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Tech Entrepreneurship Experience 

Curious about Tech Entrepreneurship but unsure where to start? Have an idea that could be the next big thing but unclear of how to bring it to life? Tech Entrepreneurship Experience is perfect for you! Next Step Connections (NSC) is partnering with Accelerate HK Coding Bootcamps to provide a unique program that will provide young talents the opportunity to attain new and very valuable skills as well as provide them with the real work experience necessary to advance  in a new career. Your program will start at Accelerate Hong Kong with their 16 week Immersive Coding Bootcamp followed by an 8 week internship at a local tech startup.

Program Components

Combining the developed work ethic and new skills learned during Accelerate’s Coding Bootcamp with the unique experience of interning with a start-up company in Hong Kong opens the doors to endless possibilities for individuals.

This unique program allows you to interact with like-minded individuals in a co-working space, enabling you to gain new perspectives and ideas. Furthermore, the incredible support system from the people at Accelerate, Next Step Connections, and the company you intern at will provide you with an unbridled motivation to unleash your potential, and achieve success.

Phase 1: Accelerate: 16-Week Full Time Immersive Coding Bootcamp

1000+ Hours of coding. Multiple Projects. 1 New Career. This is your opportunity to learn critical skills to start off on your own tech entrepreneurial journey.

Accelerate was founded with the mission of bridging the talent gap in Hong Kong. They enable their students to acquire skills they deserve and forge the career of their dreams.  More information on Accelerate can be found at: www.acceleratedhk.com

Accelerate’s Immersive Coding Bootcamp is designed for curious minds with a burning desire to learn the most relevant coding languages and frameworks in the software development industry. At the end of the course, you can expect to be able to build impressive, portfolio-ready projects that will demonstrate your ability to add value to your next job. This 4 month coding bootcamp is also aimed at providing you the tools necessary to embark on your own entrepreneurship adventure.

Curriculum

Unit 1: Web Fundamentals (4 weeks)

  • Web fundamentals, Git overview, using the command line
  • HTML/CSS and Bootstrap: Building websites
  • Javascript Basics: Make your websites interactive
  • jQuery: A vast Javascript library that makes building dynamic websites simpler
  • Phaser JS: A user-friendly HTML5 game engine
  • Group Project #1

Unit 2: NodeJS & ExpressJS PostgreSQL (6 weeks)

  • NodeJS: Server-side platform for easily building fast and scalable network applications
  • js: A node-based framework for writing API’s and routing
  • Jasmine: Behavior-driven development framework for testing Javascript code
  • PostgreSQL: Open source SQL Database
  • Sequelize: ORM framework and database migration tools
  • Group Project #2

Unit 3: Modern Web & Mobile Application (6 weeks)

  • Angular: A front-end framework for dynamic web apps
  • Restful API: Allows a website to update without needing to refresh
  • Ionic framework: Open source framework for building mobile apps
  • Group Project #3

Sample Weekly Schedule

Monday – Thursday

  • 08:30 – 09:00 : Arrive at classroom. Grab a coffee , chat …
  • 09:00 – 09:05 : Daily Standup
  • 09:05 – 10:15 : Toy-Problem from Exercise
  • 10:15 – 10:45 : Explanation on the Toy Problem
  • 10:45 – 12:30 : Pair Programming/Solo Exploration
  • 12:30 – 13:30 :  Lunch Time
  • 13:45 – 14:45 : Explanation on Exercise and Lecture on materials
  • 14:45 – 18:00 : Pair Programming/ Solo Exploration
  • Before 23:00 :  Hand in your exercise.

Friday

  • 08:30 – 09:00 : Arrive at classroom. Grab a coffee , chat …
  • 09:00 – 09:05 : Daily Standup
  • 09:05 – 10:15 : Toy-Problem from Exercise
  • 10:15 – 10:45 : Explanation on the Toy Problem
  • 10:45 – 12:30 : 1-on-1,Revision or work on  Individual Project
  • 12:30 – 14:30 : Lunch Time
  • 14:30 – 17:30 : 1-on-1,Revision or work  on Individual Project
  • 17:30 – 18:00 : Lighting Talk

Teaching Methodology

  • Curated Curriculum: Instructors have meticulously curated the curriculum to fit the needs of all types of learners while staying relevant to the most in-demand programming skills of 2017.
  • Exposure: Working on both individual and group projects will help your transition to real-time work environments that our course prepares you for.
  • Peers: Keeping a focused mindset is much easier when you enter a classroom each day with like-minded individuals who want to enhance their skills, just like you.
  • Mentors: It’s always good to have an expert on standby. Instructors are always nearby to make sure you understand everything you are doing.

