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. The total prize pool for the ATEC2021 Startup Competition was over HK$200,000.
Each competing startup may only be nominated and supported by one participating University Alumni Club Team. Club teams may provide mentoring, feedback on presentation materials, advice on how to improve pitches, and any other assistance to enhance their nominated startups chance of winning the ATEC Startup Competition.
What is the process?
Interested University Alumni Clubs can participate in future ATEC events as either a Lead Organizer or Organizer:
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions and fill out the form here if your Alumni Club is interested in participating in ATEC.
Frank Au (Harvard, Columbia), Steering Chair
Adam Au (MIT)
Michelle Bang (Harvard), Program Co-Chair
Connie Cheung (MIT)
Jolie Chow (Harvard), VC Chair
Vicky Chui (Harvard), Program Co-Chair
Olivier Cotard (Harvard), Competition Chair
Chris Fisher (Columbia), Marketing Chair
Shirley Hsu (Columbia), Program Co-Chair
Peter Kuo (Georgetown, Harvard)
Jason Lau (Columbia, MIT)
Voon Siang Lee (Harvard), Program Co-Chair
Anita Ma (Columbia)
Henry Tan (MIT), Tech Chair
Brian Tsui (Chicago), Program Co-Chair
Dan Wong (Harvard, Stanford), Program Co-Chair
Simon Yu (Western University)
Daniel Auerbach (Harvard), Eight Roads
Jimmy Chang (MIT), Jeneration Capital
Anna Cheung (Wharton), Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Danny Lee (Columbia), VCA Capital & Blue Pool Capital
Gabriel Li (Stanford), Orchid Asia
Bosun Hau (Wharton), Tybourne Capital
Jessica Huang Pouleur (Columbia), Openspace
Chibo Tang (Harvard), Gobi Partners
Simone Song (Fudan), ORI Capital
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.