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"Innovation and Efficiency Achievement Office": Launching a New Project to Promote the Development of Hong Kong's Social Innovation Ecosystem

"The Innovation Lab for Social Impact" will hold three rounds of open recruitment this year. The theme for the first round is "Grassroots Living," aiming to explore local poverty issues and develop feasible and sustainable social innovation programs for the grassroots community. The recruitment period will last until June 23rd. Successful applicants will begin an 8-week training program in early July, learning the knowledge and skills required to operate social innovation projects. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to submit project applications in August, with the chance of receiving a HKD 100,000 seed fund and comprehensive support for a 6-month incubation period.

Mr. Cesar Harada, Executive Director of the MakerBay Foundation, stated that the success of a social enterprise depends not only on good ideas but also on the ability of practitioners to constantly experiment and embrace failure. Therefore, cultivating participants' professional knowledge in design thinking, social innovation, and prototyping is crucial. In addition, support from expert advisors and makerspace technologies will also be provided to participants, aiming to help them realize their entrepreneurial ideas.

During the training program of the "Innovation Lab for Social Impact," participants will learn the key skills required to establish and operate a social innovation project. These skills include market research, business model design, financial management, teamwork, and project promotion, among others. Additionally, participants will learn how to apply innovative thinking to problem-solving and how to create prototypes to validate their ideas.

The goal of the "Innovation Lab for Social Impact" is to cultivate participants with entrepreneurial abilities and a sense of social mission, assisting them in realizing their social innovation ideas. The seed fund and support provided by this program will offer participants a solid starting point to transform their entrepreneurial ideas into reality.

Therefore, if you are passionate about entrepreneurship and have an idea with social impact, the "Innovation Lab for Social Impact" is an excellent opportunity that can provide you with the necessary training and support. Join this recruitment activity and make your entrepreneurial dreams come true!

Youth Entrepreneurship Day in Tsim Sha Tsui

Youth Entrepreneurship Day in Tsim Sha Tsui

"Chill Bazaar 2023 - Youth Entrepreneurship Day" will be held in the atrium of Phase 1 of the Miramar Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui today and tomorrow (4 and 5) Nearly 20 stalls with different characteristics will be present, including stalls selling wood crafts, party goods and original board games, etc. Event trainers also described this year's stalls as diversified and mostly mature.

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Hong Kong to set up youth innovation and entrepreneurship bases

Hong Kong to set up youth innovation and entrepreneurship bases

The idea of setting up an alliance of Hong Kong youth innovation and entrepreneurship bases in the Greater Bay Area was proposed as early as in the 2019 Policy Address. The Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Ms Alice Mak, said in August last year that the Bureau would kick off the preparatory work for the alliance later.

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Youth Employment Scheme in Guangdong

Youth Employment Scheme in Guangdong

The Labour Department (LD) organized a welcome ceremony for the "Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme" at the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Guangdong) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubation Base in Guangzhou. As at last week, the LD had received more than 2,000 job vacancies from 220 enterprises.

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IVE graduates raise more than $20,000 to start a start-up company

IVE graduates raise more than $20,000 to start a start-up company

During the epidemic, five IVE Higher Diploma in Games and Animation graduates each contributed about $5,000 and raised more than $20,000 to set up an IT solutions start-up company. The company's cumulative turnover has reached nearly $1 million over the past three years, and its clients cover a wide range of industries.

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Yan Xiaotian: A Grateful Person in Society

Yan Xiaotian: A Grateful Person in Society

In July 2014, Yan Xiaotian, a freshman student at Zhengzhou Vocational and Technical College in Henan Province, and his fellow villager Wang Yajun, caught two nests of birds totaling 16 individuals in Huizhou Township, Huixian City, Xinxiang. They sold these birds to buyers in various locations. After examination, it was determined that most of these birds were Lesser Kestrels, which are second-class protected animals in China. As a result, Yan Xiaotian was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison by a mainland court. On Saturday (the 27th), Yan Xiaotian was released from prison and returned home. He bowed to his neighbors and expressed his determination to be a grateful member of society.

