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Alumni Startup Star

 

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!

 

 

 

 

Kevin Wong Linnes Lung

Hinnes Lung (BBA(IS) 2017) | Kevin Wong (BBA(IS) 2018)

Co-Founders, Datax

Having discovered the arduous and time consuming data labelling process a bottleneck for most of AI projects, Hinnes Lung and Kevin Wong set up Datax, a crowd-sourced data collection & labeling platform, which can delivers high-accuracy datasets ready for AI/ML applications for corporate clients and researchers.  

Interview

 

Raymond Mak

Raymond Mak (MBA 2017)

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.

Interview

 

Ming Chan

Ming Chan (BEcon 2007)

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.

Interview

 

Musheer

Syed Musheer Ahmed (MBA 2015)

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.

Interview

 

Harris Cheng

Harris Cheng (BEcon&Fin 2017)

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.

Interview

 

Jonathan Ching and Kyle Leung

Jonathan Ching (BBA(IS) 2018) | Kyle Leung (BBA 2019)

Co-Founders, Gööp

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.

Interview

 

Ryan Cheung

Ryan Cheung (BBA(Acc&Fin) 2011)

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.

Interview

 

Terence Hon

Terence Hon (BBA 2019)

Co-Founder, GreenPrice

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.

Interview

 

Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai (BBA(IBGM) 2014)

Co-Founder, OnGrad

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.

Interview

 

Kathy Tsui

Kathy Tsui (BEcon&Fin 2009)

Co-Founder, Yoho

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.

Interview