Junior Entrepreneurship Summer School

Course Code: JESS 2017

Level-of-study: Secondary 4-5 students (or equivalent) in the academic year 2016-2017

Course Period: July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017

Programme Fee: HKD 4,100

Deadline for Application:

  • Non-local Applicants:  March 31, 2017
  • Local Applicants:          May 31, 2017


Type of Programme: Non-credit-bearing course

Area of Interest: Business & Economics, Entrepreneurship

Managed by:  HKU Summer Institute


  • Students:       Local; Non-local
  • Study Level:  Secondary 4-5 students (or equivalent) in the academic year 2016-2017


What are the essential characteristics of an entrepreneur? Leadership, creativity or innovation?

In collaboration with ThinkYoung’s pedagogy of hands-on and experiential learning developed with Google, this course will introduce essential aspects of entrepreneurship in the context of global business, international politics and social change in the 21st century.

Course Outlines:

Students will confidently acquire an understanding of leadership, innovation, networking, marketing and media through a series of Q&A sessions with young entrepreneurs, interactive activities, collaborative group projects and site visits. Students will experience the roads to become an entrepreneur and learn how to build companies from great ideas into profitable and impactful enterprises. This course emphasizes question-based learning that fosters students’ curiosities and self-initiative to become pro-active students.


Students groups will present their business plan to a group of distinguished entrepreneurs in a student competition at the end of the programme.

For accommodation arrangement, please visit http://www.aal.hku.hk/summerinstitute/for-high-school-studentscourses-hs/hs-accommodation/.