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HKBU students win HK$100,000 Cyberport Creative Micro Fund for fintech startup

26 Oct, 2018
img Thomas Huang (MSc in Applied Economics) and Zakson Feng (BBA Finance, Year 4) of the HKBU School of Business and another HKBU student were selected to participate in the Cyberport University Partnership Programme 2018. The team stood out from 19 teams at the demonstration, and won a seed funding of HK$100,000 and a fast-track interview opportunity to the signature Cyberport Incubation Programme to achieve their startup dreams.

The team, named “ivi”, was praised for their creative entrepreneurial ideas of using fintech to empower women by providing them with peer reviewed financial knowledge to increase their wealth. The idea is to create a community for women to subscribe to successful traders so they can communicate with each other and learn from the traders to make investments. The team will use the seed funding to develop prototype for further investment.

During the programme, participants underwent intensive training and mentorship from industry elites and took part in a boot camp for a week hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. At the final stage, they were given the opportunity to present their innovative business prototypes to a panel of judges.