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Eric Yung

MBA

MPhil(ELEC)

BEng(ELEC)

 

Founder and CEO

Playnote Limited

Eric is an expert in technology, music and law who has founded different IT startups. He is a firm believer in the power of music education to enrich individuals and in 2011 established his second company, Playnote, which incorporates music education with information technology. The company's flagship product is a music education app called AURALBOOK that helps music students learn the aural skills required of music examinations. Playnote has won numerous local and regional awards, such as being named the Grand Award Winner for Best Startup Award of the 2012 Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance Award. 

A role model for young entrepreneurs, Eric frequently speaks and writes on entrepreneurship, technology, education and music. He has been a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong Institute of Education since 2012, and is also a professional musician who has participated in various public international performances as a pianist, artistic opera tenor or orchestra conductor.

Despite his busy schedule, Eric has developed strong ties with his alma mater. He is Founding President of the HKUST Electrical and Electronic Engineering Alumni Association, Founding Member of the HKUST Alumni Association's Entrepreneur Circle, and past President of the HKUST MBA Alumni Association. Currently he is a Consultant for MBA/MSc Career and Professional Development of the HKUST Business School as well as a columnist for the HKUST MBA Column in the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

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