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About HKBU Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

With an aim to facilitate immersive learning for new venture creation, the Business Entrepreneurship Support and Training Programme (BEST) under the Knowledge Transfer Office of Hong Kong Baptist University hosted the first HKBU Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in 2017, with entrepreneurship consultants from HKBU’s global partner, one of the premier institutions in Silicon Valley - UC Berkeley, flying over to Hong Kong to help expand the global perspectives of students and foster entrepreneurial culture across campus.

This Bootcamp provides a one-of-a-kind experiential learning experience for young aspiring entrepreneurs around the globe to exchange ideas freely with each other in a fun and collaborative environment. It is also a stepping stone for their ideas to take flight and put into real practice.

The Bootcamp has already attracted over 200 like-minded participants from Hong Kong, mainland China, US and UK to attend sessions that weave together lectures and interactive game-based exercises, with ample opportunities for them to get funding, seek real-life advice and receive one-on-one mentoring from industry experts and leading figures from various fields and industries.

220+

Participants

10+

Universities

30+

Speakers

70+

Mentors

Sleepless Project Nights

Event Details


Date and Venue

16-25 June, 2020

Shaw Campus, HKBU

Application Deadline

3 April, 2020

Agenda

To Be Available

Click HERE for 2019 Bootcamp Agenda

Enquiry

best-hkbu@hkbu.edu.hk

(852) 3411 2878 / 3411 6609

(852) 3411 8093

 

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For HKBU Students

All full-time students (AY2019/2020) are welcome!

Read the application procedures below.

  1. Completion of 3 Online Modules
    All applicants must successfully complete 3 online modules –
    • BEST1001 – Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong
    • BEST1002 – Design Thinking Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs
    • BEST1003 – AHA! That’s How You Network
    These 3 online modules are available on both HKBU & SCE Moodle. These online modules will equip you with the mindsets and skills needed for the Bootcamp. You will also understand your innovation capability better! Know more and enrol HERE.
  2. Read the Application Guidelines
    • Please read carefully the guidelines (click HERE) before submitting an application.
  3. Complete an Application Form
    • The form will be available in January when application opens.
      If you wish to be reminded, let us know your contact details HERE.
  4. Successful Application
    • Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email from BEST (Business Entrepreneurship Support & Training) Team of KTO in two weeks.
  5. Secure Your Seat
    Follow the instructions given in the confirmation email and –
    • Return the signed commitment letter to besthkbu@hkbu.edu.hk
    • Make payment before the deadline stated in the confirmation email
  6. Pre-Bootcamp Orientation
    • To prepare participants for the Bootcamp, an orientation session will be held in May. We will not only walk you through the exciting elements to be expected in the Bootcamp, you will also get to mingle with your potential teammates! We will inform you about the event details after you complete all 4 steps above.
  7. Almost There!
    • Check out this website from time to time for the latest agenda!
  1. The HKBU Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is an interactive platform where aspiring young leaders gather, brainstorm and build a startup project from scratch in a fast-paced environment.
  2. The next Bootcamp will take place in June 2020.
  3. Applications will open in January 2020.
  4. Stay tuned!
  5. For enquiries, please email besthkbu@hkbu.edu.hk

For Non-HKBU Students

All university students are welcome!

Interested parties please send us an email for application procedures.

Bootcamp 2019 Guest Speakers


Ms Gigi WANG

Industry Fellow & BMoE Bootcamp Chair, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley

Prof Ikhlaq SIDHU

Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley; Visiting Chair Professor at Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, HKBU

Mr Nathan GOLD

Chief Coach, The Demo Coach

Dr Alfred TAN

Head, Knowledge Transfer Office, HKBU

Mr Ray CHAN

CEO and Co-founder, 9GAG

Mr Cesar Jung-HARADA

Director, MakerBay Limited

Mr Thomas HUNG

Chairman & Chief Operating Officer, Easy Group (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Ms Aries LEE

Founder, HOHOLIFE

Mr Henry MOK

Co-founder and Director, FundPark Limited

Dr Khalil RAMADI

Regional Director, MIT Hacking Medicine

Mr Calvin TSE

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kam Kee Holdings Limited

Bootcamp 2019 Mentors


Mr Mark BIRCH

Regional Manager, APAC, Stack Overflow

Ms Margaret BURKE

U.S. Patent Attorney, IDEA Intellectual Limited

Ms Marina CHAN

Director of Education, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Dr Gladys CHONG

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, HKBU

Dr Teresa CHU

Founding Chairperson, Association of Retired Elderly Ltd.

