Spare no penny but 5 minutes of your life to pitch your innovative business ideas in front of seasoned executives, and you may get,
one-to-one mentorship and certificate as the best headway
total of over HKD 100, 000 as start-up fund to the winning teams
an office offered by the HKSTP on free rental basis to the winning teams
Awards for teams working in different business development stages! – Business Idea Award, Potential Startup Award, Social Care Award
We welcome all current students studying full-time in tertiary education institutes in Hong Kong and 2022 full-time tertiary programmes graduates from Hong Kong institutes. Each team may draw members from different faculties or institutes to form team of 1-4 member(s).
It is now open for enrollment on-line and is totally free of charge!
Generation Z is aspiring, creative, and enjoys high autonomy. Instead of looking for high-paid jobs, these passionate youths desire to integrate their interests, ambitions, and beliefs into their businesses. However, in reality, the constraints and limitations seem to make the purposeful ambition of social entrepreneurship difficult to achieve.
To support these youths, Fullness Social Enterprises Society (FSES) launched Innovator Farm (IF Program) – a tailor-made program for youths aged 15 to 25, providing necessary social entrepreneurship support to them. The IF Program propels youths forward to actualize their visions, explore their futures career, and unleash their abilities.
Training events of Innovator Farm Prototype (2022 Intake 2) will be taking place from October to December 2022. Participants will acquire practical skills and knowledge for social entrepreneurship and build their social network by meeting up with experienced business mentors and like-minded young entrepreneurs. More importantly, they will have the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas to get up to HK$100,000 grants on Pitching Day.
This year, we are organizing a FREE interactive workshop for the first time to better facilitate youths who haven’t got any concrete ideas yet. Participants can join experiential social enterprise workshops and human library sessions, and co-create social innovation prototypes by design thinking. Apply on or before 15 October 2022 (Sat) – first come, first served!
If you or your friends are creative, enthusiastic and enterprising, grasp this chance to rediscover different communities and beneficiaries groups, equip yourself with the knowledge of social entrepreneurship, get inspired, and share your ideas with fellow participants! Apply now to embark on your adventurous journey of social entrepreneurship!
Eligibility for Prototype Applicants – Must be a team of 3 to 6 – Must be Hong Kong Residents – Have at least 1 team member be a youth aged 15-25 ^; The principal applicant must be aged 18 or above (The principal applicant is liable for agreement signing and handling other legal and bank-related matters) – Training is compulsory to acquire FSES Social Entrepreneurship Body of Knowledge (including market research, Social Impact Measurement, Social Return on Investment, financial modelling, decision-making and risk analysis, project management, social innovation, social marketing, pitching skills, etc.)
For more information about the application, please visit Innovator Farm’s website on en.if-program.hk, or attend our Information Sessions (available both online and on-site *): – Information Session 1: 6 October 2022 (Thu) 19:30 – 20:30 – Information Session 2: 14 October 2022 (Fri) 16:30 – 17:30 Details & application form: https://forms.gle/T5M7N6un3hZsbHWj7
Important Dates – Interactive Workshops: 22 October 2022 (Sat) * Details & application form: https://forms.gle/KCMdihft6eiW2WTg7 – SE Training (evening) : 7, 9, 11, 14 & 16 November 2022 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Mon & Wed) # – Pitching Dragons’ Den : 19 November 2022 (Sat) Pre-screening Day : 3 December 2022 (Sat) @ Pitching Day : 30 December 2022 (Fri)
Application Deadlines – Interactive Workshops: 15 October 2022 (Sat) 17:00 (Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis) – Prototype Grant : 24 October 2022 (Mon) 17:00
* Venue and arrangements are subject to changes in accordance with the latest COVID-19-related regulations. ^ Please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any inquiries about the team formation. # Applying teams must attend Training with a minimum of 80% attendance as a requisite for Pre-screening Day. @ All participating teams must attend the Pre-screening Day. The pitching timeslots will be informed individually.
Powered by Fullness Social Enterprises Society (FSES) and funded by SIE Fund, “Innovator Farm” (IF Program) is an innovative program where young people aged 15-25 can find the necessary nutrition and environment to grow their social innovation dreams. Unleashing the innate ability of youths, the IF Program aims to inspire them to develop creative solutions for tackling social problems and addressing the needs of the underprivileged in Hong Kong.
