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Startup Weekend

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Boost your business skills

Organised by a group of young entrepreneurs, Startup Weekend guides participants through the startup process from idea to prototype over two days of intensive teamwork and coaching. The Academy encourages members interested in business studies or entrepreneurship to attend the event and learn vital skills from successful startup founders and business professionals.


Support and mentorship

The Academy offers members an exclusive opportunity to apply for a scholarship to participate in Startup Weekend. Applicants also receive invaluable guidance from HKU alumni to prepare, polish, and subsequently pitch their business proposals to a panel of accomplished entrepreneurs.


“I tasted the highs and lows of an entrepreneur’s life. I never realised that launching a startup was so challenging. The experience will be the blueprint for me to pursue my dreams or even launch my own company in the future."

Read what students are saying about Startup Weekend.