Archives: Entrepreneur Stories
October 30, 2023
Carla Martinesi, Founder & CEO, CHOMP

The Mobile App Making a Difference 2 minute read ~ #startup ~ #innovation ~ #socialimpact CHOMP's Story  CHOMP is a revolutionary mobile app that aims to reduce food waste in Hong Kong. Registered F&B establishments can list surplus items at a discounted price. It all began with Ms Martinessi's knowledge and experience in the F&B […]

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October 30, 2023
Gabriel Kung, Chief Commercial Officer, Bowtie Life Insurance Company

The Power of Persistence 3 minute read ~ #persistence ~ #selfimprovement Bowtie Life Insurance In 2019, Bowite Life Insurance Company began with nothing but an idea and vision to change the insurance industry. From finding investors, hiring staff and acquiring the appropriate licenses, Bowtie has overcome numerous hurdles to become a company that provides "pure […]

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October 27, 2023
Dr. Sean McMinn, Director @ HKUST Center for Education Innovation

Navigating the Path to Lifelong Learning 2 minute read ~ #lifelonglearning ~ #innovation On the left is Dr McMinn's favorite meme from an assignment he gave his Digital Literacy students. It's a simple visual that repurposes a famous photograph but perfectly encapsulates our education system today. We live in a system that fosters a mindset […]

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October 18, 2023
Mr. Brian Li, Director of Digital and Customer Proposition, Global Business Banking, HSBC

From Accounting to Digital Innovation and Everything in Between 2 minute read ~ #innovation ~ #lifelonglearning Changing Paths  Mr. Brian Li began his career at HSBC on the traditional path of one who studies accounting at university. However, he quickly discovered that going over spreadsheets and numbers in the back office was not the job […]

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April 13, 2022
Roy Chan, Founder of Moodmen Font

“When thoughts can make money, spend time into thinking how to sustain. Don't be afraid to try and when things don't work out, good things is worth to wait.” - Roy Chan Roy is a traditional Chinese font designer. He found Moodmen Font for his font design and created Reborn font. This is the introduction of […]

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April 13, 2022
Stephen Chung, the Founder and Director of Secret Tour Hong Kong

“Observe and think more.” - Stephen Chung Stephen is the Founder and Director of Secret Tour Hong Kong, an advertising company and Vane Communications, e-PR agency in Asia, also the Advisor of World Vision Hong Kong and StashAway. Stephen to Secret Tour Hong Kong Stephen graduated from Journalism at Chinese University of Hong Kong, then worked […]

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April 13, 2022
Anita Lee, the Founder of Time To Gold

“They (the elderly with talents) can do cleaning or packaging, but could those work really bring them job satisfaction? We have to bridge their skills to the market.” - Anita Lee Anita is the founder of Time To Gold, a social enterprise trying to collaborate with the local elderly and preserve traditional dessert arts by modern […]

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February 8, 2022
Dr. SC Kim, Acting Associate of Vice President (Knowledge Transfer) of HKUST

“Try to realize your idea, don’t stop having ideas. Even with limited resources, try something.” - Dr. SC Kim Dr. Shin Cheul Kim is the Acting Associate Vice President (Knowledge Transfer) Director at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  How does the journey start? Dr. Kim was trained as a physicist. Obtained the PhD […]

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February 8, 2022
Serena Pau, Head of Digital Product and Services of CLP Innovation Hub

“Entrepreneurship is making failure, if you need one thing to take away, then is ‘don’t regret, do it ’” - Serena Pau *Up to the speaker session, Serena was the Head of Development (Tech and Product), CLP Innovation Hub. Serena is a full-stack product management specialist whose focuses has been on agile and IoT product development. […]

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February 8, 2022
James Horace To, Business Development Manager of Lai Sun Dining

“I want to connect people and make things happen. I'm keeping myself updated, empowering myself with first-hand knowledge” - James Horace To James Horace To is now the Business Development Manager at Lai Sun Dining. Before, he has worked in various MNC and startups. Also, he is an HKUST alumnus (Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor […]

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