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hktdc.com Webinar Series: Mainland China Digital Marketing Practice - How to choose the most suitable promotion strategy? (Webinar)

Speaker: Mr. Chois ChoiStrategy Consultant, Source Network Media Group Event Conducted Language: Cantonese (No simultaneous interpretation service provided)

New round of Rental Concessions Support Start-ups

To provide relief to the innovation and technology industry, start-ups and partner companies at the Hong Kong Science Park and Cyberport amid the epidemic, the Government provides them with rental waiver through the Anti-epidemic Fund since October 2019. The third round of 6-month rental concession will be launched for the period of 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 in line with the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund. Details are as follow: HKSTP HKSTP will provide a new 6-month rental concession of up to 75% of agreed rental fees to existing HKSTP tenants, including partner companies, retail, food & beverage (RFB) operators and professional services companies, at Science Park, InnoCentre and the Industrial Estates in Tai Po, Yuen Long and Tseung Kwan O. Between 16 September 2020 and 15 October 2020, existing HKSTP tenants can apply for the rental concession. For all HKSTP incubatees actively participating in the Incu-App, Incu-Tech and Incu-Bio programmes during the third round of Relief Period, they will be provided with a special one-off grant of HK$37,500. In addition, the incubatees will be entitled to the 75% rental relief on any rental fees still payable after the rental subsidies from existing programme funding have been applied. Further details on eligibility and the application process of the rental concession and the special grant will be provided via direct communications from HKSTP. Cyberport Cyberport will grant a 75% rental concession for all Cyberport office tenants, retailers and restaurant operators, as well as Smart-Space users in Cyberport’s main campus and in Tsuen Wan. Eligible tenants are required to submit applications to Cyberport and details will be announced later via notice to tenants.

OpenHouse Webinars

Houses an extensive pool of HKSTP’s partners to help you escalate your business. Come acquire fresh perspectives and exchange your ideas with the professional advisors! Intellectual Property (CPD training) 21 Sep 2020Intellectual Property 21 Sep 2020HKSTP Alumni x Mentorship 22 Sep 2020Banking 23 Sep 2020Business Expansion 24 Sep 2020Operation Essential Services 25 Sep 2020Fundraising and Legal consultation 25 Sep 2020

Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK) is open for applications

Incubation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation The HKFYG encourages young people to explore and find new directions away from the traditional youth job market, living up to the theme, "Another Choice. Another Opportunity." We started providing entrepreneurial support and training in 2002, and three years later in 2005 established the "Youth Business Hong Kong" (YBHK) scheme, being the first ever one-stop youth entrepreneurial program in Hong Kong, providing financial and other practical supports to young people to attain their goals. Providing Seed Money Supported by Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, a maximum of up to HK$150,000 will be provided to each successful application as an interest-free business start-up loan. The amount of loan will be determined by the Steering Committee who approve of a viable business plan (the amount of the loan will vary according to each case). Arranging Business Mentorship and Professional Consultancy Business mentors will be drawn from amongst fellow entrepreneurs, senior executives in corporations and industries, consultants and other professionals. They would volunteer their time, expertise and experiences and thus serve as advisors on business operations. Professional consultancy will be available from trade and industry associations and business service institutions that provide consultancy services especially for young people. Giving Business Support YBHK will provide or liaise for suitable business hardware and resources support as well as business network as required for business start-ups. Information and Networks YBHK will provide information on industry, trade, finance and laws as basic materials to assist in business operations, while also providing young people with access to local business networks. YBHK will vet applications 4 times a year. Deadlines for submission are as follows: 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October.

CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2020

CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2020, a large scale event on the theme of entrepreneurship initiated by the CUHK Alumni Torch Fund, will be held on 25 and 26 September. Leveraging technology for connecting CUHK members during a time of social distancing, this year’s E-Day will be moved online for the first time. Featuring an exhibition showcasing nearly 70 CU start-ups projects, a series of talks and workshops by alumni, CUHK Entrepreneurship Competition and “Meeting with Investors” sessions, an online platform will be built this year to provide an informative exchange platform for CU entrepreneurs, whether experienced or just start-up, and investors as well as an excellent publicity opportunity of the University’s entrepreneurship and branding.

