ATEC: The Preeminent University Alumni Club-Led
Technology Conference & Startup Competition in Asia.
The Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference (ATEC) is the largest university alumni club-led technology conference and startup competition in Asia. Founded by the Hong Kong and South China university and business school alumni clubs of Harvard, Columbia, MIT and Stanford, ATEC's events are designed to foster active engagement of our alumni with the broader startup ecosystem in Asia, as either founders, mentors or investors.
ATEC believes that technology and entrepreneurship are key pillars in creating long-term value, with these principles being deeply rooted in the reputations of the universities represented by our founding alumni clubs. ATEC's goal is to spur innovation across Asia by delivering events that highlight the most creative minds and promising startups, including those affiliated with our alumni club organizers, that are successfully executing on their regional and global ambitions.
ATEC was created as a merger of two highly successful startup ecosystem events: the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong (HBSAHK) Annual Startup Competition series (founded in 2015) and the Columbia University Asia Technology Conference (founded in 2018). The inaugural ATEC2019 was a landmark event and drew well over 400 attendees.
ATEC is a non-profit organization and all net proceeds from the event go towards the annual prize money for the Startup Competition.
How can University Alumni Clubs participate in ATEC?
Participating University Alumni Club Teams will each nominate up to three (3) startups sourced through their own networks and relationships. Eligible startups will compete for a prize money pool of over HK$200,000.
Each competing startup may only be nominated and supported by one participating university alumni club team. Club teams will provide mentoring, feedback on presentation materials, advice on how to improve pitches, and any other assistance to ensure one of their nominated startups wins the ATEC Startup Competition.
What is the process?
Interested University Alumni Clubs can participate in future ATEC by:
1. Forming a School Team led by a Captain
2. Identifying and nominating up to three startups to compete in the Startup Competition
3. Providing mentorship and guidance to their selected startups throughout the competition
4. Marketing ATEC to their university alumni club members
5. Attending future ATEC events in Hong Kong
6. Be in the running to be designated as the ATEC Startup Competition University Alumni Club Winner!
Each participating University Alumni Club who commits to the above requirements will be listed as a Co-Lead Organizer of future ATEC events.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your Alumni Club is interested in participating in ATEC.
Alice Au (Harvard), VC Co-Chair
Frank Au (Harvard, Columbia), Steering Chair
Michelle Bang (Harvard), Impact Co-Chair
Connie Cheung (MIT), Tech Co-Chair
Ed Chan (Harvard), Media Co-Chair
Jolie Chow (Harvard), VC Co-Chair
Vicky Chui (Harvard), Program Co-Chair
Olivier Cotard (Harvard), Competition Co-Chair
Chris Fisher* (Columbia), Marketing Co-Chair
Veronica Ge (Stanford), Competition Co-Chair
Shirley Hsu (Columbia), Impact Co-Chair
Kelvin Lam (Harvard), Sponsorship Co-Chair
John Lin (Columbia), Sponsorship Co-Chair
Song Li (Columbia), Marketing Co-Chair
Voon Siang Lee (Harvard), Program Co-Chair
Debra Mao (Harvard), Media Co-Chair
Eric Poon (Harvard), VC Co-Chair
Chibo Tang* (Harvard), Competition Co-Chair
Henry Tan* (MIT), Competition/Tech Co-Chair
Louisa Zhang* (Columbia), Program Co-Chair
Yan Zhao (Stanford), Sponsorship Co-Chair
*Semi-Finalist Selection Committee Member
Daniel Auerbach (Harvard), Eight Roads
Jimmy Chang (MIT), Jeneration Capital
Max Chen (Harvard), Primavera
Anna Fang (Columbia), ZhenFund
Danny Lee (Columbia), Blue Pool Capital
Gabriel Li (Stanford), Orchid Asia
Judith Li (Harvard), Lilly Asia Ventures
Nick Nash (Stanford), Asia Partners
Richard Song (Columbia), Altos Ventures
Chibo Tang (Harvard), Gobi Partners
Eran Benichou (Harvard)
Ran Cao (MIT)
Damian Chan (MIT)
Brian Chen (Columbia)
Flora Chiu (MIT)
Emi Fong (Harvard / MIT)
Aayesha Ghanekar (Harvard)
Damien Horth (Harvard)
KY Kwan (Columbia)
Chase Lin (Cornell)
Kelly Liang (MIT)
Yanjun Ma (Harvard)
Tom Sze (Harvard)
Kingsley Wong (Harvard)
Haining Yin (Harvard)
The Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference (ATEC) is the largest university alumni-club led technology conference and startup competition in Asia. Founded by the Hong Kong and South China university and business school alumni clubs of Harvard, Columbia, MIT and Stanford, ATEC's events are designed to foster active engagement of our alumni with the broader startup ecosystem in Asia, as either founders, mentors or investors.