Fullness Social Enterprises Society (FSES) was set up as a non-profit organisation in 2011. Its mission is to promote the social entrepreneurship development and city transformation in Hong Kong for societal betterment through a team of pracademia and knowledge volunteers. FSES works to create practical knowledge to social enterprises and develops a structured Social Entrepreneurship Body of Knowledge (SE-BoK) for Hong Kong. The knowledge volunteer team are equipped with different expertise steering projects in five major areas, such as Social, Consumer, Church, Commercial and Education.
The HKCGI Student Ambassadors Programme (SAP) provides a platform for undergraduates from local universities to better understand the dual qualification and career prospects of Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional. It helps student ambassadors develop their potential as future leaders in governance.
Over the years, more than 2,000 undergraduates from local universities have become HKCGI student ambassadors.
CONNECT: Meet industry professionals via internships, mentorship, visits and networking events.
SHARE: Join events and participate in organising activities with fellow SAs.
SAP activities include:
Summer Internship Opportunities
Visit to Regulators and Corporations
Attend Annual General Meetings of Listed Companies
Professional and Soft Skills Workshops
Who is eligible?
Undergraduates of all local universities in any discipline who are willing to take on a challenge and seise an opportunity.
Registration Fee: HKD120
The registration fee is HKD120. Successful registrants are eligible to participate in all SAP activities throughout the undergraduate study.
Student ambassador is required to attend at least two SAP activities per academic year in order to maintain his/her student ambassador status in the following year and receive a certificate of participation. Undergraduate who is at his/her final year of study is not applicable for annual renewal.
The Institute reserves all rights to select student ambassadors and the opportunities for their involvement in the SAP activities such as mentorship, internship and training. Their participation and attitude in attending the SAP activities and events are key benchmarks of the selection criteria.
What are some solutions to social issues in today’s society, such as global warming, inclusion and wealth disparity? The above-mentioned issues have actually been included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted by the United Nations, and these 17 SDGs are interconnected to our everyday life. Apply the HKSEC 2022-23 NOW if you have the aspiration to make SDGs a reality by establishing a social enterprise! You can make an impact to the world and society, together with a chance of winning up to HK$370,000 cash prize.
The Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge (HKSEC) is a social venture startup competition organized by the Center for Entrepreneurship of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and sponsored by the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau.
Since its inception in 2007, over 9,300 post-secondary undergraduate and postgraduate students and fresh graduates from 145 academic institutions have been participating and generating over 1,600 business ideas for social enterprise. Through a structured competition model, HKSEC encourages students to employ a creative entrepreneurial approach to solve real world social issues. HKSEC aims to accelerate the growth of social enterprise startups led by young people.
Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge (HKSEC) presents the new Webinar Series: HKSEC Academy. The HKSEC Academy aims to support the growth and professional development of HKSEC alumni and other young social innovators.
In this series of 12 webinars, the participants would be able to update their knowledge and deepen their understanding in wide ranging topics such as Fintech, Social Impact Measurement and Climate Change etc. This knowledge as well as skills could further equip them for their social innovation and entrepreneurship journey.
The webinars would take place every other Tuesday from 17:30 to 18:15 via Zoom, from 10 May to 11 Oct 2022. If you are interested to learn more about social innovation and social entrepreneurship, grasp this opportunity and register now to meet and learn with like-minded people!
Date: 10 May – 11 Oct 2022 (Tue) (Every other Tuesday)* Time: 17:30 – 18:15 Format: Zoom Language: Cantonese/ English
*The 7th Webinar will be held on Saturday (30 Jul 2022), exact time TBC.
Running a business requires profound knowledge and skills. Whether you are a novice entrepreneur or an experienced businessman, you may have been caught in corruption myths. Established under the auspices of the Community Relations Department of the ICAC, the Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre (HKBEDC) has released a new issue of the “Smart Tips for SMEs” feature articles series to help proprietors debunk some common corruption myths in business operations. You may click here to download the article.
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