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YDC Young Entrepreneur Challenge 2014
Upcoming Events

  JAN -   FEB


Briefing at universities in HK

  4 FEB - 28 FEB


Student Online Registration

 17 MAR


Deadline for Submission of Executive Summary (1000 words)

 29 MAR


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

 14 APR


Announcement of 36 qualified teams for Round 2 Competition

 26 APR


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

 5 MAY


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

 17 MAY


Workshop 3: "Business Plans that sell"

 22 MAY


Networking event 1

  3 JUN - 11 JUL


Voting on one minute visual presentation by general public

 4 JUN


Announcement of 8 qualified finalist teams for Round 3 Competition

 7 JUN


Workshop 4: "Passion and the Entrepreneur"

 19 JUN


Networking event 2

 4 JUL


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

 12 JUL


Final Round: Presentation by 10 qualified finalist teams

 17 JUL


Awards Presentation Ceremony

 21 NOV


Networking Event 3


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).
      - 36 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*.
      - 8 finalist 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 - "Passion and the Entrepreneur"
  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 15 minutes to present and 15 minutes for a Q & A session with the judges.
  4. Networking Events
      - A platform for professionals of relevant industry to get together and share experiences/ insights of their industries with the participants, as well as an opportunity for the participants to meet up and learn from the professionals.
  5. Award Presentation Ceremony
      - 8 finalist team projects 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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