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YDC Dare To Change Business Pitch Competition


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!
Registration Deadline: 20 January 2023, 3pm
Register now: https://daretochange.ydc.org.hk/ and Follow our Instagram: YDC_HK

獲取高達港幣十萬元資助 實踐社創點子 成為社會創業家!
Join our Free Social Entrepreneurship Interactive Workshop and Training
Obtain Up to HK$100,000 Prototype Grant and Realize Your Aspiration!

按此報名參加簡介會 Join our Info Sessions!
創新園 — 原型項目(2022年度 第2輪)將於202210月至12月期間舉辦一連串的活動,屆時參加者除了可以免費學習到社會創業必須的實用知識與技巧,認識到在社企營運上有豐富經驗的導師,以及志同道合的創業青年,在業內建立人際網絡外,更有機會於社創演說日獲取高達港幣100,000元的資助,實踐理想!
為了更能幫助有志發展社創事業,但未有團隊或實質計劃的青年,今年我們增設免費互動工作坊環節 *,舉辦體驗式社企工作坊及真人圖書館,讓參加者一起以設計思維共同創造及構思社創原型項目!立即於20221015日(六)或之前報名。名額有限,先到先得!
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!
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創新園 — 原型項目(2022年度 第2輪)
Innovator Farm – Prototype (2022 Intake 2)

原型項目 (Prototype) 申請者資格
– 須為3至6人的隊伍
– 須為香港居民
– 團隊中至少有一名成員為15至25歲^青年;主要申請人需為18歲或以上(只有年滿18歲的隊員可被指名為項目管理人,並負責相關合約、法律事項及銀行帳戶等事務)
– 須參加社創培訓,學習豐盛社創知識體系(內容包括:市場調查、社會效益量度、社會投資回報、財務模型、決策及風險分析、項目管理、社會創新、市場推廣、遊說技巧等)
更多申請詳情,可參考創新園網站 if-program.hk,或報名參加簡介會(網上及現場同步進行*):
– 第一場:2022年10月6日(四)19:30 – 20:30
– 第二場:2022年10月14日(五)16:30 – 17:30
– 互動工作坊                  :2022年10月22日(六)*
– 社創知識培訓(晚上):2022年11月7日(一), 9日(三), 11日(五), 14日(一)及16日(三)#
– 社創點子演說
  演說預演                   :2022年11月19日(六)
  初步審核                      :2022年12月3日(六)@
  社創演說日                  :2022年12月30日(五)
– 互動工作坊                  :2022年10月15日(六)17:00(名額有限,先到先得)
– 社創原型項目資助申請:2022年10月24日(一)17:00
費用全免 Free of Charge
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

按此報名 Apply Now!

Visit our program website for more details.
*   視乎當時疫情及相關規例,地點及形式或會作出更改
^   如就團隊成員組成方面有疑問或其他需要,請聯絡︰if@fses.hk
#   參加隊伍於「社創知識培訓」的出席率必須達到八成,方可進入初步審核
@ 所有參加隊伍必須出席初步審核,實際演說時間將另行個別通知隊伍

*   Venue and arrangements are subject to changes in accordance with the latest COVID-19-related regulations.
^   Please contact us at <if@fses.hk> 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.

關於創新園 About IF Program
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.

關於豐盛社企學會 About FSES
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.

Key features:

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:

  • Mentorship Programme
  • Summer Internship Opportunities
  • Visit to Regulators and Corporations
  • Attend Annual General Meetings of Listed Companies
  • Networking activities
  • 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.

Application procedure and deadline:

Applicants are encouraged to read the Instruction for Online Student Ambassadors Programme Application and submit the application by the stipulated deadline. Registration is now open.

Annual renewal:

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.

Involvement criteria:

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.

For enquiry, please contact Ivy Ho: 2830 6013 or email: student@hkcgi.org.hk

全球暖化🌎、社會共融🧑‍🦽、貧富懸殊💸等圍繞着我們的社會議題,到底可以如何解決❓其實以上議題都包含在聯合國提倡的📍可持續發展目標(SGDs)中,這17個全球目標更與我們的生活息息相關!😎 如果你希望透過創立社企,以行動把SDGs「落地」解決社會問題,請立即報名參加HKSEC 2022-23!💪你有機會獲得高達港幣37萬獎金💰以作支持,為社會和世界出力。

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💰.

👉報名 Register here: https://bit.ly/3AF5dFW
📅截止日期 Enrolment Deadline: 20 Oct 2022 (Thu)
Join the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge (HKSEC)!
You will have the chance to work with partners from the government, the business sector and NGOs to plan businesses that create social value.
Startup Awards
Two Champion Teams will be offered Startup Awards of up to HK$300,000 per team to turn their business ideas into reality. Two Runner-up Teams will receive up to HK$150,000 per team.
Timely Impact Award
HK$50,000 will be given to the team with the business idea that is most relevant in addressing a current challenge of Hong Kong in 2022-23.
Selected award winners may enjoy a fast track to pitch in competitions in Asia and regions beyond.
日期&時間 Date & Time:
17 Sep 2022 (Sat) | 15:00 – 17:00

主題 Topic:
SDGs Around the Corner
形式 Format:
Facebook直播 Live
語言 Language:
More details please click here
hksec.hk | facebook.com/hksec
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.
Enquiry: 3943 9525 / 3943 9628 / 3943 1649 | info@hksec.hk

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.
Register NOW
For more information and speakers’ details, please check out HKSEC’s website: https://hksec.hk/events/hksec-academy/. 
Follow HKSEC on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on their future events!


HKSEC Academy 致力支持 HKSEC 校友及其他年輕社會創新者的成長和專業發展。在這一系列 12 場網上研討會中👩‍🏫,參加者能加深對金融科技、社會效益量度📏及氣候變化🌳等廣泛主題的理解。這些知識及技能將進一步為他們日後的社會創新及創業之旅作好準備💪
🕠時間:17:30 – 18:15
💬語言: 廣東話或英語
Smart Tips for SMEs: Busting Corruption Myths
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.
More useful information and ethics resources for SMEs and Start-ups are available on the HKBEDC’s “SMEs and Start-ups Corner”.  You are also invited to subscribe e-news and follow LinkedIn page of the HKBEDC to receive its latest updates.

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