Applied Entrepreneurship – Remodeling and Fundraising
Real Project, Real Money
The course “Applied Entrepreneurship – Remodeling and Fundraising” is highly practical and emphasizes several major topics related to executing a business opportunity and securing required financial resources. Students will work on real global ventures and make investment presentations to a group of 15 – 30 senior executives, angels and VCs registered in PAVD at the end of the course.
- PAVDsources existing ventures globally from China, European Union, HongKong, Israel, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, US and …
- Preference will be given to those quality ventures that may have issues in raising fund
Students and Entrepreneurs
- Students: Understand the strengths and weaknesses (including carry limited due diligence) of those ventures
- Entrepreneurs: Share their start up experiences with the students
- Review business model
- Re-design a commercialization and fundraising plan from the investors’ view
- Present the ventures to PAVD investors’ panel for real money
- Success rate: 20-30%
Professor Wilton CHAU
Professor Chau has over 30 years of experience in venture development, venture capital and angel investment in Asia. He is the Founding Chairman of the Pan Asia Venture Development Platform (PAVD), a platform cooperating with the MBA Programs in various universities to help students develop technology ventures in Asia. He is also a Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization, and an Asia Advisor to Hawaii Business Entrepreneurs and Angels Network (HiBEAN). In the academic side, in addition to his position as Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship in CUHK, he is the Protégé Fund Curriculum Director of Singapore Management University (http://pavd.info), a member of the Advisory Committee (Business Degree) in the Singapore University of Social Sciences, and an External Examiner (BBA entrepreneurship) of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia. Prof. Chau is also an Editorial Board member of the SAGE Open Publication and a Founding Council Member (Finance) of Asia Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of 24 top universities from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.