Events
 

Thursday Apr 9, 2015

 
The Accidental Entrepreneur

Start Date:2015-04-09
End Date:2015-04-09

Short Descirption:

Lifehacking and the quest for a better world

Presented by Mr. Scott Lawson
CEO, SOW Asia


Long Description:
 



TEN
(Advance online registration is desirable.)

The Accidental Entrepreneur
Lifehacking and the quest for a better world


Presented by Mr. Scott Lawson
CEO, SOW Asia

 

Event Details


Time:
 

Thursday April 9, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (at LEVELS)

Topic: 

The Accidental Entrepreneur
Mr. Scott Lawson, CEO, SOW Asia

Scott will share part of his own journey becoming an entrepreneur, with lessons learned along the way.  The organization he serves, SOW Asia, is a charitable foundation based in Hong Kong dedicated to scaling the impact of social ventures.  Its mission is to invest in to invest in the enterprises most likely to achieve this - for-profit or non-profit.  Questions to be explored with the audience include: Does impact investing work?  How is social and environmental impact measured?  What is the role of such an organisation in a market-based economy? Is there a conflict between social impact and financial returns? How does this model compare with the traditional charity model?

SOW Asia believes that scalable social impact is best achieved with market-based approaches to deliver goods and services towards marginalized segments of society and is now working to create that impact and validate that model here in Hong Kong and beyond.

Agenda (approx.):
6:30 to 7:10 cocktails and networking
7:10 General TEN announcements
7:15 Presentation by our guest speaker
7:50 to 8:15 Q&A session
8:15 to 9:00 Networking

NOTE:  Registration online is desirable as it helps in our planning.  All online registrants will receive an email confirmation from TEN.

IMPORTANT:  We strongly encourage all members and guests to arrive not later than 7:00PM.

 

Venue:

LEVELS
2/F., On Hing Building
No. 1, On Hing Terrace
Central District, HK [Enter from Wyndham Street]
Tel: 2850-6826
www.levels.hk

Levels Happy Hour "2 for 1" drinks policy will be in effect from 6:30 to 9:00

 

NOTE:

This event is free for MEMBERS and $100 for non-members.

Please register HERE (NOTE: Advance registration for this event is desirable)

   

About our speaker:

Scott Lawson
CEO, SOW Asia

Scott Lawson is CEO of SOW Asia, a Hong Kong registered charitable foundation investing in organizations intent on creating sustainable social impact.

Before SOW, Scott served as a university administrator and as a church pastor. He was Deputy Director of the James F. Byrnes International Center, University of South Carolina, and Deputy Executive Secretary of the U.S. National Commission to UNESCO. Beginning in 2000, he served for 8 years as Senior Pastor of Community Church Hong Kong.

He has served on the boards of numerous civic and humanitarian organizations, most recently as the Vice-Chair of the CSR Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong).

Scott has Masters degrees in International Affairs (The George Washington University) and Theology (Columbia Theological Seminary) with Honors and Distinction

Scott has Masters degrees in International Affairs (The George Washington University) and Theology (Columbia Theological Seminary) with Honors and Distinction.

His interest in Asia was first stirred as an exchange student to China in 1981. He is married and has a daughter attending high school in Hong Kong.

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