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Upcoming Events

  6 JAN - 17 FEB


Student Registration Online

  12 JAN - 9 FEB


Briefing at universities in HK

 23 FEB


Opening Ceremony

 25 FEB


Workshop 1: "What do you need to be the next"

 4 MAR


Deadline for Submission of Executive Summary (1000 words)

 19 MAR


Announcement of 51 qualified teams for Round 2 Local Competition

 24 MAR


Workshop 2: "Inside the mind of a successful entrepreneur"

 31 MAR


Workshop 3: "Business Plans that sell"

  10 APR - 30 APR


Round 2 (Semi-Final Round): Submission of Business Plan (no more than 5 pages) with one minute visual presentation

  7 MAY - 13 JUL


Voting on one minute visual presentation by general public

 14 MAY


Announcement of 10 qualified finalist teams for Round 3 Local Competition

  21 MAY - 29 JUN


Round 3 (Final Round): Final submission Full Business Plan with maximum 30 pages

 24 MAY


Networking Event: Building it in Hong Kong, Speaker : Mr. Douglas Young, Founder of G.O.D.

 2 JUN


10 finalist teams of Local Competition meet with assigned mentors

 9 JUN


Workshop 4: "It's how you say it"

 14 JUL


Hong Kong Final: Presentation by 10 qualified finalist teams

 19 JUL


HK Local Competition Awards Presentation Ceremony

 6 AUG


Regional Final: Presentation by the champion teams from HK and overseas areas and awards presentation at HSBC Main Building


Terms and Conditions

1. Intellectual Property Rights, Copyrights and Plagiarism
  1.1   All entries to the HSBC Young Entrepreneur Development Council, Young Entrepreneurs Challenge 2012 must be the original work of the participants/participating teams. Participants found to have committed copyright infringement in their work will be disqualified.
  1.2   Participants found to have committed acts of plagiarism in their work will be disqualified.
  1.3   The organiser shall not be held responsible for any intellectual property violation by participants.
2. Use of Information
  2.1   All information including personal data of the participants will be used by the organiser for purposes relating to the competitions, this includes the disclosure and transfer of information to the judges and the media, posting on the official website or other official publications and for use in activities organised in the future by the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council. The information may also be used for promotion and publicising of the events.
  2.2   Participants may be requested to attend publicity campaigns e.g. promotion activities and media interviews.
  2.3   While every effort will be made to preserve the confidentiality of each submission. It is suggested that highly sensitive materials, such as patent-able technical drawings or formulae, be excluded from the entry. The responsibility for the protection of intellectual property ultimately lies upon the participants.
3. General Rules and Regulations
  3.1   Participants should use any software and their respective versions specified by the organiser.
  3.2   The organiser will not be responsible for computer failures due to computer viruses transmitted or any data loss due to computer failure.
  3.3   Participants are required to bring along their ID Cards or Student ID cards for identification when attending workshops, networking or presentation sessions.
  3.4   If the government announces that students need not to attend school on the day of workshop, networking or presentation sessions, these events will be postponed. New dates and relevant information will be posted on the official website.
  3.5   Any finalist team failing to attend the final presentation will be considered to have given up the right to compete.
  3.6   The organiser will not be responsible for any accidents, injuries, damage or loss of personal belongings that may occur during participation or attendance of workshops, networking, presentation sessions or any other related activities.
  3.7   Any participant who causes undue disturbance during any workshop, training, presentation sessions or related activities may be disqualified and/or expelled from the venue.
  3.8   The decision of the judging panel on all results shall be final and conclusive. No appeals will be entertained.
  3.9   The organiser reserves the right to alter or modify the rules or schedule of the competition where necessary.
  3.10   Participants shall agree with the terms and conditions and adhere to the rules and regulations set out for this competition. The organiser reserves the right to disqualify participants who fail to conform to the rules or the spirit of the competition.
  3.11   The organiser has the right of interpretation and amendment of the rules and regulations.



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