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Hailed By the Chief

HKSAR Chief Executive Mrs. Carrie Lam gave recognition to the Nurturing Social Minds programme today in a speech at the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum, convened by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. In her own words: “…It’s why we created the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE […]

The Beginning of A New Era

The Yeh Family Philanthropy (“YFP”) is delighted to announce that we will continue to be an Intermediary of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (“SIE Fund”) for 2 more years until 2020! We’ve had a prolific partnership over the last 3.5 years, and couldn’t be more pleased at the […]

NSM course featured in the SCMP

Our NSM course on Social Entrepreneurship & Venture Philanthropy at HKUST has been featured in the latest issue of the HKUST Business School Magazine – Biz@HKUST as well as in SCMP on 30th August. Professor Marie Rosencrantz is featured along with our star students (now alumni) Rachel Than and Julian […]


Today, we are extremely excited that the Pitch for Pro Bono (P4P) initiative has achieved a milestone with a fruitful finale 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 […]

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 […]

HKUST News Coverage

  Our course has been covered in the monthly HKUST eNews sharing among HKUST Business School alumni and the HKUST Community. The latest article, “Impact Extends Beyond Campus” is published in the May 2018 issue. You can read past featured stories in HKUST’s eNews on the launch of the Nurturing […]

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 […]