Hong Kong Startup Weekend Change Makers
Friday, October 2 - 4, 2015
Friday, October 2 - 4, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Jockey Club Innovation Tower
12/F, Jockey Club Innovation Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Startup Weekend Change Makers
On the public holiday of the 28th of September we will be bringing together entrepreneurs, designers, tech-developers and those with a passion about social innovation, to see the challenges for themselves through site visits in Hong Kong. Then the following weekend (2nd-4th of October) the Startup Weekend begins! and you will have 54 hours to blow our minds. If you have a passion to innovate and make the world a better place then come along and join the action!
變革者創業週末(Startup Weekend Change Makers)，是一個在54個小時內，將社創意念付諸實踐的活動。來自各方的科技開發人員、設計師、社會企業家和社區領袖會走到一起，分享想法，組建團隊，打造產品和發起令人驚嘆的社會企業。基於在里約熱內盧首次舉辦變革者創業週末的成功，世界各地陸續舉辦變革者創業週末。我們希望藉著創業精神和科技來實踐社創意念，造福香港社區以至世界各地！
在9月28日這個公眾假期，我們將會招聚各方企業家、設計師、科技開發人員和對於社會創新滿有熱忱的各界人士，一起通過實地考察去親身了解香港社會所面對的挑戰。然後，在緊接著的下週末（10月2日 - 4日）變革者創業週末開始！你會共有54個小時去打造意念然後付諸實踐。如果你有社會創新的熱忱，希望世界變得更美好的話，請一起來，並加入行動吧！
Why should you register?
Build your network
Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
Actually launch a business
You as a participant of this event and the presenter of your idea can join this community to actually work upon your idea and build your business under guidance and support of global, national and local supporters and collaborators. Take your idea to prototype.
Get face time with thought leaders
Get one-on-one time with the experienced startup community leaders and mentors. Meet and get valuable feedback from a panel of judges and startup coaches.
Join a global community
Startup Weekend alumni span across all the continents and scores of cities.
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. Build your own strategy and test it as you go
Early bird tickets are priced at HK$250 till the 10th of September (prices rise after this date) - This includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners, with loads of drinks and snacks to keep you going through the night.
活動收費 9月10日或之前報名，門票收費為HK$250（在此日期後價格將調升）- 包括兩份早餐、兩份午餐、三份晚餐、飲品和其他小吃，由早到晚助你保持充沛活力。
Why is this Startup Weekend Change Makers so unique?
On the Bank Holiday Monday (28th of September) before the Startup Weekend: We have managed reserved some seats for the Excursion organized by the Asian Consortium, part of the 10DayFest under the Jockey Club Design Institute of Social Innovation. The Asian Consortium is a by-invitation only event which covers 4 main topics: Ageing and Well-being, Sustainable City, Social Economy & Entrepreneurship and Resilient Community. The Excursion will take 100+ social innovators from different parts of Asia to local sites to experience and witness social innovation movements in the city.
**Seats will be allocated based on a first-come-first-served basis. The enrollment details will be emailed to participants who have purchsed early-bird tickets around Sep 11.**
9月28日下午：香港理工大學賽馬會社會創新設計院 （J.C.DISI）的年度旗艦活動社會創新節（十日節）當中的十日·亞細亞:集集會將雲集各地的社創者分享四大社會議題的創新項目, 包括人口老化、社會企業、建立和諧城市及可持續城市。此活動只限受邀請人士參與，我們特別為變革者創業週末的早鳥報名者預留位置參與此活動舉辦的實地考察（十日·亞細亞︰處處遊），讓他們與不同界別的人士親身感受香港的社會議題，以探索社會創新如何在香港紮根，改變社會； 為創業週末尋找解決社會困境的可能性作準備。
Organizers, Judges and mentors are all volunteers.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday October 2nd
Saturday October 3rd
Sunday October 4th
Mr. Timothy Ma, JP, RSW, FCRP
Executive Director, Project Flame: Social innovation & Entrepreneurship@CityU
Timothy is now one of Non-executive Directors of Urban Renewal Authority, ex-member of Elderly Commission, Lottery Fund Advisory Committee, Board member of Social Workers Registration Board, as well as Executive Council member of Hong Kong Housing Society. He is also a co-opted member of the Task Force on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund. He also serves as training consultant and advisor for NPI (Shanghai) and SEI (Taiwan).
