Do you have any innovative ideas that address the problems of poverty and social exclusion in Hong Kong? Are you looking for funding and other kinds of support to commercialise, start, grow or scale your social project?
An intermediary of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), Impact Incubator of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service cordially invites all current and potential social innovators and social entrepreneurs to join our next Impact Incubator briefing session. At the session, our team will briefly introduce our new Impact Incubator, key programme features and answer any questions you may have on applying for SIE Fund grant funding, through the Impact Incubator. Representative from “Rolling Dialogue – Cloud Storytelling”, a SIE Fund approved project, will also share their story of innovation and experience of their funding application.
SIE Fund was established by the Commission on Poverty in 2012 to stimulate cross-sector collaboration, sharing learning and experience, guiding resources to groom and coach entrepreneurs, incubating and implementing new ideas, with the expectation that some of these will lead to new, sustainable businesses that help tackle poverty and social exclusion in the community.
Content of SIE Fund Briefing Session
- Introduction of the funding
- Application procedures
- All-round incubation support
- What is social innovation?
- Case sharing: Rolling Dialogue – Cloud Storytelling
Date: 25 January, 2021 (Monday)
Time: 3:00-5:00pm (Please login 10 minutes before the start)
Venue: Online via Zoom (Please ensure you have stable internet connection and suitable environment to join the session)
Target: Current or potential social innovators and social entrepreneurs, representatives of social innovation projects, social enterprises and NGOs
Capacity: 60 (First Come First Serve)
Fee: Free Admission
RSVP: Register Online
Enquiry: Ms. Priscilla Wong (2876 2495; [email protected])
Please register online on or before 19 January, 2021 (Tuesday).
Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email by 20 January, 2021 (Wednesday).
Guest Speaker – James Chong
James is the founder of Rolling Books, a social enterprise to promote reading experience in this challenging digital age.
James obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science in UNSW Australia. He was also trained in Arts Management, created a theatre critics publication, produced theatre productions and eventually started a bookshop and a restaurant around the turn of the millennium.
The bookshop, called Mackie Study, didn’t survive, but it was one of the early attempts in the local industry to operate a bookshop with a multiple dimension of cultural and music events. A few years later, James joined Oxfam Hong Kong in the Development Education team, fostering global citizenship education in schools and in the parent-child sector.
James is currently a postgraduate student of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.