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BBA student nominated for UC Berkeley's startup programme

17 Apr, 2018
Eve Liu Yi-Hsuan, a Year 2 BBA Entrepreneurship student of the HKBU School of Business has been selected to enrol in the exclusive “Startup Semester Programme” at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Seven students, including Eve, from HKBU will embark on the inspiring journey in the Fall semester this year.

The “Startup Semester Programme” is part of the partnership between HKBU and the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology of UC Berkeley. On a competitive basis, the programme is limited to 50 outstanding students selected from around the world in each cycle. Eve will spend a semester at UC Berkeley in Fall 2018 to enhance her technical knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation, develop and advance a start-up idea and grow a global network for her future development.

“I am excited and thankful for the opportunity. Being an entrepreneur nowadays requires engineering and computer science knowledge, and this programme allows me access to both technology and entrepreneurship knowledge. I can't wait to learn from UC Berkeley's world-leading faculty and seasoned entrepreneurs from the Silicon Valley!” said Eve.

As an international student from Taiwan with an adventurous spirit, Eve has chosen to pursue her undergraduate degree at the HKBU School of Business for its innovative Entrepreneurship programme, and the opportunities Hong Kong as a cosmopolitan city has to offer.

Eve's aspiration of building a business that can address public needs has been her key motivator – early on she took part in the HKBU Entrepreneurship Bootcamp where she spent five days at UC Berkeley for an intensive experience of developing and pitching a start-up idea to investors, and interned at GoGoVan, Hong Kong’s first US$1 billion start-up, to gain practical experience in the field. This summer she will embark on another internship journey at the Disneyland in Florida, USA.