At the University, Alvin has been a faculty member teaching and researching across the fields of Social Innovation, Public space and City design, Exhibition and Curatorship, Creative industry and the Pearl River Delta. His curatorial projects break new ground at home and internationally, notably DETOUR (2009,10,13), the young designer festival in the region, Hong Kong pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale (2006,2014), Fashion Forward Festival (2013,2014), and Asia's first Social Innovation Festival (2013,2014,2015). His projects were exhibited in Rome, London, Barcelona, Helsinki, Istanbul, Berlin, Bilbao, Moscow, Cologne, Paris, Shanghai, Taipei amongst other cities. Received his professional terminal degree from the Architectural Association, Alvin has built in Toronto, Manchester, Hong Kong. Alvin was a winner of Hong Kong Institute of Architects Award in 2007 and Rome Scholar in 2004. Alvin received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2011 and Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service on HKSAR 2010 Honours List.
Coaches and Mentors
Rando has been an active speaker / contributor in seminars and round-tables, supporting institutions such as Bloomberg, Deloitte, EY, HKICPA, IIRC, Australian Institute of Company Directors, World Green Organization, Sustainable Cosmetic Summit (SCS), Chinese University and HKUST.
"Ask me about design and how people react and use space."
Trained as an architect at school and was practicing in New York for many years until I moved back to Hong Kong where I began my design studio. Feeling blessed everyday for being able to do what I love.
Passionate in supporting younger generation, by providing mentorship and internship to students, and deliver speech and guest lecture in universities.
In 2012, SL had co-founded his first company SLLIN Consultants with his partners. As the Director and the support from his partners, SL drives the growth of the company quickly, from 2 people to over 30 staff in 3 years time.
Since 2015, SL also responsible for evaluate new business opportunities for investment for HITA Group.
Area of Interest:
- A.I. (Artificial Neural Network)
- Youth Development
- Music Industry
In 2016, SL became the Program Director and lead for the execution team of Google EYE Program. On the other hand, he also became the programme host of DBC radio station, to connecting independent music to public.
I have been an entrepreneur for the past 10 years. Most recently I founded Doggie Goodie, a company focused on pet products that is distributed across Asia, Europe, and the US. At the end of 2014, Doggie Goodie was sold to a private buyer.
Prior to starting Doggie Goodie, I worked in the US as a Technology Consultant and had client engagements all over the country.
I regularly speak at international lectures as well as being a part time lecture at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
"Ask me about social entrepreneurship and impact investing"
Mac Ling is the Managing Partner of Coaching Collective and the Director of Asia Operations for the Center for Advanced Coaching. Mac is also a registered consultant for the UNDP Asia Pacific Leadership Consultancy.
A global executive who has lived throughout Asia and the United States, Mac's wealth of experience, leading organizations in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments around the globe, has given him a unique perspective around leadership development and cross-cultural integration. He has a passion for creating transformation in people to reach and exceed goals, increase success, and deliver more impact in their respective contexts.
I switched from finance to education entrepreneurship 6 years ago and have been enjoying every moment of it since. I am now the co-founder of 3 education ventures serving kids from 6 months to 20 years old. Outside work, I love traveling to exotic countries and spending time with my 3 boys (husband and 2 canine kids).
I am passionate about our society and would love to share my experiences with startups and like-minded people.
"Ask me about Design"
“Ask me about how to NOT just make something that makes yourself feels good…”
Prior to starting Popscout, Romain worked as a media & tech equity analyst for a major asset management firm and spent time volunteering as a skipper in the northern hemisphere seas. He studied economics at the University of Birmingham, UK.
His artistic background in conjunction with his technical expertise allows him to utilise emerging technologies to create innovative products and award winning advertising campaigns. He is the co-founder of Dimsumlabs, Hong Kong’s first Hackerspace, where he runs regular technology based workshops. In his spare time, Manolis hacks hardware and writes code for his art projects.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Hong Kong Startup Weekend Change Makers team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Venue And Education Sponsor
Startup Weekend Hong Kong is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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