This is a common question we field from students, so we thought we would share our perspective on this. The simple answer is: yes and no. Starting a company requires a deep understanding of the market and problem you are addressing. No amount of software engineering will substitute that.
There are different methods to learn software engineering in Hong Kong. The four most common ones are: obtaining a degree in Computer Science; self-learning; bootcamps; and postgraduate programmes like diplomas and master’s degrees. This post discusses some considerations to decide if self-learning is the right route for you.