E-Newsletter - Issue 3

Connecting Friends and Entrepreneurs Worldwide

BEST Networking Club – Christmas Gathering

Do you dread networking? We are here to help!

Following the online modules BEST1001 by Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu and BEST1002 by Mr. Cesar Jung-Harada, we have the honour to invite Mr. Nathan Gold, BEST Community Industry Fellow, to be the principal instructor of “BEST1003 – AHA! That’s How You Network”. Before this much anticipated online module is launched, the Knowledge Transfer Office, inspired by Nathan, has established the “BEST Networking Club” for participants to meet, greet and expand network in a safe and informal environment. The first event was held on 21 December 2018 and it successfully attracted over 100 participants, not only from HKBU, but also our dedicated donors, university partners and external supporting parties to join. Thank you everyone for your staunch support!

Design Thinking Fundamentals x BEST Networking Session

Many people have the wrong perception that “Design Thinking” is only for designers, but it is not! “Design Thinking” is a powerful tool everybody could use to brainstorm creative ideas and solutions! A seminar on “Design Thinking Fundamentals” was held on 29 January 2019 by Mr. Cesar Jung-Harada, Director of MakerBay for the BEST community to learn more about how “Design Thinking” can help with their everyday work and study. Over 130 staff and students attended the seminar! A BEST Networking Session was held after the seminar for participants to make new friends and practise networking skills.

Startup Semester Programme Reunion Dinner cum Briefing Session

Being one of 15 global partners of Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) of UC Berkeley, HKBU has successfully sent 7 HKBU students from 6 academic units to participate in the Startup Semester Programme Fall 2018. With the generous support from donors and the Faculty/School/Academy, we offer the chances again to HKBU students to study one semester of insightful classes at the world’s leading public university, UC Berkeley, in Fall 2019!

Startup Semester Programme Fall 2019

With the generous support from the donors and the Faculty/School/Academy, 7 HKBU students from 6 academic units have been successfully sent to UC Berkeley joining the Startup Semester Programme last year. You can find out more on their fruitful sharing at here: http://kto.hkbu.edu.hk/best-community/news002f.html;
Video: https://youtu.be/bEfw_9IKk7s.

Entrepreneur Highlight - Getting Ahead With HKBU Alumnus

Thomas Hung, an entrepreneur who established the Easy Group and contrived the first in the world the innovative moving billboard advertising, moving showroom as well as Hong Kong’s First Bus Restaurant - Crystal Bus. In this interview Thomas takes us through his entrepreneurial journey. He also shares his views on success and his tips to the HKBU students who are looking to start their own business endeavour.

Reward and Recognition Scheme for Non-teaching Staff

In order to recognise non-teaching staff who have made significant contributions and/or provided exceptional service beyond their scope of normal duties, in support of achieving the University’s strategic goals, Hong Kong Baptist University implements a university-wide award scheme for non-teaching staff from 2014/15 – Reward and Recognition Scheme for Non-teaching Staff.