Different from typical academic training, our entrepreneurship training mainly focuses on actual practice taught by experienced market practitioners.
The course “Applied Entrepreneurship – Remodeling and Fundraising in Asia” is highly practical, and is specifically designed for students choosing entrepreneurship as their MBA concentration. It emphasizes several major topics related to executing a business opportunity and securing required financial resources in Asia. Students will work on real global ventures and make investment presentations to a group of 20 – 40 senior executives, angels and venture capitalists, and other private equity investors registered in PAVD.
Professor Wilton Chau has nearly 3 decades 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), an initiative that helps CUHK MBA/EMBA students and EMBA/PhD students at other universities kick-start technology ventures in Asia. He is also currently Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Biotechnology Organisation (HKBIO) and member/advisor to several venture investment funds.
Professor Chau’s expertise in entrepreneurship is globally recognised on an academic level. In addition to his capacity as Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship at CUHK, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Strategy & Policy at National University of Singapore’s Business School, Programme Director of the RAIN (Round A Investor), programme co-organised by PAVD and the Singapore Management University (SMU), Member of the Advisory Committee (Business Degree) at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) as well as External Examiner (BBA entrepreneurship) and External Assessor for Academic Promotion at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia.