inspirED Social Entrepreneurship Program
& Workshop Series
Renee taught as an IB English and Humanities teacher at The ISF Academy and has coached debate, public speaking, and personal statement writing for over a decade. She is passionate about helping students find what moves and excites them and putting their talents to good use. Renée designed the inspirED Social Entrepreneurship Program to give students exposure to how individuals and organizations can create social impact and greater value with tools such as the Business Model Canvas, pitching skills, design thinking, and qualities such as grit and empathy.
Renee won the Rector’s Medal for service to the community from St. Paul’s School in Concord N.H. and she has a BA Hons in English from Harvard, where she was the Director of the Philips Brooks House Citizenship Program. She has continued to develop professionally through the IB Organization, the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero Institute, and she obtained an MPhil in Renaissance Literature from Cambridge and her PGDE from The University of Hong Kong.
Renée helped develop the curriculum for CoCoon’s Student Training in Entrepreneurship Program and has been a workshop facilitator for the Kids4Kids Powered by Youth Forum for the past two years. She is the Co-Chair of the Harvard Book Prize, Scholarship, and Mentorship program.
A graduate of Stanford University, Erica began her career in Silicon Valley at American retail chain Macy’s and world-renowned e-commerce company eBay. Erica later returned to Hong Kong to manage and operate CoCoon, the city's largest co-working space for startups. At Cocoon, she helps run the Student Training in Entrepreneurship Program (STEP), which places students into internships at Hong Kong startups. Her depth of experience in entrepreneurship and technology from the United States has helped her build a community in Hong Kong that is not only truly homegrown, but also focuses on international collaboration.
Erica also currently lends her expertise as Technology Advisory Council Member to The Women’s Foundation, empowering young girls and women to realize their truest potential. She is excited to offer her knowledge of business strategy, community building and fundraising to the young students of the Social Entrepreneurship Program this summer.
Stephany serves as a Senior Project Manager for the luxury brand Burberry, where she leads the execution of its architecture construction projects. Since graduating from UC Berkeley with a BA in Architecture, Stephany has worked with international brands like GEOX and Converse to implement new construction designs in Hong Kong and mainland China.
After obtaining a Certification for Corporate Sustainability and Innovation from Harvard Extension, Stephany imparted her knowledge of digital fabrication and 3D printing to young people as a workshop leader and guest university professor in Shanghai.
Stephany actively collaborates with Dim Sum Labs, a non-profit hackerspace that addresses the needs of the underserved creative community in Hong Kong by providing them with space, workshops and resources. Stephany looks forward to sharing her passion and more than a decade of experience in management and design.
Speakers and Workshop Leaders
Kai Tak Youth Rowing Club, UPenn, Olympic Medalist in Rowing
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, MIT, Harvard Kennedy School
Lensational and Enactus
Burberry, Dim Sum Labs, UC Berkeley
The Kinnet, Table for Two, Claremont McKenna
OutWhiz and Edore, Harvard, Stanford
Melissa Wu and Raymond Lee
Run Our City
CoCoon Ventures, Freshfields, NYU Stern
HK Science Park Board, CoCoon, Stanford
Student.com, Airbnb, Stanford, Harvard Business School
Baker & Bloom, Harvard, Cambridge
CoCoon, eBay, Stanford
Baker & Bloom's signature inspirED Social Entrepreneurship day camp is based in Cocoon, one of Hong Kong's largest co-working spaces for startups and entrepreneurs. This program develops socially conscious leaders and equips students with the business and communication skills they need to design individual service projects.
In Part I of the program, we teach students about the various facets of social entrepreneurship, such as human-centered design, business models, social impact metrics, and the use of emerging technology to innovate. We also expose them to stories of inspiring changemakers to help students find passion and purpose. By applying Harvard Project Zero and Stanford Design School learning and thinking strategies, students learn what it means to launch a successful social enterprise in Hong Kong. Students employ the Harvard Business School case method, do hands-on volunteer work to develop firsthand knowledge and awareness about important social issues in Hong Kong.
In Part II, students deepen their understanding of business models and design, and learn about the use of social media to promote a cause, fundraise, or build audience and community, They also learn how to develop their ideas into projects that can enrich their personal portfolios and jumpstart their IB CAS or MYP Personal Projects. Students have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a panel of social entrepreneurs and leaders in the business and non-profit community and gain exposure to creative and sustainable solutions.
Join us for an exciting experience that will prepare your mind and heart for a purposeful, passion-driven life!
July 11 - 22, 2016
10:00am - 5:00pm
for ages 13 and above