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Theme: Be Creative! Be Entrepreneurial!

This event occurred on
October 26, 2012
10:00am - 3:00pm HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Under the mission of Ideas worth spreading, TEDxCUHK is ready to speak up in its own tone. See you on 26 October, 2012!

Be Creative! Be Entrepreneurial!

The theme of this event is Be Creative! Be Entrepreneurial!. We dare you to dream and to turn dreams into reality. Afterall, the students are too young to be wrong, and it is never too late to do something maybe significant!

Our speakers are the ones who create things and make changes happen. They are the innovators and the doers, those who have ideas and actions. Yet they are living in the same cultural environment and dealing with the same situations as most of us - they are all from Hong Kong, and half of them are alumni, academics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Therefore, their journey and their perspectives are sure be inspiring!

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Louis Lee

Louis Lee does many things. He is founding Dean of Students of Wu Yee Sun College, Chinese University of Hong Kong. (He created the idea of the Creativity Lab). He teaches educational psychology as an assistant professor. He reviews books for local newspapers. He writes classical music reviews. He is an occasional radio presenter. He travels to unconventional places. He explores curious places, sometimes with college students, in the city at ungodly hours.And he likes to think creatively.

Nicholas Wong

"I'm just another guy who wants to make the world a better place." Former Microsoft and Yahoo, Nick moved to Japan to help bring's crowdsourced design system to LEGO (, he passionately started the "Open Hippel" project to enable open innovations, and co-founded to close the loop on making user designed products, rapidly. His latest project is - 'coz the system we're living in is breaking and our kids need to be able to think for themselves, fast!

Miu Ling Lam

LAM Miu-Ling (林妙玲) is a media artist and assistant professor in the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. She has over 10 years of research experience in Robotics, Wireless Sensor Networks and Bioinformatics. She received her Ph.D. at CUHK with focuses in the areas of artificial neural network, multifingered robot hand and active sensor network deployment. She was a Croucher postdoc fellow in the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA specialized in Bioinformatics. Miu-Ling exploits cutting-edge technologies to create artworks in the intersection of art, science and engineering for the exploration of time, space, consciousness, nature and aesthetics of sciences.

Mingles Tsoi

Mingles Tsoi organizes the first and the only inter-collegiate social ventures business competition in Hong Kong namely “Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge” (HKSEC), an inter-collegiate social business plan competition to help turning creative business ideas into meaningful and sustainable commercial ventures that promote social good. Mingles also started the first CU Alumni Entrepreneur Census to investigate the success factors of leading entrepreneurs from local university education. Besides entrepreneurial activities, Mingles is also enthusiastic in youth development.He is one of the executive council members of the United College Alumni Association of the CUHK and the Founding Chairman of AIESEC Alumni Association of Hong Kong.

Ming Wai Wong

Ming-wai trained as a furniture designer in London and returned to Hong Kong in 2008. After finished her Master degree in Urban Planning in HKU, Ming-wai decided to delicate herself in promoting sustainable development. She started her social enterprise, Déjà vu creation in 2010 as an experiment in testing her ideas.

Yuen Kin Leung

Yuenjie MARU is an experienced inclusive dance facilitator, the artistic director of Symbiotic Dance Troupe of Centre for Community Cultural Development (Hong Kong) and the founder of Symbiotic Dance Workshops which mainly based on DanceAbility Dance Method. He carried out the workshops in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Britain. He completed the DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course 2012 led by Alito Alessi in Academia de Artes Guerrero,Bogota, Colombia, Latin America and is one of the two certified DanceAbility Teachers in Asia.

Jennifer Liu

Jennifer Liu is a well established female serial entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. She is the Founder & Chairman of ‘JWF International Limited’ and ‘Sir Hudson Hospitality Limited’, which operates 30 outlets in retail, cafes/restaurants, The Coffee Academy and Roasting Studio and a 5000 square feet food production kitchen. Her enterprise employs 450 people under the brands ‘THE ACADEMICS’, ‘HABITŪ’, ‘Suzuki Cafe Co.’ and various others.Her latest business ventures include the two storey flagship ‘THE ACADEMICS’ which comprises of coffee, tea, chocolates and skin care. She heads the ‘JWF Design Associates’ - a boutique design house specializes in hospitality and retail receiving international recognition. Jennifer graduated from Cornell University New York, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. She is also a member of the Owner/President Program 2013 of Harvard Business School. A firm believer in Corporate Social Responsibility, Jennifer goes to great lengths to support different charity events. Most notably, however, is her contribution and key role as the co-convenor of NarrativeHK, a NGO on the exploration of a common 20 year vision of Hong Kong with over 100 active corporate and individual members since its incorporation in Oct 2012.

Marisa Yiu

Marisa Yiu is an architect and curator. She was the Chief curator of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, with the theme BYOB (Bring Your Own Biennale). She has been researching issues relating to the cultural landscape of Hong Kong since 2000. Yiu is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture of CUHK, Founding Partner of ESKYIU, and a Board member of the non-profit organization the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design.

Ben Cheng

Ben Cheng is the founder of Oursky, creator of FileSquare, a new app to help graphics / web designers collecting feedbacks and discussion; Pandaform, a web app for small business to customise database with 6000 subscribers; and ActionSnap, an Android camera app with 2M downloads. Prior to starting Oursky he helps established Creative Commons Hong Kong and was a fresh graduate from CUHK.

Vien Wong

"Everyday I wake up, I tell myself, a smile is the most tasty ingredient of the day. So, laugh hard." Vien Wong may be the most cheerful person you have ever met. She strongly believes that happiness is the essential element of life and that one's smile can make a great impact on others' life. Moved by creative ideas, Vien works in Laughfull, a youth organization that aims to bring happiness and recreate fun culture in Hong Kong ( With full passion she has engaged in several innovative projects such as the first High Five Festival in Hong Kong. Vien graduated from the University of Hong Kong, specializing in Translation and Politics and Public Administration.

Organizing team


Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Han Qiao Yang
    Speaker Manager
  • Jin Cai
  • Shi Yu Gao
    Creative Director
  • Tian Yi Ma
    Media Relation