Staying Home? Free Resources for You to Kill Time!

 

How can we make the best use of our time when we are all practicing social distancing?

Here are some good resources where you can find more insights and learn something new at your own pace and time!

*The list below will be updated regularly. Do come back to check out the latest resources available for you!

Online Training modules from Business Entrepreneurship Support & Training (BEST), Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO)

Four online training modules on innovation and entrepreneurship are available on both HKBU and SCE Moodle. These modules cover different topics, we encourage you to check them all out to see which one interests you the most!

BEST1001 Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong

Good behaviours lead opportunities. Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu from the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley will share with you the entrepreneurial mindset and behaviours successful entrepreneurs possess in this module.

BEST1002 Design Thinking Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

Design thinking is an iterative process wherein individual/ business generates creative solutions by understanding users’ needs holistically. Mr Cesar Jung-Harada, Director of MakerBay Limited will guide you step by step to understand the fundamental concepts of “Design Thinking”.

BEST1003 Aha! That’s How You Network

Networking is a bit of both art and science. Mr Nathan Gold will share with you the tips, tricks and very important techniques to build foundation of networking, make connections; and develop rapport with all kinds of people.

BEST1005 How to Captivate Any Audience and Connect Emotionally with Your Audience

This online module will help anyone to be more effective whenever they need to communicate, present, or speak. The reason is simple: there are times that you need to pitch for resources, build your start-up, sell your product or service, lecture a class, or perhaps you are going to face an important interview for a promotion opportunity. Mr Nathan Gold will share with you the proven techniques that level up your presentation and speaking effectiveness.

For more details and self-enrolment, please visit kto.hkbu.edu.hk/o2o/

Come Know & SME Lab

Come Know & SME Lab is an O2O interactive platform which shares the most up-to-date entrepreneurial knowledge and resources available for the start-up community. If you are interested to learn about the various funding opportunities and equip yourself with knowledge in law, sales, marketing and more, you may check out the followings for more insights –

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Happyer

Happyer is a career platform that helps people get a real view into jobs and companies; find career advice and content to help you navigate your career. It is now offering HKBU start-ups to showcase their companies and post unlimited jobs for FREE for 4 months. Even if you are not hiring, this platform is great for employer branding and marketing exposure!

Interested HKBU start-ups, simply send us an email (best-hkbu@hkbu.edu.hk) and we will connect you with Happyer!

Website: www.happyer.io/

Boutir

Boutir is a mobile application that allows you to build your own online store, manage mobile order, secure payments and get analytic report and customers’ profile.

Boutir is offering HKBU community who are new to Boutir and hasn’t subscribed before:

  • One-month FREE trial of Starter plan
  • 30% off for one-year Starter / Business / Business PLUS plan

Email us at best-hkbu@hkbu.edu.hk if you are interested!

Learn more about Boutir’s features at www.boutir.com/

Cyberport Academy and AWS Educate

Cyberport Academy and AWS Educate formed a joint collaboration to offer a complimentary learning opportunity to secondary students and university students in Hong Kong. You could kick start your Cloud Career Pathways that align curriculum directly to specific careers related to IoT, AI, Big Data, start-up, and gaming.

It is absolutely FREE to participate in the programme and competition. You will receive hands-on access to AWS technology, training resources, course content and collaboration forums. This is your starting point to kick start your journey of transformation into software developer, data scientist, machine learning and cloud architect.

You can enroll in Cloud Career Pathways to learn essential skills in cloud computing from now on to September 2020. Various AWS Educate badges are waiting for you students to unlock and win in this competition!

Read more details HERE