What would you do if you only have 60 seconds to introduce your entrepreneurship ideas? Organised by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), the Elevator Pitch Competition 2020 (EPiC 2020) will take place from 6 to 13 November 2020. International startups will simulate the signature 60-second elevator ride to pitch their business ideas to win cash prizes up to US$200,000 and exclusive cross-border business and investment opportunities! The EPiC 2020 will be staged on a virtual platform for the first time. It comprises a series of trainings and events lasting a week for the 150 shortlisted contestants from around the world, who will pitch their innovative business solution virtually via a 1-minute video. The finalists will battle on November 6 to be named EPiC champion of 2020 in a 5-minute presentation plus a Q&A session. The contestants will have the chance to meet thousands of leading investors and corporate leaders individually to explore business opportunities through “The Global Matching Day programme”. Co-organised with Hong Kong Business Angel Network, the “Investment x Corporate Innovation Conference” will also bring together I&T heavyweights and global pioneers to discuss the regional investment opportunities for startups. Applications will close on 19 October 2020 at 11:59pm. Please visit https://epic.hkstp.org/ for eligibility and more details.
Social Entrepreneur – Zip Cheung Zip Cheung, the founder of OHH Dear Communications was a journalist who specialised in featuring elderly lifestyle topics. The more she contacted the silver-hair interviewees, the more she was amazed by their vivid lives and energetic minds. "It is inspiring that ageing can be so graceful!" she exclaimed. "Traditional Chinese are conservative about dressing; some may find wearing lipstick or colourful clothing extravagant." But Zip believes that every elderly has the right to choose and live in his/her own style and that getting well-groomed is a way for the elderly to maintain dignity and mental well-being. To further explore the beauty of ageing, she founded the silver-hair model agency; it is also the pioneer in the Hong Kong market. She started recruiting mature talents through her network, but surprisingly there were quite a number of self-recommending candidates. "Most of them had no experience in modelling at all, yet were eager to seek new challenges," Zip said. Zip is offering the elderly not just training and job opportunities but also a chance to build confidence and to live gracefully. Currently, all of the talents in her agency are aged over 50, the oldest being over 94. And many turn out to be great models! Innovative Venture – OHH Dear Communications 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: OHH Dear Communications Company Limited Service nature: Job training and opportunities Beneficiary group: Elderly Project type: Scale-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.
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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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