Boudica Wang (centre) wins the “Most Popular by Audience Award” for her outstanding presentation


王柳懿同學 (中) 於金融科技比賽中表現優秀,贏得「最受歡迎參賽者」獎

Date: 30 Dec 2016 (Friday)

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HKBU student declared “most popular” at FinTech event

浸大生贏金融科技比賽最受歡迎參賽者獎

The HKBU’s Department of Economics partnered with InvestHK to organise Hong Kong’s first FinTech Week, an event held to encourage start-up companies to explore ways of becoming change-makers and innovators. Boudica Wang, a Year 3 student of the Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies (Economics concentration) programme, took part in one of the signature events, called ICE PITCH@FinTech Startups competition, and her outstanding presentation won her the “Most Popular by Audience Award”.

Boudica introduced “HeyCoins”, a company that offers innovative coin solutions by turning low-value coins into e-cash, e-coupons and digital gifts to add extra value to them. Such an idea can help lower costs for charities and non-profit companies and serve as a successful example of how to create collective societal goods across Asia.

Organised by Incu-Lab, an internship partner of the Department of Economics, the ICE PITCH@FinTech Startups was described as a “100-hour Hackathon + Pitching” event, encouraging the industry-wide exchange of FinTech ideas and promoting the continuous growth of FinTech startups.

浸大經濟系與香港投資推廣署早前合辦首屆香港金融科技周,鼓勵初創企業探討創新求變精神。中國研究─經濟學專修三年級王柳懿同學參加科技周其中一項主題活動「ICE PITCH@FinTech Startups」比賽,介紹初創企業營商案例,表現優秀,獲選為「最受歡迎參賽者」。

王同學於比賽中介紹HeyCoins的商業案例,它是一間提供創新硬幣兌換和處理方案的社會企業。HeyCoins的經營理念是將原本社會價值日低的硬幣轉換成電子貨幣、電子禮券及電子禮品等,藉此為其增值。該構思同時有效降低慈善機構和非營利團體的運作成本,成為亞洲區內一個創造共享社會資源的成功案例。

主辦單位Incu-Lab是浸大經濟系一個實習計劃的夥伴,「ICE PITCH@FinTech Startups」屬於「100小時黑客松及投售」活動之一,旨在促進金融科技業界內的交流,推動初創企業的持續發展。