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  E-Centre eNews Vol. 63 (15 September, 2014)
In this issue:

 

企業發展中心
Entrepreneurship Centre

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS!

Application deadline:
Wednesday, 15th October 2014
on or before 5pm

For details, please visit our website.

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS!

Register NOW,
and start your ICT entrepreneurial journey!
Application deadline:
Friday, 10th October 2014
on or before 5pm

First-come-first-served!

For details, please visit our website.


Cyberport Angel Pitching Training Programme 2014
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  About the Programme
about the programme Cyberport is now inviting you to join its yearly event, “Cyberport Angel Pitching Training Programme”. If you are looking for early stage capital, you must know what an Angel is looking for, and how to get your new venture ready to attract them. If you are the CEO or founder of an early stage company, this Programme will provide you with a strong understanding of the requirements that need to be met, to be ready to attract and utilize private capital for development and growth, i.e. to know what is required to become ‘investment ready’ for an angel investor.
   
Programme Format  

Participants could get 4-full days (on Saturdays) training, 2-month 1-on-1 mentorship meetings with real angel investor as your mentor (mentor-incubatee matching in advance), individual company professional consultation.  At the end of the Programme, a pitching competition will be held, successful graduates of the Programme could receive FREE entry to pitch to and meet with angel investors at fundraising pitching event.
The boot camp targets founders, directors and partners of start-up and incubatee companies to attend.  Hangout and “before” & “after” pitch video will be provided to participating company for reference.

programme format
   

 

 
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Keith Rumjahn, CEO Coachbase Keith Rumjahn, CEO
Coachbase
Andy Chang, Founder, I-Influence Limited Andy Chang, Founder
I-Influence Limited

Even if you don't raise funding, I highly recommend this Programme, because it really make me think about my business and not just day-to-day work and pushing to product… it helped me a lot to be a CEO, we grow by thinking about the business model, the customers, the value, and these lots of things about proposition.  We changed from pure an app company into a platform.... It taught me a lot on financial and prepared me for the 1st round and now entering the 2nd round.”

"This is one of the best seminars that I've attended, and I continue to apply the learnings everyday on the job. I think it should be mandatory for all Cyberport incubatees and start-ups in Hong Kong.
       
Ken Chu, Co-Founder, Openball Sports and Entertainment Limited Ken Chu, Co-Founder
Openball Sports and Entertainment Limited.
Andy Chung, CEO, XNT Limited Andy Chung, CEO
XNT Limited

“Cyberport also organizes many useful courses which help get us ready on product development, business development and investment.  For example, We learnt what the investors want to hear from our pitch.  One of the best ways to pitch is to express our passion of our project by telling our own story.”

Openball Sports and Entertainment Limited successfully raised funding during Cyberport ICT Silicon Valley Delegation 2013. 

"The experience sharing sessions, hosted by the real-life angels, in particular, has given us information that is not easily accessible elsewhere. We now have a better idea on what investors are really looking for from a start-up company. And, thanks to the very patient, seasoned instructors, mentors and judges, we are now ready and confident to pitch our business to any potential investors that we meet in an elevator - including Mr Forbes.  I highly recommend this training programme to any entrepreneurs who are serious about succeeding in their businesses."
 

 
Programme Details
Date Target Venue Course Fee
Date Target Venue Course Fee
October 2014 – January 2015 (tentative) Cyberport incubatees and Start-Ups Companies Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre, Unit 518, Level 5, Core F, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road HK$19,800 net per start-up company
register now
If you are interested in this training, please send the information to ecentre@cyberport.hk to register by
22 September 2014 (Monday)
 for the arranging of Current Position Analysis meeting (via Skype) with the trainer, Mr. Raiyo Nariman, Director of Serendipity Group Limited.  

All interested company will undergo a “Current Positional Analysis” (CPA), which is a review of the current position of a company in terms of its capability to attract capital.  This is a detailed discussion with the founder, regarding their product/ service, commercialization strategy, team and capabilities, etc. Companies that “pass “ the CPA will be invited to join the training.  

Principal Organiser:   Premier Supporting Organiser:
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iStartup@HK Video-pitch Contest
iStartup@HK Video-pitch Contest
 
