Startup Weekend HK: Social Innovation
Friday, July 22 - 24, 2016
Friday, July 22 - 24, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
The BASE, HKUST (Lift27-28, 1/F)
Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology
Change the world at the next Startup Weekend Social Innovation!
You may have long noticed many social problems around you. And yet no existing system can solve them…
Here’s your opportunity - to turn these problems into solutions with viable business plans, in just 54 exciting hours. Work with other technologists, entrepreneurs, designers, mobile developers and product experts to be the next CHANGEMAKER!
In Startup Weekend Social Innovation, we care about social impact, as well as the business strategy; we care about your passion for a better world, as well as your wisdom in entrepreneurship.
- You will tackle social problems in an innovative way! Do bring your kindness here, because we need to see your concern for social good.
- You will build amazing teams, and cooperate with them. It will be an uncensored taste of what it’s like to be entrepreneur: volatile, chaotic but full of surprises.
- You will also access awesome mentors, judges & speakers. Some are successful social innovators themselves, some excel in entrepreneurship… They are all there to help you along the journey.
Come and spend the most mind-blowing 54 hours of your life with us at the Startup Weekend Social Innovation! See you there!
Friday July 22nd
Saturday July 23rd
Sunday July 24th
Deputy Head, HKCSS-HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre
Before joining SEBC, Richard served WebOrganic, a social enterprise wholly owned by HKCSS, as Senior Manager of Marketing and Technical Support. He was also one of the founding team members.
Between 2008-2011, he managed the Digital Solidarity Fund, and TechDonation, an online technology donation platform, as Project Manager of Information Technology Resource Centre (ITRC) of HKCSS. He also initiated and participated in the development of District Cyber Centre Alliance and ITRC Forum, the largest non-profit information technology forum in Hong Kong. Prior to joining HKCSS, Richard served Microsoft Hong Kong as Community Affairs Program Specialist, and Sing Tao Daily as a reporter.
Richard is an MBA graduate of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and exchanged out to London Business School for entrepreneurship training. He received his Bachelor degree in Communication and Media Management, and was being awarded the University Medal from the University of South Australia.
Founder of Golden Age Foundation, Founder & Vice-Chair of Education for Good
Rebecca has been participating actively in community and voluntary works over the past three decades. After retiring from her own business, Rebecca has turned from a business entrepreneur to a serial social entrepreneur. She is a strong advocate of social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Hong Kong and Greater China. She is currently:
Founder of Golden Age Foundation
Founder & Vice-Chair of Education for Good
Founder of Ednovators
Founder & Hon Secretary of Social Impact Fellows
Director of Teach For Hong Kong
Director of Social Investors Club
Writer of the Hong Kong Economic Journal
Rebecca is also a most sought after Speaker and Trainer for charities, corporations and tertiary institutes on social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Director of Social Innovation, Social Ventures Hong Kong
Executive Director, Urban Spring, Co-Founder, 43 Ventures
Coaches and Mentors
Previously, Arnold has served 3 years as Institutional Sales in Goldman Sachs covering Greater China's institutional clients such as sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, insurance companies and corporations. During his time in Goldman Sachs, Arnold served as Summer Program Champion and managed the firms' summer internship program. He represented the firm in campus recruiting and has involved in selection of incoming graduates.
Arnold attained 10 Distinctions in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination in 2006. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BBA in Global Business Studies and Harvard Business School with a MBA. During his MBA, he has focused his studies on Education Innovations and Technology and conducted a research on EdTech accelerators and incubators.
Co-Founder and CEO，Easycare
Co-Founder and CEOBuilt up E-commerce companies from scratch to sales within 56 days, Ava managed to expand business with her team with successful track record and revenue over HKD 8 million per month. With experience at Haiwan, Lashou, Groupon, etc, Ava found Easycare with an amazing team that consists of different expertizes with passion to serve.
With a Master degree in Business Analytics and consultancy, Ava is specialized in strategic planning and business development. She has over 9 years of working experience, of which 5 years in E-commerce and startups. She is the Former Country Manager of Haiwan.com, Former Country Manager of Lashou and Department Head of Groupon China.
She is also a qualified Personal Care Worker herself.
Gigi obtained her Doctorate at the age of 26 from Singapore Nanyang Technological University on regenerative medicine for cardiac restoration therapy utilizing patented biomaterial-stem cell-bioreactor system. During which she worked in-parallel as a project officer for the 4 years and spent a research attachment at Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
After returning to Hong Kong and prior to joining Vitargent, Gigi found the award-winning eco-social innovation enterprise, DunDum Solutions Group Limited; while being a lecturer at the Technological and Higher Education Institute; as well as consultant for numerous investment, skincare and biotechnology projects.
Involving also actively in community and youth development projects, her social dedication, academic achievement, research excellence and entrepreneurship spirit have been recognized by over 20 prestigious scholarships and awards, allowing her being reported or invited to be speaker at over 30 media and seminars.
Assistant Programme Manager, Good Seed
Mohammed currently works as the Entrepreneur in Residence with the Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong. He teaches Entrepreneurship and Cooking to teenagers.
He has experience working with NGOs, schools, intra governmental organisations like UNICEF and UNESCO and governments. Besides education he is interested in how people learn, social impact, disruptive technologies, design, aviation, hiking, cooking and running.
Read more: http://hk.thenewslens.com/article/39983
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In March 2014, Ryan was inspired by his father’s retirement. He and two like-minded friends decided to set-up a Social Enterprise, a digital platform serving and focus on the young-old generation. Happy-Retired’s vision is enabling the retirees to cultivate a meaningful life for social good. He named the company “Happy-Retired”. Ryan holds the title Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Having the opportunity in September, 2014, Happy-Retired entered HK Science Park Incubation Programme.
In 2015, Happy-Retired joined a competition, The Hong Kong ICT Awards and won “The Best Start-up Award”
Later of the year Happy-Retired won “The Social & Technology Award” in E2-Entrepreneur Square Day 2015 sponsored by the Government SIE Fund.
Happy-Retired is operating for more than two years now and Ryan is proud of Happy-Retired’s 20,000 users and the number of users continues to grow every day.
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.
Co-founder and CTO of Well Being Digital Limited (WBD)
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend HK: Social Innovation team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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