2019 Hult Prize GBA Innovation Challenge will officially begin on May 24!
During the wonderful mentoring part on the second day, specialized tutors will give you professional suggestions based on you creativity.
If you reach the final, senior judges will give you grades.
Let’s first see which tutor you want to pick~~
Mentoring Part（May 25 14:00-17:00）
Tutor group members（no ranking）
Mr. MAK Sai Chak is a veteran in the private equity/venture capital industry in China with over 25 years of experiences. Co-founder of FUEL Capital in 2009. Partner at CGP Tech Fund since late 2014, participating in the management of the Beijing Semiconductor Manufacturing and Equipment Equity Investment Fund. Vice Chairman of the PRC Committee of Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Member of the pan-Pearl River Delta group of the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Governor of China Venture Capital Association from 2005 to 2008. He serves on the Investment Committee of the Corporate Venture Fund of the Hong Kong Science Park, and on the Admission Panel of the Park’s Technology Incubation and Acceleration Programs.
Co-Director of the Center for Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen; Mr. Lam is currently the Vice Chairman of the Youth Division of China Commerce & Economy Society, Vice Chairman of the Guangdong Society of Commercial Economy; Deputy Dean of the Guangdong Asia Pacific E-Commerce Institute; Deputy Secretary-General of the Society of Guangdong Logistics and Supply Chain; Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Cross-Border E-Commerce Association.
Investment director of China Everbright;
Mr. Zhang is familiar with the company’s capital operation and has a profound understanding about the venture capital in frontier technology industry. Mr. Zhang is also very enthusiastic about public utilities and is now a Board Member of Beijing Alumni Association of Zhejiang University and the judge of China University “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.
Mr. Ng Wang Tsang, Andy is the founding member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises Limited (HKGCSE), Committee Chairman of Social Enterprise Endorsement Scheme (SEE Mark). He is also the Chief Executive of The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong. Mr. Ng has been actively participating in community services. Presently, he is the Chairman of the Social Work Department Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Baptist University, Adviser of the Office of the Ombudsman, Hong Kong, Member of the Post-Release Supervision Board as well as Observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council.
Mr. Ng worked in Hong Kong Christian Service as school social worker after graduation in 1984. Upon his return to Hong Kong after completing a master degree in 1989, Mr. Ng re-joined Hong Kong Christian Service to work in counselling, family education and foster care services. He joined Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong in 1991 and served as officer-in-charge of Ping Shan Halfway House. Half year later, he was appointed the Assistant Director of the agency. In 1999, Mr. Ng joined the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong as the Support Service Officer, taking charge of various services of the Society including employment development, hostel service, community education and recreation, court social work and a social enterprise Bright Services Co Ltd. In 2003, Mr. Ng was promoted to the post of Business Director, Planning & Development, and was then promoted to become the Acting Chief Executive and Chief Executive of the Society in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
Tom Chui, the founder of Inclusive Impact, is a unique individual with international experience in Advertising, Banking, Church Management, Social enterprise and the field of badminton. Advertising career with clients such as Coca-Cola and Honda, two times national awards winner. Promoted from a teller position to a Private Banking portfolio manager within seven years in HSBC UK, then was headhunted by HSBC China into a Senior management position. Then he dropped his well-paid banking position and worked in a purpose-driven church, called Saddleback. Founded a social enterprise called Inclusive Impact, created employment for many Elites Hong Kong athletes with disabilities. Last but not least, GB Paralympic Badminton coach and International Umpire.
Ruby has a BA and M. Phil from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and over 10 years of experience in education, youth leadership development, social innovation, non-profit management and philanthropy. She is currently the Senior Program Manager of The D. H. Chen Foundation, a committed practitioner of engaged philanthropy in Hong Kong. She is also the Board Director of Shakespeare4All Ltd, a Hong Kong-based arts learning organization promoting whole-person development through drama and language arts.
Community Director, Hult Prize China.
Chris is building the youth community around social entrepreneurship with Hult Prize. He managed business strategy at Redspots Creative, focusing on development and fundraising for augmented reality (AR) in entertainment and advertising. Previously he helped domestic large clients grow their digital business performance at Google Hong Kong.
