The PAVD is an independent, self-funded platform with a mission to engage CUHK MBA students and graduates in the development of quality high-growth ventures in Asia.
It is a platform for
- venture investing
- entrepreneurship training and education
- fundraising for innovative ventures
Every year, the Platform invites third-party entrepreneurs globally to provide existing projects that have good growth potential in Asia. These projects include startups and existing SMEs. MBA students from the CUHK Business School then examine the business models and carry out limited due diligence of the projects, and prepare investment proposals for investors at zero charge. In some cases, our students also invest and become the lead investors of the projects. At the end of the course, projects are presented to a panel of 15 to 30 investors that includes venture capitalists, business angels and senior executives from relevant business sectors. Based on our records, about 20% to 30% of ventures joining this project get funded by investors registered in PAVD and/or sourced directly by our students.