Seminar Series: Getting Started with Startups

Overview

Are you thinking of a unique type of career after graduation? This seminar series and the simulation activities can open the door to the opportunities and challenges in the special world of startups.

A startup is a new company that has a new service or product. This co-curricular, education development seminar series is for all students from every major who want to know more how to establish a startup. The series will feature the founders of several startups, including several at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and also an innovative legal services firm.

Students will be able to learn some of the main factors and issues in establishing a startup, including innovative ideas and the importance of team work as well as legal issues. The speakers are experienced startup entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and advice with students. The series will be combined with activities which simulate some of the main steps in establishing a startup.


Outcomes

By the time students have completed the series, they will be able to:

  1. Describe the main steps in establishing a startup;
  2. Discuss the importance of observation in creating an innovation;
  3. Demonstrate effective startup team work;
  4. Discuss some main legal issues for startups;
  5. List sources of future funding for their startup.

Four Seminar Dates

January 20, 2017

12:15 – 13:45
AC1 – G4701

Creating and Building a Startup
Mr. Dennis Cheung
Showmuse

Simulation Activities
Dr. Paul Corrigan
Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

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February 23, 2017

12:15 – 13:45
AC1 – B4702

Finding Your Way
Mr. David Chung
Animae Studio and Animae Technologies Limited

Consultation with Student Groups
Mr. Chris Sykes
Dragon Law Limited

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March 23, 2017

12:15 – 13:45
AC1 – B4702

Startup Intellectual Property Tips
Dr. LIU Wenyin
NoPhish Tech Ltd.

Consultation with Student Groups
Mr. Chris Sykes
Dragon Law Limited

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April 7, 2017

12:15 – 13:30
AC1 – B4701

Wrap-up and Next Steps
Dr. Paul Corrigan
Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

 


Participation

Students who attend at least three of the four seminars in the series will receive an acknowledgement of their participation in CityU’s co-curricular CRESDA system.
Students who complete the series may get additional training in preparing for and making a future pitch for startup funding.