Have a Dream? Make it Real!

Inspired by the successes of your fellow HKUST alumni entrepreneurs? Thinking of being your own boss and launching a new business, or buying an ongoing one?

Take a step closer to achieving your dream by checking out the links below.

HKUST Entrepreneurship Centre

The HKUST Entrepreneurship Centre provides a wealth of resources to nurture and support alumni, student, faculty and staff entrepreneurs in building up their own business. It runs the Dream Builder Program, which equips the community to make big dreams and build them by supporting them with knowledge acquisition, ideation, prototyping and commercialization; as well as the HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition, which provides a platform for HKUST and surrounding community members with an integrative learning experience to create and evaluate new business and to prepare students to start their future career in entrepreneurship.

It also operates the BASE, an entrepreurship space on campus with meeting rooms available for booking (free of charge).

HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund (AEF)

HKUST R and D Corporation Limited (RDC)

The HKUST R and D Corporation offers the HKUST Entrepreneurship Program which was introduced in 1999 to assist faculty, staff, students and alumni in their entrepreneurial endeavors to start up companies. The program offers an incubation period with a package of services to the startup companies accepted into the program. Applications to the program are invited on an on-going basis. Application details are available here

Other Programs

Communities and Co-working Spaces

Upcoming Events / Programs

"Commercialize Your Invention & Research!” seminar co-organized by the HKUST Technology Transfer Center and Entrepreneurship Center, UC Berkeley, and University of Queensland from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm on 17 June 2020 (Conducted via Zoom. Register here)


Please check the video out to learn more about crowdfunding! 

On Wednesday, 2 March 2016, our Moderator Professor Po Chi Wu led an engaging conversation with experienced crowdfunders Jeremy Chau of Jide Technology; Jeff Chen of Lumen Labs; and Dr. Derrick Pang and Rochelle Leung of Lifewire. The speakers shared their experience and advice with students and alumni interested in embarking on their own crowdfunding journey.


Professor Po Chi Wu - Adjunct Professor, HKUST


Jeremy Chau, BEng(ELEC) – Co-Founder, Jide Technology 

Jeff Chen, BEng&BBA(MEGBM) – Co-Founder, Lumen Labs

Dr. Derrick Pang, PhD(CIVL) – Founder, Lifewire     

Rochelle Leung – Communication and Business Manager, Lifewire

Event Video: 

Photos available here: http://alum.ust.hk/happenings#gallery-792