BUSINESS 2.0 → FORCE FOR GOOD
Baltic state Estonia has a population of only 1.3 million. Known for its digital governance, almost all public services are accessible online. Since July, the country puts forward the first-of-its-kind Digital Nomads Visa, allowing freelancers with a stable income to apply for a one-year stay, travelling while working (what a dream).
The Financial Times reported Estonia’s enterprising feats to draw in foreign entrepreneurs. The e-residency programme launched in 2014 allows non-European Union individuals to form companies, leverage the country’s financial and tax systems, and run their businesses online from anywhere. 70,000 have acquired this status to date.
“Architecture is inseparable from people.” CUHK alumna and architect Sarah Mui founded One Bite Design Studio in 2014. Championing a design model of “placemaking, connecting people and community”, One Bite specialises in public space-making projects. Their recent showcase – redesign of the multiuse sportsground above Siu Hei Court Carpark in Tuen Mun – features distinctive lines and brilliant colours, reinjecting life into the underused facility.
Their other initiative One Bite Social calls for community connection and empowerment. Amid the epidemic, they collaborated with JupYeah and kickstarted a three-month Food House project, distributing nutritious quality lunchboxes to the recently unemployed and economically disadvantaged.
BE → ENGAGING
Speaking of CUHK entrepreneurs, we obviously can’t miss Prof Kelvin Tsoi from the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care! Alumnus/Associate Professor of the University, he joined the ranks of academic entrepreneurs in 2018 when he established health management company DeepHealth, transforming years of research on medical big data into handy products, and bringing the benefits of cutting-edge tech into the community.
His first product – blood pressure management platform HealthCap – encourages members of the public to take measurements regularly, while helping users understand their risks of stroke and heart diseases for early prevention. Kelvin and his team will go live later this month. Join them for a casual session on blood pressure management and health tips!
28 Aug｜15:00 – 16:00｜Facebook live
Learning never stops! Other event recommendations:
【Workshop】Place qualities, sense of place and sense of well-being
By Kary Wong@ORKTS
English translation by Cathy Wong@ORKTS
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