Siobhán Bernadette Haughey made a history by winning two silver medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Yet there are other Hong Kong swimmers, like Vivian Lee, who have also won a silver medal in a competition. Lee is an Asian Games Silver Medallist in Swimming. She founded the ActionHouse International Limited, a sports PR and event management firm, in 2005 after retired as an athlete and has managed over 300 international and major local events as well as press functions. She was invited to join as a mentor of the “Stars to Shine” Mentorship Programme launched by the Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Programme under the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. The programme aims at providing newly retired athletes guidance in developing their second career. “Every person, they are very unique, they have different strengths and weaknesses. And in each industry, the requirements are different. I would highly recommend them to take some opportunities, to really take up some internships or short-term contracts to explore what they really like.” said Lee. Watch the below video for the sharing of Vivian Lee and another mentor – former badminton player Amy Chan. Source: news.gov.hk
“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.
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Apart from capital and social networks, young people may also need office space or studio to launch their businesses. In recent years, many young entrepreneurs prefer to develop their business in a co-working space. Paying heed to their own needs and budget, young people can choose a suitable one from the many co-working spaces across the territory.
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