Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2022 Hong Kong Startup Council 5th STARS Programme Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat Series – Meet the Entrepreneur: Mr Philip Lam SDGs in Action – From Global to Local Mentor Training I Mentor Training II

13 Mentors are invited to attend the event hosted by an experienced mentor trainer, to understand more about the programme and skill of coaching start-ups.

Money and Fame in GBA

Mr. CHAN Sing, CEO of Biden Consulting Co., Limited and Mr. Kevin ON, General Manager (HK) of The Hoffman Agency to share the tips on fundraising and marketing channels in the GBA. Helping the Hong Kong start-ups just stepping in GBA cities and prepare to get the first pot of gold to develop business and boost brand awareness.

MoU signed between CUHK, Foshan Shunde Office of the Leading Group for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area of the People’s Government of Foshan Shunde District, and Shunde Foundation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

To mark their collaboration in establishing the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Innovation Cooperation Centre (the Centre) situated in “He Innovation Space” in Shunde District, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s (CUHK) Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) and Centre for Family Business (CfB), Foshan Shunde Office of the Leading Group for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Shunde GBA Office) and Shunde Foundation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SDIEF) on 12 January 2022.

Located in Shunde Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Collaborative Development and Cooperation Zone, “He Innovation Space” stretches over 3,800m2 and is endowed with a laboratory, multi-function hall, exhibition hall, 300 workstations and 20 independent offices.

The GBA Innovation Cooperation Centre is the core component of “He Innovation Space”. With the CfE and CfB’s wealth of experience over the past 16 years in bringing in entrepreneurs, international resources and cross-generational entrepreneurship, the Centre is positioned to foster a sustainable environment for startups to flourish.

Prof. Alan Chan, Provost of CUHK, remarked in the opening speech at the ceremony: “With the signing of this MoU, we hope to foster a sustainable environment conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship in Shunde and Hong Kong. The Innovation Cooperation Centre will seek to bring synergy with CUHK Hong Kong—Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Research Institute and CUHK Business School’s campus in Luohu. Through these efforts, we hope to diversify economic development for aspiring entrepreneurs in the GBA, infusing new vibes and momentum into the area of strategic development and technological transformation.

Mr. Fan Zhang, Deputy District Mayor of the People’s Government of Foshan Shunde District, also pointed out that, “Shunde has always striven to establish itself as a robust industrial zone and a high technology and development zone. Actively promoting in-depth cooperation in various fields among Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau, Shunde is shaping to become an important window for the world to understand China’s Greater Bay Area. We hope that ‘He Innovation Space’ will become the cradle connecting Shunde and Hong Kong’s scientific research achievements, and a hot spot for youth innovation and entrepreneurship in Guangfo, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau.”

Next Stop: Flag in GBA VCCE Boot Camp 2021

In this year competition, over 60 local and overseas participants have joined VCCE 2021 Bootcamp. The 12 Finalist Teams presented their pitch on Sunday 28 December 2021.