The Kering Foundation Awards, in partnership with Good Lab and UnLtd Hong Kong, support innovative social entrepreneurs addressing violence against women in Hong Kong to scale their business.Depending on the eligibility and quality of the applications, one winner will be selected. The Awardee will receive a grant between €5,000 and €10,000. In addition, it will benefit from a 6-month acceleration program through UnLtd Hong Kong. The winner will also receive 2 years mentoring support from Kering Group employees.
Launched in 2009, the Kering Foundation combats violence against women by focusing its action on three pillars: supporting local NGOs, raising awareness and awarding social entrepreneurs.
The Good Lab is Hong Kong’s innovation consultancy and co-working space. Opened in 2012, we have worked to nurture and grow a number of start ups in the Hong Kong start up ecosystem. As part of our services, we work with businesses, government departments and mission driven organisations, to provide them with the expertise on how to become innovators within their own companies, creating value for their clients and their employees. The Good Lab will be the competition organiser for Hong Kong.
UnLtd Hong Kong’s mission is to provide funding and ongoing support to individuals with innovative ideas that tackle economic and social inequality in the community. UnLtd Hong Kong is based on UnLtd’s model in the UK, which has funded and supported over 12,000 individuals in the last twelve years. Currently, we work with a small portfolio of changemakers, supporting them in their social mission in Hong Kong. They will be providing the advisory services for the finalist in this competition.
Any social enterprise that benefits one or both of the following areas is eligible to apply:
– Women affected by violence (i.e. domestic violence, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, trafficking, etc.)
– Women at risk of violence (i.e. migrant women, minority women, etc.)
Entrepreneurs must be located and operating in Hong Kong. All legal entities are welcome as long as they meet the below criteria. Businesses must create social impact/value by:
– Preventing or responding to violence against women through service provision
– Empowering/protecting women affected by or at risk of violence
– Applying sustainable economic/business model
– Reinvesting profit to achieve social impact
– Involving entrepreneurs and co-founders on a full-time basis
Projects that include the role of men in combatting violence against women will also be considered.
Date: 21 September 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 15:30 – 16:30
Venue: Activity Room, Good Lab