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


I am sure the programme has equipped the students with the knowledge, insight and hands-on experience to help them create new social businesses, inspire and change existing businesses, and help charities and NGOs build more self-sustaining and adaptable services that continue to meet the changing needs of Hong Kong’s complex society in the years ahead.

Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong

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

We work with students and industry experts to create action-learning experiences that nurture socially minded talents. Students gain insights on the subject of social innovation and make funding decisions for social good. Understanding how philanthropic and impact capital work is a unique and important experience for our future social entrepreneurs.

Dr. Christine Chow, Project Director and Course Instructor of NSM