Webinar: Grasp Business opportunities in East Africa

Speaker: Mr Daniel LamRegional Director, Middle East & Africa, HKTDC Ms Melissa HoEconomist (Asian and Emerging Markets), Research Department, HKTDC Event Conducted Language: Cantonese (No simultaneous interpretation service provided)

T-box Workshop on “Shaping the Future of eCommerce & Tips to Succeed” (Webina

The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing customer’s behaviour toward online channel. The exponential growth of e-commerce is increasing. Enterprise actively reinvent business model and find the online business opportunity. At this workshop, representatives from Shopline will share how to build a stunning online store with practical features, including design of online store, brand logo and payment gateway, etc. Speaker: Mr. Plato Wai General Manager, Hong Kong, SHOPLINE A veteran in the startup scene in Hong Kong, Plato has started his entrepreneurship journey since 2010. He has founded a few startups, including Wynd Co-working Space in Central, and this is also where he first met the SHOPLINE founders. Eventually he joined SHOPLINE in 2016 with an ambition to help it growing to the next level. Plato is also a columnist for online media Startupbeat and Stand News in Hong Kong. He is a Carnegie Mellon Graduate and has spent 5 years in investment banking. Event Conducted Language: Cantonese (No simultaneous interpretation service provided)

Virtual Entrepreneurial Future Leaders Summit 2020

Organized by THEi Innov8 Enterprise Start-up Centre, co-organized with VTC Innovation & Technology Co-creation Centre, Virtual Entrepreneurial Future Leaders Summit 2020 will be held on 25 Sep 2020. Gathering corporate leaders and start-ups, it will be an amazing opportunity to discuss about Entrepreneurial Mindset and meet those Entrepreneurial Leaders. You can meet and talk with other audience before and after the sessions. Target: Students, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Leaders

Towards Logistics 4.0 – Preparing for the next stage of logistics in Hong Kong

Adopting new knowledge and the latest technologies so as to migrate to Industry 4.0 and further to Logistics 4.0 is crucial to maintain Hong Kong's world-leading position in logistics industry. Free online conference and seminars will be organised in late September to discuss the possibility of business transformation for SMEs, the latest technologies and the future trend of Logistics, Manufacturing and Trading Industries. 24 Sep: International Conference on Logistics 4.0 – Transformation of Hong Kong SMEs for Logistics, Manufacturing and Trading (Conference) 29 Sep: Business model innovations for logistics (Seminar) 30 Sep: Advantage of Logistics 4.0 for Hong Kong Logistics, Manufacturing and Trading Industry in the Future of Supply Chain Enhancement (Seminar) Language: English (Cantonese simultaneous interpretation) *with Online Broadcast

Startup How-Tos: What licences do I need for starting a business?