Passionate in youth development, Chris led the Harvard HPAIR 2016 Asia Conference as Executive Director, and the Junior Achievement Asia Pacific alumni movement as Regional Coordinator. He obtained a Master of International Business from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (IBCE Program) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Special invited gust: (score supervision, does not participate in scoring)
Professor Michael John Ferguson joined the School of Accountancy of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997. His teaching interests include corporate financial reporting, performance evaluation and control, and management accounting. He has taught in CUHK's world-class EMBA and MBA programmes since 1997. Professor Ferguson was the Director of the Master of Accountancy Programme in CUHK.
Domain of tutors
Specialized domain tutors: (no ranking)
Tiantian Zhang co-founded Vigo Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based hardware company behind Vue Smart Glasses, in 2014. Vue raised $2.2M on Kickstarter, making it the highest grossing eyewear campaign of all time. Prior to Vigo Technologies, she founded Three Fellows, a video media company that portrayed the lives of Chinese students in the US that garnered tens of millions of views online as well as partnerships with major Chinese TV stations including CCTV and Phoenix TV. In 2017, Tiantian was honored on the Forbes China 30 under 30 list for her work in hardware. She was invited to meet China’s Premier Li Keqiang as a young entrepreneur in honor of her achievements both in China and abroad. Tiantian holds a masters degree in Product Design from the University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Tiantian focuses on painting, fashion, and CrossFit. Tiantian is a strong believer in the power of education, as her higher education experiences have changed her life. She hopes to strengthen and expand programs that offer the same opportunities to underprivileged girls within China.
Founder of Genoval；
Former senior genetic information engineer of The Beijing Genomics Institute；
The copywriter of Tencent Technode.
Liang Zhenyu is a member of the “Shenzhen 100-people Think Tank”. He has a business background and receives a further education in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Harvard University. He also has many years of experience in public welfare, social enterprises and CSR.
Liang Zhenyu is the leader of the “Information Accessibility Research Association”. This association is the earliest NGO focusing on the information accessibility in China. Liang also launched “Accessibility Product Alliance” (CAPA) together with Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, Microsoft (China) to form the first “Information Accessibility Engineer" Team in China.
Liang has a column in “China Philanthropy Times”, “China Social Work” and other media. He has won the titles of "China Youth Entrepreneurship pioneer", “Shenzhen Top Ten Caring Figures", and ”Forbes 30 under 30 Elites".
Jessie is the community developer of Whub, in charge of outbound startup soft-landing program and the update of Whub’s Startup Ecosystem White Paper. Jessie is also the founder of Necessiti, a social enterprise platform that matches the needy families with the solution providers including NGOs, corporates and startups through one interactive platform. Meanwhile, she is hosting the monthly Social Entrepreneurs Meetup in Hong Kong which aims to build a support network for the purpose-driven businesses.
Prior to that, Jessie was the Community Leader of Agorize, responsible for designing and executing the communication strategies for corporate innovation programs. She manages Agorize’s partnerships with the major incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, startup communities and universities across APAC.
Jessie grew up in Yunnan and studied Politics and International Relations in Hong Kong.
Mr. Jeff Shao, FMBA of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University, is the General Manager of Investment Department of China Resources Sanjiu Medical & Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. More than 20 years' career in Pharmaceutical industry and accumulated billions amount of investment have given him unique understanding and extensive experience in team management, project mining, investment evaluation and risk control.
Founder & CEO Of Qinmin Mobile Inc.; WeChat Product Leader of Tencent Inc. International Business Group; HKUST MBA Alumni Association Vice President.
4 years user and product design research experience. Her first 3 years worked as user research engineer at Microsoft Asian Center for Hardware, taking the responsibility for ensuring premium product experience. They help successfully launch Surface accesorry flagship products like Surface Ergonomic keyboard, Surface Arc Mouse,etc. And she has also joined the experience research project of Hololence 1st generation and Surface Hub 2nd generation in Microsoft Human Factor Lab. Currently, she is focusing on building user research team and research system at Wesure. Their Joint Research Laboratory for Insurance（CDC&Wesure）lanched an insurance industry research and publish the report. They dramatically increased their industrial influence and provided insight on insurance product design and service design from user perspective.
