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CUHK and Google Nurture Young Entrepreneurs

In the hopes of giving Hong Kong's entrepreneurs a new path forward, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt announced last November the 'Empowering Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program' in collaboration with CUHK. It aims to encourage local youngsters to innovate and promote Hong Kong as a city for entrepreneurship. Jointly launched by Google and CUHK, the one-year program has attracted over 900 young and aspiring youngsters to participate.

Participants of the 'EYE Program' will join the Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurial Skills Training from February to April 2014 to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and technology know-how. Upon completion of the training, participants will work in teams to develop their ideas or business proposals. A panel of experienced judges will select the most promising teams as mentees for a mentorship program. Mentee teams will further develop their business plan or idea under the guidance of their mentors from May to August. Outstanding mentees will be selected and sponsored to visit Google's headquarters in Mountain View to connect with the global community of entrepreneurs and investors.

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