Application for various licences is one of the essential preparations for starting a new business. See the information below of some basic licences required: 1. Registration of a New Company A new company is required to complete its company registration at the Companies Registry and obtain a Certificate of Incorporation. The legal liability varies among different types of companies. For example, a limited company must comply with the various provisions in the Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) which include the timely disclosure and reporting of specified information about the company, its officers and shareholders, etc. and any changes in such information to the Registrar of Companies so that members of the public can have ready access to the latest information of the company kept by the Registrar of Companies. It simply takes three steps and HK$1720 to register a new company. You may choose to submit you application either electronically through our "e-Registry" or by delivering the documents in hard copy to the CR with the correct fees. Please refer to the website of Companies Registry or Incorporation of a Local Limited Company for further information. 2. Business Registration The Business Registration Ordinance requires every person who carries on a business in Hong Kong to apply for business registration within 1 month from the date of commencement of the business, and to display a valid Business Registration Certificate at the place of business. Under the one-stop company and business registration service, you will be deemed to have made a business registration application at the same time you deliver an application for incorporation of a local company or an application for registration of a non-Hong Kong company. The Companies Registry will issue the Certificate of Incorporation (or the Certificate of Registration of Non-Hong Kong Company) and the Business Registration Certificate in one go if the application is successful. Other businesses have to register with the Inland Revenue Department within one month of business commencement. Check out the website of Inland Revenue Department for further information and fees on Businesses Registration. 3. Particular Business Licence You may need particular licences, permits, certificates and approvals from the Government to start your business operations at individual fields in Hong Kong, for example catering, construction and finance. You may try the Business Licence Information Service to acquire online the kinds of licences you need to operate your business. If you have already made a licence application, you can make use of the Licence Application Tracking Facility to check the application status online. GovHK also provides access to detailed information regarding restaurant licensing, telecommunications licences, environmental permits and licences, etc.   Source: Companies Registry, Inland Revenue Department, Business Licence Information Service, Licence Application Tracking Facility, GovHK   “Startup How-tos” is an introductory guidebook written for entrepreneurship newbies, providing startup tips and related public services information.

Business Advisory Workshop : Capitalise on China-ASEAN FTA to Explore China’s Domestic Market (Webinar)

This workshop will discuss the benefits of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area and the enormous import demand of China’s domestic market. (Please refer to Chinese version for details) Speaker: Mr. Wing ChuBusiness Advisory Manager, Research Department, HKTDC Mr. Ming Yau Inspector, Free Trade Agreement Transhipment Facilitation Unit, Ports and Maritime Command, Customs and Excise Department Ms. Chen Xue Ping China Business Advisor, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce (currently seconded to the HKTDC) Event Conducted Language: Putonghua, Cantonese (No simultaneous interpretation service provided)

Science and Technology Enterpreneur Programme (STEP) open for application

WHAT IS STEP?Turn your brilliant ideas into reality and launch successful ventures with STEP, our one-year startup support programme for tech-focused entrepreneurs. Through the programme, learn the fundamental skills you need to kickstart your business. We provide all-round support from designing your business model to finding investment. We guide you every step of the way, to fine-tune your ideas for technical development. WHAT WILL STEP GIVE YOU?Seed Funding *HK$100,000 financial grant Coaching *Dedicated mentor for business advice Training *Topics include: Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem, Business modelling, Pitching and investment etc. Centre Facilities *Co-working space access in 12 months Potential to bridging programmes *Prepare for HKSTP incubation programmes admission IS STEP RIGHT FOR YOU?We’re looking to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs. You are welcome to join STEP if you: *Have an innovative idea supported by R&D and business planning AND*Are a HKID holder aged 18 and above, OR*Have a limited company incorporated in Hong Kong for less than a year by the application start date, OR*Have a team (must incorporate a limited company in Hong Kong before the programme starts)

Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme - Unveil and Connect

The Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP) gives startups wings to fly and fast tracks their global expansion. This growth-stage business acceleration programme is designed to support high potential startups in all industries.  On 23 Sep 2020, we are going to showcase the newly admitted LEAP companies which cover a wide range of industries, from financial services, enterprises solution, logistics technology to construction technology. The format is fast-paced, exposing you to a broad cross selection of technologies and use cases applicable to many different companies and industries. Eight startups will be presenting, followed by Q&A. 14:00 Session One: Construction & Logistic Technology  15:00 Session Two: Financial Services & Enterprise Solutions

Social Entrepreneur Series - Edutainment for inclusion [Community Participation]

