What is "Build Your Own Business – BYOB"
" Build Your Own Business – BYOB " is a series of entrepreneurship seminars and networking activities.

Entrepreneurial skills are critical skills in today's business environment.
Seminars will be given by seasoned industrialists on some practical aspects of Building Your Own Business.

Networking and team building are key components.
Participants of diverse backgrounds would meet regularly in BYOB to refine venture ideas or even form a team!

An opportunity not to be missed…..

Venue: HKUST Clear Water Bay Campus
Time: 6:30- 7:30 pm (seminar)    7:30- 8:30 pm (networking & refreshments)

Year 2016 - 2017

Date Venue Topics Speakers
11 Oct, 2016 Lecture Theatre J, HKUST Nurturing The Next-Generation Entrepreneurs

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Prof. Gary CHAN
Professor, Department of
Computor Science and
Engineering, HKUST
Director, Entrepreneurship
Center, HKUST
Chair, Committee on
Entrepreneurship Education
Program, HKUST

27 Sep, 2016 Lecture Theatre F, HKUST What Attract the Technology Investors? And How to Read the Investors' Agenda Through the Term Sheet?

Mr. Ian HUANG
Chairman, EXCEL
Capital Strategy
Chairman, Co-operatives of
Innovative Intellectuals

Year 2015 - 2016

Date Venue Topics Speakers
8 Apr, 2016 Lecture Theatre H, HKUST Are You Ready to Raise Fund?

Ms. Edith YEUNG
General Partner
500 Startups' Mobile Collective

8 Mar, 2016 Lecture Theatre C, HKUST Entrepreneurs AND Their Mentors

Mr. Hugh TODD
Charter Member of TiE Hong Kong
Executive Coaching Associate of Marshall Goldsmith

22 Feb, 2016 Lecture Theatre B, HKUST Should Startup A New Venture Be Part of Your Career Option?

Dr. James FOK
CEO of Brave Creation Limited

27 Nov, 2015 Lecture Theatre F, HKUST Finding The Right Team To Work With

Mr Albert CHEUNG,
Hong Kong Holistic Centre

27 Oct, 2015 Lecture Theatre F, HKUST The Role of Planning in a Startup From an Angel Investor's Perspective

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Ms. Carman CHAN,
Managing Partner, Click Ventures

22 Sep, 2015 Lecture Theatre A, HKUST WHAT IS ENTREPRENEURSHIP & WHAT RESOURCES AVAILABLE?

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Dr Steven Lee, PhD, MBA,
Director, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center

Year 2014 - 2015

Date Venue Topics Speakers
31 Mar, 2015 Lecture Theatre C, HKUST Innovation – The Path to Heaven … or Hell?

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Dr Po Chi Wu, Adjunct Professor,
School of Business and Management, and the School of Engineering, HKUST

24 Feb, 2015 Lecture Theatre A, HKUST Writing Business Plans

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Dr Steven Lee, PhD, MBA
Director, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center

21 Nov, 2014 Lecture Theater D, HKUST Technology Comes LAST, Not First: Key Principles of Market-Driven Startups

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Prof Shlomo Maital
Emeritus Professor, Technion-lsrael Institute of Technology

8 Oct, 2014 Lecture Theater D, HKUST Starting New Venture as a Career Option

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Miss Daisy Chow
Chief Operating Officer, Intimex Business Solutions Co Ltd
Director, Innovative Entrepreneur Association

11 Sep, 2014 Lecture Theater G, HKUST Available Entrepreneurship Resources

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Dr Steven Lee, PhD, MBA
Acting Director, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center
Head Coach, E-Academy, HKUST

Year 2013 - 2014

Date Venue Topics Speakers
15 Apr, 2014 Lecture Theater C, HKUST Writing Effective Business Plans

Dr Steven Lee, PhD, MBA
Acting Director, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center
Head Coach, E-Academy, HKUST

18 Mar, 2014 Lecture Theater C, HKUST Latest IT trends and their impact on startup ecosystem

Alan Chan
National Technology Officer

Andy Cheung
Technology Evangelist Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

11 Feb, 2014 Lecture Theater C, HKUST Should Starting a New Venture be Part of your career option

Dr James Fok
CEO, Asia Intellectual Capital Alliance Limited (AICA)

