Innovative biz ideas can win college students Hong Kong trip

Innovative biz ideas can win college students Hong Kong trip

Local college students are encouraged to submit innovative business ideas for a competition that can earn them a week-long, all-expenses paid trip to Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco is holding the Hong Kong Young Entrepreneur Competition that challenges college students in Western U.S. to develop a business idea that could change the way Hong Kong citizens work, communicate and live.

Entrants must be enrolled at a four-year college or university in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. 

The contest requires submission of a three-minute video or one-page, 2,000-word website that presents the student’s vision for a business that would benefit Hong Kong. Students should demonstrate an understanding of culture, economic strengths and current events in Hong Kong.

Apply or learn more about the contest here: Entries must be made by Friday, March 31, with winners announced in May 2017.

The five winning submissions will win a week-long, all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong, including round-trip airfare and accommodations. Winners will also meet and interact with some of Hong Kong’s government and business leaders.

“Hong Kong is the world’s leading international business and financial hub, and this contest is a way to foster the ideas of future business leaders,” said Ivanhoe Chang, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco. “From technology and finance to wine and the arts, Hong Kong represents a tremendous opportunity for American businesses looking to expand in one of the world’s greatest markets.”