Shaping Tomorrow's Hong Kong

Making an Impact

Passionate about Social Entrepreneurship? Curious about Social Finance? Want to contribute to society in a meaningful way?

At Nurturing Social Minds, we empower you to take on these roles


Learn about the landscape of Social Entrepreneurship and Venture Philanthropy in Hong Kong and worldwide. Engage with successful social innovators. Network within the social business community. Explore new business models and customer experiences.


Partner with a Hong Kong social business whose mission resonates with you. Experience their passion. Solve real life social and business problems. Develop a professional and convincing funding proposal. Present to peers and industry experts.


Evaluate the merits of different funding proposals along with a Funding Committee. Decide which social business secures catalytic grant capital. Review the implementation of a funded business plan. Examine alternative funding options.


Our Programme

The only one of its kind in Hong Kong.

Action-based learning.

Interdisciplinary student body.

Apply classroom lessons to a real life social business on the grassroots level.


Who is Nurturing Social Minds


In class, students learn about local and global best practices through lectures, case studies and experience sharing by industry guest speakers. Outside of class, students work in teams to apply their learnings through consulting projects to help innovative social enterprises scale-up their work to address pressing social issues in Hong Kong.

Prof. Marie Rosencrantz, Adjunct Associate Professor, HKUST

Going beyond the scope of traditional university courses in entrepreneurship, “Nurturing Social Minds” brings into focus the social impact and responsibility of business and the opportunity to use business skills to create greater social impact while building sustainable and innovative businesses.

Dr. Joseph Lee, Vice-chairperson of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund

We are seeing tremendous interest and a strong desire among our young people to leverage their skills and creative juices to address social issues. The vision and actions of our passionate and dedicated social entrepreneurs have lit a fire under our students, opened their hearts and minds and moved them from observers to doers.

Mrs. Yvette Yeh Fung, Chair of The Yeh Family Philanthropy

The biggest reward that I received from teaching this course was seeing how it changed and inspired my students. The course has made them more mindful and compassionate, more aware of what’s going on around them. They don’t just want to be passive observers in society. Now they’re thinking, “How can I help make this world a better place?”

Dr. Archimedes Guerra, Lecturer, HKBU