iStartup@HK Video-pitch Contest
   
「我有大想頭」創業短片大賽旨於鼓勵青年發揮創意及勇於表達想法,以2分鐘短片演示創業題目,爭取投資者垂青。
iStartup@HK Video-pitch Contest aims to encourage young entrepreneurs to express their creativity and ideas via a 2-minute video-pitch. In the video, contestants are expected to introduce their company profile or products to raise funds from investors.
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重要日期 Important Dates
  賽前特訓
Pre-Contest training
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20. 10. 2014 截止報名日期
Application deadline
27. 10. 2014 截止交件
Video submission deadline
18. 11. 2014 決賽日 Final
地點 Venue:
數碼港 Cyberport
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就讀全港大專院校全日制學生
Full-time tertiary education students in Hong Kong
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冠軍 Champion
20,000 港元現金獎 / HK$20,000 cash
亞軍 1st Runner-Up
15,000 港元現金獎 / HK$15,000 cash
季軍 2nd Runner-Up
10,000 港元現金獎 / HK$10,000 cash
冠亞季軍得獎者將被安排直接參與數碼港創意微型基金(CCMF)之面試,有機會獲100,000港元創業基金!
Top 3 winners will be invited to an interview with the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) judging panel, potentially winning a HK$100,000 seed funding!
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七大優異獎項得主每位將獲5,000港元現金獎:
7 merit prize winners will each receive HK$5,000 cash :
最佳原創意念獎 The Best Original Idea Award
最佳演譯獎 The Best Presentation Award
最具投資潛力大獎 The Greatest Potential for Investment Award
最佳剪接獎 The Best Editing Award
最佳攝影獎 The Best Cinematography Award
最突破傳統獎 The Best Disruptive Innovation Award
社交媒體創意應用獎 The Best Social Media Application Award
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粵語/普通話/英語   Cantonese/Putonghua/English
registration
organizers
   

Cloud Developer Technical Hands-on Workshop

 

 

Cloud Developer Technical Hands-on Workshop

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Target:

Start-up developers, app developers/ programmers,
software architects/ developers 

 

 

This workshop will introduce SoftLayer solutions and Bluemix platform through hands-on activities by IBM's subject matter experts.  Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices).

 

 

Complimentary entries on first-come-first-served basis

Seats are limited; register by 18 Sep (Thu)!

 

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Date:

23 September 2014, Tuesday

Time:

2:30pm – 5:00pm

Venue:

Conference Hall 06-07, 2/F, Lakeside 2, Hong Kong Science Park

Speakers:

§  WONG Ying-kit, Advisory IT Specialist, Rational, Software Group, IBM Hong Kong

§  Jerry ZENG, Lead Architect, Software Group, IBM Greater China Group

§  Kinman TSE, Enterprise Sales Manager, SoftLayer Services, Global Technology Services, IBM Greater China Group

Language:

Chinese and Mandarin (with English terminology)

Remarks

·         Please bring your own laptop to the workshop.

·         Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of cloud computing concept, cloud-based services, at least one web programming language (Java, Node.JS by IBM)

Details:

Please click here for further info.

 

Supported by:

 

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*Programme subject to change without prior notice

 

For more training details, please visit here.

 

Enquiry Miss Katrina Yeung (852) 2629 6718 / Mr Antony Kwong (852) 2629 6640

Email katrina.yeung@hkstp.org / antony.kwong@hkstp.org

Web www.hkstp.org

 

 

 


Cyberport CCMF and Incubation Programme (Deadline: 15 October)

 

 

Cyberport GD-HK ICT Young Entrepreneur Programme (Deadline: 10 October)

PwC Entrepreneur Forum (Deadline: 10 October)
APAC Innovation Summit 2014 - Shaping the Future

APAC Innovation Summit 2014
Shaping The Future

To mark the 10th anniversary of InnoAsia — the signature event of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation — it has been renamed as the APAC Innovation Summit (AIS) with “Shaping the Future” as the theme. With the support of Hong Kong’s universities, R&D centres and over 70 trade associations, AIS aims to create a landmark forum where leading minds and influencers from Asian Pacific nations can converge to mutually inspire through new thinking models and engage in forward-thinking dialogue on policy implementation and market adaption with uniquely Asian characteristics. 

Theme: Shaping the Future
Date: 1- 6 Dec 2014 (Mon – Sat)
Time:   9am-6pm
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser: Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Website: http://www.apacinnosummit.net/
Email: info@apacinnosummit.net

Special package for members of Supporting Organisations:
20% discount for members
(Register before 31 October 2014 to enjoy an additional 20% discount on top of the 15% early bird discount)

亞太創新峰會2014
創新締造未來

為慶祝香港科技園公司每年一度的盛事「創新科技亞洲會議」邁入第十年,本屆活動將重新命名為「亞太創新峰會」,以「創新締造未來」為主題,規模更勝歷屆。「亞太創新峰會」已邀請香港大專院校、研發中心及超過70個商會贊助與支持,旨在開創一個具標誌性的論壇,讓來自亞太國家的業界領袖及翹楚互相交流創新思維,並就政策實施及市場應變等議題展開獨具亞洲特色的深入討論。

主題: 創新締造未來
日期: 2014年12月1- 6日 (星期一至六)
時間: 上午9時至下午6時   
地點: 香港會議展覽中心
主辦單位: 香港科技園公司
網頁: http://www.apacinnosummit.net/
電郵: info@apacinnosummit.net

支持機構會員報名優惠:
凡支持機構之會員可享8折優惠
(於10月31日前報名,可享85折提早報名優惠,支持機構之會員可額外享8折優惠)

 

Paperclip Partner September Offers for trainings
 

Dear All,

There will be 20% off discount code for all Cyberport members: CYBERPORT

Thank you very much for your support and stay tuned!

