The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB)

The Chinese University University of Hong Kong

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The University of Chicago

Key Modules

Entrepreneurship 101 & Business Model

Design Thinking

Customer Discovery

Customer & Market Segmentation

Commercialization & Licensing

Funding & Investor Pitching Workshop

Deep Dives

Transitioning Technologies from Research Lab to Marketplace

The Deep Tech Venture Launch Program (DTVLP), first of its kind in Hong Kong is designed for scientists and researchers in Hong Kong, mainland China, and overseas who are interested in transitioning technologies from the research lab to the marketplace.

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Faculty Team

Dr. Robert Altman

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

  • Expertise in healthcare, biotech, and technology commercialization
  • Former management role and senior positions in Pinnacle Biologics (the U.S.-based subsidiary of Concordia Healthcare), Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma, Abbott Laboratories. Active angel investor with Hyde Park Angels
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Dr. Dominic Chan

Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, CUHK

  • Expertise in entrepreneurship, management consulting, venture investment
  • A sought-after speaker at conferences, business seminars and university lectures with his previous experience as a consultant with a global consulting firm and a serial entrepreneur
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Dr. Toa Charm

Associate Professor of Practice in Management, CUHK

  • Expertise in AI/Big Data, FinTech, digital strategy, leadership, transformation, corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, and ecosystem development
  • 30+ years of management, marketing, entrepreneurship, consulting and executive education experience in innovation and technology industry. Former senior management in Cyberport, HSBC, Oracle, IBM, Kingee, and Jardine Pacific
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Mr. Chee Swee Fu Jonathan

Project Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, CUHK

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Prof. Starr Marcello

Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

  • Specializes in customer development process and human-centered design for researchers and technologists
  • Runs the top ranked accelerator program New Venture Challenge (NVC), and launched I-Corps Program
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Mr. Jay Schrankler

Associate Vice President and Head, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Expertise in technology development, electrical engineering, computer science, aerospace, and semiconductors
  • Former top executive in the Fortune 100 company, and now an active angel investor, as well as a board member and advisor to several startups in the US
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Prof. Sivan

Visiting Professor (Digital, Innovation, and Venture), CUHK

  • Expertise in digital strategy (SVIT – Strategic Value of Innovation Technology), innovation and venture (employment black holes), mindful leadership (orange bike workshop), virtual worlds (3D3C platforms), and knowledge age standards
  • Experienced in developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments
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Prof. Bernard Suen

Adjunct Associate Professor, CUHK

  • Expertise in design thinking
  • 30+ years in ICT and Creative industries with organizations in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas
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Dr. Elsie Tsui

Associate Professor, CUHK

  • Delivering high impact training workshops for the leaders from Fortune 500 companies across Europe and Asia
  • Teaching Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investment, Innovation, and Design Thinking courses for the MBA programmes
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Dr. Robert Altman

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

  • Expertise in healthcare, biotech, and technology commercialization
  • Former management role and senior positions in Pinnacle Biologics (the U.S.-based subsidiary of Concordia Healthcare), Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma, Abbott Laboratories. Active angel investor with Hyde Park Angels
Learn More

Dr. Dominic Chan

Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, CUHK

  • Expertise in entrepreneurship, management consulting, venture investment
  • A sought-after speaker at conferences, business seminars and university lectures with his previous experience as a consultant with a global consulting firm and a serial entrepreneur
Learn More

Dr. Toa Charm

Associate Professor of Practice in Management, CUHK

  • Expertise in AI/Big Data, FinTech, digital strategy, leadership, transformation, corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, and ecosystem development
  • 30+ years of management, marketing, entrepreneurship, consulting and executive education experience in innovation and technology industry. Former senior management in Cyberport, HSBC, Oracle, IBM, Kingee, and Jardine Pacific
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Mr. Chee Swee Fu Jonathan

Project Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, CUHK

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Prof. Starr Marcello

Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

  • Specializes in customer development process and human-centered design for researchers and technologists
  • Runs the top ranked accelerator program New Venture Challenge (NVC), and launched I-Corps Program
Learn More

Mr. Jay Schrankler

Associate Vice President and Head, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Expertise in technology development, electrical engineering, computer science, aerospace, and semiconductors
  • Former top executive in the Fortune 100 company, and now an active angel investor, as well as a board member and advisor to several startups in the US
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Prof. Sivan

Visiting Professor (Digital, Innovation, and Venture), CUHK

  • Expertise in digital strategy (SVIT – Strategic Value of Innovation Technology), innovation and venture (employment black holes), mindful leadership (orange bike workshop), virtual worlds (3D3C platforms), and knowledge age standards
  • Experienced in developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments
Learn More

Prof. Bernard Suen

Adjunct Associate Professor, CUHK

  • Expertise in design thinking
  • 30+ years in ICT and Creative industries with organizations in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas
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Dr. Elsie Tsui

Associate Professor, CUHK

  • Delivering high impact training workshops for the leaders from Fortune 500 companies across Europe and Asia
  • Teaching Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investment, Innovation, and Design Thinking courses for the MBA programmes
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Curriculum Design

Part I

Week 1
12-17 Oct, 2020

  • Classroom Learning
  • Individual mentorship with coaches and technical experts

Venue:
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong and CUHK Shatin campus, CUHK Business School Town Centre

Part II

Weeks 2 - 7
19 Oct -27 Nov, 2020

  • Experiential learning through customer discovery interviews
  • Check-ins with coaches

No classroom meeting

Part II

Week 8
3-4 Dec, 2020

  • Classroom learning
  • Team Presentation
  • Collaboratorium

Venue:
  • CUHK Shatin campus