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Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Details

IDEA BATTLE (co-organized with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation)

Date:7-9 Oct 2016
Venue:CityU and Hong Kong Science Park
Admission:FREE of charge



About This Competition:

IDEA BATTLE gathers passionate individuals and teams – basically ANYONE! - who are tempted to get a taste of or wish to embark on innovation and entrepreneurship. No matter you are curious about entrepreneurship or a ready-to-go entrepreneur, you and your teams are also welcome to bring along your innovative ideas!

With the amazing opportunity to get introduced and talk to potential co-founders and investors, you get to explore and expand your limits. Anything else beyond that? Absolutely! You could be reaching out for your dreams and goals of setting up and owning a business! Get pumped up and see what you can do! Don’t worry if you’re not ready to go, just come, meet someone new and work together to see how ideas can be created and how business are started!

Who Can Participate?

All Hong Kong’s university students and alumni are welcome to join us! There is only one requirement for team formation - maximum 4 members per group with at least 1 CityU member (either a student or alumnus).

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Fee: Free of charge

Prizes for ALL Participants:
FREE trademark application in Hong Kong (official fee excluded).

Prizes* for the Top 3 Teams:
Gold Award Silver Award Bronze Award
Cash prize HK$5,000 Cash prize HK$3,000 Cash prize HK$2,000
4 x Hot desks at Lion Rock 72, 1/F, InnoCentre
4 x Free intellectual property (IP) law consultations 2 x Free IP law consultations
2 x FREE trademark application in Mainland China (one class) 1 x FREE trademark application in Mainland China (one class)

Special Prizes* (max. three teams):

Opportunity to win a complimentary trip to Chengdu, including 2 economy air tickets per team with departure from Hong Kong, 3 nights hotel room in Chengdu and 1-day city tour, to join the “HK-Chengdu Entrepreneurship Competition” from 26th to 28th Nov 2016.

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Event Schedule

7 October 2016 (Friday) at City Top, 9/F, Amenities Building, CityU, Kowloon Tong (Map)

18:30

Registration

19:00

Program Starts

19:15

Team Formation & Chit-chat Dinner

21:30

Wrap-up for Day 1

8 October 2016 (Saturday) at Idealab, 1/F, Enterprise Place, Phase I, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin (Map)

09:00

Arrival and Breakfast

09:30

Workspace Setup

09:45

Learn - Business Model & How to Start a Business in a Nutshell

by Mr Julien Besthorn, Founder, Ideas for Entrepreneurs

10:15

Working Time

12:30

Lunch

13:30

“ASK a Pro!” - Get a chance to call for help from experts

14:30

Working Time

17:30

Learn - Crafting the Masterpitch - Getting People to Love Your Story

by Ms Linka Lin, Study Coach, EduLift

18:00

“ASK a Pro!” - Get a chance to call for help from experts

19:00

Wrap-up for Day 2

9 October 2016 (Sunday) at Idealab, 1/F, Enterprise Place, Phase I, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin (Map)

09:00

Arrival and Breakfast

09:30

Working Time

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Work Finalization

17:00

Final Presentation

19:00

Break and Panel Discussion

19:30

Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks

20:00

Dinner Party

21:00

Event Wrap-up and Go Home




Contact Information
Ms. Sian Chan
Tel: 3442 6707
Email: sian.chan@cityu.edu.hk