B4B Challenge is a contest organised by B4B Limited, a social enterprise that aims to promote the development of a healthy and sustainable ecosystem for Big Data and AI innovation in Hong Kong and to match talents and enterprises
with an intensive accelerator program.
young talents in Hong Kong to develop their career in Big Data and AI.
Hong Kong Big Data start-ups and students to apply their innovative solutions to Mainland China by connecting strategic resources from PRC market.
Overseas and Mainland Chinese Big Data talents to compete and exchange.
Hong Kong enterprises to leverage Big Data to compete in Hong Kong, mainland China as well as international markets.
Big Data stakeholders and establish long-term collaboration among them to build a healthy, competitive and sustainable big data ecosystem in GBR.
Hong Kong’s public awareness of the value and impact of Big Data and improve their adoption and buy-in of Big Data innovations.
MEET THE TEAM
PRINCIPAL ADVISOR, B4B CHALLENGE
DR. TOA CHARM
Associate Professor, CUHK
Principal Advisor of Elite Start-ups in Asia
Former Senior Management of Cyberport, IBM, Oracle, HSBC and Kingdee
Author of the book 數碼力大提升
HONORARY CHAIRMAN AND
PRINCIPAL MENTOR, B4B CHALLENGE
MR. HERBERT CHIA
Member, Board of Directors, HKSTP
Venture Partner, Sequoia Capital China Fund
Former Vice President and Head of Data Committee of Alibaba Group
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, B4B CHALLENGE
MR. FRANCOIS LEE
CEO, Innobator (Hong Kong) Limited
CEO (Mainland), OpenCertHub Limited
CEO, Gadget Excelerator Lab Limited
PERSONAL DATA PRIVACY ADVISOR
MR. STEPHEN LAU, JP
Former Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data for Hong Kong
Senior Adviser, PWC Consulting Hong Kong
Past President, Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)
the first Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data for Hong Kong
Former Head, Operations and Technology for Citicorp Investment Bank Asia Pacific,
Former President of North Asia, EDS
Former Department Head, Hong Kong Government Data Processing Agency
Former Chairman, Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Alliance
Former Member, Multistakeholder Advisory Committee for the UN’s Internet Governance Forum
Former Board Member, Hospital Authority
Former Chairman, North District Hospital Governing Committee
Former Member, Information Technology Services Governing Committee
Former Chairman, Information Technology Technical Advisory Subcommittee
Former Chairman of the Departmental Advisory Committee, Department of Information Studies at the City University of Hong Kong
MR. DANIEL YU
COO Of OpenCertHub
Over 30 years of experience in the IT industry
Unique insight into Big Data,
AI & Data-Driven technologies
Prior Research Director at Gartner, a world-leading research and advisory company
Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering from HKU and an MBA
from the University of South Australia
MR. DICKSON LAM
Co-founder & CEO, Ascentas Capital Limited
Former Executive Director in Mirae Asset Securities (HK) Limited & Hyundai Securities (Asia) Ltd.
Former Managing Director in Tongyang Securities Hong Kong Ltd.
MR. LEO CHIU
M.S. in Management Science and Technology, Stanford University
Chief Technology Partner, Click Ventures
Venture Advisor, Spike Ventures
PROJECT DIRECTOR, B4B CHALLENGE
MS. CANDI YEUNG
With over 15 years of experience in Marketing, Candi started her career in MNCs and Crown corporation such as Motorola, BC Hydro and Regus. She then entered the exciting entrepreneurship and innovation world by joining Innobator.
Working together with the founders of Innobator, the company has liaised with more than 200 start-up projects in the first 18 months and set a record to raise angel funding for one of them in 44 days. Innobator is a creative space gathering like-minded entrepreneurs to realize their business ambition, and helps Hong Kong start-ups to explore business opportunities in Mainland China.
EVENT DIRECTOR, B4B CHALLENGE
MS. DOROTHY IP
Dorothy is a veteran in the startup ecosystem, as an executor and as an adviser. Having been a leading force within multiple startups, building brands and teams from scratch, right after higher education, Dorothy is well-versed with the hurdles and challenges of entrepreneurship.
Equipped with her vast knowledge and experience, Dorothy then joined GELAB to accelerate newcomers within the world of entrepreneurship. With resounding success, GELAB assisted numerous startups in leaping forward or even finishing a product cycle with steps including but not limited to R&D, distribution and marketing.