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ACE Hub Launch Ceremony cum Exhibition

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:00 to 13:00
Event Venue: 
Cultural Square, CUHK, Shatin
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Venue: Cultural Square, CUHK, Shatin
Ceremony: 9 May 2013 (Thursday), 12:00noon to 1:00pm
Exhibition: 9-18 May 2013

More about ACE Hub: http://entrepreneurship.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/acehub


With joint efforts of the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, Centre for Innovation and Technology, and the Knowledge Transfer Office, the Advancing CUHK Entrepreneurship Hub (ACE Hub) was launched on 9 May 2013 (Friday) in brilliant sunshine and lively acapella music by students from the Music Department, in the covered lobby area of Franklin canteen, a popular place to meet and mingle for young people on campus.  The event was officiated by the VC and President Prof Joseph SUNG, PVC and Vice-President Prof Fanny CHEUNG, and the Directors of the three university units.  On a backdrop of inspiration and aspiration, they joined hands to seal the event with a constellation of personal attributes that make an entrepreneur: Commitment, Tenacity, Fun, Relationship and Knowledge.
 
ACE Hub aims to enhance the entrepreneurial culture within CUHK by giving students and alumni the opportunity to explore entrepreneurial ideas and develop practical entrepreneurial skills.  Through Education Initiative and Advisory Service, it develops and offers Entrepreneurial Toolkit and Training Workshops, bridging them with Investment Opportunities.  Moreover, with the support of local partner organizations, ACE Hub helps to connect Regional Resources and university program to assist entrepreneurs through different stages of Idea Formation, Start Up, and Growth.  These organizations include CoCoon, Hong Kong Business Angel Network, Hong Kong Cyberport, Hong Kong Productivity Council, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the senior representatives of which also joined the event.
 
In the forum after the Ceremony, three alumni entrepreneurs shared that far from solo heroes who dwell on innovation alone, the entrepreneurial journey is a social activity.  Mr. Jason Ho, a graduate from Information Engineering who started Zensis Limited in a dire local economy of 2003 during the SARS epidemic, shared that the help from local infrastructure and facilities had been indispensable for a venture that was neither backed by personal savings nor family wealth, but a determination to embrace and negotiate new challenges along the way.
 
在本校創新科技中心、創業研究中心、及知識轉移處的共同努力下,中大「創進坊」於5月9日在同學們聚集的范克廉食堂外的禮堂内,隨著明媚的陽光和音樂系學生的清唱歌聲正式成立。主理嘉賓有中大校長沈祖堯教授,副校長張妙清教授和三個單位的主任,攜手把五項創業者不可或缺的特質:“承擔”、“堅韌”、“趣味”、“關係協調”和“知己知彼” 注入「創進坊」,並爲其拉開帷幕。
 
「創進坊」是一個嶄新的全校性項目,旨在協助有志創業的中大學生和校友開拓及把握商業機遇。它將通過教育項目和顧問服務,提供一系列創業實用工具、培訓工作坊、以及業務諮詢,並配合課程和地區資源,為中大師生和校友提供從概念、初創、到擴展各階段的服務,致力於系統地協助他們在創業道路上邁進。本地合作機構包括:浩觀有限公司,香港天使投資脈絡,香港數碼港管理有限公司,香港生產力促進局,香港科技園公司,以及香港貿易發展局。各機構均派資深代表出席活動。
 
在典禮結束后的論壇當中,三位校友創業者與大家分享創業過程絕非只是注重開發創意的單打獨鬥、閉門造車,而是一個以協作為主的社交活動。信息工程系畢業的何應煇在2003年非典期間、經濟低迷的大環境下創立昇科有限公司,靠的既非一般人以爲的個人儲蓄或家庭資本,而是本地機構為創業所提供的基礎建設和資源,及一顆熱誠及堅定的心,來擁抱並協調創業道路上各種新挑戰。

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Officiating guests (From left): Prof Kevin Au (Director, Center for Entrepreneurship), Prof Fanny Cheung (Pro-Vice-Chancellor), Prof Joseph Sung (Vice-Chancellor and President), Ms Sharon Tam (Director, Knowledge Transfer Office), Prof KF Wong (Director, Centre for Innovation and Technology)
主理嘉賓(左起): 創業研究中心主任區玉輝教授,張妙清副校長,沈祖堯校長,知識轉移處譚小蘭處長,創新科技中心主任黃錦煇教授

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Speakers at the Panel Session (From right): Mr KY Leung (Associate Director, Centre for Innovation and Technology), Mr Jack Cheng (Founder, Aubree Limited), Dr Eric Wu (Founder and CEO, Financial Engineering and Technology Corporation), Mr Jason Ho (Founder, Zensis Limited), Mr Mingles Tsoi (Project Director, Center for Entrepreneurship)
論壇嘉賓(右起):主持人創新科技中心副主任梁國耀先生,秋風有限公司創辦人鄭營啓,財智科技有限公司創辦人吳迪,昇科有限公司創辦人何應煇,以及主持人創業研究中心項目總監蔡明都先生
 
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