5 Nov, 2013 Lecture Theater D, HKUST High Tech Entrepreneurship

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Dr Edmund Sun
Director of S Square System Limited

8 Oct, 2013 Lecture Theater D, HKUST Evaluating Venture Opportunities

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Mr Roger T Marshall
Managing Director, Persimmon Capital Ltd
Founder of the HK Business Angel Network

Year 2012 - 2013

Date Venue Topics Speakers
16 Apr, 2013 Lecture Theater D, HKUST Writing Effective Business Plans

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Prof. Ali Beba

19 Mar, 2013 Lecture Theater B, HKUST Technology Start-up Ecosystem in Hong Kong

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Ir. Allen Yeung

19 Feb, 2013 Lecture Theater D, HKUST High Tech Entrepreneurship 2013

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Dr. Edmund Sun

4 Dec, 2012 Lecture Theater D, HKUST Entrepreneurship - A Good Career Choice?

Dr. James Fok
CEO of Asia Intellectual Capital Alliance

20 Nov, 2012 Lecture Theater D, HKUST Evaluating Venture Opportunities

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Mr Roger T Marshall
Managing Director, Persimmon Capital Ltd
Founder of the HK Business Angel Network

9 Oct, 2012 Lecture Theater D, HKUST Entrepreneurial Mindset and Preparedness

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Mr. Steven Book
Hon. Chairman, The Entrepreneurs' Network

Year 2011 - 2012

Date Venue Topics Speakers
24 Apr, 2012 Lecture Theater E, HKUST Angel investment III: Investing in High-Tech Startups

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Mr. Matthew Chan
Chairman of WebNova & diakonia Bioscience; CEO of Winner Sky

22 Mar, 2012 Lecture Theater B, HKUST Angel investment II: Angel Investments from the perspectives of founders in Hong Kong

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Mr. John Lo
Partner of Lister Lo Lui & Choy

13 Mar, 2012 Lecture Theater E, HKUST Building and Growing an ICT Company -
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Mr. Patrick Lee | PPT slides

Mr. Ming Chan | PPT slides

Mr. Alvin Lam | PPT slides

Mr. Mikaal Abdulla | PPT slides

Mr. Patrick Lee
Founder & CEO of Alive

Mr. Ming Chan
Founder & CEO of The1stMovement

Mr. Alvin Lam
Founder & CEO of PacificLink iMedia Group

Mr. Mikaal Abdulla
Founder & CEO of 8 Securities

Prof. Vincent Shen
as Panel Chair
Emeritus Professor, HKUST

20 Feb, 2012 Lecture Theater C, HKUST Angel investment I: Inside the investor's head - how we decide what deals to fund

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Mr. Doug Glen
Entrepreneur-in-residence of M-lab

22 Nov, 2011 Lecture Theater E, HKUST Launching Your Social Business: Practical Considerations

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Mr. Philo Alto
Founder of Asia Value Advisors

24 Oct, 2011 Lecture Theater B, HKUST BYOB: Making the Best Use of What You Have

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Prof. James Fok
Co-founder of Asia Intellectual Capital Alliance

10 Oct, 2011 Lecture Theater F, HKUST The Nuts and Bolts of Entrepreneurship

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Prof. John Mok
Co-founder and Chairman of AML

Year 2010 - 2011

Date Venue Topics Speakers

26 Apr, 2011

Lecture Theater C, HKUST Entrepreneurial marketing

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Prof. Yuk-Lam Lo
Senior Director, QuestMark Asia
29 Mar, 2011 Lecture Theater E, HKUST

Launching your own venture

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Dr. Dominic Chan
Founder and Partner, Dark Horse Investment
22 Mar, 2011 Lecture Theater E, HKUST

IP strategy for startups

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Mr. Hans Lee
Partner, ONC Lawyers
8 Mar, 2011 Lecture Theater F, HKUST

Setting up a company in China 
– An introduction to law and practice (in Chinese)

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Mr. Hayley Zen
Chief Operating Officer, Road King Infrastructure
15 Feb, 2011 Lecture Theater C, HKUST Getting financing from investors

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Prof. Wilton Chau
Founding Managing Partner, QLeap Asia

8 Feb, 2011 Lecture Theater C, HKUST The ideal "green" business plan: A venture capitalist's perspective

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Prof. Po Chi Wu
Former Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist

 

For registration details, please e-mail: ecenter@ust.hk. Thank you!