Student delegation comes third in Enactus China Regional Competition
08 May 2015
A team of seven HKBU students brought home the 2nd runner-up prize of the Enactus China Regional Competition 2015 held in Shenzhen with their creative business plan.
The team comprised of Jack Yip (double degrees in English and Education, Year 2), Kelly Wong (Applied Economics, Year 2), Betty Li (Accounting, Year 2), Kong Chak-ming (BBA, Year 1), Yang Yunjie (Master of Information and Computer Technology), Aquila Tam (Human Resources Management, Year 3), and Tsui Ka-ho (Government and International Studies, Year 3).
In view of the time-consuming delivery process and high transportation cost of sending packages from overseas to Hong Kong, the team came up with an idea called “Care Package – Hoolove Box”. This online ordering platform provides overseas customers with a convenient method of sending gifts to their families and friends in Hong Kong. Apart from offering fair-trade products, the platform allows customers to choose packaging and special value-added items such as cards and flowers.
The platform would create employment opportunities for socially vulnerable groups. The team hoped that through this online gift delivery service, they could be instrumental in sharing love, connecting people around the world and providing job opportunities for the unemployed.
The Enactus National Competitions showcase how students are transforming lives and enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Enactus teams will compete across 36 countries where the quality and impact of their projects will be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. The champion of each national competition will then be selected to represent their country at the Enactus World Cup to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in October. This year, a total of 25 tertiary institutions from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong participated in the China Regional Competition. The China National Competition will be held from 14-15 May.