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Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI)

Startup Weekend Hong Kong Climate Action @ Lingnan University

Startup Weekend Hong Kong Climate Action @ Lingnan University is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to design and build innovative products and services that can help to combat climate change and its impact. The SWHK 2020 is organized by Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative and co-organized by Wofoo Social Enterprise Hong Kong SDG Hub. The 3 winning teams get a shortcut to Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge Semi-Final and a total of HKD1,500 cash coupons. The event happened virtually on 15, 17, and 18 Oct 2020.

Three workshops have been organized to improve entrepreneurs' skills and knowledge with the topic focus on Design Thinking, Business Model, and Pitching Skills. A total of 38 participants have joined the event and created 10 start-up teams. The winning teams are as below:

  • Asaqua - Asaqua hopes to empower communities in need to harvest rainwater in constructive and cost-effective ways and to help prevent the spread of waterborne diseases, especially in Uganda.
  • AzadiFood -  AzadiFood is to help free the society from wasting food in Hong Kong, whether it's through creating an awareness program for the locals or building an Android, iOS, and web application. 
  • Vending the World - Vending the World partners with different retailers to reduce local food waste by redistributing surplus edible food products across local communities at lower prices using vending machines.

 

Awards for Three Winners:

Eligibility to enter HKSEC from Startup Weekend Hong Kong @ Lingnan University:

  • at least 50% of the members must be:
    1. student in a diploma, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program offered by any tertiary institution in Hong Kong; or
    2. a former student who was awarded diplomas or degrees by any tertiary institution in Hong Kong from January 2017 to the present; or
    3. an overseas student or graduate with Hong Kong right to abode who has obtained an undergraduate or higher qualification(s) since January 2017 or later and expressed a wish to return to Hong Kong for employment or future development; and
  • the remaining members must be individuals aged from 18 to 35 (inclusive), having the right to abode in Hong Kong with an undergraduate or higher academic qualification(s).

 

Eligibility to receive HKD1,500 cash coupons for the winning teams at Startup Weekend Hong Kong @ Lingnan University:

  • at least 1 member in the team must be a Lingnan University full-time undergraduate student under UGC funding.

 

Agenda:

Time (Day 0 - 15 Oct) Session
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Introduction to Startup Weekend Hong Kong @ Lingnan University
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Team Formation
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Team Discussion
Time (Day 1 - 17 Oct) Session
09:30 am - 10:00 am Check-in (ILP recipients must check-in at this time)
10:00 am - 10:30 am Opening Ceremony and House Keeping
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Workshop 1: Design Thinking
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop 2: Business Model Canvas
  *The teams could make good use for the rest of the time to discuss the projects
Time  (Day 2 - 18 Oct) Session
09:30 am - 10:00 am Check-in (ILP recipients must check-in at this time)
10:00 am - 10:30 am House Keeping and Reminder
10:30 am - 11:30 am Mentor Session
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop 3: Pitching Skills
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Final Pitch
  *The teams could make good use for the rest of the time to discuss the projects

 

 

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