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 […]
Our feature in The Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Stanford Social Innovation Review has published a special supplement on Social Innovation and Social Transformation in East Asia, that “examines the different ways that social innovation is evolving in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan, as a result of each country’s unique history, culture, and political-economic system.” The […]
A Tale of Two Universities
All semester long, the students of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) learned about how social innovation and social entrepreneurship can address society’s problems. Outside the classroom, these brilliant individuals have formed teams to work tirelessly as consultants alongside the social businesses […]
We have a new University Partner!
Nurturing Social Minds is excited to announce our new partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School! Under the partnership, CUHK Business School will develop and deliver a new course on social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy for its students. The course will be launched this fall and begin […]
TVB Feature of Snapask
This evening, TVB’s Money Magazine did a feature on startups in Hong Kong, highlighting the struggles that startups face…for every success story there are nine stories of failure. For the feature, TVB interviewed Timothy Yu, founder of Snapask and one of our Social Venture Partners for Spring 2015. Find out […]
“Work puts skills to use”
The Education Post has recently published an informative article on Nurturing Social Minds, noting that YFP is looking to “change the paradigm”: Launched initially in 2013 as a two-year pilot programme, the current intake is capped at 25 per class. This may increase and, subject to further discussions, the […]
Website Up and Running!
With a little inception amidst a flurry of activity, Nurturing Social Minds launched its website today.
HK Economic Journal Interviews Yvette
The chief architect behind Nurturing Social Minds (“NSM”) and Chair of The Yeh Family Philanthropy, Yvette Yeh Fung, normally keeps a very low profile. To support the launch of the NSM Programme however, Yvette has done a series of interviews with media publications around the city. The Hong Kong Economic Journal […]
Official Programme Launch!
The Yeh Family Philanthropy Limited (“YFP”) announced the launch of Nurturing Social Minds (“NSM”), an innovative programme designed to provide a hands-on action learning experience in social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy. NSM was conceived by YFP in partnership with the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and successfully piloted […]
Funding Committee Meeting
Tonight was the climax of Nurturing Social Minds, also known as HKUST’s Social Entrepreneurship and Venture Philanthropy (SEVP) course. Four student teams got ready to deliver pitches before the room. Besides the usual classmates and audit students, in the front row sat an independent panel of judges. They mingled […]