Social Entrepreneur – Alan Lee   Sign language is the basic form of communication used by the hearing impaired (HI). Most people cannot read sign language, making it difficult for HI to communicate with the general public. Alan Lee, whose deceased mother was HI, understands the difficulties faced by HI well. Serious illness induced by cancer prohibited his mother from wearing any hearing aids, causing difficulties in her communication with medical personnel. "If the public know a little simple sign language, they can have better communication with HI and help reduce their anxieties and helplessness." Inspired by his mother’s experience in hospital, Alan established Rubber Boy Academy with his knowledge in animation to produce a series of 3D "edutainment" (blending educational and entertainment elements) animation featuring the cartoon character "Rubber Boy", aiming to enhance mutual communication between the public and HI. Training courses on 3D animation design and production will be provided to assist HI to enjoy a better career development and remuneration. "Even for persons without hearing impairment, there are times when gestures speak better than speech." Alan hopes "Rubber Boy" can change the public's perception of sign language, thus encouraging the public to learn while promoting social inclusion.   Innovative Venture – Rubber Boy Academy 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: Rubber Boy Academy Limited Service nature: Community Participation Beneficiary group: Persons with disabilities Project type: Prototype Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator   What is Social Entrepreneur Series? Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration. A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Food and Transport.  What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.

Science and Technology Entrepreneur Programme opens for application

Got a great tech-idea but wondering how to start your business? The Science and Technology Entrepreneur Programme (STEP) is here to help! Organised by the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, the STEP aims to turn your brilliant ideas into reality and launch successful ventures. The one-year startup support programme provides HK$100,000 financial grant and all-round support, from coaching, business training to Co-working space access in 12 months, for tech-focused entrepreneurs. Application is open from 1 Sep 2020 noon to 30 Sep 2020 noon. Results will be announced in Nov 2020. Please visit the official website for further details.

Startup How-Tos: Three pillars of e-commerce

Amid the COVID-19 epidemic, online platforms have become popular for consumption which create business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Be sure to check the three bullets below before you start an e-commerce business: 1. Legal requirements The Government has enacted the Electronic Transactions Ordinance to provide a clear legal framework for the conduct of e-business in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Ordinance is to accord electronic record and electronic signature the same legal status as that of their paper-based counterparts; and establish a voluntary recognition scheme for certification authorities to enhance public confidence in electronic transactions. Be reminded to learn about the relevant legal regulations before you start an online service or trade. 2. Information safety Information security is a crucial pillar for e-commerce development. You may refer to the Information Security Guide for Small Businesses - Security Tips for e-Commerce provided by Cyber Security Information Portal of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO). You may also learn about Information Security in Electronic Services from the InfoSec website. The Government Computer Emergency Response Team Hong Kong has been working closely with HKCERT and the industry to share information on security threats and vulnerabilities. 3. Privacy There are legal regulations on how data users should collect, handle and use personal data in Hong Kong. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) has provided advices for business through Guidance for Data User on the Collection and Use of Personal Data through the Internet and Information Leaflet on Online Behavioural Tracking on the collection, display or transmission of personal data through the Internet. You may also learn to handle personal data in daily operations through real-life examples and interactive quiz in the Self-training Module on Protection of Personal Data for SME produced by The PCPD. *Tips* Eligible enterprises may apply the “Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme”, “Technology Voucher Programme” or other funding programmes for developing digital business. For more information, please refer to the websites of individual funding schemes.   Source: OGCIO, PCPD “Startup How-tos” is an introductory guidebook written for entrepreneurship newbies, providing startup tips and related public services information.

CVCF 2020 Webinar Series: Unlocking new revenues for fundraising & investment

Are you approaching an impasse for fundraising and investment during the pandemic? Virtual platforms are now in hot demand to mitigate deal sourcing challenges and broaden investment opportunities amidst in the new normal. Digital asset tokenisation and trading also open up innovative and cost-effective higher liquidity channels for investors and companies. Join our webinar to unlock new fundraising and investment avenues! Moderator: Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer, Cyberport Speakers: Karena Belin, Co-Founder, COO & CFO, AngelHubJohnson Chen, Founder & CEO, CapbridgeAdrian Lai, CEO, LiquefyDr. Wang Shibin, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, HKbitEx

