HSBC x JA Company Programme starts soon!
The Hongkong Bank Foundation and Junior Achievement Hong Kong (JA HK) have formed a three-year partnership to offer secondary students hands-on entrepreneurial experiences in a programme that is going to be the largest of its kind in Hong Kong. Over 300 HSBC volunteers will become “business advisors” to some 6,000 student entrepreneurs under this initiative.
We are so happy to have Mr Brian Hui, Head of Customer Proposition and Marketing, Wealth and Personal Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC and Prof Eric Yim, JP, Board Member, Junior Achievement Hong Kong to join us in the early kick-off of the HSBC x JA Company Programme 2023/24 on 26 July 2023!
The HSBC x JA Company Programme aims to help students, aged between 14 and 18, develop practical problem-solving and critical thinking skills that every entrepreneur should have. To ensure they are ready for the new economy and future of work, the Programme will also focus on raising their awareness on innovation and technology. Participants will be asked to develop a business idea and put it to work during a seven-month period. Student entrepreneurs will be paired up with “business advisors”, who will guide the former in adopting innovative ideas and trending technologies to their business plan writing, fund raising, production and marketing, as well as financial planning.
In addition, student entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to join various workshops to grow their knowledge and skills in topics, including sustainability, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, fintech, e-commerce and innovation. Participants will present their projects at the Hong Kong Student Company of The Year Competition in April 2024.
HSBC x JA Company Programme 2023/24 is now open for application until 25 August 2023. Please visit www.jahk.org/cp for more information.