In February, a group of students participated in the “HKUST-WBB x MIT Node Fintech Academy” (the Academy), a two-week program using a project-based learning approach to provide students with insights on the latest fintech trends and enterprising opportunities to engage with the industry.
Organized by the World Bachelor in Business Program of HKUST Business School, the learning experience was designed and delivered by MIT Node who connected support from Prudential Hong Kong as the corporate sponsor. The Fintech and Green Finance Projects of the HKUST Business School and the FinTech Association of Hong Kong were also supporters. A total of 42 HKUST students from over ten different degree programs were divided into six teams to participate in learning sessions, a company visit, and a two-day industrial challenge. All teams showed their hard work and ingenuity in the challenge, developing venture proposals for building better insurance technology solutions in digital innovations and the metaverse, and pitching their concepts and solutions to a panel of judges on the Final Day of the Academy.