Google’s Empowering Young Entrepreneurs Program in Collaboration with CUHK Launches in Hong Kong


Remember back in November with Google’s Eric Schmidt announced the Empowering Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program in collaboration with the Chinese University of Hong Kong?

Since then, the Google-backed program has drawn 900+ young and aspirational minds to vie for a coveted spot in EYE. While the Google and CUHK partnership is great news for the startup community as it adds another valuable resource to the ecosystem, what exactly is this program and who is it for?

It’s a one-year program providing interdisciplinary entrepreneurship training which will put participants through a series of workshops and seminars. Networking opportunities will be peppered throughout the EYE program, and entrepreneurial trainees will have the opportunity to draw from a deep well of expert mentorship.

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Watch Eric Schmidt in Hong Kong; Google and CUHK Aim to Boost Hong Kong Entrepreneurs with New Program

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Google announced today that it will be partnering with The Chinese University of Hong Kong on a program to help students and young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong to innovate and connect with the global community.

The one ­year program, focused on empowering and enabling young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, will include:

  1. An incubation and mentorship program designed with CUHK; this will give entrepreneurs in Hong Kong access to mentors that can often be hard to reach in Hong Kong.
  2. A sponsored trip for outstanding program participants to Google headquarters in Mountain View, U.S. to meet and connect with experts in the global community; and
  3. Efforts to help young entrepreneurs overcome the startup costs and isolation that come with high rents and a fragmented entrepreneurship community.

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 program will be to help sustain and enhance that culture, enabling the next generation of digital innovators in Hong Kong.”

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