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Youth Entrepreneurship Series: Samson, Co-founder of Gradient Brewery

“Start your own business at younger ages if you are passionate about it.” Gradient Brewery is a local craft beer brand which has a retail store in Sai Yun Pun. It also supplies craft beers to local restaurants and retail stores. Samson, co-founder of Gradient Brewery, is the brewer and the marketer of the brand. He had planned to develop overseas markets when he founded the Brewery. Nevertheless, the business sales plunged due to COVID-19 and there was insufficient cash flow for expansion. Samson and other co-founders had little time to rest, not to mention a halt in their income for more than half a year. Yet, with confidence, perseverance and funding support, Gradient Brewery has overcome its challenges. Let’s watch the video below to learn more about Samson’s entrepreneurial story. (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese)   The project is launched with the support from The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups “Youth Business Hong Kong” scheme. The scheme provides financial and other practical supports to young people to attain their goals. Please visit the official website for more details on application.

Youth Entrepreneurship Series: Bosco, founder of WEDO GLOBAL

“Build your business inch by inch if you have an idea.” Bosco, founder of WEDO GLOBAL notices that the difference in languages and skin colours have resulted in misconceptions of other ethnic groups. This motivates him to become an advocate of cultural inclusion. WEDO GLOBAL aims at promoting cultural diversity by training people of diverse race as community tour guides and organises cultural tours, workshops as well as overseas cultural expeditions. Amid the COVID-19 epidemic, WEDO GLOBAL has set up an additional “We Mask Action” programme which engages women of diverse race in designing and producing face masks with the aim to increase their income and promote cultural inclusion. Bosco appreciates the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups for providing a network and promotional platform for reaching the youth. Let’s watch the video below to learn more about Bosco’s entrepreneurial story. (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese) >>Related Story: Social Entrepreneur Series - Companions in an inclusive community [Community Participation]<<   Innovative Venture - WE MASK Action The innovative venture mentioned above is funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund and assisted and supported by the Fund’s intermediaries in project implementation.  The details of the innovative venture are as follows: Name of Organisation: WEDO GLOBAL Service nature: Healthcare Beneficiary group: People of diverse race Project type: Prototype Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator The project is launched with the support from The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups “Youth Business Hong Kong” scheme. The scheme provides financial and other practical supports to young people to attain their goals. Please visit the official website for more details on application.

Youth Entrepreneurship Series: Ian, founder of Rock-Solid Engineering Construction Company

“There could be mountains ahead to climb, yet you need to give it a try.” Ian is the founder of Rock-Solid Engineering Construction Company Limited, a company which provides scaffolding service. He believes that it is essential for entrepreneurs to embrace challenges. At the initial phase of his business, for instance, he had been active in networking activities to search for clients. Although there were challenges posed by the epidemic, he continued to be committed and did not give up his business.  For interested young people, Ian advises them that the keys to success are to understand one’s characteristics and to have courage even in face of difficulties. Let’s watch the video below to learn more about Ian’s entrepreneurial story. (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese)   The project is launched with the support from The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups “Youth Business Hong Kong” scheme. The scheme provides financial and other practical supports to young people to attain their goals. Please visit the official website for more details on application.

Youth Entrepreneurship Series: Cos&Play Studio – a cosplay workshop

“There is a chance if you try and none if you don’t.” Mickey is a cosplay lover. He noticed that the cosplay culture lacked popularity in Hong Kong and decided to start a business in the field. With the support from his family, he founded the “Cos&Play Studio” to organise regular programmes and activities on cosplay costumes and props making. The Studio also provides a space for networking and workshop rental. Mickey believes that it is essential for an entrepreneur to have faith and step forward to realise one’s dream without hesitation. Let’s watch the video below to learn more about Mickey’s entrepreneurial story. (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese)   The project is launched with the support from The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups “Youth Business Hong Kong” scheme. The scheme provides financial and other practical supports to young people to attain their goals. Please visit the official website for more details on application.

