MEMSI January 2019 Schedule
Subject to change
Week 1: Team formation, Entrepreneurship 101, and a field trip to China
MEMSI will kick off with an action-packed week starting with team formation and ideation, followed by business content that is based on the Disciplined Entrepreneurship framework and straight out of MIT’s Sloan School of Management curriculum. After working on market and problem selection and primary market research, we will then take a field trip into China, visiting factories and learning how hardware products are mass produced. After we return to Hong Kong, we will begin making and hacking prototypes.
Week 2: Building Business Cases, Making 101, and Demo Day
Having spent some time working on the solution to the problems you selected in the first week, you will return to business fundamentals and work on building a business case for the product you are creating. There will be a lot of project time available during the second week, so that you focus strictly on creating a working prototype and developing a viable and sustainable business model. The program will culminate in a Showcase event on Saturday afternoon, where teams will present their business plans and working prototypes to over 100 enthusiastic entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, alums and friends from the Hong Kong startup and business ecosystem.