Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong

Exclusive Tour of HAX (Shenzhen)

Event Date : 2016-11-04
Event Time : 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Venue : HAX Shenzhen
Event Fee : HK$400 per member
Event Sign-up Deadline : 2016-11-02
Contact Person for this event : Candice Leung
For more information please email : events@hbsahk.org

Please email events@hbsahk.org to secure a seat.  RSVP details below.


Exclusive Tour of HAX (Shenzhen)

World’s Most Active Hardware Accelerator (Limited Spaces!)

Join us for HBSAHK 2016 Startup Competition Round 4 @ HAX!  This is a rare opportunity to explore the explosive tech scene in Shenzhen (named "The Silicon Valley of Hardware") by visiting the most successful hardware accelerator in the world, HAX.


We will have a private tour of HAX’s operations as well as an exclusive look at HAX’s portfolio of startups, as they make their investment pitches over the course of the afternoon.


Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

Venue: HAX Shenzhen (Huaqiang North, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518031)


2:00pm: Depart HK (Central) for SZ*, arriving ~4:00pm

4:00 - 6:00pm: Tour and HAX startup pitches

6:00pm: Depart SZ for HK (Central)*, arriving ~8:00pm

Fee: Early bird (by Oct 15): HKD400; Regular (by Oct 31): HKD500


 *For those who may already be in Shenzhen that day, there may be an opportunity to attend without cross-border bus transport. Please mention this at sign-up.


Upon completion of the pitches, we will again cast our vote for the most promising new business idea.  The winner from this HAX round will be invited back to our Signature Conference in January 2017 to compete for the title of “HBSAHK Startup of the Year.” 


This exclusive tour will be for HBSAHK Alumni only. We have extremely limited spaces (~20) which will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. Please sign-up as soon as possible.


For those involved in the burgeoning startup scene, seeking unique investment opportunities or simply looking to gain insight into one of most innovative and fast-evolving sectors in the world, it is an opportunity surely not to be missed!





HAX (www.hax.co) is the world’s most active accelerator and seed investor in global hardware startups (50:50 USA and abroad), with over 160 investments across 5 main categories: robotics, health, lifestyle, infrastructure and fabrication technologies.


Some of HAX success stories include the robotics companies Dispatch, Simbe and Makeblock and CHIP, the world's first $9 computer. HAX startups have raised funding from top-tier investors such as Sequoia, KPCB, Xiaomi and Andreesen Horowitz.


The consumer startups of HAX have run over 60 successful crowdfunding campaigns, with an average funding of over $400,000, including 7 in the world’s Top 100.


HAX and its startups are regularly featured in numerous media including Forbes, The Economist, TechCrunch and has been part of the WIRED documentary on “Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley for Hardware.”  (Click to view – Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware (WIRED) HAX Feature (15min) | Full Documentary (60min))



RSVP: Please email Candice Leung at events@hbsahk.org ASAP to secure a seat at this event.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis for HBS alumni only.  This is a private event, and participants are requested to respect the confidentiality of the views and opinions expressed.  Please email us at events@hbsahk.org on any inquiries.



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