VC vs Crowdfunding: Hardware is Hard but with the Lean Startup

28 October 2020
Session Details
28 Oct 2020 17:30 - 19:00
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Organised by :
Rookie Fund, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center, HKUST the BASE

Numerous crowdfunding platforms have risen up in recent decades. A comparison between venture capital and crowdfunding has been intensively debated. It has been seen as a powerful investment vehicle as the target group is no longer limited to venture capitalists and angel investors. You may ask if venture capital still stands a chance in that scenario. The answer is: OF COURSE!

To make the right choice, it is of utmost importance to distinguish clearly between the two and understand which method is the most suitable for your startup.


17:30 Welcome
17:35 Breaking into the Startup World
17:50 VC vs Crowdfunding: Hardware is Hard But with the Lean Startup
18:30 Student Startup x Pitch Doctor (for start-up teams nominated by HKUST Entrepreneurship Center)
18:45 Q&A

Guest Speakers:

Vincent Chan, Rookie Fund alumnus
Louis Lo, Investment Manager, Beyond Ventures
Michelle, Co-founder & CEO, Aromeo Diffuser


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The event is part of the edVenture roadshow hosted by Rookie Fund which brings venture capital network and knowledge on campuses in Hong Kong. Together with over 25 young professional edVoCates, Rookie Fund enlightens students to take on entrepreneurial adventures through sharing of startup founding stories, venture investment insights, as well as advisory to student-founded startups. Rookie Fund welcomes students who are interested in exploring the startup world. Let's venture out and capture more!

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