Knowledge Transfer Office

Inno-preneurship Mentoring Scheme

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The Inno-preneurship Mentoring Scheme is exclusive for CityU communities who desire to turn their creative ideas into start-ups. To cultivate these entrepreneurs to convert their ideas into viable products/services, and to reap the harvest in their businesses, this scheme serves as a channel to connect them with seasoned professionals. With practical and professional mentoring, CityU entrepreneurs will acquire skills to perfect their products/services and gain insights from their mentors driving through their entrepreneurial journey, from prototype development and IP protection to commercialization and capital raising.


All CityU entrepreneurs (whose ideas can range from early conceptualization stage to having formed a company within 5 years) are welcome to apply. The teams must have at least one CityU student (current full-time undergraduate or postgraduate in any disciplines) or alumnus (who graduated for not more than 5 years). All individuals or teams can apply.


A 12-month mentorship will commence after successful matching. During the mentorship, mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet face-to-face at least four times.


Call for application
1 March 2018
Deadline for submission of application documents
15 March 2018, 1:00pm
Notification of results April 2018
Mentoring period May 2018 – April 2019


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Q: Who is eligible to participate?
CityU students and alumni who have ideas which they would like to turn into businesses or who have a company established for less than 5 years are eligible to apply for this scheme.

Q: How often can I meet with my mentor?
A: It is completely up to the matched pairs. Every pair is encouraged to set up at least four meetings during the mentorship period, but the time, venue and other details of the meeting are completely up to the pair.

Q: Will I still be able to talk to my mentor after the scheme ends for the year?
A: You are encouraged to keep in touch with your mentors even after the mentorship period has ended. However, again, it depends on the mutual consensus of the two concerned parties.

Q How is the matching process?
The formation of a mentoring relationship is based on the mentors’ interests and areas of expertise, and the needs expressed by the mentees. Though we will work to match appropriate mentors with entrepreneurs, the decision to form a relationship remains with the prospective mentor and entrepreneur.


Dr. Sian Chan
Email: sian.chan@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3442 6707