Hong Kong Young Ambassador Scheme 2021/22

The Hong Kong Young Ambassador Scheme (the Scheme) is co-organised by the Tourism Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.  The Scheme has attracted more than 4,300 young people since its inception in 2001, who are passionate about promoting hospitality in Hong Kong and its diversified tourism to visitors all over the world.  Looking ahead, the Scheme will continue its effort in nurturing a group of energetic young pepole to be hospitable ambassadors of Hong Kong through distinctive voluntary services, in the hope of: - promoting a sense of courtesy and helpfulness to visitors and fostering a culture of hospitality - cultivating a mindset that embraces service excellence - enhancing the sense of belonging and understanding of the diverse culture of Hong Kong

[Youth Hostel] The HKFYG Youth Hostel "PH2"

The HKFYG Youth Hostel PH2 of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) is Hong Kong’s first all-purpose youth hostel under the Youth Hostel Scheme. It is located at 2 Po Heung Street, Tai Po Market, and was formerly a HKFYG Youth S.P.O.T. Having been rebuilt and reprovisioned into a 20-storey building, it now comprises the Youth S.P.O.T. on the ground and first floors, communal facilities for PH2 on the second and third floors, and accommodation units from floors 4 to 19. PH2 provides single units for one-person households and co-living units for two- and three-person households. During their residence, young people will have the opportunity of a diversified learning journey which would enhance their life skills including financial planning, living in community, self-awareness and sharing with others. These competencies will be nurtured through activities and services provided by the Tai Po Youth S.P.O.T. which will be their support safety net. Click here to tour the PH2 units in 360-degree photosEligibility - Hong Kong permanent resident aged 18 or above but below 31 as at the application deadline.- Monthly income not exceeding HKD24,100 for a one-person household applicant. (The household income level of a two-person household applicant should not exceed twice that of a one-person household).- Total net asset not exceeding HKD379,875 and HKD759,750 respectively for a one-person household and a two-person household.- Working youth who do not own or co-own any domestic property in Hong Kong. Details: https://ph2.hkfyg.org.hkEnquiry tel: 2656 0009

TOP provides about 100 internship placements!

Telecommunications Opportunities Programme (TOP) is the job-creation scheme dedicated to the telecommunications industry, commissioned by the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) and administered by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), under the HKSAR Government’s Anti-epidemic Fund, with the aim of creating 12-month full-time jobs in the telecommunications sector for young people. TOP equips young people to be more competitive, as well as enhancing their employability and nuturing youth talents for the industry.The Programme provides about 100 internship placements offered by various telecommunications-related companies to young people through the HKFYG’s strong networks. Vacancies include positions for software programmers, assistant engineers and sales and marketing trainees.   Applicants who joining TOP should:- be a HKSAR resident of the age of 18 or above holding a valid Hong Kong Identity Card;- be a holder of accredited certificates, diplomas, degrees obtained in programmes of post-secondary and tertiary institutes, or have relevant work experience in telecommunications industry;- be a fresh graduate in 2020 or 2021 with no work experience, or has no more than five years’ work experience.If you are interested in applying for relevant positions, please refer to Job Vacancies website.    

Win HK$5,000 by joining an entrepreneurship training course!

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) Social Innovation and Youth Business Unit is going to organise the “Youth Entrepreneurship Training Course”. Not only half of the tuition fee will be refunded to participants with an attendance of 80% or above, but a post-course Business Plan Competition will also be held with prizes up to HK$5,000! The course contents will cover finance, lease management and tax, online marketing strategies and brand building, customer relationship management etc. Entrepreneurs will also be invited to share their startup experiences. At the end of the course, participants may join the Business Plan Competition for a grand prize of HK$5,000.   The second term of the Course will be held from March to April 2021. The deadline of registration is March 10, 2021. The total course fee is HK$1,000. Participants with an attendance of 80% or above may receive HK$500 refund in a month after the completion of the Course along with a course certificate. Please visit the official website for further details on course content and registration method.   Date: March to April 2021 Lessons: A total of 8 Lessons (An extra lesson: Business Plan Competition) Time: 7pm to 10pm Venue: Room B-E, 11/F, Genesis, 33-35 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong Target: Aged 18-35, youth interested in entrepreneurship Language: Cantonese