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"Own My Path" Skills Transformation Training Programme

About the Programme The HKFYG Leadership Institute will organise a brand-new training series -  "Own My Path" Skills Transformation Training Programme. The programme aims to provide young people with future skills training and practical vocational experiences, so as to help them adapt to the new normal of the "gig economy" during the pandemic and thus enhance their career and financial prospects. By gaining insights from market experts and start-up entrepreneurs, as well as engaging in online self-learning, participants will be able to quickly boost their hard and soft skills, such as digital literacy, financial management, creativity, innovation, communication, collaboration, entrepreneurship, resilience, and growth mindset. As participants operate online stores and physical market stalls under supervision, they will get to enhance a variety of vocational skills, transform their core skills, learn to adjust their mentality, become more resilient, and broaden their career potential in an ever-changing economy, so as to foster long-term financial autonomy and prepare for the future. Target Participants Young people aged 18 to 35 (Tertiary students and Working youth) Online Application and Deadlines Phase 1 Application: On or before 23 October 2021Phase 2 Application: On or before 23 November 2021 >>Click here to apply now Please refer to the Programme website for more information.

T-box Workshop on “Finding new opportunities and new partners from Korea”

As global economic activities gradually resume, enterprises are looking for new business opportunities in the post pandemic era. Korea offers tremendous potential for your business expansion. As the 10th largest country in GDP and the 9th largest country in international trade, Korea possesses the world's best digital infrastructure, ranking 1st in smartphone penetration rate, broadband, 5G. As a business hub of northeast Asia, Korea has signed FTAs with 57 countries (77% of global GDP). The Korean government has also announced to invest US$183 billion until 2025 on digital new deal, green new deal and human new deal.This webinar, co-organised by HKTDC T-box and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), aims to help Hong Kong companies and start-ups better understand the huge business potential in Korea. Representatives and experts will guide you on the market environment and the latest FDI investment trends, profitable policies and preferential measures to help you navigate business opportunities in Korea.The 35-minute business advisory consultation following the webinar will allow you to exchange with expert consultants regarding legal and customs, tax and labour issues, etc. Register and share your question with us to capture this valuable opportunity!

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2021

Celebrating its 6th anniversary, this year Asia’s flagship FinTech event Hong Kong FinTech Week will be held in an innovative hybrid format that combines physical and virtual experiences on November 1-5, 2021. Thousands of industry professionals are expected to attend the in-person conference and expo at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre and a variety of satellite events across the city. Over 1.2 million attendees from across the world will join the live stream.

Shaping Your Path for Entrepreneurship - Cyberport Entrepreneurship Programme Sharing Session

Join the session to learn the best entrepreneurship experiences offered by Cyberport, including tips to apply for Cyberport Creative Micro Fund and Cyberport Incubation Programme! What do you expect:- Sharing by Cyberport's start-ups on their path to entrepreneurship- CCMF and Incubation Programme application tips- Cyberport supporting services on entrepreneurship- New initiatives of Cyberport to start-ups- Q&A session Speaker: - Cyberport Entrepreneurship Team- 2 Current incubatees of Cyberport (Chord Hero Limited and StashAway HK Limited)

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.

Design Licensing and Business (DLAB) Support Scheme

The Design Licensing and Business (DLAB) Support Scheme (DLAB) , which is organized by the Innovative Entrepreneur Association (IEA) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, has come to the 4th edition. The DLAB aims at helping Hong Kong young character designers and owners of other young intellectual properties (IPs) to promote their IPs and grow their businesses through a series of activities, including training, business matching, sales pitching, and exhibiting at the DLAB Hong Kong Pavilion in the “Hong Kong International Licensing Show” (HKILS). In addition to the above activities, a new element of Virtual Showcase is added to the 4th DLAB to showcase the designs of the participating designers and IP owners in 360 degrees using advanced technology. The DLAB Virtual Showcase will be displayed in the HKILS 2022 and other licensing exhibitions held in different cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) to facilitate the participating designers and IP owners’ development and expansion to the potential markets in the GBA.

Four Social Innovation Funding Programmes Open For Applications

You may now apply for a funding support if you wish to address social problems through entrepreneurship. The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) under the Commission on Poverty creates social impact through innovative solutions that address poverty and social exclusion partly through the intermediaries. Four Innovative Programmes run by the intermediaries are currently opened for applications, read the programmes details below and register now! Good Seed (Cohort 2) Objective: To help students or alumni of higher education institutions unleash their innate ability for innovation and develop innovative ideas and creative solutions to tackle social problems and address the needs of the underprivileged in Hong Kong. Eligibility: The programme is open to students and graduates of higher education institutions in and outside Hong Kong with Hong Kong residency. Participants can enrol on an individual or team basis. Intermediary: PolyU Technology and Consultancy Co Ltd Application deadline: September 27, 2021 at 6pm Details: https://goodseed.hk/ BEHub (Cohort 4) Objective: Inspiring and nurturing the disadvantaged population and members of the public to become social innovators to address the challenges relating to poverty and social exclusion faced by the disadvantaged population, particularly rehabilitated persons, current or ex-drug abusers, people of diverse race, youth-at-risks, people with disabilities or persons in recovery, through innovative solutions. Eligibility: "BEHub" is open to organisations or individuals, particularly disadvantaged people, aged 18 or above with no bankruptcy order or proceedings during the application. Intermediary: The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong Application deadline: September 21, 2021 Details: www.behub.org.hk / https://forms.gle/9dgEWzUb1GT8AHKk6 Impact Incubator (Third Round) Objective: a one-stop platform that connects social entrepreneurs to knowledge, resources and networks of social welfare agencies, social enterprises, philanthropic foundations, business associations, professional bodies, etc. This platform helps social entrepreneurs implement innovative solutions to address poverty and social exclusion problems in Hong Kong and drive sustainable impact. Eligibility: "Impact Incubator" is open to Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 years or above (for late prototype only) as well as organisations and companies registered in Hong Kong. Intermediary: The Hong Kong Council of Social Service Application deadline: September 30, 2021 Details: https://socialinnovation.org.hk/   Impact Incubator (innovative proposals addressing mental health and well-being in Hong Kong) Objective: To address mental health and well-being issues amongst local youth, elderly and other disadvantaged groups in Hong Kong. The projects should also relate to poverty alleviation, prevention or social inclusion. Eligibility: The programme is open to organisations and companies registered in Hong Kong. Intermediary: The Hong Kong Council of Social Service Application deadline: October 28, 2021 Details: https://bit.ly/2Xi45r3