University organises Bootcamp to encourage entrepreneurship across local and overseas universities
23 May 2018
To encourage immersive learning for new venture creation and promote entrepreneurship across local and overseas universities, the Knowledge Transfer Office organised its second Entrepreneurship Bootcamp from 18 to 21 May on campus. During the four-day event, 80 like-minded students from HKBU, University of California, Berkeley, University of Oxford, Nanjing University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong participated in a holistic entrepreneurship training programme where they formed teams to exchange their creative ideas through a comprehensive array of activities, such as interactive discussions, lectures, practical workshops and game sessions.
Over 10 esteemed guest speakers from different professions and industries from Silicon Valley and Hong Kong were invited to share on topics covering entrepreneurship mindset training, design thinking, pitching skills, fascinating startup stories and so forth.
Featured speakers included: Mr Nathan Gold, “The DemoCoach” and a Wall Street Journal designated “Elevator Pitch Guru” who taught participants “How to Captivate any Audience”; Mr Reeve Kwan, Founder of GoGoVan, who shared on “The Way to Unicorn”; Ms Isabel Fan, Regional Director of Tesla Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, who highlighted the need to “Accelerate the World’s Transition to Sustainable Energy”; Mr Jimmy Tao, CEO of Vitargent (International) Biotechnology Limited, who elaborated on “Vitargent – Biotech Startup in Hong Kong”; and 13-year-old “kidpreneur” and CEO of online educational platform MinorMynas, Miss Hillary Yip, who spoke on “MinorMynas and the aspiring kidpreneur”.