natural ingredients, and stewing the soup slowly over low heat in order to bring out the umami in the soup. We hope that our no additives, nutritious soup will awaken Hong Kong'ers perception of original flavors.
Since the establishment of the brand, SoupBB has partnered with a Chinese medicine practitioner to develop seasonal herbal soups, which are very popular among neighboring businesses. In addition, our entrepreneurship story has also been reported on by many media. We are a group of young people who not only strive to perfect each bowl of soup, but also hope to promote healthy eating and let "drinking soup" become a habit of Hong Kong people.
The Void app conveys the benefits of hypnosis, mindfulness, and meditation to people in a simple and effective way, allowing “Voidsters” to manage stress through specially designed mini games and meditation recordings.