Establishment of “BEST Community”

“BEST Community” in which BEST stands for “Business Entrepreneurship Support and Training”, was successfully established on 18 May 2018. This is a community for gathering entrepreneurship stakeholders, alumni and industry partners to support and advance the creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation education at HKBU, and with the community at large. The Community includes our current global partner, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) of UC Berkeley and our long-term or potential working partners from both academia and industries in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

Main objectives of BEST Community:

  1. To nurture university students by engaging them in creative, entrepreneurship and innovation activities;
  2. To engage entrepreneurship pioneers from academia and industries to be part of the Community;
  3. To solicit resources for supporting the Community activities and programmes;
  4. To foster collaboration with various partners and stakeholders between Silicon Valley, the Greater Bay Area and Hong Kong in order to support budding entrepreneurs at the Community.

Structure of BEST Community

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee of the Community is responsible to provide advice on the direction of the Community and review the effectiveness of the Community operation.

University Chair

Deputy University Chair

Industry Chair

Deputy Industry Chair

Academic Representative

Executive Unit

Fellows Support

The University Fellows and Industry Fellows will serve as mentors, project partners, donors, investors to support HKBU entrepreneurs.

University Fellows

Industry Fellows

Governance Committee

University Chair

Prof Roland CHIN

President and Vice-Chancellor, HKBU

Deputy University Chair

Prof Ikhlaq SIDHU

Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley; Visiting Chair Professor at Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, HKBU

Industry Chair

Mr Steven LAM

Co-founder & CEO, GOGOX (UC Berkeley Alumnus)

Deputy Industry Chair

Mr Bernard WU

Deputy Chairman, Poseidon Hill Capital Limited (HKBU Alumnus)

Academic Representative

Prof GUO Yike

Vice-President (Research and Development), HKBU

Academic Representative

Prof Erwin HUANG

Associate Professor and Senior Advisor (Entrepreneurship), HKUST

University Fellows

Mr Lemon KWAN

Manager, Knowledge Transfer Office, The Education University of Hong Kong

Prof LAM Kwok Yan

Director, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technological University

Prof Ed SNAPE

Dean, School of Business, HKBU

Prof ZHANG Jianhua

Associate Vice-President (Global Research Collaboration), HKBU

Industry Fellows

Mr Kelvin CHAN

Director, Programme Management Office, GoGoVan (UC Berkeley Alumnus)

Ms Rosanna CHOI

Treasurer, Council and Court, HKBU

Mr Michael CHOW

Managing Partner, Radiant Tech Ventures Limited

Mr Sam CHUNG

Game Producer, Sammel Studio (HKBU Alumnus)

Mr Nathan GOLD

Chief Coach, The Demo Coach

Mr Cesar Jung-HARADA

Director, MakerBay Limited

Mr Samuel HUI

Head of Digital, Hong Kong Broadband Network

Mr Thomas HUNG

Chairman & COO, Easy Group (Hong Kong) Ltd. (HKBU Alumnus)

Mr Harrison HO

Managing Director, Nomura International (HK) Ltd. (HKBU Alumnus)

Miss Ada LAM

Division Head, Innovative Business & Ecosystem Partnership, HSBC Commercial Banking

Mr Alvin LAM

Managing Partner, T12M Ventures Ltd. &
Founder, 18hall.com

Mr Samuel LAM

Founder & Managing Director, X Social Group (HKBU Alumnus)

Ms Viola LAM

Founder and CEO, Find Solution Artificial Intelligence Limited (FSAI) (HKBU Alumnus)

Mr Sam LEE

Senior Manager – Strategic Planning, New World Development Company Limited

Mr Alan LEUNG

Scientist, Compass Therapeutics

Dr Cathy LUI

CEO, OPER Technology Limited

Dr Anne MILLER

Enterprise Programme Manager, Division of Maths, Physical and Life Sciences, University of Oxford

Mr Eric NG

Founder and CEO of Boutir

Mr Alexander Fred OJALA

Research Director, Data Lab, SCET, UC Berkeley & Lecturer, IEOR, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

Dr Khalil RAMADI

Regional Director, MIT Hacking Medicine

Mr Sam SIO

Founder & Chairman, Come Know (Asia) Limited & SME Lab

Mr Mark SIU

CEO, ETG Holding Limited (HKBU Alumnus)

Mr Dickson T Y SHANG

Adjunct Professor, School of Business, HKBU (HKBU Alumnus)

Mr Jimmy TAO

Managing Director & CEO, Vitargent International Holdings Limited

Mr Calvin TSE

Founder & CEO, Kam Kee Holdings Limited

Ms Gigi WANG

Industry Fellow & BMoE Bootcamp Chair, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley

Mr Sunny WONG

Executive Director of Tibet Water Resources Ltd. (HKBU Alumnus)

Mr Sam YIP

U.S. Patent Attorney, IDEA Intellectual Limited

Upcoming Events

CARE24.Global

Date: 12-13 September 2020

Registration:

HKBU Students / HKBU Staff & Externals

HK Startup VC Trainee Program at Rookie Fund

Info Session: 15 September 2020 8pm

Deadline: 15 September 2020

MIT Node Blue Innovation Challenge 2020

Deadline: 18 September 2020

[Webinar] Innovation in Times of Change

Date: 25 September 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:45am

Registration:

HKBU Students / HKBU Staff & Externals

Launch of BEST Whatsapp Stickers

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