Best Regards,

Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre


Training with special offer to incubatees: Digital Marketing at GA (Sept - Oct)



Introducing a new series of brain teasing questions for the digital age.

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 Upcoming: GA's renowned Digital Marketing course starts on September 10.

 

Make Marketing Magic Work For You
DGM Papercraft 

Let's get digital. Explore the art and science of building a brand in the next session of our popular 10-week course in Digital Marketing, launching this September.

From social to search, messaging to metrics, community to campaigns — you'll cover the full spectrum of what it means to promote and sell in the digital age. Taught by one of Hong Kong's top digital marketing consultants, you'll get the hands-on experience you need to get your products and services in front of the right audiences. 

Curious? Meet the GA team at our upcoming Course Consultation on Tuesday, September 2 at 12:00pm and learn what the program is all about—and how it can get you closer to your business goals. 

 Sign up for a Course Consultation

 

Classroom Consultant

Meet our Digital Marketing instructor — Jay Oatway, working as both a tech-journalist and digital strategist in Hong Kong since 1997, has become a global leader in social media reach and influence--ranked #22 on the Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers 2012. With more than 100,000 followers worldwide, along with close ties to social media’s most influential thought-leaders, Jay has been dubbed “Hong Kong’s answer to Twitter royalty” by Marketing magazine. He is also co-founder of HKSocial, Hong Kong’s first society of social business best practices.

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My favorite part of teaching at GA is feeling connected to people who have stopped talking and started making, iterating, improving.
— Jay Oatway, Best-Selling Author and GA Instructor

 

Student Stories

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"I learned so much! To name a few: the best use of a variety of social media outlets, tricks of the trade, what works, what doesn’t, cool hacks, how to build a brand voice, and how to measure our performance. I was also able to pound out Spottly’s digital marketing plan. Best of all, I was able to hear feedback and comments on my ideas from an experienced digital marketer."
— Charlotte Chan, Chief Marketing Officer, Spottly

 

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The course struck the perfect balance between formal skill-building and casual brainstorming, allowing each of us to tailor the material to our situation. Given that I work for Swire Properties in Hong Kong, that meant enhancing our existing marketing strategy by taking advantage of digital tools."
— Charlie Melvoin, Project Lead, Swire Properties

 

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When I was looking around for a course to take to master the skills of online marketing, GA's course stood out to me for several reasons: the quality of the tutor, the convenience of the location and timing, the relatively small and extremely interactive nature of the group, and the range that was covered by the syllabus. 

What I didn't realise at the beginning was how much more you got out of the course beyond what is advertised—the quality and dedication of your peers and their own projects during the course was a huge inspiration for me, and the networking opportunities within and beyond my class group was also an added bonus."

— Valerie Teh, Project Lead, Condé Nast Restaurants

Go for Gold with the 
GA Opportunity Fund

As part of our commitment to getting people the jobs they want after graduation, we're offering a limited number of $3,000HKD scholarships for Cyberport members to our Digital Marketing course, launching on Wednesday, September 10thWe have partnered with a number of Hong Kong co-working spaces and entrepreneurial organizations to create the GA Opportunity Fund, a scholarship fund that will make our courses more accessible to those who have determination to succeed. 

Apply today to be eligible for a scholarship worth up to $3,000HKD

*Please note that this scholarship is available only to members of Cyberport applying for General Assembly's Digital Marketing course. At this time, this scholarship is not available for other General Assembly courses. 

Tips for a Winning Application
Are you wondering about how to best position your application? What we're looking for is honestycuriosity, and passion. Here are some additional tips to make sure that you maximise your chances of getting the scholarship you deserve. 

 

I. Under the section "Please tell us what you're working on," make sure to cover the below: 

·  What is your current business, product, or service? 

·  What marketing-related experience do you have, if any? 

II. Under the section "Please give us a sense of what you are hoping from the class," make sure to cover the following: 

·  Why do you think better marketing will help your business, product or service succeed ?

·  Where do you hope your business is by this time next year? 

“Successful people don't have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.”
– Ben Carson

 

 


TechVenture 2014 in Singapore

Dear All,

The techventure 2014 is one of the largest events in the APAC region for start-ups, and as it is funded and run by a department under the Singaporean Prime Minister’s Department, the event attracts a wide range of good speakers, but more importantly, a lot of regional investors.

