BEST Community Launching Ceremony cum HKBU Entrepreneur Day

18 May, 2018

Launching Ceremony of BEST Community (from left to right)

Mr Brian Chan

Corporate Communications and PR Manager, GoGoVan

Mr Andrew Yao

Deputy Chairman, HKBU Council & Court Member

Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu

Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, University of California, Berkeley

Dr David Chung

Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau, HKSAR Government

Prof Roland Chin

President and Vice-Chancellor, HKBU

Mr Stephen Liang

Assistant Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Ms Rosanna Choi

Treasurer, HKBU Council & Court Member

Mr Bernard Wu

Deputy Chairman, Poseidon Hill Capital Limited

In celebration of the newly established BEST Community and the kick-off of the HKBU Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Entrepreneur Day, the BEST Community Launching Ceremony cum HKBU Entrepreneur Day was successfully launched on 18 May 2018. We were honoured to have Dr. David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau, HKSAR Government, Mr. Stephen Liang, Assistant Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council together with other senior members at HKBU to grace at this ceremony.

“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 community at large. The Community will include our current global partner, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) of UC Berkeley and our long-term or 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.

It is honourable to have Mr. Steven Lam, Co-founder of GoGoVan as the Industry Chair and Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU to be the University Chair. Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist and Founding Director of SCET, is the Deputy University Chair and Mr. Bernard Wu, successful alumnus of HKBU, is the Deputy Industry Chair.

The Vice-President (Research and Development) together with representatives from local UGC-funded universities that are interested to join this Community, will serve as the Governance Committee members from the academia. They will share valuable insights and advices to the Community as well as promoting BEST Community-related activities in their respective universities.

The Committee will also invite outstanding personalities from the universities and industries to be the Community Fellows. They will be serving as mentors, project partners, donors, investors to support HKBU entrepreneurs.

Find more about the "BEST Community", please go to http://kto.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/best-community.