E-Newsletter - Issue 12

Connecting Friends and Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Entrepreneurship for Positive Changes — A Gift from Angel Investor Alvin Lam

If you had developed a mature company in 17 years which was almost listed on the Main Board in stock market, what would you do next? Who could have imagined Mr Alvin Lam, our BEST Community Industry Fellow, would sell it and turn his head back to start-up again? This is the charisma of Alvin, a digital marketing expert, an entrepreneur, and also an angel investor and venture capitalist for start-ups.

From Research to Impact – Pathway to Commercialisation – Prof Zhang Hongjie

Chinese medicine skincare has been well-respected since ancient times. What is the magic behind it? In this article, we would like to share with you the entrepreneurial journey of a Scientist, Prof Zhang Hongjie – the Co-founder and Director of Gihon Biotech Limited (Gihon), who is also a Professor from School of Chinese Medicine at HKBU, on how he turned his research findings into a commercialised product and started his business in cosmetic application.

Feeling Bored? Momenday’s Here to Help! A Sharing by Two Passionate Entrepreneurs

Marvis Lee and Vivian Lai, two partners with very different personalities. We are very happy to have them in this issue to share their start-up journey with you. Marvis and Vivian graduated from the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2018 and 2020 respectively. These two young entrepreneurs are the Co-founders of Momenday, an improvised leisure and entertainment booking platform.

BEST Distinguished Lecture Series: Hybrid Seminars by Prof Otto Lin

Two hybrid seminars “Laozi: Principle on Innovation” and “University’s Role in Knowledge Creation and Knowledge Transfer” were conducted by Prof Otto Lin, Senior Advisor to the President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU in May and June respectively to all HKBU staff and students.

HSTP 1003 – How to Captivate Any Audience and Connect Emotionally with Your Audience

It is never easy to learn how to communicate effectively with your audience, especially the value of what you do, why you do it and why anyone should care.

Celebration: Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu Receives Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award

Our Deputy University Chair of the BEST Community, SCET Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu has been awarded the University of California, Berkeley’s Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award for demonstrating his commitment to students and excellence in teaching, even under extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

Celebration: Pitch Perfect 1.0 Winners Admitted to HKSTP STEP

Entrepreneurship is like a learning journey, you either move forward, or you fall back. Two motivating student teams – iRetireeHK and HONGKONG BAUHINIA TCM LIMITED didn’t stop their journey after winning in the Pitch Perfect 1.0, instead they took a further step to actualise their business ventures. We are pleased to announce that both teams are admitted to the 6th cohort of Science and Technology Entrepreneur Programme (STEP) of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP).

BEST Ambassador Programme 2020-2021 Graduation

Time flies! Here comes to the end of this year’s BEST Ambassador Programme. To conclude the Programme, a virtual graduation party was held on 9 June. It might not be a big party, but it was warm and cozy! At the graduation, we took some time to review the growth and learning journey of our ambassadors, some of them even shared with us their BEST experience and reflections.

Celebration – HKBU Teams Won in the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

HKBU start-up teams obtained great achievements in the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, which was jointly organised by Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation in May 2021.