Lynn is the strategy director of One Foundation, overlooking the social innovation project. In October 2015 her team launched an experimental project: ONE Lab, to sponsor NPOs, enterprises and individuals who are dedicated to solve social problems in innovative ways. The project has formed a community of over 7300 practitioners.
Prior to that she worked as the director of fund raising, cooperation, operating, and strategic planning and have been the deputy Secretary-general for two years. One Foundation now is the most famous public philanthropy foundation in China. Compared to ten years ago, its donation income has increased 20 times, supporting and implementing projects across the whole country.
Senior Manager - Strategic Planning and Community Engagement-New World Development
COO of G For Good
Co-Founder & COO of OnBoard
After human being survived trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for them to ask - in what ways does this experience redefine my value and life purpose? Having overcame a 6-year lower limb paralysis and various highs and lows at a young age, Alyssa was inspired to devote herself into social services with a goal to use her life experiences and knowledge to improve life qualities of the underserved. After graduate school, Alyssa began her social career in Africa running an orphanage under extreme resources and environment for 2 years. Alyssa then co-founded a charity in Hong Kong by using CSV approach (Creating Shared Value) to provide all-rounded services to over 1600 under-resourced families everyday by leveraging on excess resources in the community to maximize collective impact.
With her broad experiences on social engineering, fundraising, strategic planning, impact measurement, donor and partnership coverage, consulting, and international experiences, Alyssa was appointed as trailblazer at Green Monday, UNICEF and New World Development to lead social innovation projects.
Alyssa received a B.A and M.A in Child Psychology at University of California - Berkeley, and will complete her MBA at Harvard Business School in 2019.
Alyssa wish to bring passionate individuals together to make positive change in the world. She has served as a speaker, judges, and/or mentor for the following to name a few:
United Nations HQ, Google Asia HQ, Facebook HQ, Tianjin University, Tsinghua University, Oxford University, Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, HKU SPACE, Vocational Training Council, Poly University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Singapore International School, English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong Broadband, Rotary Club of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge, Junior Chamber International Hong Kong
Master of science in finance, CUHK(SZ), 2016
Master of science in finance, Shenzhen Finance Institute, CUHK(SZ), 2016
Director of the organizing committee of alumni association, CUHK(SZ)
Founder and chairman of Shenzhen Finance Institute’s alumni association
Founder and CEO of Navigators Education Limited Company
Founder and CEO of New Navigators Transportation Limited Company
CEO of Uplus Intelligent Technology Limited Company
Rank Top 12 in China Entrepreneurship and Innovation Contest
Receive fundings from GALAXY WORLD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Project
Receive tens of millions of yuan in seed round financing in 2018. The new retail company has become the exclusive strategic partner of Foxconn and Tencent.
Interviewed and reported by dozens of mainstream media, including QQ.com, Xinhuanet.com and IFENG.com.
Enterprise and individual received an exclusive interview with CCTV, which was broadcast during CCTV-2 Trading Time
1. Help tens of thousands of students to achieve their ideal standardized language scores for free, so students can successfully enter their ideal foreign universities.
2. Help poor students with excellent scores apply for overseas prestigious universities for free, and successfully help them get grants and scholarships. Successfully helped students get US Presidential Scholarship in 2018.
3. Use strong personality charm and entrepreneurship and innovation ability to absorb many overseas elites to start up business together in Shenzhen Longgang, including AI postdoctor from Harvard University and Master of Education from University of Pennsylvania.
4. Introduce AI and Internet into Education, and use the self-developed IUS AI school planning to lead the team to participate in the China Entrepreneurship and Innovation Contest. This is the only education company to enter the final and win the top 12.
