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Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge

What is HKSEC? 
Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge (HKSEC) is the foremost inter-collegiate social venture startup competition to help turning creative business ideas into meaningful and sustainable ventures that promote social good. Through a series of seminars, training workshops and mixer gatherings, students can be inspired and equipped to develop social venture ideas by integrating commercial operations into social needs, and interacting with business professionals during the whole campaign.

Since 2007, around 8,200 post-secondary undergraduate and postgraduate students and fresh graduates from 104 academic institutions has been participating and generating over 1,400 business ideas for social enterprise.

Startup Awards
The Champion and 1st Runner-up Teams will be awarded a startup prize money that will enable them to implement the first phase of their business plan for their social enterprise under mentorship. Each member of the two Champion Teams will receive a Startup Award of $75,000, while members of the 1st Runner-up Teams will receive $37,500 each. In addition, the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government will sponsor the winning team of the Social Ambassador IP Award a total amount of HK$20,000 to join the Youth Co:Lab Summit which is organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Results of HKSEC 2019-20: