CIS-CBS Venture for All

Programme open to any student attending y9-12 in Hong Kong.

“Venture for All”

Entrepreneurship Camp

For students in Year 9 - 12

Programme capacity: 20 - 25 students


Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 December
Camp Hours: 9:00am- 3:00pm
(students may arrive by 8:50am)


Saturday 8th January, Saturday 15th January
Camp Hours: 9:00am- 1.00pm
(students may arrive by 8:50am)


Saturday 22nd January
 Final Presentations
Camp Hours: 9:00am- 1.00pm
(students may arrive by 8:50am)

Over the Christmas break and continuing into January, CIS will, again, be collaborating with the Columbia Business School (CBS) to run the “Venture for All” entrepreneur camp. 

This year, there will be added incentive for our participants. The winning team will receive HK$5000 to help launch their start-up idea. 

This camp will start over the Christmas break for three full days from Tuesday 28 December until Thursday 30 December. It will then continue for three consecutive Saturdays (8, 15 and 22 January) for half days (9am-1pm). 


  • To provide a world-class programme to inspire and educate CIS students on new venture creation
  • To promote a culture of entrepreneurship at CIS

What is Venture for All?

Columbia Business School’s Venture for All® is a global initiative for talented students and professionals who seek to develop the entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed in the classroom or business world.

Since 2011, CBS has been thoughtfully designing Venture for All® classes to guide students in locations around the globe through the steps necessary to create, develop, and launch innovative programmes, products, and ventures.

The programme uses a proprietary sequence of modules and tools to support the development and launch of your new venture idea.

Hybrid model

This camp will take place at Braemar Hill. Lectures will be conducted by Professor Joseph Rios from Columbia University via Zoom and activities will be facilitated by CIS faculty.


  • Taught by CBS VFA faculty
  • 1-2 teaching assistants


Nadina Schneider
Head of Year 11

Registration Form
  • Students attending Year 9-12 in Hong Kong are eligible to apply.
  • Early Bird discount of $13,300 for applications received by 3 December.
  • Application deadline: 13 December. 

2021 Fees
  • HK$13,800 ($13,300 for Early Birds)
  • Fee inclusive of all materials

  • Partial and full scholarships available
  • Please indicate interest on application form
  • Demonstration of financial need required

  • Design Thinking
  • Opportunity Identification
  • Business Model Development
  • Customer Discovery
  • Value Proposition
  • Key Influencers
  • Early Product Design
  • Start-Up Metrics

A Certificate of Completion will be issued

Future Programmes

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