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【BUSINESS 2.0】Tech B Corps|Travel bubble

Tech B Corps|The Netherlands

(Picture: WeTransfer)

Headquartered in the Netherlands, WeTransfer is a well-known company offering file transfer services. As many as a billion files are reportedly transferred among 195 countries or regions via their platform. This June, the company announced its status as a certified B Corp – alongside over 3,000 corporates, they are recognised for their efforts in human resources (staff and customers), community and environment-relevant policies.

Originated from the US, B Corp is a much-discussed business model that emphasises both shareholder interests and multidimensional societal impact. Towards the end of last year, The Guardian also became the first mainstream media to be accredited.

Travel bubble|Hong Kong

(Picture: Walk In Hong Kong Facebook page)

Amid the pandemic, the global travel industry went through a silent spring and was forced to develop “inwards”. In May, the Baltic states became the first interconnected “travel bubble” within the European Union. While this has yet to be realised between Hong Kong and other regions, the “Hello Hong Kong. Holiday at home.” platform was launched in June to encourage “staycations”.

Indeed, most Hongkongers might be “coming home” to Japan and Taiwan every year, while seldom setting foot on the other side of the harbour or unfrequented corners of the territory. Social enterprise Walk In Hong Kong recently initiated a “Rewalking Hong Kong” series. Join these themed walking tours with special guests and celebrities, and get to know our city in a way you’ve never experienced before!


Academic entrepreneur Prof Benny Zee shared his start-up experience and personal visions last week. (Photo: SoCUBE)

To facilitate knowledge and experience transfer in entrepreneurship and innovation, the CUHK Entrepreneurs Alliance was established last year to foster an entrepreneurial culture on and beyond campus. Their first event series “Happy Hour Webinars” engages guests from all walks of life in inspiring dialogues every Friday. Last week, ORKTS Director Prof Benny Zee shared his academic/entrepreneurial journey from Canada to Hong Kong. The session will be available online soon for review.

We certainly look forward to having real happy hours later in the year!

Upcoming sessions:
10 July|Three ways to lower your creativity
17 July|Entrepreneurship begins with life
24 July|Fintech applications in Hong Kong and beyond
31 July|Innovative education inside out

By Kary Wong@ORKTS
English translation by Cathy Wong@ORKTS

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