Entrepreneurship Academy 2020

Entrepreneurship Academy (EA) 2020 is a ten-week workshop designed to enhance your skills for startup success.


Date: 30 Sept – 25 Nov 2020 (Every Wednesday, except Session 1)
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (except Session 8 and 9)
Format: Zoom Webinar (prior registration is required)

Register NOW via http://bit.ly/iDenEA2020 for Zoom Webinar links!

#01 28 Sept (Mon): 5:30-6:00pm

How to Break into the Startup World at HKU?
by Laurence Tang, Senior Manager, HKU iDendron

#02 30 Sept (Wed): 5:30-6:30pm

Exploring Design Thinking – from Ideas to Product
by Keith Li, Co-founder & CEO, Innopage Limited

Keith is the co-founder and CEO of Innopage Limited, a mobile applications development startup. Since 2010, Keith had led Innopage to receive multiple industry awards including HKICT Awards, Innovative Entrepreneur Award for its innovative technology and products. He has been a mentor for various startup programs, as well as a part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University.

#03 7 Oct (Wed): 5:30-6:30pm

Creating Startup Success – Business Model Design and Entrepreneurial Leadership
by Prof Simon Lam, HKU Business School

Prof. Simon Lam from the Faculty of Business and Economics (HKU Business School), is currently the director at Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship and Business Values. Prof. Lam has rich teaching experience with his research interest in leadership, entrepreneurship, cross-cultural management.

#04 14 Oct (Wed): 5:30-6:30pm

How to Commercialize Technology?
by Dr Shawn Zhao, Deputy Director, HKU Technology Transfer Office

This session will cover the speaker’s experience at MIT on successful technology commercialization, business development, technology transfer, and product development experience and the success factors of deep tech startups.

#05 21 Oct (Wed): 5:30-6:30pm

Intellectual Property and its Protection for Technology Innovations and Inventions
by Dr Yahong Li, Associate Professor and Director of the LLM Program in Technology and IP Law, HKU

The session focuses on Intellectual property (IP). It is extremely important for startups to understand the different types of IP rights and how they fit into their business model.

#06 28 Oct (Wed): 5:30-6:30pm

The Talents You Need to Build a Startup
by Mr Keenan Kwok, Co-founder & CEO, GetLinks Group

Teamwork is critical to the success of startups. What are the trends of talents in tech startups? How to recruit your founding teams and build your teams? The session focuses on team building and talent acquisitions of startups.

#07 4 Nov (Wed): 5:30-6:30pm

Money Matters
by Dr Sammy Fung, HKU Business School 

This session covers the means to measure and report the financial aspects of a business, such as how to understand various kinds of financial statements, in addition to the important subject of cash flow management.

#08 11 Nov (Wed): 12:30-13:30pm

In the Eyes of a Venture Capitalist: Bringing Business to the Next Level
by Ms Edith Yeung, General Partner, Race Capital

In this session, Edith will share what it takes for startups to pitch their products or services to investors, and how they can prepare for the next stage of fundraising.

#09 18 Nov (Wed): 5:00-6:00pm

Paths to Life Science Entrepreneurs
by Dr Yiwu He, Chief Innovation Officer, HKU

In this session, Dr He will share his rich experience in life science entrepreneurship and how to prepare to be an bioentrepreneur.

#10 25 Nov (Wed): 5:30-6:30pm

Startup Journey Sharing
by Mr Jason Chiu, Founder and CEO, Cherrypicks

In this session, Jason will share his journey of founding Cherrypicks, a leader in mobile technology & eCommerce in Hong Kong which was featured as a Harvard Business School case study.

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