I have always wanted to run a business related to environmental protection.
As an amateur green inspired artist, I have been painting with recycled paper, plastic, and used wood block, hoping to increase social awareness related to over consumption. It has been my little hobby shared with a little circle of friends.
The CEO Adeo Ressi statements below deeply resonate with me :
1. There is no shortage of big problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of ambitious startups trying to solve them.
2. As the world becomes more connected and technology infiltrates the very fabric of our society, there has never been a better time for tech startups to make a difference and change the world.
3. We cannot rely on just government. Entrepreneurs can fix the world's problems.
Equipped with some business background, a lot of passion, and a geeky fiancee, I applied to FI Hong Kong and got accepted.
The first session I had no idea what I was doing, I told the directors of the program Jeffrey and Leo, "I'm here to learn and network."
Today, after 14 sessions, I have officially graduated !!! What did I learn in 4 months ? Wow !!! I did learn and network a lot !!! I came up with the idea of creating a purpose driven platform to encourage more people to cut on their meat intake, by rewarding users with any receipts with vegetarian / vegan menu. The idea has never given up on me, so I'm positive I'm on the right track. The idea serves the same purpose of protecting the environment which I have been wanting to do, but in a much bigger scale with help of technology, and my geeky fiancee CTO.
I met a lot of like-minded people from around the world during the process, and I'm prepared for the next challenge which is to launch in Spring 2020 !! Stay Tuned !
Click Here for article from FI officially announcing our graduation, and check out companies created by 8 other founders who have graduated with me !!