Inspired by the successes of your fellow HKUST alumni entrepreneurs? Thinking of being your own boss and launching a new business, or buying an ongoing one?
Take a step closer to achieving your dream by checking out the links below.
HKUST Entrepreneurship Centre
The HKUST Entrepreneurship Centre provides a wealth of resources to nurture and support alumni, student, faculty and staff entrepreneurs in building up their own business. It runs the Dream Builder Program, which equips the community to make big dreams and build them by supporting them with knowledge acquisition, ideation, prototyping and commercialization; as well as the HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition, which provides a platform for HKUST and surrounding community members with an integrative learning experience to create and evaluate new business and to prepare students to start their future career in entrepreneurship.
It also operates the BASE, an entrepreurship space on campus with meeting rooms available for booking (free of charge).
HKUST Entrepreneurship Fund (E-Fund)
Aligning with HKUST's Knowledge Transfer Mission and with a view to strengthening the promotion of entrepreneurship spirit among HKUST stakeholders leading to social and economic impact, the HKUST Entrepreneurship Fund ("E-Fund"), with an initial fund size of HK$50M committed by HKUST, is established for the benefit of promising HKUST technology start-up companies. Find out more here.
HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund (AEF)
HKUST R and D Corporation Limited (RDC)
The HKUST R and D Corporation offers the HKUST Entrepreneurship Program which was introduced in 1999 to assist faculty, staff, students and alumni in their entrepreneurial endeavors to start up companies. The program offers an incubation period with a package of services to the startup companies accepted into the program. Applications to the program are invited on an on-going basis. Application details are available here.
Communities and Co-working Spaces
Upcoming Events / Programs
Hong Kong Techathon 2021 on 2-9 January 2021 - A joint university Techathon organized by HKSTP and seven HK universities, this is the first ever Virtual Techathon where you can meet new friends and work together over a 7-day challenge to bring in a new and possible business solution. This will be a great opportunity to validate your business ideas and acquire pitching experiences. Winning teams also have a chance to get up to HK$1.9M seed funding. Register here.
Disruptive Innovation by Alumni Entrepreneurs: "Capturing the Virus, the Technologies, or the Opportunity"?
On Wednesday, 21 October 2020, our alum entrepreneur and moderator Professor Sai-Kit Yeung had a fascinating dialogue with fellow alumni entrepreneurs Mark Mak and Hans Paul on the ups and downs of their startup journeys.
On Wednesday, 2 March 2016, our Moderator Professor Po Chi Wu led an engaging conversation with experienced crowdfunders Jeremy Chau of Jide Technology; Jeff Chen of Lumen Labs; and Dr. Derrick Pang and Rochelle Leung of Lifewire. The speakers shared their experience and advice with students and alumni interested in embarking on their own crowdfunding journey.
Professor Po Chi Wu - Adjunct Professor, HKUST
Jeremy Chau, BEng(ELEC) – Co-Founder, Jide Technology
Jeff Chen, BEng&BBA(MEGBM) – Co-Founder, Lumen Labs
Dr. Derrick Pang, PhD(CIVL) – Founder, Lifewire
Rochelle Leung – Communication and Business Manager, Lifewire
Photos available here: http://alum.ust.hk/happenings#gallery-792