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BBA students shine in two social entrepreneurship competitions

12 Apr, 2016
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Nine BBA students from the School of Business, together with five HKBU students, recently participated in the Enactus China Regional Competition and successfully won the championship of the Hong Kong Region, as well as the Best Enactus Spirit Team. Alumna Charmaine Lo (Accounting, ’14), former President of Enactus of HKBU, was named Best Alumni. With their creative business plans, the team also scooped both the championship and first runner-up prize at the Enactus Hong Kong Social Business Super Bowl with Tam Wai-chung (Human Resources Management, Year 4) named Best Speaker.
 
The winning team comprised Ng Yi-lam, Fung Sum-yi (School of Business, Year 1), Kong Chak-ming, Lai Wing-yan, Liu Mei-tong, Leung Wing-lam (Human Resources Management, Year 2), So Kin-fung (Information Systems and e-Business Management, Year 2), Cheung Cheuk-kwan (Marketing, Year 4), Tam Wai-chung, and other students from the Faculty of Science, School of Chinese Medicine and Faculty of Social Sciences.
 
In the two competitions, the team effectively used entrepreneurial activity to empower people to improve their livelihood in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way.
 
“HomeTaste”, the business project which brought two honours to the team, is an idea that connects travellers to Hong Kong with local citizens online. The platform enables participating locals to earn extra income by offering unique homemade meals to the travellers. At the same time, visitors get a chance to learn more about local cuisine and customs through direct interaction with citizens.
 
Another award-winning project “Friendly Hong Kong” aims to promote barrier-free culture in Hong Kong by providing information on local barrier-free restaurants so as to raise social awareness and concern towards the development of a barrier-free society.
 
Both the Enactus China Regional Competition and Enactus Hong Kong Social Business Super Bowl showcase how students are transforming lives and enabling progress through entrepreneurial activity. The team will be competing with the winners of the Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Dalian, Beijing and Shanghai rounds at the Enactus China National Competition to be held in late May. The champion of the national competition will then represent China to compete with winning teams across 36 countries at the Enactus World Cup to be held in Toronto, Canada in September.
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