HKU-SCMP Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge 2020



Start Your Own Business, Own Your Career

All university students in Hong Kong are eligible! HKU young graduates are also welcome to apply!

The 2nd edition of HKU-SCMP Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge 2020 is an entrepreneurial initiative
that aims to encourage university students to transform their innovative ideas into impactful startups.


Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Training Workshops

(1 day online)
14 Nov 2020
Workshop content:
  • Pitching & presentation skills
  • Digital & growth marketing
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Business modelling

Startup Pitching Competition


Students will form teams
and submit their next big business ideas.
9 Jan 2021
  • Co-working space yearly membership
  • Media coverage -> reach readers around the world
  • SCMP email marketing service -> spread your ideas!
  • Coaching from well-known mentors
  • Certificate issued by SCMP and HKU on completion

1-Day Workshop Rundown:

Time: 1110-1140; Speaker: Mr Samson Fong - Regional Head of Partnerships, Eatigo Hong Kong; Topic: Growth Hacking & General Management of business;<br />
Time: 1140-1210; Speaker: Ms Akina Ho - Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation, The Great Eagle Company Limited; Topic: Keys to a successful pitch - Create and present a killer pitch deck;<br />
Time: 1210-1230; Mr Lavine Hemlani - Founder & CEO, Xccelerate; Topic: The future of Work - how to be ready for the world of AI;<br />
Time: 1240-1310; Speaker: Ms Maggie Luk - Incubation & Ecosystem Lead, The Mills Fabrica; Topic: How shall we think about impact measurement;<br />
Time: 1430-1500; Speaker: Mr Plato Wai - General Manger (HK), SHOPLINE; Topic: Grow your business inside out;<br />
Time: 1500-1530; Speaker: Mr Paul Chan - Co-founder & CEO, Walk in Hong Kong; Topic: Starting an impactful business<br />
Time: 1530-1600; Speaker: Mr Karl Cheung - Co-founder and CEO, Jump Rope For Good

Application deadline: 13 Nov 2020 (Noon 12pm | Fri)

Application fee: HK$398

Register now:

*10% discount offered to students who apply in groups of four or above

Free bonus gift:
  • SCMP 1-year weekend subscription (value: HK$1,470)
  • Eatigo HK$300 vouchers

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Mr Julian Tsang

Centre of Development and Resources for Students
The University of Hong Kong