Phase 2: Next Step Connections: 2-Month Internship in Hong Kong

From Hong Kong Science Park to Cyberport to the many start-up hubs springing up across the vibrant city, there is no better place than Hong Kong  to start your tech entrepreneurial journey.

Entrepreneurs from around the world acknowledge Hong Kong as an exciting destination to bring their ideas to life.

NSC has teamed up with ground breakers and game changers in Hong Kong’s start-up community to  provide you with a transformative internship experience. This experience will allow you to discover entrepreneurship and enable you to development a creative and innovative mindset.

Learning Outcomes

  • Skills to jumpstart your tech entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial inspiration
  • Intrapreneurial empowerment
  • Enhanced problem solving skills
  • Learn how to learn
  • How to work with team members as well as your own leader
  • Gain useful work-related knowledge
  • Develop soft skills such as Communication, Problem solving, Adaptability, Planning, and Initiative
  • Develop a professional network
  • Gain entrepreneurial experience by interning with a start-up
  • Work in a competitive environment
  • Immediate application of skills learned during Coding Bootcamp
  • Buid on skills learned during Coding Bootcamp

Who is this Program for?

  • Undergraduate / Postgraduate Students
  • Fresh Graduates
  • Anyone interested in starting their own company
  • Anyone interested in testing the waters of tech entrepreneurship
  • People who want to bring their ideas to life

Application and Selection Process for the Program:

  1. Application – Submitted Online at www.nextstepconnections.com
  2. Accelerate Coding Challenge – Requires self study, followed by a coding test
  3. Interview with Accelerate Admissions and Internship host
  4. Accelerate Technical Review – Includes 3-stage debugging challenge
  5. Acceptance to program and internship

 

Contact us if you have any questions or doubts on program eligibility.

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Hong Kong Tech Entrepreneurship Experience Program Tuition & Inclusions

HK Returnee Program
US$9390
  • Guaranteed Internship Experience
  • 16-Weeks of In-Classroom, Instructor Lead Software Development Training
  • Portfolio Development Support and Review
  • Student Community Access
  • Access to Elective Evening Courses
  • Assessment Test
  • Resume & Personal Branding Review
  • Professional Interview Preparation
  • Personal Business Cards
  • First day of Work Induction
  • Mentorship
  • 2 Experiential Events
  • 2 Executive Events
  •  Student Community Access
  • Learning Outcomes Review
  • Career Empowerment Program
  • Completion Certificate
Global Student Program
US$9890
  • Guaranteed Internship Experience
  • 16-Weeks of In-Classroom, Instructor Lead Software Development Training
  • Portfolio Development Support and Review
  • Student Community Access
  • Access to Elective Evening Courses
  • Assessment Test
  • Resume & Personal Branding Review
  • Professional Interview Preparation
  • Personal Business Cards
  • First day of Work Induction
  • Mentorship
  • 2 Experiential Events
  • 2 Executive Events
  • Student Community Access
  • Learning Outcomes Review
  • Career Empowerment Program
  • Completion Certificate
  • Health Insurance
  • Immigration Visa Assistance*
Global Student Premium
US$13990
  • Guaranteed Internship Experience
  • 16-Weeks of In-Classroom, Instructor Lead Software Development Training
  • Portfolio Development Support and Review
  • Student Community Access
  • Access to Elective Evening Courses
  • Assessment Test
  • Resume & Personal Branding Review
  • Professional Interview Preparation
  • Personal Business Cards
  •  First day of Work Induction
  • Mentorship
  • 2 Experiential Events
  • 2 Executive Events
  •  Student Community Access
  • Learning Outcomes Review
  • Career Empowerment Program
  • Completion Certificate
  • Health Insurance
  • Immigration Visa Assistance*
  • City Immersion Preparation
  • Housing & Utilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • In-person Orientation
  • Sim Card/Transportation Pass
  • 24/7 Emergency Support

(*) Cost of the Training Visa is included in the price of your internship in Hong Kong. More information here

Please note prices include 4 month Accelerate Boot Camp plus an 8 week Internship placement in Hong Kong.

For Global Student Premium, housing is only inclusive of the 8 week Internship placement phase. If you need additional housing support, please inform Next Step Connections at the time of application.

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