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Successful Social Entrepreneurship Partnership

Successful Social Entrepreneurship Partnerships Seminar Series (1st Seminar)

Date & Time:
23 Apr 2020, 7:00 pm HK Time
At Your Desktop via Zoom
Organized By:
Entrepreneurship Center

Zoom Link

Zoom Meeting ID: 940-1523-3465

To Register: Click Here


Greetings from the Entrepreneurship Center!


We would like to introduce the Concept and Power of Social Entrepreneurship Partnershipsto you!


The Success of these Partnerships for Social Impact is the result of:


- The creativity and committed work of HKUST Students/Alumni

- The generous philanthropy of theYeh Family Philanthropy Foundation

- The think-out-of-the-box mindset of our Social Venture Partners and

- The HKUST Professor Marie Rosencrantz, who always encourages students to try new ideas

In Professor Rosencrantz’s course, social venture partner organizations work with UST students on socially impactful projects. At the end of each semester, HKD 250,000in grant funding from the Yeh Family Philanthropy is awarded to the most outstanding team project to turn its ideas into reality.  


Since we started this collaboration in 2013more than 40different Social Venture Partnershave worked with our studentsand 11 projects have received a total of HKD 2.75 M in Grant Fundingfrom the Yeh Family Philanthropy. This is a true win-win-win collaboration! 


This 1st seminar in our series will showcase three Grant-Winning Projectswhich benefitdifferent local communities here in Hong Kong, including the Poor, Elderly and Childrenwith special needs, as well as the Environment.


So come join us! It will be a great learning experience for those who wish to contribute to the common good and learn about Innovative Social Entrepreneurship!


Date & Time: Apr 23, 20207:00 pm – 8:30 pm HK Time

Location: At Your Desktop via Zoom 

Zoom Meeting ID: 940-1523-3465

Zoom link:





7:00 – 7:15 pm -Professor Marie Rosencrantz & Kenny Cheung


Professor Rosencrantz will share how various parties work together in her SocialEntrepreneurship & Venture Philanthropy (SEVP) classto deliver projects with real social impacts.  She pioneered this innovative collaboration since 2013 involvingThe Yeh Family Philanthropy, more than 40 Social Venture Partnersand HKUST Students.  (Link)


Kenny is the representative of The Yeh Family Philanthropyand he is a strong supporter of the Social Entrepreneurship & Venture Philanthropy (SEVP) class led by Professor Rosencrantz.  The Yeh Family Philanthropy has granted more than HK$2.75 Millionto 11 student projects in the SEVP class since 2013, benefiting a diverse range of community members including the environment.


7:15 – 8:30 pm – Sharing by Three Grant-Winning Projects from 2017 to 2019


“SVP” refers to our Social Venture Partner


Project Winner in Fall 2017





SVP:                 Foodlink- Meals for the needy  
                         Aurea Yung – Head of Operations

UST Alumni:     Lawrence Lau 



Project Winner in Fall 2018





SVP:                Active Global- Matching elderly in need with nurses to support them
                        Steven Chiu – HK Branch Manager

UST Alumni:    Andrea Fung


Project Winner in Fall 2019






SVP:              Child Development Centre- Support for SEN children 
                      Yvonne Becher – Chief Executive

UST Alumni:  Loic Morel



- Interested person please click Here to register.
- Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom meeting details.




For more details about joining Zoom online meeting, please go to: link.


Please write to should you have any question.  Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!


Successful Social Entrepreneurship Partnership