Business students win scholarship award for creative green business plan
08 Feb 2018
School of Business duo, Martini Wong (Marketing, Year 3) and Kelvin So (Information Systems and e-Business Management, Year 4), recently won a scholarship award amounting to US$1,500 from local online career platform Jobable. The award is given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial techniques and business acumen in their creative online business plan.
The business plan of team “Ceres”, formed by Martini and Kelvin, proposed the idea of developing local agriculture. They created a page on social media platform (https://www.facebook.com/Ceres-GreenLife-Product-437817519949165/) to sell a variety of seeds such as oregano, chamomile and kale to foreign and local farmers with the aim of developing local agriculture as a high value-added industry and promoting a green lifestyle. The judge, Jobable CEO Mr Richard Hanson, praised the team for its creative idea which can help arouse public awareness on environmental protection and healthy lifestyle, and convey the importance of green resources in Hong Kong. The business plan developed by the HKBU students stood out from more than 100 applications and was selected as the sole winner of the scholarship.
The team was delighted to receive the scholarship award and would like to thank the HKBU student interest club Enactus and every department that provided full support to students in developing their start-up. They considered that motivation and resources matter more than financial assistance.