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YDC Young Entrepreneur Challenge 2013
Upcoming Events

  12 FEB - 13 FEB


Briefing at universities in HK

  18 FEB - 8 MAR


Student Registration Online

 9 MAR


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

 18 MAR


Deadline for Submission of Executive Summary (1000 words)

 17 APR


Announcement of 45 qualified teams for Round 2 Competition

 27 APR


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

 6 MAY


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

 11 MAY


Workshop 3: "Business Plans that sell"

 21 MAY


Networking event 1: "Innovation to redefine the online learning platform-- 3D Avatar School"

 3 JUN


Announcement of 10 qualified finalist teams for Round 3 Competition

  3 JUN - 8 JUL


Voting on one minute visual presentation by general public

 10 JUN


Networking 2: "Entrepreneurship and Hong Kong"

 15 JUN


Workshop 4: "Passion and the Entrepreneur"

 2 JUL


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

 20 JUL


Final Round: Presentation by 10 qualified finalist teams

 25 JUL


Awards Presentation Ceremony

 13 AUG


Biotech Entrepreneurs Series - A Chat with Prof. Tak Mak


Competition Format

Phase I - Preliminary Round

  1. Competition Online Registration
      - An application number is assigned to each registered team for identification purposes. This number is used for the online submission of competition entries.
  2. Workshop
      - Workshop 1 - "What do you need to be the next"
  3. Executive Summary Submission
      - Each team submits a business plan executive summary (not more than 1000 words, via the online submission system).
      - 50 teams will be selected to enter the semi-final round.

Phase II - Semi-final Round

  1. Workshops
      - Workshop 2 - "Inside the mind of a successful entrepreneur"
      - Workshop 3 - "Business Plans that sell"
  2. Business Plan Submission
      - Each semi-finalist team submits a business plan (not more than 5 A4 pages, including appendices, charts and graphs etc., via the online system).
      - Each semi finalist team submits a one-minute video to be voted online by the public in the
    "Best Visual Presentation" competition*.
      - 10 teams will be selected to progress to the final round.

Phase III - Final Round

  1. Mentoring Program
      - Each finalist team is paired with a seasoned entrepreneur or industry practitioner mentor, who will council, support and advise
  2. Workshop
      - Workshop 4 - "It's how you say it"
  3. Final Submission & Presentation
      - Each finalist team submits a full business plan (not more than 30 A4 pages, including appendices, charts and graphs etc., via the online system).
      - Finalist teams will present their proposed venture to a panel of judges. Each team is given 20 minutes to present and 10 minutes for a Q & A session with the judges.
  4. Award Presentation Ceremony
      - Final -10 team project showcase.
      - The top 3 teams will be announced. Winners are invited on stage to present their project as well as accept their awards.
      - The winners of "Best Visual Presentation" will also be announced with the winning videos introduced during the prize ceremony.

* The "Best Visual Presentation" is an independent competition. The award is not a guarantee of progression into the final round.




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