Mr Nathan GOLD

Chief Coach, The Demo Coach

Mr Samuel HUI

Co-Owner and Head of Digital, Hong Kong Broadband Network

Mr Dennis KWAN

Co-founder, QBS; Former CTO, Cafe X Technologies Inc.; CEO, Youguo Technologies Ltd.

Mr Lemon KWAN

Manager, Knowledge Transfer Office, The Education University of Hong Kong

Mr Derek KWIK

Managing Partner, BraveSoldier Ventures (Asia) Limited

Miss Ada LAM

Division Head of Innovative Business & Ecosystem Partnership, Commercial Banking, HSBC

Ms Viola LAM

CEO & Founder, Find Solution Artificial Intelligence Limited (FSAI)

Mr Jeff LAU

CEO, Mat-A-Cell Limited

Ms Denise LEE

Manager, Communications, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mr Sam LEE

Senior Manager, Strategic Planning, New World Development Company Limited

Mr Alan LEUNG

Scientist, Compass Therapeutics

Miss Celia LEUNG

Director, Hong Kong General Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs; Founder, Entrepreneur Times Limited

Dr Khalil RAMADI

Regional Director, MIT Hacking Medicine

Mr Kay TAI Ming Yeung

Programme Manager (Good Seed), Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr Marcel VAN DER VILET

Senior Programme Manager, Multi-channel Transformation, Hong Kong Jockey Club; Co-Founder, FinFabrik

Ms Gigi WANG

Industry Fellow & BMoE Bootcamp Chair, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley

Mr Felix WONG

Community Manager, Greater China at Techstars

Mr Gary WONG

Co-founder & CEO, QBS; CEO, Init Builder

Ms Miranda WONG

Director, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Leadership Institute

Dr WONG Yik Man

Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, HKBU

Miss Coty YIP

Director, Twinkle Baker Décor

Dr Kevin YUE

Associate Professor and Associate Director, Teaching and Research Division of the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM), HKBU

Bootcamp 2019 Judges


Elevator Pitch Judges

Mr Michael CHOW

Managing Partner, Radiant Tech Ventures Limited

Dr Alfred TAN

Head, Knowledge Transfer Office, HKBU

Semi-Final Presentation Judges

Dr Henry FOCK

Head, Department of Marketing, HKBU

Prof Erwin HUANG

Associate Professor and Senior Advisor (Entrepreneurship), HKUST

Ms Denise LEE

Manager, Communications, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr Cathy LUI

Senior Research Associate, Department of Biology, HKBU

Mr Ken NGAI

Deputy Executive Director, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Mr Dickson SHANG

Adjunct Professor, School of Business, HKBU

Mr Jimmy TAO

Managing Director & CEO, Vitargent (International) Biotechnology Limited

Mr Bernard WU

Deputy Chairman, Poseidon Hill Capital Limited

Final Presentation Judges

Prof Roland CHIN

President & Vice-Chancellor, HKBU

Dr Anne MILLER

Enterprise Programme Manager, Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences (MPLS) Division, University of Oxford

Mr Peter MOK

Head of Incubation & Acceleration Programmes, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Dr Khalil RAMADI

Regional Director, MIT Hacking Medicine

Prof Ikhlaq SIDHU

Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley; Visiting Chair Professor at Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, HKBU

FREE Massive Open Online Courses

The 3 online modules below will equip you with the basics and knowledge you need to get a head start on your entrepreneurial journey! Let’s go!

*Bootcamp participants are required to complete all 3 MOOCs before the Bootcamp.

BEST1001 – Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong

BEST 1002 – Design Thinking Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

BEST1003 – AHA! That’s How You Network


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