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CUHK and Google to Nurture Young Entrepreneurs

From left: Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor; Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google; and Prof. Kevin Au, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, CUHK

CUHK and Google announced on 4 November that they will be partnering on a programme to help students and young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong to innovate and connect with the global community. The one-year scheme will include an incubation and mentorship programme, which will give Hong Kong's entrepreneurs access to mentors that maybe hard to reach in Hong Kong. A sponsored trip will be provided for outstanding participants to Google headquarters in Mountain View to meet and connect with experts in the global community. And efforts will be made to help young entrepreneurs overcome the start-up costs like high rents.

Speaking at 'Connecting with the World: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs for the New Digital Age' event, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said, 'Hong Kong has been one of history's most successful incubators for entrepreneurs. Our goal with this programme will be to help sustain and enhance that culture, enabling the next generation of digital innovators in Hong Kong.' Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, said, 'We are pleased to become a key partner of Google to create a sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem in Hong Kong; encourage students and young entrepreneurs to innovate, think big; and connect to the global community of entrepreneurs.'