Cyberport Presents 2015 GEW China – Hong Kong
Aspiring Cyberport University Partnership Programme teams showcase FinTech ideas and compete for cash prizes up to HK$1,000,000.
The Hong Kong leg of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) China, an event that connects and empowers talented young entrepreneurs, officially kicked off at Cyberport today. The GEW China’s Hong Kong chapter, which was established at the behest and support of Cyberport, aims to nurture the city’s future entrepreneurs through activities and competitions to help sharpen their skills and build connections with potential co-founders, mentors and investors.
The week’s exciting activities began with the Demo Day of Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP), an elite pilot programme to groom and develop promising young technology and entrepreneurial talent in Hong Kong. Eighteen teams presented their FinTech ideas to a panel of VIP judges, including Andrew Hyde, Startup Week Director at Techstars and Founder of Startup Weekend, Edwin Lee, Director of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Bridgeway Prime Shop Fund Management Limited, and Stephen Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Asia Miles Limited and Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB).
“The GEW China – Hong Kong is a distinguished platform for celebrating the city’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and the individuals set to change our lives. We are proud to bring this event to the city for three consecutive years, as it seeks to connect aspiring entrepreneurs with industry leaders and drive global innovation and collaboration,” said Herman Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. “Cyberport has long been known for its commitment to fostering entrepreneurship. This year we have launched the first Cyberport University Partnership Programme with the support of Stanford GSB and local universities. It was heartening to see these young, talented innovators work relentlessly to realise their start-up ideas and create innovative FinTech prototypes for the betterment of society.”