Rookie Fund Info Session - HKUST

by Rookie Fund, HKUST EC



November 28th, 2018

12:00 - 13:00



1/F, Lift 29-30, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Early-stage startups will come across "venture capital" when they look for investors who can support their expense in talent, R&D, operations, marketing and business expansion. For students and recent graduate startup founders, fund-raising is one of their big challenges due to lack of startup experience and connection to seed-stage investors. Student startups need Rookie Fund to equip knowledge in venture capital, as well as, to develop network with later-stage investment.

In the Rookie Fund Info Session, you will have a brief understand of how venture capital (VC) firms operate internally, and their roles in startup ecosystem. Financial topics will be briefly covered like fund size, investment methods, and return strategies. A few of Hong Kong-based startups will be taken in case studies.

Last but not least, the Operations Manager of Rookie Fund will introduce their training program for student investors. For students who are interested in technology startups and investment, this is a valuable chance for you to get hands-on experience in deal sourcing, analysis, to investment.


12:00Door Opens
12:10VC Firm and Fund Structure
12:20Program Introduction of Rookie Fund
12:45Q&A + Student Investor Self Nominaton


Rookie Fund is the Asia’s first student-run venture capital fund. We aim to discover and invest in the best student investors, with training in Silicon Valley model of angel investment and term sheet negotitation, and mentorship with top startup investors from across the world. Rookies have 100% investment decision with our funding!

Rookie Fund is currently recruiting student investors in its training program. Check out program details (in Chinese) and application form. Application deadline is Nov 30th, 2018.


The BASE is an entrepreneurial community & co-working space (1/F, Lift 29-30), which aim at spreading startup culture through different kinds of activities such as seminars and workshops. It also provides useful resources to startup companies, such as mailing lockers, meeting room and common area.


- This event is free-of-charge, and is preferrably for current students in local UGC-funded universities.
- A confirmation email will be sent only if you have completed the below registration form.
- Confirmed attendees are required to show their identity at the registration counter.