Social Entrepreneur Series – A food-saving supermarket [Food]

Social Entrepreneur – Terence Hon Unlike ordinary stores or supermarkets, GreenPrice Supermarket specialises in selling “short-dated food” – food having passed the best-before date. Two of the three founders are university students, yet they enjoy running a social enterprise and studying at the same time. “You enjoy many advantages as a student. You can be more flexible while practising your business skills,” grinned Terence Hon, Co-Founder & Business Development Manager of GreenPrice. Terence was astonished by the serious food wastage problem in Hong Kong. In 2016, he teamed up with three partners in the idea competition organised by Good Seed. Making reference to foreign examples, they came up with an idea to resell food passed the best-before date to save edible food from the landfills. They finally picked a physical store considering its feasibility: it could attract traffic and could provide food tasting for customers to experience that short-dated food is perfectly safe to eat and tastes just as good. “Nevertheless, we were once accused of swindling, alleged for selling substandard goods. It took quite an effort to explain.” More challenges such as high rents and unstable supplies follow as GreenPrice continues to expand its business. Terence, while battling rough tides, has a thought from his heart to share, “Don’t forget the calling of your heart. I always remind myself this social enterprise was founded to rescue food, solving social problems with innovative ideas. A sound business model is important, but never focus only on profits.” Innovative Venture – GreenPrice 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: Green Price Limited Service nature: Food Beneficiary group: General Project type: Prototype Intermediary Programme: Good Seed What is Social Entrepreneur Series? Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration. A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Food and Transport.  What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.

Open Call For Artists' Studios

Tai Kwun is pleased to announce the second annual Open Call for Artists’ Studios, an initiative aimed at artists, practitioners, and researchers working in the fields of contemporary art, performing arts, and heritage, the three main programming spheres at Tai Kwun. Applications are open to all, with a strong preference for candidates who can demonstrate a strong connection to Hong Kong and ideally Tai Kwun (in terms of connection to the site as well as Tai Kwun’s programming). Up to four successful applicants will be eligible to work at the artists’ studios free of charge, in the historic former residential quarters (Block 06 and 07) within Tai Kwun, for a target duration of 3-6 months. The deadline for applications is Friday 18 September 2020. Background: With artists’ studios and residency apartments in the historic former residential quarters (Block 06 and 07) of Tai Kwun, Tai Kwun’s Residency Programme hosts artists, performers, art practitioners, curators, architects, researchers, writers, educators, and academics. In parallel with Tai Kwun’s diverse educational and public programming, the Residency Programme expands the depth of programming and fosters a wide-ranging network connecting artists, professionals, and the public, with the aim of spurring interdisciplinary collaboration and contributing to a flourishing art and cultural scene in Hong Kong. The goal is to enable artists and professionals in the creative spheres to develop their artistic and creative practices and to benefit from Tai Kwun and its partners’ networks; moreover, hosted guests also actively contribute to Tai Kwun’s engagement with the public.

Startup How-Tos: How to prepare for my entrepreneurship?

Wondering how to implement your ideas and start your own business? Follow the five steps below and be prepared for your entrepreneurship journey now! 1. Set Products and TargetsProspective entrepreneurs can try to observe and get information from daily life or the Internet to establish product/service and set their goals. Entrepreneurs also need to determine the business direction based on market conditions. Read the stories of our “Social Entrepreneur Series” and be inspired! 2. Assess economic and financial conditionsBefore you start a business, you can assess your own financial ability and feasibility of the business by "Budget Analysis Worksheet for Starting up Business". In addition, various types of funding schemes are provided by the Government to support young entrepreneurs. Try to look up the funding scheme that suits you best with our Funding Schemes Finder!  3. Develop a business planA detailed business plan can provide clear information to form business concepts and operation plans. It can also be used to raise funds or apply for related venture funding. For more tips on writing a business plan, please refer to the Business Start-up Information Service provided by SUCCESS. 4. Conduct market research and investigationMarket research and investigation can be divided into product/service, sales, marketing, promotion and other parts. Entrepreneurs who are interested can define survey questions and objectives first, formulate research plans, collect information for analysis and finally summarize and write research reports to obtain more marketing information. Please refer to the article “Market Information” for further information. 5. Establish good psychological flexibility In the process of starting a business, you may encounter different levels of psychological stress and difficulties, such as time and money constraints. Therefore, it is important to be highly flexible and develop a quality mindset. Entrepreneurs can accommodate themselves to situation changes by learning and experimenting new things, while learning to be patient and courageous to embrace challenges and to bear the pressure and risk.   Source: Life Planning Information of Education Bureau, SUCCESS “Startup How-tos” is an introductory guidebook written for entrepreneurship newbies, providing startup tips and related public services information.

