With the implementation of Discovery-Enriched Curriculum (DEC), CityU encourages students to widen their perspectives and knowledge base and eventually have their own discoveries. Some students’ discoveries are realized in the form of prototypes, and then commercialized by forming start-ups. TGIF is a monthly gathering for CityU communities including students, alumni and staff in order to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship.
There are four main objectives of this gathering:
Students Entrepreneurial Journey in America & the Ability to Persevere
Date: 19 May 2017
Mr. Korey Cournoyer and Dylan Gans (Exchange student from USA)
Dylan is a student entrepreneur who has built multiple businesses between lifestyle brands, construction companies, and new age restaurants. He currently runs business development for a NYC startup with over $15 million in funding.
Korey has been actively involved in the creation and growth of over 30 start-ups and small businesses and currently spends his time between Boston, Providence, and New York City consulting with startups across all industries.
Korey and Dylan will talk about their start-up experiences in USA as students and compare with local student entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. Also, they will have an open a discussion with the audience about the challenges and solutions they have found, as well as answer any questions about their own experiences.
TGIF (19 May 2017)
On 19th May, we were honored to have Dylan Gans and Korey Cournoyer, two exchange student entrepreneurs from America, to share their entrepreneurial journey and compare their experiences with the local start-up ecosystem that they have learnt during their stay in Hong Kong.
They gave tips to successful entrepreneurship including identifying opportunities, taking risks and following an untraditional path. They also emphasized the importance of bootstrapping, which is utilizing free or alternative services during the early stages of startups. This enhances creativity while understanding the basic functions of the business.
The student entrepreneurs also compared the entrepreneurial support in America and Hong Kong. They introduced the accelerator programs provided in the US and school sponsored funding which are similar to the funding scheme at CityU and the ease of starting a CityU club.
Afterwards, students had the chance to interact with the speakers on topics related to entrepreneurship. More...
TGIF (17 Mar 2017)
On 17th March, we were glad to have Ms Candy Chung, the Founder and Chairman of OFFICIEL Charitable Foundation and Mr Raphew Cheung, the Co-founder and the projective drawing analyst of Hong Kong Professional Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Institute to share their start-up experience and bring the event to a great success. Students got chances to interact and develop into topics related to entrepreneurship with both speakers.More...
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Mr Raymond Chan
Tel: (852) 3442 6740