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Nvidia: From Startup to Becoming a Trillion-Dollar Superpower

Nvidia: From Startup to Becoming a Trillion-Dollar Superpower

On May 30, Nvidia became a super giant with a market value exceeding $1 trillion, making its founder Jensen Huang the second entrepreneur to achieve this milestone, second only to Amazon's Bezos. Nvidia's rise in the field of artificial intelligence can be attributed to Huang's foresight in management fifteen years ago, which has brought him great success today.

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University of Hong Kong "Dream On 2023" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day: Translating Research Achievements, Start-up Outlook

University of Hong Kong "Dream On 2023" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day: Translating Research Achievements, Start-up Outlook

The University of Hong Kong organized "Dream On 2023" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day, with 40 HKU-affiliated startups participating to showcase their research achievements and innovation. During the event, three panel discussions were held, where HKU members shared their experiences on how to transform research inventions into impactful startup ventures, including areas like surgical robotics. The event also featured on-site matchmaking activities to facilitate collaboration and exchange.

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Foshan Old Town: A New Hub for Artistic Youth

Foshan Old Town: A New Hub for Artistic Youth

In recent years, there has been an emergence of new art spaces and entrepreneurial shops in the old town area of Foshan, attracting a wave of young entrepreneurs and artists. These individuals choose to establish their own spaces in the old streets for several reasons. Firstly, the old town area boasts a long history and unique cultural atmosphere, providing inspiration and creativity for these young artists. Secondly, the surrounding environment and architectural style of the old town area exude a nostalgic and vintage charm, attracting many young people to stroll around and settle down. Additionally, the old town area of Foshan also attracts a large flow of people, providing business opportunities and sales potential for entrepreneurs. Overall, establishing one's own space in the old streets of the old town area is an attractive choice for young artists.

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Promoting Farming through Domestic Administration: Policy to Encourage Graduates in Entrepreneurship Unveiled

Promoting Farming through Domestic Administration: Policy to Encourage Graduates in Entrepreneurship Unveiled

"The Action Plan for Promoting Household Services and Agricultural Development in 2023" is a document issued by 16 departments including the Ministry of Commerce. This plan encourages college graduates to start their own household service businesses and provides one-time startup subsidies and social security subsidies to eligible graduates. The aim of this plan is to promote the development of the household service industry and drive agricultural modernization. This initiative helps improve the employment rate of college graduates and injects new talent and innovation into the household service industry."

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Shenzhen Introduces New Policy on Employment and Entrepreneurship for Hong Kong and Macau Youth: Up to One Million Yuan in Bonus

Shenzhen Introduces New Policy on Employment and Entrepreneurship for Hong Kong and Macau Youth: Up to One Million Yuan in Bonus

Shenzhen recently released favorable news that supports the employment and entrepreneurship of young people from Hong Kong and Macau. This policy covers three aspects: internship employment, entrepreneurial development, and living conditions, and specifies corresponding reward measures. The maximum reward can reach up to 1 million RMB.

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Entrepreneurial Physiognomy: Insights into the Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial Physiognomy: Insights into the Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Physiognomy believes that a person's appearance can reflect their personality, fortune, and characteristics. Entrepreneurial physiognomy focuses on judging whether a person possesses entrepreneurial qualities and potential. Facial structure and expression can reveal an individual's talents and character. By observing the shape of the facial features, we can determine a person's personality traits. Although physiognomy cannot completely predict one's destiny, it provides useful references to help us understand a person's strengths and weaknesses.

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2023 "Bay Creation Camp" – Youth Entrepreneurial Exchange Activities in the Greater Bay Area: Embarking on the Entrepreneurial Journey

2023 "Bay Creation Camp" – Youth Entrepreneurial Exchange Activities in the Greater Bay Area: Embarking on the Entrepreneurial Journey

On August 16, 2023, the "2023 Bay Creation Camp – Youth Entrepreneurship Exchange Event in the Greater Bay Area" was officially launched in Nansha, Guangzhou. 35 young people from Hong Kong, Macau, and the mainland who have the intention to start their own businesses gathered together for a four-day, three-night training camp. They will visit well-known technology innovation companies, receive entrepreneurship-themed training, and receive one-on-one project incubation guidance from professional mentors. This event aims to promote communication and collaboration among young entrepreneurs in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau.

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