Social Entrepreneur Series – Teach for all, Teach4HK [Education and Learning]

Social Entrepreneur – Arnold Chan What makes Arnold Chan, a straight-A top student, quit his million-dollar job in an investment bank and change career path to starting a social enterprise to help children from grassroots families? It is the belief of "education changes destiny". After joining a brief summer stint in Beijing, Arnold was overwhelmed by the innovative idea of enlisting university graduates to serve in schools with underprivileged students. The fellow teachers can learn from the uncommon experience while the students are given role models to follow and be motivated to realise their full potential. Arnold then teamed up with a group of enthusiastic and passionate young leaders to set up Teach4HK, following the model of Teach for America. Teach4HK offers a 1-year fellowship programme to university graduates who will serve full-time in schools. While the children will directly benefit, Arnold hopes that a greater impact can be attained when the fellow teachers, with experience in teaching, will take education into account to make a difference whatever their future career will be.   Innovative Venture – Teach4HK 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: Teach for Hong Kong Foundation Limited Service nature: Education and Learning Beneficiary group: Children and Youth Project type: Start-up Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator What is Social Entrepreneur Series? Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration. A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Food and Transport.  What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.

Startup How-Tos: 3 Considerations for Entrepreneurs-to-be - Advice from a Mastermind of Eyewear Brand

What does an entrepreneur need to consider before starting his/her business? Brian is an award-winning glasses designer who produce distinctive glasses with a wide variety of materials including granite slabs, ebony and walnut wood. In 2017 he founded his handcrafted eyewear brand “Unsuikyo”. To conclude his entrepreneurial experience, Brian found that a designer simply cares about problems on one dimension: design; an entrepreneur, in contrast, need to concern about various aspects comprehensively. (The video is conducted in Cantonese) Brian suggests interested youngsters to plan well on the three factors below before starting their own business: 1. Capital There are quite a few expenditures involved in business operation, for instance, rent, salary, raw materials, machines, etc. Calculate your cost before you start your business and find a stable source of fund. In the case of Brian, he applied the “Youth Development Fund” and received a seed money for setting up his enterprise. 2. Sales Nowadays sales campaigns are not limited to stores but the online world as well. Sales channels and customer groups vary among different business sectors. Research the preferences of your target customers and choose a suitable mode of sales to boost the effectiveness. To provide you with further support, sharing among practitioners and professional consultation services will also be arranged by the funded organisations of the “Youth Development Fund”. 3. Mindset Being a boss may imply greater stress and concerns than being an employee. Prepare your mind, stay calm in challenging situations, and never give up easily! Starting your own business may not necessarily bring you success but lessons that will be useful for a lifetime.   Source: Youth Development Commission - Facebook page “Startup How-tos” is an introductory guidebook written for entrepreneurship newbies, providing startup tips and related public services information.

