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HKUST Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat Series: A conversation with Alfred Chuang on tech startups during & post COVID-19

HKUST Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat Series: A conversation with Alfred Chuang on tech startups during & post COVID-19

Date & Time:
26 Jun 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm (HKT); 25 Jun 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm (PST)
At Your Desktop via Zoom (Meeting ID will be provided upon registration)
Organized By:
HKUST School of Engineering (in collaboration with HKUST Entrepreneurship Center)


As a globally recognized serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley with proud roots in Hong Kong, Alfred Chuang is named by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as “the greatest CEO of his time”.  With extensive experience in venture investing since 2008, Alfred successfully transformed his portfolio from a handful of small startups to over 100 companies, including some of Silicon Valley’s most iconic technology companies.

Tune in for a fireside chat with Alfred, with Prof. Jack Lau as moderator, where he will talk about how the worldwide pandemic has affected tech startups, the importance of a startup’s adaptability in our rapidly changing world, and the unique opportunities for technological innovations that come with it.


HKUST Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat Series: A conversation with Alfred Chuang on tech startups during & post COVID-19 Date: 26 June 2020 (Fri), 10:30am (HKT) ; 25 June 2020 (Thurs), 7:30pm (PST)

Language: English

Registration link:

Register by: 24 June 2020 (Wed), 2:00pm (HKT) ; 23 June 2020 (Tues), 11:00pm (PST)



About the Speaker: Alfred Chuang


Alfred Chuang is a general partner at Race Capital.  Recognized by Andreessen Horowitz as the Silicon Valley CEO’s CEO, he is an accomplished entrepreneur and venture investor.


Known for being the co-founder and CEO of BEA Systems, Alfred led BEA Systems to its acquisition by Oracle for $8.5 billion.  Alfred's notable awards include CIO Magazine 20/20 Vision Award Honoree, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, University of San Francisco President’s Ambassador, UC Davis Outstanding Alumnus Award, and UC Davis Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal among others.


Alfred is a proud Hong Kong entrepreneur and founder of FoundersHK, a non-profit organization with the mission to build Hong Kong as the next tech hub of the world connecting the tech community in both Hong Kong and Silicon Valley.  Alfred is also an alumnus of Wah Yan College, Hong Kong.  He also received a B.S. in computer science from the University of San Francisco and a master's degree in computer science with a specialization in distributed data management from the University of California, Davis.


About the Moderator: Jack Lau, Ph.D


Jack Lau is currently the Chairman of Swanland.AI.  He is our first HKUST PhD graduate, a professor and an entrepreneur.


Upon graduation of his BS and MS degrees, Jack subsequently worked at Hewlett Packard, Schlumberger, and a start-up in Silicon Valley.  In 1999, Jack started Perception Digital, a company providing digital signal processor-based turn-key solutions to a number of Fortune 500 companies and technology leaders.  Perception Digital eventually went public on the main board at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Jack also served as the Chairman and CEO of the company. 


Jack is a recipient of the 10 Most Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong (2000), Young Industrialist Award (2005), and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 China award.  In 2010, he was bestowed an Honorary Fellowship at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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