24. 01. 2021    ISSUE 28

Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Progress Update

Through training activities, mentorship programme and subsidy from the CUSE Fund, the Social Enterprise Startup Scheme run by this Centre has been encouraging CUHK students and recent graduates to make good use of their expertise to establish or expand their social enterprises.

Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Award Presentation Ceremony of CUSE Fund 2019-20 cum Sharing Session originally fixed in September of last year was re-scheduled for the 13th of this month.  It was conducted via live-streaming drawing an attendance of more than 40 CUHK students and alumni.  Mr. Water Cheung, Senior Partner and CEO, Asia Pacific of StormHarbour Securities (HK) Ltd., officiated at the ceremony and presented awards to the winning teams including 天水圍唱 (Chinese name only), Hot Bath, Gowld Art Centre, and Be/liefThe former three teams were each granted HK$100,000 as seed money whereas the latter team received the Certificate of Merit; all awards serve as a token of encouragement to the teams to continue tackling social issues with innovative and sustainable solutions.  At the sharing session, the moderator Mr. Angus Chau, who is a mentor of this scheme, facilitated exchange between the officiating guest and the awarded teams on kick-starting and running social enterprises in Hong Kong.  Questions raised online were addressed afterwards.

The Social Enterprise Startup Scheme of this academic year will launch its stage 2’s training activities soon with details as follows:

Seminar on “Strategic Marketing and Value Proposition”

Date : 1 March 2021 (Monday)
Time : 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Venue : Room 502, Wong Foo Yuan Building
Speaker : Mr. Alan To (Co-founder of Yum Cha Together)

Sharing Session on “An Innovative Journey of a Young Social Entrepreneur”

Date : 24 March 2021 (Wednesday)
Time : 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Format : Through online platform
Speaker : Miss Bonnie Chiu (Founder cum CEO of Lensational and Managing Director
    of TSIC)

Seminar on “Business Planning and Financial Management”

Date : 12 May 2021 (Wednesday)
Time : 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Venue : Room 502, Wong Foo Yuan Building
Speaker : Mr. Gordon Lam and Mr. Angus Chau (both mentors of this scheme -
    biography via here)

The above activities welcome participation of all CUHK students and alumni.  Interested parties please register here at least one week prior to the activity day.  If there is any enquiry, please contact Mr. Ng of this Centre at 3943 9249 (Tel) or enoch.ng@cuhk.edu.hk (Email).

Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Progress Update
Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Progress Update

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“10 Years of I·CARE - Dreams to be Fulfilled” of University Lecture on Civility 2021

Classics of University Lecture on Civility: More Subtitled Versions Available

“Fitness x Mentorship” Scheme: Recruitment

Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Progress Update

2nd Round of Social Service Projects Scheme: Open for Application

I·CARE NGO Internship Programme (Hong Kong): Call for Application

I·CARE Triennial Report 2016-19

I·CARE Achievers Programme: Recent Development of Core Group

I·CARE Cross-generational Integration Programme: Activities Update

Toolkit for Social Impact Assessment of Yunus Social Business Centre

I·CARE Community Research Scheme: Progress Update

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