5. Stand out from many projects and receive fundings from Shenzhen Galaxy Group WORLD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Project
6. Set up three companies within two years and successfully manage all of them with strong implementation ability and entrepreneurship and innovation ability. The companies are highly favored by investors and receive tens of millions of yuan in seed round financing.
7. Use the money earned in entrepreneurship during school days to contribute to his Alma mater. Donate 1 million yuan to the Chinese university of Hong Kong (shenzhen).
Mr. Li Mengchun, the deputy director of Shenzhen Social Commonweal Foundation’s Venture Philanthropy Department, intermediate trainer of Chinese Voluntary Service, brand ambassador of SEED for Social Innovation, training instructor of Futian Social Organization, and tutor in the Social Practice Center of Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). Mr. Li has worked in Shenzhen Social Commonweal Foundation from 2015 till now. As a core member, Mr. directly operates China Public Welfare Project Contest, China Charity Fair, Commonweal Maker Base, Doyouhike’s Walk for Commonweal, Charitable Trust and other key businesses. Mr. Li is also committed to promoting the practical application of social innovation, venture philanthropy and other cutting-edge concepts to help the sustainable development.
Thomas Tran is the Innovation Strategist for OWN Academy, an education solution aimed to bridge the gap between industries and schools for young people, providing exposure and experiences to prepare them for the future of work. He works towards developing the programs and strategies that would redefine the future of education and learning. Thomas’s background is in design, where he has experience as a product designer and environments designer/architect. He brings the focus of design into the challenge of innovation within education. He was formerly the Director of Innovation Center at an International School in Singapore and continues to support educators globally through the promotion of design and design thinking.
Mr. Zhang is the General Coach from Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center of Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen.
He committed himself in the realm like entrepreneurship and innovation research, education and incubation. The incubated student entrepreneurship projects he tutored won various awards in national, provincial and municipal entrepreneurship competitions, and more than 40 start-ups obtained startup financing.
Zhangdong，the founder of Scicos-HD,
one of the core members of the UK EPSRC artificial trachea project;
participated in 5 projects of The National Natural Science Foundation of China and presided one of them.
Participated in 5 projects of National Science and Technology Support Program.
the winner of the gold and silver award in 2013 and 2014 in the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.
He was also given the best computer implementation invention award by the International Federation of Inventors' Associations.
Maggie devotes herself to teaching yoga and mindfulness. She has been a student of yoga since 2006, yoga became the topic of her Anthropology Master thesis as she retired from junior tennis representing Hong Kong. With 500-hour yoga teacher training under her belt, she finds that yoga lays a solid foundation for the mindfulness practice.
She has completed courses at the Hong Kong Center for Mindfulness and the Oxford Mindfulness Center in the UK. She is currently taking Mindfulness-Based Stress Reductions (MBSR) Foundations Teacher Training with Dr. Helen Ma, and inspired by the rich, nourishing tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Han
Her family name Lin (連) meanso connect”, same as the Sanskrit word for yoga, yuj. For her, yoga and mindfulness are the art of living, guiding her to better connect with the body and mind, with others, with the world.
Teaching with a playful and dynamic approach, she has been featured in documentary Creativity Is, Hong Kong Connections《鏗鏘集》, and is an advisor for Design Trust Futures Studio. She recently taught at educational institutes such as The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. She frequently collaborates with wellness / lifestyle organisations such as lululemon, Sino Club, Gold Coast Hotel, newlife330 (New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association), and with arts and cultural organisations including M+ (West Kowloon Cultural District) and Hong Kong Arts Center.
Previously, she worked in the United Nations and non-profit sector. She believes that awareness and change from the personal level, together, is an ingredient for one of the most powerful social shifts in the world. It can start from a conscious breath on the mat and cushion, through our daily actions, extending to the world.
Above is the powerful list of tutors and judges for the 2019 Hult Prize GBA Innovation Challenge!
Do you have a preferred tutor after browsing the list?
Our tutor appointment time is at 9:00pm to 10:30pm on the night of May 24. One group can have 15 minutes of mentoring time for 3 times (one tutor can be continuously chosen). First come, first served.
Come with your passion and creativity. See you in this exciting activity~~
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