How to be Entrepreneurial where you are

Posted on November 30, 2016


Updated Dec. 3, 2016 Here is the link to our interview –

In honor of the White House’s event the “United Day of Women” on Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 we will be interviewing, Dr. Bee Leng Chua, who is the Executive Director of HiBeam – .  HiBeam stands for Hawaii Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors. Our interview will focus on Entrepreneurship & Innovation, one of the six pillars of The United State of Women movement. 

Bee Leng helps to mentor, connect  and counsel Entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of developing technology and life sciences . These companies are often in need of very specific advice and direction in order to structure and position their enterprise to succeed. In particular, they need to be aware of critical strategies to make their companies attractive to investors. The right set of advisor’s may be extremely difficult to assemble, particularly if entrepreneurs are not immediately considered viable investment prospects.


Bee Leng is committed to entrepreneurship education. She has served:  Mentor at the Lean LaunchPad at National University of Singapore (NUS), a program that accelerates commercialization of scientific research; NUS Overseas College: and supervises the students in Beijing and Shanghai in their business case writing on Chinese startups, and market validation studies.

Dr. Bee Leng Chua was the founding Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business Administration at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). She was also Associate Professor of Management,teaching strategic management, entrepreneurship and organizational behavior in the MBA Programs. Bee Leng was founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). At CUHK, she held positions of Associate Professor of Management, and Associate Director of MBA Programmes.

Bee Leng earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. She is a citizen of Singapore and lived in Hong Kong for 18 years before coming to Hawaii in August 2007. In October 2010, Bee Leng received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the College of Fine Arts and Communication of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. She was the Commencement Speaker to the 2013 graduates of UWSP –


Check back on Saturday to listen to our interview with Bee Leng Chua and to learn more on how to apply the Entrepreneurial spirit to your all area’s of your life.

The President and Michelle Obama along with the White House continue to make “The United State of Women” an important part of the movement forward for gender equality:

“There’s a lot that’s been done by and for women and girls, but there’s still plenty to do. Convened by the White House, the Summit rallied all of us together to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how The United State of Women and our allies are going to take action moving forward. Together, we can take on these key gender equality issues and make a powerful difference in our collective future.”

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