Entrepreneurship and Innovation Concentration
In the modern business environment, entrepreneurial mindsets are critical whether students plan to work within an organisation or start their own business.
CUHK MBA is the first MBA in Asia offering an “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” concentration, is determined to help you embrace intrapreneurship, innovation, and agile and design thinking. We strive to train you to be among the continent’s most visionary leaders.
Featured Courses under this concentration*:
- Applied Entrepreneurship: Remodeling & Fundraising in Asia
- Managing Innovation & Technology
- Managing Family Business
- Venture Capital & Private Equity
*Courses are subject to change.
Chairman, Pan Asia Venture Development Platform (PAVD)
Prof. Wilton CHAU
MBA; DBA; FCCA Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship Chairman, Pan Asia Venture Development Platform (PAVD)
Prof. Chau brings 30-year extensive experience in venture development and investment in the Asia Pacific region and shows students how entrepreneurs can be successful in Asia. In his course ” Applied Entrepreneurship – Remodelling & Fundraising”, students will remodel existing ventures that were rejected by investors, pitch and raise real money from PAVD investors panel, one of the world’s largest venture investment platforms.
Mr. Allen MA
MBA (Toronto); CPA; CMA Adjunct Professor
Mr Ma has held positions like CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), President of British Telecom Plc, Asia Pac and VP & General Manager of Asia of Motorola Inc. Global Telecom Solutions Sector. As he has substantial experience in driving tech adoption and developing innovation ecosystem, he could guide students to navigate both uncertainties and challenges from technological and market changes through his course “Managing Innovation & Technology”.
Learn to pitch a business idea and secure real funding
Our Applied Entrepreneurship – Remodelling and Fundraising in Asia course is where entrepreneurial students immerse in highly practical topics related to business execution, coming face-to-face with real projects and real money. Through this course, you will re-design existing global ventures and present your investment proposal to a group of 20-40 PAVD-registered senior executives, investment capitalists and other private equity investors, and potentially securing investment capital.
The Pan-Asia Venture Development Platform (PAVD) is an independent self-funded platform designed to engage CUHK MBA students and graduates in the development of quality, high-growth ventures in Asia. Fuel your entrepreneurial dreams by learning how to make compelling investment presentations and secure the financial resources you need to grow your next business venture.
Access to Our Entrepreneurial Alumni Network
We link students with a vast network of alumni entrepreneurs – CUHK Entrepreneurs Alliance, which offers talks, mentorship, events and more. Students are able to gain startup support from units like CUHK Alumni Torch Fund, and advice and experience from the leaders in Asian entrepreneurship.
Get Started on Your Entrepreneurial Journey
We help students on the path to success by partnering startups and multinational corporations. Career activities include:
- Innovation-focused Recruitment Events and Fairs
- Industry Sharing Sessions from Innovative Leaders
- Networking Opportunities with Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Hone Entrepreneurial Skills for Asia
Pi Centre with the expertise of building startups, offers advice and industry connections to students, actualising preliminary ideas into working business models, and providing workspace, facilities, training, proof of concept and mentoring services. Pi Centre helps aspiring entrepreneurs to prepare and fine-tune their startup plans. Upon completing PILOTS Lite, a 12-month pre-incubation programme in the PI Centre, students are ready for the next stage of their entrepreneurship journey, such as meeting with angel incubators and venture capitalists, and/or entering into incubation programmes organised by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Coorporation, Cyberport and more.
Learn from Leaders in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
For students who want to more know about entrepreneurship first-hand, previous events with industry leading speakers have included:
- Driving Corporate Innovation
- Family Business Day
- Success Factors on Longevity of Family Business
- Supply Chain and Innovation
- The Journey of an Entrepreneur
Meanwhile, a range of study tours have brought students to Japan and South Korea to visit facilities like YAMAHA Innovation Road and Samsung Innovation Museum to understand the latest in technology and innovation.
CUHK MBA has a well-designed entrepreneurship curriculum with emphasis on social responsibility which motivated me to give back to society. As a result, I established a Private Equity/Venture Capital fund to help entrepreneurs turning their own ideas into successful business with fundraising and networking guidance.