ABOUT US

 

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E(Entrepreneur Square) is the first crossover platform of the technology and social sectors in Hong Kong. It aims at encouraging entrepreneurs to collaborate and create crossover innovative ideas, products and different types of entrepreneurship so that ultimately entrepreneurs can achieve both goals of creating innovative tech products and solving social problems (poverty in particular) with social innovation. Also, it helps extend the entrepreneurs’ horizons.

In the past two years, E2 has collaborated with the Hong Kong government, Science Park and Cyberport, such as being part of IT Fest organized by the HKSAR OGCIO, to facilitate ‘tech x social’ exchange in the society and formulate new solutions to social problems. We exchange ideas with enterprises and social enterprises from different sectors such as IT, culture, bio-medics, healthcare and education to convey the importance of ‘tech x social’ crossover.

E香港首個科技界和社福界的合作平台。它的目的是鼓勵企業家協作和創造跨界創新理念、產品和不同類型的創業,使創業者最終能達至創造創新的高科技產品和解決社會問題(尤其是貧窮問題)與社會創新的兩個目的,並擴大他們的視野。

在過去兩年,E先後跟香港政府、科學園與數碼港合作,例如積極參與由香港特區政府政府資訊科技總監辦公室舉辦的「國際IT匯」,在社會上促進「社會創新 X科技創新」的交匯,締造解決社會問題的新方案,當中與資訊科技界、文化界、生物科技界、醫療界、教育界等不同的企業和社企進行深入交流,讓各方了解「社會創新 X 科技創新」交匯的重要。

 

E2 Day /「跨界‧創新日」

E2 Day aims at facilitating the exchange of ideas of startups, dreamers and innovators from different sectors such as tech, social enterprise, culture, healthcare and education in creating innovative products or services and solving social problems with innovation. In a complicated world, social problems need multi-disciplinary and an integrative, holistic framework to provide solution. That is why we advocate the crossover and integration of innovation in order to encourage and enable more change-makers to engage in such startups and projects. According to the past experience, Tech X Social is the most engaged integration in Asia and HK, and many projects are related to this crossover.

In the insight sharing session of the E2 Day, the experts and experienced entrepreneurs from tech and social sectors would share their experience, insights and views about the crossover of tech and social. In the pitching session, change-makers and entrepreneurs would pitch their startup ideas, products and services in front of audience including gov officials, investors and insiders from tech and social sectors. This round the theme is ‘Poverty Prevention, Relief & Alleviation’, although pitching application of all topics related to Tech X Social is welcome.

In 2015, apart from gaining support from Science Park and other renowned institutions, we were honoured to receive tremendous support from the SIE Fund of Efficiency Unit. Such encouraging move is a solid proof of and acknowledgement to the past endeavour and success of E2 and the E2 Day. SIE Fund would participate in the judging of pitching teams, assist in the marketing of E2, and support the startups during incubation and acceleration process. Moreover, SIE Fund would sponsor the awards in the pitching session. This valuable support provides enormous boost to the pitching startup teams, energizes them in developing innovative, crossover ideas, thus realize their dreams in providing critical solution.

「跨界‧創新日」旨在鼓勵來自科技界、社企界、文化界、生物科技界、醫療界、教育界等不同領域的企業家協作,創造跨界創新理念和產品,成就對社會有影響力的創業。在現今的複雜社會裡,社會問題需要跨界、整合而全面的解決方案。所以我們推崇跨界整合的創新,以鼓勵和協助更多「變格者」(change-makers)成立初創公司和項目。根據過往經驗,科技X社會是亞洲和香港最有吸引力的整合,很多項目都與這跨界合作有關。

在「跨界‧創新日」的分享交流環節中,科技界和社企界的專家和經驗人士會分享他們的經驗、見識和對科技與社福跨界合作的意見。而在競賽環節中,有興趣的創業者可以宣揚和較量他們創新理念、產品和業務模式,不同的「科技X社會」提案隊伍俱可參賽。是次競賽環節的主題是扶助貧窮人士,但提案的方向只要符合「科技X社會」的隊伍均可參賽。 

2015年,我們除了獲香港科技園及各大機構支持以外,更有幸榮獲效率促進組「社會創新及創業發展基金」的大力支援,這無疑是證明和肯定了E2 和「跨界‧創新日」一直以來的堅持和努力。「社會創新及創業發展基金」除了派員協助競賽環節評審、協助宣傳推廣和在新創企業的培育與加速育成上出力,還在活動的獎項上提供獎金贊助,令到新創企業競賽隊伍更有力宣揚他們的「跨界‧創新」意念,實踐他們創新和帶來社會改變的理念。


