Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society

London School of Economics and Political Science Students' Union

Proudly sponsored by Freshfields and Skadden, and supported by The British Council and The Hong Kong Society.


This website was launched in 2015 by Zoe Liu (Publications Officer 2015-16)

HKEC: Introducing...

November 12, 2014

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The Hong Kong Entrepreneurship Competition is back! With participation from over 13 UK Universities last year, the competition served as a learning platform for over 136 young entrepreneurs. If you would like to present your unique business ideas before top CEOs and win a £2000 cash prize from HSBC, then this is an opportunity not to be missed!



Each team must consist of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 members.

Team members must be a current undergraduate or postgraduate student in the United Kingdom.



Participants are asked to create an original business proposal based on the capital requirement and the unique business environment in Hong Kong. Special credit will be awarded to business proposals that are able to address a social issue in Hong Kong.


Capital Requirement

Participants must incorporate starting capital of HKD$1,000,000, and must show a small surplus within 3-‐5 years.


Judging Criteria

Business Idea (30%) 

Content (20%)

Quality of Research(20%)

Presentation (20%)

Applicability to HK Environment (10%)


Final Presentation

The four best entries be asked to present their business proposals in the Grand Final on 20th March 2014 (Friday) at HSBC Headquarters


Adjudication Panel

The Lord Wei of Shoreditch

Martin Barrow (Director of Jardine Matheson)

Mark Patterson (Former Group Head for Special Projects in Standard Chartered Bank)

Stephen Phillips (Chief Executive, CBBC) 

James Stewart (Managing Partner, Menlo Partners LLP)


Mentorship Scheme

Each team will also be assigned an experienced mentor from reputable organizations and businesses to aid them along the way. This will be an invaluable learning platform and experience for ambitious young entrepreneurs to understand the energetic and vibrant cosmopolitan better. (Mentor assigned by Sunday 11th January 2015)


Cash Prize

Winner - £2000

2nd place - £800

3rd place - £200


Important dates

Launch Reception - Friday 12th December 2014 6pm GMT at HSBC Headquarters (Level 6, 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HQ)

Proposal Submission Deadline- 4th March, 2015 11:59pm 

Final Presentation - 20th March, 2015


SIGN UP NOW by simply putting down your name at:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eSUabN2-GzYpIRW2n2-1uPwojo5uz5-ddraj7c46WMg/viewform


Application deadline: Sunday 30th November 2014 11:59pm GMT


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Participant's Guidebook at - https://www.scribd.com/doc/246691264/Hong-Kong-Entrepreneurship-Competition-Information-Packet-Participants

For any enquiries please email - lsesuhkpasshkec@gmail.com


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