find inspiration on a saturday afternoon at good lab & good kitchen! lunch, tour and talk

Saturday, June 1st 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 3: 30 pm

From Hong Kong’s largest social enterprise restaurant to the home to many social entrepreneurs, Good Lab and Good Kitchen are filling the void of social innovation in town where 30 social businesses co-work with each other since Sept 2012

Spend an afternoon with some of Hong Kong’s most inspiring social innovators:

Ms. Ada Wong, Convenor of Good Lab and Make a Difference

Mr. Antony Pang, General Manager of Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong

Ms. Doris Leung, Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Cab Hong Kong

Mr. Francis Ngai, Founder of Social Ventures Hong Kong

Dr. Jane Lee, Director of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council

Mr. Philo Alto, Founder of Asia Value Advisors and Co-Founder of Asia Community Ventures

Mr. Vincent Wong, Secretary General of Social Enterprise Summit and CEO of SOW Ideas

Ms. Ada Wong, JP: Ada is one of the frontrunners in social innovation in Hong Kong.  She is a solicitor, elected politician, educator, social innovator, art and cultural advocate, columnist and radio host.  In 1998, she founded the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), a unique non-profit organization whose mission is creative education, youth empowerment and a creative civil society.  HKICC founded Hong Kong's only "art high school", the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity where Ada is the School's supervisor.  Ada also launched the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative (www.mad.asia), a platform to groom the next generation of innovative Asian changemakers. Over 10,000 young people from 170 cities across Asia have attended MaD events, which have been truly inspiring.  Ada's latest venture is The Good Lab (www.goodlab.hk), which aims to create a collaborative community for social innovation.

Mr. Antony Pang : Antony is the General Manager of Dialogue in the Dark (DiD) HK (www.dialogue-in-the-dark.hk/). He is a Registered Social Worker (Hong Kong), Certified Gambling Counselor (Canada), Mental Health Instructor (Australia) and Narrative Therapy Practitioner (Australia). He received training in the areas of Social Work, Marketing and Criminology. Antony has worked in the NGO sector for over 15 years focusing on children and youth work. His experiences in the field included pioneering the first Asset Based Approach project in Hong Kong. Antony has started his journey in the social enterprise space in 2008 when he initiated "BiciLine – Bicycle eco-tourism" in Hong Kong which created employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in the Tin Shui Wai district. 

Ms. Doris Leung: Doris is the CEO of Diamond Cab (www.diamondcab.com.hk/en/) and is responsible for its daily operation and long run business plans. She is also the Executive Director of Social Ventures Hong Kong, contributing her insights and networks to the worthy cause of nurturing innovative social enterprise projects.

Mr. Francis Ngai: Francis is the founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong (www.sv-hk.org/), which is HK's first fund focused on investing in social enterprises.  SVHK has invested in several social enterprises, including the flagship ventures Dialogue in the Dark (currently ranked #1 under "Things to Do in Hong Kong" on TripAdvisor), DiamondCab (Award-winning social enterprise for wheelchair accessible taxi service), Green Monday (project to encourage healthy living in HK) and LightBe (First impact-investing housing venture in HK).  He was selected as Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award Hong Kong 2011 and Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum 2012. A running veteran, he finished the Gobi March in 2012 - 250km in the Gobi desert, and he recently was the first HK runner to finish the Antarctica marathon a week ago.

Dr. Jane Lee : Jane is Director of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council (www.skhwc.org.hk/). Prior to joining HKSKHWC, she was Deputy Director and Head of College of Business and Finance of the School of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong (2003-2011) and Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (HKPRI) (1995-2002). She has also held appointments at City University of Hong Kong (1988-2004) and Burson-Marsteller (1994-1995), serving as University Lecturer and Public Affairs Director respectively. She specializes in public administration and public policy research.

Mr. Philo Alto: Philo is the founder of Asia Value Advisors (www.value.asia), a philanthropy advisory firm. He also co-founded Asia Community Ventures (www.asiacommunityventures.org), a not-for-profit organization which recently held an inaugural Impact Investing Forum with the Rockefeller Foundation in Hong Kong. He received dual degrees at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School (MBA/MPA), a master degree in Industrial Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific, and bachelor degrees in physics and computer engineering at Ateneo University.  He is a director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and also serves on the scholarship committee of the HBS Andy Choa Trust Fund that offers scholarships to select NGO leaders in Hong Kong.

Contact person at Good Lab: Ms. Janis Tong, at janistong@goodlab.hk or 3996-1933

Please RSVP by Friday, May 24th, 2013 as spaces are limited!

Fee

HK$280 (Lifetime/Patron)

HK$280 (Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member)

HK$280 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Deadline

Saturday, June 1st 2013

Time & Location

12:30 pm - 3: 30 pm

Good Kitchen and Good Lab, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, West Kowloon (Cheung Sha Wan MTR)

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