05. 04. 2020    ISSUE 24

Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Activities Update

Launched by this Centre in 2015-16, the Social Enterprise Startup Scheme has been encouraging CUHK students and recent graduates to make good use of their expertise to establish or expand their social enterprises.

The Social Enterprise Startup Scheme of this academic year has conducted an interview on the 21st of January, after which 16 teams were selected to join the scheme.  These teams are currently preparing themselves to compete for the CUSE Fund with a maximum of HK$100,000 (per team) as seed money.  They were not only allocated to six experienced mentors for obtaining their valuable advice, but they should also attend the “Training Activity (II)” to equip themselves with knowledge of formulating business plans and practical skills of running an enterprise.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the timetable for the “Training Activity (II)” is slightly changed.  The workshops originally fixed on the 5th of February and the 14th of May have been postponed.  Details are as follows:

Workshop on “Strategic Marketing and Value Proposition”

Date : 22 April 2020 (Wednesday)
Time : 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Venue : Room 502, Wong Foo Yuan Building
Speaker : Mr. Alan To (Co-founder of Yum Cha Together)

Workshop on “Financial Management of Business”

Date : 26 May 2020 (Tuesday)
Time : 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Venue : Room 502, Wong Foo Yuan Building
Speaker : Mr. Gordon Lam and Mr. Angus Chau (both mentors of this scheme - biography
    vide here)

As for the workshop on “Social Enterprise Planning and Operation”, it was conducted successfully on the 12th of last month as scheduled.  This workshop was presided by Mr. Kyrus Siu and Mr. Richard Chow (both Directors, Greater China, TSIC) who inspired the 15 participants to explore the most suitable models for their projects, and to make use of the “Theory of Change” to envision the possible social changes that their social enterprises may bring about.

For more information and latest updates about the Social Enterprise Startup Scheme, please click here to visit the Facebook page of CUSE Fund.  If you have any enquiry, please contact Mr. Ng of this Centre at 3943 9249 (Tel) or enoch.ng@cuhk.edu.hk (Email).

Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Activities Update
Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Activities Update

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Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Activities Update

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