How to Build a Business with
your Innovation and Invention
February 18 – April 28, 2016
You are innovative; you are diligent; and you
believe your research ideas are going to create
a significant impact to the technology frontier.
Apart from submitting your research results to
high-impact journals and conferences, have you
ever thought of turning your research
achievements into real business successes?
If your answer is yes, then this Entrepreneurship
Academy is for you. The Technology Transfer Office
and the School of Business are co-organizing an
ten-week workshop to enhance your skills in
building your first business for your
research innovations.
Meeting Place
CPD-LG.08, Centennial Campus/
Rayson Huang Theatre(RHT)
Thursday evening from
5:15pm to 6:30pm for ten weeks
by entrepreneurs starting from
February 18, 2016.
ALL RPG students
who have completed
Academy by attending
all the ten meetings will
have this recognized in
their transcripts.
For current students and staff,
please click here.
For alumni, please click here.
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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - Topics Outline
Week Topic Speaker
Feb 18, 2016
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Turning Ideas into Reality

This session introduces the idea of Entrepreneurship, in particular, technology based entrepreneurship and the means for researchers to turn their inventions and innovations into commercial successes.

Presentation: Download (Please join our LinkedIn group for the password.)
Video: https://vimeo.com/155907129

Prof Paul Cheung
Director of TTO , HKU
Feb 25, 2016
5:15 - 6:30 pm

The Making of a Business - A Network Perspective

This session covers the basic concept of forming a business and its related issues such as company type and structure, business model and value proposition, operation and social network as a social capital for entrepreneur.

Presentation: Download (Please join our LinkedIn group for the password.)

Dr Gilbert Y Y Wong
School of Business, HKU
Mar 3, 2016
5:15 - 6:30 pm

The 5 Dynamics of Entrepreneurship

This session studies the 5 Dynamics of Entrepreneurship which include the personal operating system of the entrepreneur, the product and/or service being offered, the garage team that drives the opportunity forward,  the culture of the startup company and the set of indispensable management tools which are commonly overlooked.

Dr Saimond Ip
CEO, OnePort Limited
Mar 17, 2016
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Learning about intellectual property for startups

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) allow innovative entrepreneurs to commercialise, manage and trade their creative, inventive and innovative intellectual output. It is extremely important for startups to understand the different types of IPRs and how they fit into their business model.

Dr Frank Wan
Venture Capitalist in Biology;
Director of Versitech Ltd, HKU
Mar 24, 2016
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Sharing economy

This session covers the concept and principles of sharing economy, its related issues such as value creation and zero sum game. Case studies on Uber, Airbnb and Carshare will be discussed.

Dr Dominic Chan,
Founder and Partner,
Dark Horse Investment
Mar 31, 2016
5:15 - 6:30 pm
3/F, Citicorp Centre,
18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau

Outing to CoCoon

- Introduction by CoCoon
- Sharing by HKU Alumni Entrepreneurs Club
- Sharing by TSSSU@HKU Awardees

Representative from CoCoon
Representative from HKUAEC
Dr. Miles Wen, Accosys Limited
Mr. Leon Kong, Comma Technology Limited
Dr. Data Ng, Printact Limited
Apr 7, 2015
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Creating Startup Success - Business Model Design and Entrepreneurial Leadership

Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? This session explores the traits that will help you.

Prof Simon Lam
School of Business, HKU 
Apr 14, 2016
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Transforming Technologists into Entrepreneurs

This session explains the importance of protecting your unique innovations and inventions which can ensure your competitive advantage in the marketplace

Mr K.O. Chia
President, HK Venture Capital & Private Equity Association;
Director of Versitech Ltd, HKU
Apr 21, 2016
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Know How to Count – A Crash Course in Accounting Basics

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

Dr Sammy Fung
School of Business, HKU
Apr 28, 2016
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Financing and Fund Raising – Experience of WeLab

This session covers the journey of the corporate growth at WeLab and their fund raising process from seed to series B financing.

Mr Simon Loong
CEO and Co-Founder, WeLab Limited
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