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Information Session & Social Innovation Exploration Webinar

June 9 @ 7:00 am 8:30 pm

 Information Session of Impact Innovation Lab Cohort 1 and Social Innovation Exploration Series Webinar

With a view to generate innovative ideas to support poverty and social inclusion relief in Hong Kong among the potential social innovators, Impact Innovation Lab (TheLab) will organize an information session of the coming Cohort on the evening of 9th June 2023. This event is designed for individuals over 18 who are interested in exploring social innovation and early-stage social enterprise ideas. Our information session will provide you with detailed information on our program, as well as the criteria and eligibility. 

In addition, we are excited to offer a webinar titled“Social Innovation Exploration Series – How the social enterprise empowers the grassroot?”, featuring two inspiring social enterprise founders who will share their experiences and insights. This webinar is a fantastic opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of social innovation and entrepreneurship. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and explore the world of social innovation!

Details of Social Innovation Exploration Series (Webinar):

The webinar will be hosted online, and it will be open to the public. It will take place on the evening of  9th June 2023 and will last approximately 1 hour. 

The webinar will consist of a panel discussion with 2 social enterprise founders who will share their personal stories and experiences of starting their businesses. The discussion will focus on the challenges and opportunities that arise when founding a social enterprise, and how these enterprises can empower the underprivileged groups. 

In this webinar, Kitty Yip (co-founder of ADDOILMUSIC) and Neil Shih (co-founder of define CLEAN) will share their experience in founding their social enterprise as well as their efforts on empowering the underprivileged groups. Aligning with the theme of “Grassroots empowerment”, this webinar aims to provide an impactful story on how the social enterprise empowers the grassroots.

Guest Speakers:

Kitty Yip (Co-founder of ADDOILMUSIC and social worker), Neil Shih (Co-founder of define CLEAN)

Key takeaways from the Webinar and Information Session include:

  1. Key information on Impact Innovation Lab, e.g. framework, criteria, eligibility, important date, etc.
  2. The story of the guest speakers and their social enterprise
  3. How the social enterprise founders empower the grassroots
  4. Advice from the social enterprise founders

Profile of Guest Speakers:

Kitty Yip is a social worker. She founded Addoilmusic in 2013 by composer/producer Bryan Yeung, comprising a team of musicians, composers, lyricists and instructors. Believing in the power of music to connect people, Addoilmusic offers professional and innovative music services to corporations, NGOs, schools, and the public. These services help generate resources to develop the potential of underprivileged but talented young musicians and provide them with job opportunities in music education and production.

Neil Shih is the co-founder of define CLEAN. Since the COVID-19, the use of cleaning products has rapidly increased. However, the production of these products significantly creates a staggering amount of pollution and plastic waste, which eventually fills our landfills and oceans, and affects our ecosystem. In view of these problems, Neil Shih founded define CLEAN, which produces environmentally friendly cleaning products without using plastic containers. Apart from environmental protection, Neil Shih empowers the women in low-income families by hiring them on the production line of the package. At the same time, Neil Shih allows them to take care of children at home, while helping with product testing and learning to write reports. With those professional skills, it increases the income of women in the long term.

Date: 9th June, 2023 (Friday)


Webinar: 19:00-20:00 

Information Session of Impact Innovation Lab Cohort 1: 20:00 – 20:30

Mode: Online

Language: Cantonese

Fee: Free Entry

About SIE Fund:

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), as a catalyst for social innovation in Hong Kong, connects our community with different sectors, including businesses, NGOs, academics and philanthropies to create social impact through innovative solutions that address poverty and social exclusion. Partly through the intermediaries, the Fund provides visionary individuals and organisations with diverse resources in support of research, capacity building and the entire life cycle of innovative ventures, from idea incubation and seed funding to implementation and eventual scale-up. The ultimate goal is to foster an ecosystem where social entrepreneurs can thrive and innovative ideas, products and services can benefit society by meeting underserved needs, unleashing underutilised talents, promoting social inclusion, as well as enhancing the well-being and cohesion of the society.

Should you have any questions, please phone/ whatsapp to +852 4638 0364 or email to thelab@makerbay.org



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