Be inspired by Asia’s innovative minds.
As the first MBA programme in Hong Kong to offer an entrepreneurship concentration, CUHK gives students a unique opportunity to receive hands-on training and exposure to our established network of experienced entrepreneurs in the region.
Meet big-league investors.
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. It is one of the world’s largest venture investment clubs, connects CUHK MBA students and graduates with business angels and venture capitalists in the region. 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.
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.
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PAVD sources existing ventures globally including start-ups and SMEs, with preference given to quality ventures faced with funding challenges.
Project Analysis and Knowledge-Sharing
After carrying out due diligence, students analyse the potential of the selected business ventures, while invited entrepreneurs share their startup stories with the students for information and inspiration.
Project Redesign and Investment Proposal Development
Students review their project’s business model, taking on the investors’ perspective to develop a re-designed commercialisation and fundraising proposal for the business.
The Business Pitch
Students present their proposals to a panel of relevant investors who can support their proposal with the necessary capital.
Approximately 20-30% of students’ proposals successfully receive funds from the PAVD investors.
Course Organiser: Professor Wilton CHAU
Professor Chau has 30 years of experience in venture development, venture capital and angel investment in Asia. He is the Founding Chairman of the Pan-Asia Venture Development Platform (PAVD), a platform cooperating with CUHK MBA Programmes to help students develop technology ventures in Asia. He is also Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Biotechnology Organisation, and an Asia Advisor to the Hawaii Business Entrepreneurs and Angels Network (HiBEAN).
In addition to his position as Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship in CUHK, he is the Founding Joint CFO of Asia Entrepreneurship Education Alliance that is formed by 24 top universities from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is also the Protégé Fund Curriculum Director of Singapore Management University, the member of the Advisory Committee (Business Degree) in the Singapore SIM University and an External Examiner (BBA entrepreneurship) and External Assessor for Academic Promotion of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia. He is also an Editorial Review Board member of SAGE Open Publication.