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Entrepreneurship Associations Introduction

TiE Hong Kong (Fostering Entrepreneurship Globally)
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 17 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

Young Entrepreneurs Development Council (YDC)
Young Entrepreneurs Development Council (YDC) is a non-profit organization established by home grown entrepreneurs and professionals who believe Entrepreneurial Spirit (ES) holds the key to helping young people of Hong Kong achieve their potentials in life and ensuring the betterment of our society.

Youth Employment Start (YES)
Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S.) is intended to be a one-stop employment platform where young people will find support to meet their different employment needs, to enhance their employability as well as to facilitate their sustainable development in employment.

The Entrepreneurs Club
The Entrepreneurs Club has impacted many entrepreneurs throughout the years and is one of the longest running English speaking organizations for Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. With an impressive track record for getting iconic entrepreneurs to give inspiring talks for events, The E Club's speaker list reads like Who's Who in Hong Kong.
Unlike other entrepreneurs associations in Hong Kong, the E Club aims to assist established as well as start ups in getting to the next level of their business and is unique in providing group health insurance, hotels and restaurant discounts as well as regular talks, workshops and social networking events.

Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN)
Hong Kong technology startups are facing the problem in obtaining investment funding between seed and venture capital funding stages. This has been a result of the lack of organized business angel networks and funding to provide the “smart money”.
With this understanding, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC), HKVCA, CUHK, HKUST, HKU, and POLYU had worked informally to form the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN) in 2010. Angels were being invited to join several Investment Matching Gatherings (IMGs) where entrepreneurs from the incubation programme of HKSTPC and universities had presented their business plans.

Hong Kong Women Professional & Entrepreneurs Association(HKWPEA)
The Hong Kong Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association (HKWPEA) was established as a non-profit organization in September 1996 by a group of local women professionals and entrepreneurs. They are women professionals, business executives and entrepreneurs who have come together with the following objectives: to develop a strong support network, to create practical and innovative learning and business opportunities for themselves and for others, to promote high professional standards. Based in Hong Kong, the Association reaches out and establishes relationship with counterparts in Mainland China and abroad. Ranking high on the Association’s agenda is timely response to the consultation papers of the HKSAR Government on various policy issues.

2econd Generation Entrepreneur Association Limited (2GHK)
Founded in March 2006, 2econd Generation Entrepreneur Association Limited (2GHK) is an organization run by a group of young entrepreneurs age below 45, of whom are involved in family business or are running their own businesses. We aim at building a strategic relationship between entrepreneurs and to provide a supportive and positive learning experience to our members. Through extensive training and activities, we will strengthen the leadership and management skills and to foster personal growth amongst our members. We hope our members can also utilize their knowledge to develop a better business environment together in Hong Kong.

Innovative Entrepreneur Association(IEA)

JCI City Junior Chamber

Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre
The Entrepreneurship Centre nurtures and strengthens Information and Communications Technology (ICT) entrepreneurs and start-ups by offering financial assistance, support and professional services of all kinds in different stages of enterprise development.

The Entrepreneurs' Network (TEN)
The Entrepreneurs' Network (Ten) was established at the end of 2005 as an association for entrepreneurs in Hong Kong through which they can access a network of peers and information from a practical perspective. Members who come from diverse backgrounds and all nationalities can interact to exchange expertise on personal and business improvement.

Hong Kong Social Enterpreneurship Forum(HKSEF)
Founded in March 2008, Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum (HKSEF) is a membership-based organization dedicating to promoting and supporting the development of social entrepreneurship. HKSEF was incorporated as a limited company in December 2008.