Interested parties can go to http://www.techventure.com.sg/ for more details.

Best Regards,
Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre


Dragon Law Questionnaire

Dear All,

Dragon Law, one of our incubatees, will be offering services to businesses including startups upon launching in September. They would like to invite Cyberport-funded companies to fill in a questionnaire to better understand their needs.

Please go to this link for the questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/dragonlaw

Your help is much appreciated.


Useful Websites for Internship Staff Recruitment (JIJIS)

Dear All,

Please make use of the JIJIS service (http://www.jijis.org.hk/jijis/about.asp) for hiring internship staff. Please visit the website and do the registration to open your company account.
I hope that it can help you speed up your project progress. Please refer to our Financial Guidelines for internship details or email to my colleague Miss Ange Chan for help.  
JIJIS is developed by the career centers of the tertiary institutions of Hong Kong with a grant from the University Grants Committee. The participating institutions are:

JIJIS provides a centralized website for students/graduates of local universities and their prospective employers with the following features:
Full-time/temporary/part-time job advertising
Job and employer information
On-line resume/job application service
Job-applicant matching
Career information and advice

Best Regards,
Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre


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Save the Date on September 25 & 26


Design Success Summit 2014 at Shanghai (October)

SuccessfulDesign.org is pleased to introduce the Design Success Summit 2014, a one-day conference highlighting the connection between design and business. The summit expects to attract 800 global business and thought leaders to the Shanghai Center on October 11, 2014. Summit events will include guest speakers, interactive presentations, the Successful Design Awards ceremony and initiation of the prestigious D-Founders Club — featuring influential founders of design or design-centric firms.

Cathy Huang, co-founder of SuccessfulDesign.org, says, “This summit offers a unique opportunity for international business leaders to get first-hand experience and interaction with development in China and to witness how design thinking is shaping that development.”

Summit events will focus on engagement and connection through:

  1. Bringing hundreds of diverse, C-level participants from a variety of backgrounds and industries, including 100 D-Founders, together for dialogue and exchange.
  2. 11 TED-style speeches, interactive panel discussions and opportunities to network with a global audience.
  3. Discussing, debating and exploring a wide range of topics that examine how design influences business, development and society.
  4. Encouraging interaction and cultural exchange with key officials from government, media and consulates in the ideal forum of Shanghai.
  5. Roundtable discussions for VIP attendees led by industry and thought leaders.

The summit will be one of the key events of Shanghai Design Week. Summit attendees will move beyond simply admiring successful design to help create the future that design will play in shaping business in China through a truly unique hands-on experience.

For more information please visit: http://www.designsuccesschina.com/en/home.htm


Cyberport launches innovative open work space for start-ups

In January, Cyberport's Entrepreneurship Centre launched Connect-Space, a unique shared working environment for entrepreneurs and ICT start-ups who are Cyberport Creative Micro Fund grantees, Cyberport Incubation Programme alumni and incubatees, particularly for those based outside the Cyberport campus, as well as service subscribers of the Cyberport Collaboration Centre.

The open shared space will allow like-minded users to network and exchange ideas, and work in a collaborative environment that nurtures innovation and talent. Networking events will be held regularly to allow users to meet each other and as much as possible draw out potential business alliances.

For users, the free of charge space comes complete with mailbox, locker, free power charging facilities, high speed Wi-Fi access, use of a conference room, a multi-purpose room, brainstorming room and a pantry. In addition, users can access Cyberport's state-of-the-art Fitness Centre and receive shuttle bus free tickets.

To find out more information, email ecentre@cyberport.hk or call 3166 3900.


Microsoft Bizpark Programme: registration for new incubatees

MicrosoftR BizSparkR is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. Microsoft Hong Kong joins hands with Hong Kong Cyberport to provide BizSpark program to incubatees.  The programme also includes access to Windows Azure, a flexible, comprehensive, and powerful cloud platform for the creation of web applications and services.

Join the BizSpark Program to get such benefits as:



 

 

MSDN Subscription for Microsoft Software & Tools (including Windows Azure)

Microsoft BizSpark membership includes a Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN Subscription which offers a wide range of products for development, testing, and production. Products include:



Visual Studio is the ultimate all-in-one solution for Windows, Windows Phone, the web, and beyond.



Expression tools will help creating content for the Web and developing apps for the desktop or phone.



Microsoft SQL Server provides the data platform developers need to quickly create compelling, data-driven applications.

Learn more about BizSpark programme
Learn More about Azure

To register BizSpark programme membership (for Cyberport incubatees and alumni only), you could send email to ecentre@cyberport.hk with your company name and we will help proceeding your application.

 


University of Cambridge: Ignite Programme

 

 

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