CALLING FOR CHANGEMAKERS ON A MISSION TO SOLVE ASIA’S BIGGEST SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Asia Social Innovation Award (ASIA) is a flagship social startup competition inspiring collective action in tackling urban challenges in the Asia-Pacific region, launched by Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) in 2008.

Nurturing early to growth-stage ideas that address social issues in the region
Connecting entrepreneurs with field experts, corporate leaders and impact investors
20 participating cities. 3,000+ submitted ideas. 90+ regional partners. 12,000+ followers

Impact of Things (IMoT)

ASIA 2018-2019

How will a hyper-connected network of people and ideas power social change in future cities? ASIA 2018-19 theme – Impact of Things (IMoT) signifies a platform for creative problem solvers across sectors to drive social transformation through purpose-driven innovations.

Partnering with JUMPSTARTER, an initiative curated by the Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund, our goal is to connect the social entrepreneurship and startup ecosystems, including corporates, investors, policy makers and the public to amplify positive impact to the society.

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A 3-DAY IMPACT PURPOSE PLATFORM

Jan 22, 2019
The Wave (by invitation only)

Jan 23-24, 2019
JUMPSTARTER, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

  • Day 1

    Jan 22, 2019

  • Day 2

    Jan 23, 2019

  • Day 3

    Jan 24, 2019

  • A full-day program including a roundtable curated by AVPN, mentorship circles led by industry experts, startup to startup pitches and networking opportunities for ASIA’s top 12 finalists to take their social startups to the next level. The event is by invitation only.
    Where
    The Wave, Kwun Tong

  • 12 finalists from across Asia pitch their social startups to a panel of judges and compete for prizes up to $140,000 HKD.
    Where
    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

  • Co-founder and CEO of Farm 66 Gordon Tam sits with Lehui Leung, Associate Director of Portfolio Management at Social Ventures Hong Kong, to discuss the rewards and challenges of social entrepreneurship. The two will share their journey achieving business sustainability while empowering the daily lives of individuals and families - from developing innovative technologies to produce safe and healthy agricultural products, to supporting Hong Kong’s pioneering empowerment housing initiative and more.
    Where
    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

  • How can corporates create long-term value to society through innovation while generating economic value and achieving sustainable growth? The panel brings together cross-sector leaders to explore "Business 2.0" - a strategy signifying how businesses could migrate from pure “profit-driven” to “purpose-driven”.
    Where
    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

  • Join us in a fireside chat with Naina Batra, CEO of AVPN – a leading venture philanthropy funders' network in Asia; and Ronie Mak, Managing Director of RS Group – a Hong Kong-based family office dedicated to sustainable investing. They will share their perspectives on the emergence of impact investing and its role in creating sustainable change beyond investment returns. The panel will be moderated by Philo Alto, CEO of Asia Value Advisors, a Hong Kong-based philanthropic capital advisory firm.
    Where
    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

 

MEET THE STARTUPS

MEET THE SPEAKERS

 

Partners

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