Joint 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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Coach Team

Prof. Kevin Au

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, CUHK

  • Expertise in entrepreneurship, family business, and venture philanthropy
  • Committed to business startups and family enterprises research, he has also been providing consulting and training for the government and business corporations
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Mr. Jason Chiu

Founder and CEO of Cherrypicks
Chairman of Hong Kong Startup Council

  • Jason is an industry icon in Hong Kong well known for his successful entrepreneurial experience in mobile innovation.
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Mr. Alvin Kwock

Founder & CEO of OneDegree

  • Was JPM’s Asia-Pacific Head of Emerging Technology and Taiwan Head of Research.
  • Holds a MA degree in Social Science and a BA degree in Economics, both from the University of Chicago.
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Tim Lee

Founder and CEO of QFPay

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Mr. Stanley SY

CEO of Sanomics

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Guest Speaker

Dr. Albert Wai-Kit Chan

Partner, Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan, PLLC

  • With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Chan has handled all areas of intellectual property law (including technology transfer, patents, trademarks, copyrights, business transactions, and trade secrets). His specialty focus is on the life sciences, biotechnology patents in particular.
  • He is well-versed in all aspects of prosecution and litigation and is experienced in licensing, technology transfer and the evaluation of intellectual property portfolios.
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