Impact Makers


Presented by AIESEC in HKUST
Exclusive to HKUST & HSU Undergraduate Students

About the Competition

Impact Makers is a platform that aims to spark social awareness and innovation in Youth. Through the experience, we equip Youth with knowledge and skills to create their own solution for making a better Hong Kong.

In the programme, our youth participants work in teams of five to undergo 2 weeks of project management and voluntary experience with social enterprises. With hands-on experience and observations throughout their experience, they will move on to formulate and pitch socially impactful business ideas to contribute to a better society.


Why should you join

Gaining comprehensive skills from training workshops including:

  • Design thinking
  • Video production
  • Pitching

Opportunities to closely work with NGOs

Learn about the operation and work of NGOs

Gain understanding on local inequalities

Use your own effort to make impact

Chance to win CASH PRIZE

1st Place: $5000

2nd Place: $3000

3rd Place: $2000

Our Goal

Considering the world’s direction for future development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are one of the guiding principles

In IMPACT MAKERS, participants will focus on one of the SDG, Reduce Inequality within and among Countries

It aims to reduce inequalities and ensuring no one is left behind

Potential area of focus could include, but not limited to:

  • Inequality in Disability
  • Women Empowerment
  • Human Rights Advancement
  • Community Empowerment
  • Elderly Empowerment
  • Income Disparity
  • Marginalized and Underrepresented Groups


November - December 2020
21st December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
4th January - 15th January 2021

Judging Criteria

Feasibility of Business Model (30%)

  • Scalability of Solution
  • Sustainability of Business model

Social Impact (30%)

  • Design thinking tools application
  • Understanding of target groups/ users

Entrepreneurship and Creativity (25%)

  • Potential and originality of Business Model

Pitching (15%)

Feasibility of Business Model
Social Impact
Entrepreneurship and Creativity


  • Current undergraduate students from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology or Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
  • 5 students per team
  • NO prior knowledge required

Supporting NGOs


Thanks for participating. See you next year.

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