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YAKS FOR DEVELOPMENT: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CHINA ON THE RISE

Hong Kong, Kowloon • July 23, 2019

Would you like to try yak cheese tasting over wine? All this while over a talk by the founders of a non-profit widely regarded as one of the “It” social enterprises in Asia? My friends ...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

Kee private members club
6/F, 32 Wellington Street,
Central
Hong Kong, Kowloon
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Would you like to try yak cheese tasting over wine? All this while over a talk by the founders of a non-profit widely regarded as one of the “It” social enterprises in Asia?

My friends from the Harvard Kennedy School are giving a talk. If you’re excited by the ideas of starting a business with a mission to change the world as touted by the Nobel Prize winning microfinance org Grameen Bank, One Laptop per Child, or just plain interested in trying yak cheese, fun, meeting people, over a fascinating fireside chat about exotic Tibet/Mongolia and working in the fashion world, then this talk is for you!

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*Can private profit making businesses actually achieve a social mission?

*Can development projects achieve financial sustainability?

Social entrepreneurship has been widely touted as one of the most viable solutions for the elimination of global poverty.

The HK O&C Alumni Society warmly invites Marie So and Carol Chyau, co-founders of Ventures in Development, a non-profit that supports social enterprises in China, to highlight and discuss these issues through experience gained from pioneering their two Chinese start-ups: Shangri-La Yak Cheese Trail and Shokay, a social enterprise that will bring yak down to the fashion industry as a new source of luxurious natural fiber.

Over Shangri-La yak cheese, a glass of wine and delicious canapes, Marie and Carol will share with the us personal anecdotes of how their team took a bright idea, experimented with academic theories and methodologies, and brought their goals to fruition through trial and tribulation from Yunnan, to Tibet, to Inner Mongolia via an exciting, intimate and exclusive interactive presentation.

Ventures in Development (ViD) is a social enterprise that seeks to elevate the lives of the poor through growing the spirit of entrepreneurship. Founded by Harvard Kennedy School graduates and winners of the 2006 Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest, ViD takes innovative approaches to solve social issues and applies traditional business skills to simultaneously achieve sustainable financial and social returns.

All members, friends and guests are cordially invited to participate in this special evening.

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