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Committee

Dr. George Cautherley

Partner, Angels & Incubators

Speaker George Cautherley

George Cautherley was born in Hong Kong, the fifth generation of his family to have lived and worked in China. After education in the UK, George returned to Hong Kong in 1964 to pursue a career which involved marketing and distributing medical devices and pharmaceuticals to healthcare professionals. In the late 1970s he established his own enterprise. Initially the focus was on marketing and distributing medical devices and pharmaceuticals in Hong Kong, but this was subsequently followed with expansion into the China market. More recently the business diversified into manufacturing, setting up facilities to produce diagnostic reagents kits and pharmaceuticals in China for both local and international markets. George is also a shareholder and director in a number of other biotech companies based in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Currently he is serving a three year term on the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Department of Biology and Chemistry at the City University of Hong Kong. He also serves as a member of the Hong Kong Government’s Working Group on Voluntary Supplementary Health Care Financing and is a Non-designated Partner of Sarum Partners LLP, a UK based investment fund focusing on the oncology field. George was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom in 2006 and has been Chairman of the Edinburgh Napier University Hong Kong Scholarship Trust since 1997. He was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2008 Birthday Honours for services to public policy development in Hong Kong. 

Mr. Jeffrey Au

Partner / Strategist / Care Taker, Incu-Lab

Speaker Jeff Au

Jeffrey Au belongs to the 1st generation of creative-force in e-business, e-content and mobile business when the technology, Internet and telecommunication boom started in the exciting 90’s.

He is involved in the development and advocacy of most of the pioneer digital products and services in Internet’s earliest stage, including Internet content portal, e-commerce, search engine, push technology platform, digital community, mobile gaming, mobile utilities and other most novel digital services in the development of Chinese Books Cyber Store (1st online shopping store in HK), China Dotcom (1st HK/China based listed company in Nasdaq), Hongkong Dotcom (listed company in HK), Taiwan Dotcom, Netscape search engine, AOL Hong Kong, Cable & Wireless-Hong Kong Telecom’s various digital setups, YesMobile’s mobile application services, etc.  He is also involved in public policy advocacy, including research, engagement, partnership and education in various settings of thinktanks and consultancies.

His life goal is to evangelize people about the significance of fulfilling human needs with services that are embedded with humanistic elements, thus creating solution with human touch.  He is the partner and startup care-taker in the angel setup of Angels and Incubators, developing talents and incubating startups in the community of startups, digital entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs. He serves this community through performing as the judge in the Mob Ex Award 2012 (Marketing Magazine), as judge in Hong Kong-Shanghai Hackathon 2012 (HK Cyberport), as judge in Stereoscopic 3D Competition 2012 (HK Cyberport), as vetting committee member and mentor in the Young Business Hong Kong program (HK Federation of Youth Groups), as judge in HKUST 2013 One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition, and various roles in other entrepreneurship and incubation platforms.  

Mr. Larry Kwan

Project Manager, ExCEL3 Project [Capacity-building for the 3rd sector], Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Speaker Larry Kwan

Mr Kwan has accumulated a range of practical experience in both business and the non-profit sectors. He has been an active contributor in developing sustainable management methods in business initiatives, charity operations and community projects. He curates cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural programs to bring creativity and innovation to the forefront of social change.  He works closely with charities, NGOs and social enterprises on organisational capacity building in his job at HKU. He aims to build a sustainable network for knowledge sharing to foster collaboration between players in different sectors in order to take on a more proactive role in solving societal challenges. His research interest includes CSR, social impact assessment, inclusive innovation and social entrepreneurship. Larry holds an MBA from Swinburne University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Monash University in Australia.

 

Mr. Eugene Chan

Assistant Public Relations Manager, MTR Corporations

Speaker Eugene Chan

Eugene Chan is currently serves as MTR Corporations Assistant Public Relations Manager and serves as Lead Digital Strategist for Corporate Relations Department. He is a digital, social media, public engagement and communications specialist. He was previously the co-founding head of “Edelman Digital” in Hong Kong and Taiwan, Edelman’s social media consultancy. He has an extensive knowledge of social media conventional and maintains a good relationship with key online media and social media platforms across the region.   He also brings extensive experience in managing various online media campaigns and in-depth knowledge and understanding of digital media communications and consultancy towards social communities.

Mr. Jeffrey CHUNG

Organization Development Manager, Incu-Lab 

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Jeffrey is a global political analyst who focuses on International Political Economy, social democracy, social movement, and recently social entrepreneurship and integrative innovation. He is interested in researching economic inequality, welfare system and tax policy.

Back in 2010, Jeffrey attained First Class Honour in his undergraduate study in Public and Social Administration in City University of Hong Kong. Subsequently, he worked as Legislative Councilor assistant, ran for District Council election and conducted academic research as Research Assistant (and later Research Associate) in various top universities in Hong Kong as well as in the UK, concerning topics like renewable energy, air pollution policy, public performance management and quantitative discourse analysis. Last year, Jeffrey received a GBP7,700-worth scholarship and completed his Master degree in International Political Economy in University of Warwick in the UK. 

Jeffrey is interested in various arts and sports. He played Erhu for more than 10 years and was Chairman of several Chinese orchestras. He is also enthusiastic about moives, dancing, Jazz and display art. In leisure time, he likes swimming, cycling, long-running, hiking, football and table tennis.

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