Change the world at the next Startup Weekend HKUST: Healthcare x BioTech!

Bringing passionate people to learn & build their own startups within 54 hours

HONG KONG (FEB 20, 2017) – Startup Weekend, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, a 54-hour weekend event bringing people together for a weekend long experiential workshop to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies with the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help individuals and teams get started. Up to date, 23k+ teams have been formed in 150 countries in 2.9k+ Startup Weekends!

Partnering with HKUST for the second time, Startup Weekend Biotech X Health Care (http://tiny.cc/swhkthebase) will be held on the first weekend of March – 3rd to 5th at The BASE – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to enable marketers, engineers, designers, and passionate people to learn to pitch, form a team (Fri), work and build a prototype (Sat), present and celebrate (Sun). Linking up biotechnology, healthcare innovations with business ideas, the event aims to provide a great opportunity for students, entrepreneurs and scientists to understand current health care demands and find ways to improve public health.

As founder of Startup Weekend, Andrew Hyde, commented: “Most startups fail because the founders and teams don’t learn and pivot fast enough from what doesn’t work.’ Spending an intense weekend, participants will experience the highs, lows, fun and pressure the make up the life at a startup, and learn how to create a real company!”

According to StartmeupHK “The intersection of health and technology has just begun. All aspects of healthcare as we know it today will change dramatically in the next three years. Health tech represents one of the greatest startup and investment opportunities of our generation. The compounding challenges of healthcare growing faster than CPI (consumer price index), aging populations and declining tax bases make health tech a government, commercial and social priority. Bringing together competencies in IoT, data and medical expertise, Hong Kong is uniquely positioned to lead Asia into the health tech revolution.”

Startup Weekend Biotech X Health Care

Date: Mar 3-5, 2017 (54 hours)

Time: (Fri) Mar 3, 2017, 6:30 PM – (Sun) Mar 5, 2017, 9:00 PM HKT Venue: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,

The BASE, Room 1520, 1/F, lift 29-30, New Territories

Tickets: $300

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-hkust-healthcare-x-biotech-tickets-31633735354

List of guest mentors include:

  • ·  Mr. Tim Chan (Hello Reporter)
  • ·  Mr. Lucas Fong (Simplus)
  • ·  Mr. Sean Leung (Simplus)
  • ·  Ms. May Yeung (Oursky)
  • ·  Ms. Wing Kwong (Pifzer)
  • ·  Dr. Timothy Tam (Sing Lok Pharma Consultants Ltd.)
  • ·  Dr. Cyrus Chan (HKSTP)
  • ·  Ms. Kit Shum (IceHealing Health & Pro)
  • ·  Mr. Patrick Lam (PwC)
  • ·  Mr. Davie Chan (GSK)
  • ·  Mr. Jack Kong (Hong Kong X)

List of honorable judges include:

  • ·  Dr. Daniel Lee (HKSTP)
  • ·  Dr. Frank Filser (Nexpaq)
  • ·  Dr. Alex Kwong (HKUST)
  • ·  Mr. Roy Yuen (Oursky)
  • ·  Mr. Jeffrey Cheng (Ooosh)

List of external sponsors include:

  • ·  TGN – Tuspark Global Network
  • ·  Ooosh
  • ·  Oursky

    About Startup Weekend

    Startup Weekend, powered by Google for Entrepreneur, is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and successful ventures. Events can be found in cities around the world – From Mongolia to South Africa to Canada to Brazil. Its platform connects individuals with organizers, sponsors and mentors together to discover the next startup and entrepreneur-to-be.

    About The BASE

    The BASE is a student-run organization supported by Entrepreneurship Center of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, which aim at spread startup culture through different kinds of activities such as seminars and workshops.

    For more information contact:

    Médéric Demouchy
    Event organizer at HKUST x Startup Weekend hkust@startupweekend.org