Startup Semester Programme

22 August - 14 December, 2018

HKBU students arrived at UC Berkeley. They were ready for participating in Startup Semester Programme on 22 August to 14 December 2018.

Since HKBU is currently one of 15 global partners of Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) of University of California, Berkeley (Cal), HKBU students have wonderful opportunities to join the Startup Semester Programme on Cal campus now. In collaboration with the HKBU schools and faculties, Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) launched a campaign to recruit HKBU students to join the Startup Semester Programme held by SCET at Cal in the first semester of 2018/19 academic year. After several rounds of selection process, the first team of seven HKBU students from six academic units were awarded the offers and received the financial support from donors and their respective academic units to subsidise their tuition fees and airfares so that they can join the Programme.

Through an extensive and leading entrepreneurship programme, students can study one semester at UC Berkeley from August to December 2018. The programme not only creates ample opportunity for students to study a wide range of subjects, but also can allow them to learn from serial entrepreneurs, who had found startups in Silicon Valley, and expand their global network. Furthermore, HKBU students can apply for unit transfer at HKBU after their courses are recognised by HKBU’s programme directors and successfully completed at Cal.

List of shortlisted students

No Academic Unit Programme Study Year Student Name
1 Faculty of Arts Ph.D. in Music Composition 2 Mr. Giovanni SANTINI
(1st From Front Left)
2 Faculty of Social Sciences BSocSc (Hons) in China Studies – Economic Concentration 2 Miss Jenny, LI Jieni
(2nd From Front Left)
3 Academy of Visual Arts Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts 2 Miss Sharon, HU Xinlin
(3rd From Front Left)
4 School of Communication Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Public Relations and Advertising 2 Miss Joyce, TSANG Hoi Ting
(4th From Front Left)
5 Faculty of Science BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology (Environmental Science Concentration) 2 Miss Jane, TING Jiat Yin
(1st From Back Left)
6 Faculty of Social Sciences BSocSc (Hons) in Geography 2 Mr. Steve, YIP Kin Hei
(2nd From Back Left)
7 School of Business Bachelor of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship Concentration) 2 Miss Eve, LIU Yi-Hsuan
(3rd From Back Left)

For details of the Startup Semester programme, please kindly visit to the SCET website at

Six Startup Semester students attended a meeting with Mr. David Law, the SCET Programme Manager of Startup Semester Programme on 16 August, 2018.

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