Wednesday Feb 8, 2012


Start Date:2012-02-08
End Date:2012-02-08

Short Descirption:
  1. HKUST Business Competitions presented by Prof. Ali Beba
  2. Entrepreneur “Hot Seat” !

Long Description:



Event 1: Significance of Entrepreneurship Competitions in Launching New Businesses
Event 2: Entrepreneur “Hot Seat” for Solutions & Suggestions

Event Details


Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Main Topic:
Event 1: Significance of Entrepreneurship Competitions in Launching New Businesses
Presented by Professor Ali Beba, Director of the HKUST Entrepreneurship Center

Entrepreneurship competitions aim to encourage the formation of new businesses and increase awareness of entrepreneurship in general.  In this brief presentation Prof. Ali Beba will discuss the details HKUST’s 2012 Entrepreneurship Competition and the unique opportunities it provides for entrepreneurs and men and women with business ideas.  Winners will be awarded a package worth over HKD1,000,000 composed of cash and in-kind contributions.  The presentation is timely as the filing deadline for this year’s competition is February 29.

Any business plan may be submitted but applicants are encouraged to focus on nanotechnology, information technology, renewable energy, environment, health, financial services, logistics and social entrepreneurship.  In this particular competition, applicants must consist of teams of from 2 to 5 individuals, one of which must be a HKUST student or alumnus.  Contestants will be evaluated and judged by professionals in various fields, including successful entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, academics and other professionals based on Executive Summaries, “Trade Shows”, Elevator Pitches, written Business Plans as well as oral presentations. For details, please refer:    Interested teams must submit their applications by email to on or before 29 February 2012.

After the presentation, the session will continue in an interactive Q & A format where members and guests are encouraged to discuss relevant issues with our guest speaker.

Event 2: Entrepreneur “Hot Seat” for Solutions & Suggestions

Our second event on February 8 will be a first-time event for TEN:  Entrepreneur “HOT SEAT”

A limited number of volunteering TEN members will be given the opportunity to sit in the TEN “Hot Seat”.  By presenting up to three specific problems or opportunities (submitted to TEN in advance of the meeting) each volunteer will get objective and frank suggestions from the wealth of experience that is available from all other entrepreneurs in the audience.  We will accept up to three volunteers for this event and will set aside about 12 minutes for each.  If you would like to volunteer and take advantage of this unique opportunity, please email with your contact details.



Skylark Lounge
1/F Parekh House
63 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2801-6018
Happy hour 2 for 1 drinks will be in effect at Skylark from 6:00 to 9:00.



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This event is free for MEMBERS and $100 for non-members. Please send your registration to


About our speaker for Event 1:

Professor Ali Beba
Director of the HKUST Entrepreneurship Center

Prof. Ali Beba graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey and received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. In his 30+ years of profession, he has worked extensively in and outside of Turkey for a range of public and private institutions as well as NGOs, including Smithco Engineering Inc, Procter & Gamble, UNEP, EU and WB.  He served as the Chairman of the Environmental Protection and Packaging Waste Recovery & Recycling Trust (CEVKO) and taught engineering, business and entrepreneurship in academic institutions including Colorado State University in the USA; Ege, Yıldız Technical Universities and Ozyegin University in Turkey. In addition to his academic duties, he provides services for SMEs and NGOs to support their R&D projects and help them to draft professional business plans. He was the Academic Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship of Ozyegin University in Istanbul where he taught entrepreneurship to UG and MBA students and executed international outreach entrepreneurship activities such as, the Goldman Sachs Foundation (GSF)’s Global 10000 Women Entrepreneurs Program, European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) and Life Long Learning (LLL) projects for EU. Prof. Beba is currently an Adjunct Professor of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School, Consultant at MBA Programs, and he is the Director of the HKUST Entrepreneurship Center.


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