Social Entrepreneur Series - Roll to a beach of social integration [Transport]

Going to the beach and diving into the sea might be the farthest dream for wheelchair users since wheelchairs are not designed for running on sands. Gloria Ma, a team member of “Wheel to Beach”, is a wheelchair user who encounters barriers in her daily life. This inspired the team to introduce a specially designed beach-wheelchair.  Equipped with big yellow wheels and handles, this special wheelchair can ride on sands as well as float on water, allowing persons with disability to have a close encounter with the sea and have fun with the waves. We will move much closer to an inclusive and barrier-free society when everyone has the will to take a step forward. Social Entrepreneurs - At the front: Gloria Ma; at the back from left to right : Daneil Cheung, Gayt Tang, Sarah Chu, Adele Chiu and Tony Chan   Innovative Venture - Wheel to Beach 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: Wheel Power Charity Limited Service nature: Transport Beneficiary group: Persons with disabilities Project type: Prototype Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator   Elderly people face the risk of severe injuries if they fall. The story "STICKu, stick to you, stand with you" introduces the social entrepreneurs who make use of innovative technology to minimise possible injuries for unaccompanied elderly, read on and find out more!  What is Social Entrepreneur Series? Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration. A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Food and Transport.  What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.

Apply for entrepreneurial courses now with your HK$10,000 Cash Payout!

Have you registered the Cash Payout Scheme and collected your HK$10,000? The Cash Payout Scheme is open for registration starting from June 21. Each Hong Kong permanent resident aged 18 or above is eligible to receive HK$10,000.  For electronic registrations submitted through banks, payment will be deposited into bank accounts starting from around July 8. People who register by paper form will receive payment or notification for cheque collection simultaneously from around July 20. How do you plan to spend your money? Try to find your favourite entrepreneurial courses from our course search engine at the Career & Study sector, or check out some selected courses below and gear up for your own business!   Foundation Foundation Certificate in Small Business Start-up I (Fundamental Operation) (Part-time) Content: Business opportunities ; Business Plans ; Techniques in choosing shop location ; Practical business skills ; Stock supply ; Payment methods ; Resources management ; Introduction of relevant law regulations School: - City University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Education ;               - Yan Oi Tong Training & Employment Services ;               - Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT)   Foundation Certificate in Small Business Start-up II (Financial Management) (Part-time) Content: Basic financial items ; Introduction to budget ; Calculation in loan interest ; Introduction to property lease for small business ; Introduction to MPF and profit tax School: Yan Oi Tong Training & Employment Services ;              - Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT)   Foundation Certificate in Brand Building Concepts (Part-time) Content: Basic knowledge in brand building ; Relationship between start-up and brand ; Brand building and positioning ; Procedures of brand building ; Brand equity ; Assessment in brand building ; Brand development and operation point School: Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT)   Online Business Foundation Certificate in Internet Business Start-up (Operation & Marketing) (Part-time) Content: Basic knowledge in online entrepreneurship and business ; Strategies in online business ; Overview of website structure and management strategy School: City University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Education ;             - Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT);             - St. James' Settlement   Course on Online Store Operation Content: Trends in online marketing and social media ; How to perform the “7Ps” marketing strategies ; Guidelines and tricks in building an online store platform ; Strategies on e-commerce personalisation School:  Yan Oi Tong Training & Employment Services   Foundation Certificate in Internet Business Start-up (Digital Marketing in China) (Part-time) Content: Digital marketing environment in China ; Difference of digital marketing between China and Hong Kong ; Basic application of various marketing strategies in China ; Basic functions and marketing modules of “Weixin” School: Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT)   Professional Training Hong Kong Statistics for Business Content: Introduction to official statistics and sample surveys ; Population statistics and projections: Research and marketing ; Labour, price and wage statistics: Personnel management and manpower planning School: HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)   Certificate on Street Food Entrepreneurship Content: Introduction to the industry ; Skills of preparing basic sauces and seasoning ; Types of sales ; Practical production School: Yan Oi Tong Training & Employment Services   Certificate on Coffee Shop Entrepreneurship Content: Case study in common operation modules of coffee shops ; Start-up planning ; Introduction to restaurant license ; employee training ; Items to note on shop location, furnishing and marketing ; Placement practice School: Yan Oi Tong Training & Employment Services