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Today, we are extremely excited that the Pitch for Pro Bono (P4P) initiative has achieved a milestone with a fruitful event at the fabulous venue provided by KPMG. NSM alumni, KPMG consultants, and stakeholders within the social innovation ecosystem joined us at the P4P Finale event sharing their insights with our […]

NSM at AVPN Conference 2018

We are proud to have instructors from both of our partner universities, Marie and Elsie, sharing at the AVPN Conference 2018 in Singapore during the panel “Universities: Shaping the Next Generation.” Marie was the moderator of the panel and Elsie was one of the panel members. Together with representatives from […]

Pitch Coaching from Credit Suisse

Our HKUST Spring 2018 students and Social Venture Partners were blessed with the invaluable opportunity to visit the Credit Suisse HK Office to work out the final kinks in their presentations with 11 Credit Suisse volunteers. The teams went through mock pitches, and received feedback with video replay from volunteers from […]


“I want to continue helping my Social Venture Partner,” is a common sentiment by our students after they finish the course. Many of them continue to do so, volunteering their time and skills for months after their projects have been completed. Today, Nurturing Social Minds Alumni Association (NSMAA) took one step […]

New Promo Video!

The freshest new promo video is out on the homepage! This captures the atmosphere of the program amazingly well. If you’re looking for an awesome video production team, look no further than Arctic Productions.

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 […]

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 they chose […]

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 […]