Enter Goldman

On a bright and lovely Sunday, just a few days out from the final pitch night, our HKUST Spring 2017 students and Social Venture Partners were blessed with the opportunity to visit the Goldman Sachs HK office, to work out the final kinks in their presentations with 16 Goldman Sachs volunteers. The volunteers are part of the Community TeamWorks program, and come from different departments across GS, offering valuable insights from a variety of perspectives to our social entrepreneurs and budding changemakers.

Amidst a backdrop of stunning 360 views of Hong Kong’s stunning landscape, the teams went through a full day of mock pitches and discussions, as the GS volunteers dissected every last detail of their business plans, strategies, funding models and pitching performances.

The feedback from all parties has been overwhelmingly positive, and we hope to continue such meaningful engagements going forward. Now the teams must scramble to incorporate all of the great advice and revamp their presentations for this week’s Funding Committee Meeting.

We’re taking things to a higher level (literally and metaphorically!)