With Hong Kong being one of Asia’s most dynamic startup destinations, some of our alumni have already initiated their own ventures and established their own startups, building on the knowledge and experience they gained during their time at HKU Business School. They are our #startupstars.
HKU Business School Alumni Startup Star is an initiative to promote entrepreneurship energy, innovation and connection. By sharing real life stories of entrepreneurial alumni in all stages of their startup journeys, we hope to foster a startup community connecting alumni, students and faculty members to inspire and support each other, work together to turn innovative ideas into reality and create a positive impact towards society.
Contact us if you are pursuing an entrepreneurial career path or launching your own business, be our #startupstars!
Co-Founder & CEO, Farmacy HK
Raymond and his MBA classmates successfully transformed their business lab project into a revolution of urban farming: the startup Farmacy HK provides “farm to table” produce with innovative technologies and in an environmental friendly way.
Co-Founder & Executive Director, FinMonster
Having seen the inefficiency and lack of transparency in traditional financing, Ming Chan has created a “monster” fighting for good, helping startups and SMEs get the funding they need, and building a new vision of banking that goes beyond being safe and boring.
Syed Musheer Ahmed
Founder & Managing Director, FinStep Asia
Musheer founded FinStep Asia to support the rapid growth and expansion of FinTech industry in his home country, and strived to forge a FinTech ecosystem bridging India and China.
Co-Founder & CEO, Freehunter
After tasting the bitter pain himself as a freelance photographer, Harris Cheng founded Freehunter, where freelencers and small business owners can gain market exposure, secure job opportunities, and explore collborations.
Jonathan Ching | Kyle Leung
BBA(IS) 2018 | BBA 2019
Jonathan and Kyle set up a closed social networking platform, Gööp, for more than 80,000 university students to have a safe and comfortable chat environment to connect with each other, and share information.
Terence started his social enterprise GreenPrice when he was studying. GreenPrice specialises in retailing surplus and short-dated stock, aiming to reduce waste and promote sustainable lifestyle. It is not only the first short-dated goods retailer in Asia, but also a social movement for both people and the environment.
Founder & CEO , ixFintech
After accumulating over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, Irene established ixFintech in 2015, launched an award winning ixOption App in 2018 and ixCrypto Index in 2019, to bridge the traditional finance and digital finance, and to promote financial literacy to individual and institutional investors.
Co-Founder & CEO, PressLogic
Taking a leap from banking industry, Ryan teamed up with his old classmates and founded PressLogic, a social media content and data analytics startup, which includes a broad portfolio of market-leading digital media brands with 11 million followers worldwide.
Leaving a traditional yet stable career path, Jimmy Lai and his team founded OnGrad, which connects graduates and employers to take the pain both out of job hunting for students, and acquiring new talent for companies.
Kathy founded YOHO, the first O2O e-commerce company to transform electronic goods market in Hong Kong. She also brings girl power to reshape the male-dominated startup world.