6 Young Leaders From Hong Kong On The Gen.T List 2020
We just finished revealing the 400 honourees on the Gen.T List 2020 at unveiling events across the region.
To give you a taste of what to expect from the 40 young leaders on the list from Hong Kong, here are six entrepreneurs that represent the tenacity and talent of all the honourees from the territory this year.
For transforming Hong Kong’s educational spaces
Founder and executive director, Children's Discovery Museum
Even Serena Fan herself couldn’t have expected the reception she received in 2018 when the Children’s Discovery Museum opened—in just 12 months it welcomed 73,000 visitors and 126 school groups. After graduating from Harvard University, Serena began working with children and came up with the idea for the museum when she realised Hong Kong was lacking a space for children to experience learning through play.
For pioneering the digital transformation of banks while supporting fintech startups
Head of fintech and StartupXchange, DBS and founder, What the Fintech
Medhy Souidi has been instrumental in leveraging digital technology to transform DBS Bank into the Digital Bank of Singapore. His StartupXchange programme has matched 70 startups with colleagues across DBS, rolling out more than 25 emerging technology solutions. Medhy himself is big on the fintech scene as a regular speaker at major industry events and a member of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong. In 2019, Asian Private Banker named him Fintech Changemaker of the Year.
For proving that patience, drive and a generous spirit can change lives
Co-founder and COO, HandyRehab
Stroke victims get a new lease of life with HandyRehab robotic gloves, which allow manually challenged users to hold cups, use smartphones or open doors—while collecting data for therapists. Initially, though, it was a tough sell. Alvin Cheung and his partners cold-called potential customers, then redesigned their prototype according to feedback. The result is an affordable robotic solution for partially paralysed people, and confirmation of Alvin’s belief that “business is a force for social good”.
For providing a new way for people to optimise their health
Co-founder and managing director, LifeHub
For Candice Chan, prevention is better than cure. Through LifeHub, she wants to change the way the healthcare system works by providing a personalised, science-backed health experience overseen by medical professionals that ensures people can achieve optimal health and make wellness part of their daily lifestyle. It seems to be catching on; after opening a flagship centre in Hong Kong in 2019, LifeHub is expanding to Mainland China: first stop, Shanghai.
For popularising traditional medicine among young people
Executive director, Wai Yuen Tong
Vivian Tang believes that too much focus has been put on Western medicine and treatment types. With Wai Yuen Tong, she aims to promote not only wellness, but also the legacy of traditional Chinese medicine, introducing it to the millennials and Gen Z. For anyone concerned about their furry friends, meanwhile, she has launched ProVet, a line of wellness supplements based on traditional ingredients that are targeted at household pets.
See also: In Good Health: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Is Evolving
For gamifying fitness
Co-founder and CEO, OliveX
Keith Rumjahn’s company OliveX is offering group fitness classes online—and turning them into games. Its signature Kara Smart Fitness product is an interactive smart mirror that connects people with celebrity trainers and uses AI to track their movements. Its gamified app Ba Duan Jin Martial Arts, meanwhile, was given a Google Play Award as one of the best apps of 2019.
See more honourees from Hong Kong on the Gen.T List 2020.