Thursday Feb 13, 2014

From Dentist to Social Venture Entrepreneur

Start Date:2014-02-13
End Date:2014-02-13

Short Descirption:

Great Idea! But How Do You Keep it Going and Growing?

Presented by Ms. Christina Dean. Founder & CEO. Redress Limited

Long Description:

(New venue: LEVELS, Central)

From Dentist to Social Venture Entrepreneur
Great Idea!  But How Do You Keep it Going and Growing?

Presented by Ms. Christina Dean
Founder & CEO. Redress Limited

Event Details


Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (at LEVELS)


From Dentist to Social Venture Entrepreneur - Great Idea!  But How Do You Keep it Going and Growing
Ms. Christina Dean, Founder & CEO, Redress Limited

Taking the leap – and powering the distance.  From Harley Street (London) as a dentist to Hong Kong as the founder of fashion NGO, Redress, Christina Dean does not have a conventional bio that lead her to run a regional social enterprise that tackles waste in the fashion industry.

Christina will share with us firstly how and why people should and can take such a professional and personal leap. This will provide insight and inspiration to those considering such a step. But after the initial leap, what do you need to power your marathon distance ahead? This will provide insight into what Christina has learned since launch in 2007, including key lessons, including:

  • Mind the gap: how to form collaborative partnerships that help you to get what you want
  • Mind the pennies; how to avoid ineffective spending at the start-up stage
  • Mind the distance: how to imagine just how far you have to go and what you may need
  • Mind the ego: how to tackle your own ego battles

This informal sharing session will allow you to gain inspiration, insight or also a sober dose of the highs and lows facing social entrepreneurs.

After our speakers presentation, the session will continue in an interactive Q & A format where members and guests are encouraged to discuss relevant issues with our guest speaker.

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



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

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



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


About our speaker:

Christina Dean
Founder & CEO, Redress Limited

Christina Dean is the founder and CEO of Redress, an NGO with a mission to reduce waste in the fashion industry. Christina is responsible for Redress’ overall strategic development, programs, fundraising and corporate partnerships. She is a regular speaker at various seminars and has received numerous recognitions for her work, including being listed by US online magazine Coco Eco as one of ‘2010’s Most Influential Women in Green’ and by UK Vogue as one of the UK’s ‘Top 30 Inspirational Women’. Prior to founding Redress, Christina was an award-winning journalist and a practicing dental surgeon.


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