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Pac-12 Virtual Golf Tournament

When: July 24, 8am-1pm

Where: Hi Tee Golf; 5/F, Lee Wang Factory Building, 5 Luk Hop Street, Kowloon

Cost: HK$500/person + optional HK$200/person lunch afterwards

Limited capacity: please RSVP as soon as possible, marc.hubert@gmail.com

Come test your (virtual) golf skills with other SCHK alums, as well as members of rival Pac-12 alumni clubs, in a shotgun tournament at “Pebble Beach”!

Agenda:

– 8am: Driving range practice

– 8:30am: Shotgun start

– 12pm: Lunch (optional)

– 1pm: prize presentation (optional)

Please RSVP to Marc at marc.hubert@gmail.com.


Kai Tak Sports Park – Behind-the-Scenes Tour

When: July 24 – afternoon (exact times TBC)

Where: Goldin Financial Centre, Kowloon Bay

Cost: HK$300/person – covers food and beverage during the reception following the tour and panel

Limited capacity: please RSVP as soon as possible, marc.hubert@gmail.com

We are joining forces with our rivals from across the Bay, the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong, for a very special behind-the scenes tour of the new Kai Tak Sports Park development.

Agenda:

– Reception and introduction (30 min)

– Guided tour (30 min)

– Panel discussion (30 min)

– Reception (30 min)

Guides and panelists include:

– Sunnie Lau – MIT Innovation Initiative, Director of Smart City Research and Industry Collaboration

– Dana Magenau – SPORTFIVE, Vice President Commercial and Corporate Partnerships

– Darrell Chan – The Luk Hoi Tong Company, Executive Director

– Richard Zen – FIT Investment Corporation, Director

Please RSVP to Marc at marc.hubert@gmail.com.


Dignity Kitchen – Singaporean hawker-style food stall, empowering the differently-abled

When: August 14, 1:30-4pm (lunch) or 2:30-4pm (after lunch)

Where: Dignity Kitchen; Shop 201/202, 2/F, 618 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

Cost: Free, except for the optional lunch (attendees to settle own bills)

Max capacity: 16 people. Please RSVP to kristineky@gmail.com.

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong would like to invite you to enjoy a unique experience at Dignity Kitchen.

Dignity Kitchen is a social enterprise with the mission to restore dignity to the differently-abled by providing vocational training and employment opportunities at their “Singaporean hawker-style” food centre in Mongkok.

The 7-stalls food centre is staffed by the differently-abled and disadvantaged, serving Singaporean street food as well as delivery of bentos for both commercial and charity purposes. At the heart of the company’s mission is its approach to restoring dignity to the differently-abled and the disadvantaged through skills training, job placement and integration. (For more information, please visit https://www.projectdignity.hk/)

The Stanford Club of HK has organized a visit for our alumni community, which will include a talk from founder Koh Seng Choon and a tour through their centre. Afterwards, we will get to help the Dignity Kitchen team pack bento boxes which will be donated for the underprivileged and elderly.

Those who are interested can also arrive earlier and join for an optional, casual lunch with fellow alumni – the food is delicious there!

Agenda:

*1:30-2:30pm:  Lunch (optional)*

2:30-3:00pm:  Tour + Talk

3:00-4:00pm:  Bento box packing. Recommended age is 12 years old or older for hygienic reasons, but feel free to bring younger kids to join for the eating + touring around.

Please RSVP to Kristine at kristineky@gmail.com.

We have limited capacity of 16 people, so please sign up early to save a spot!


Pac-12 Happy Hour

When: August 20, 6-9pm

Where: IFC Podium (near Shake Shack)

Cost: Free – attendees may bring their own beverages or purchase from nearby restaurants and other beverage outlets.

No RSVPs required.

Come meet friends from the Stanford Club of Hong Kong, as well as multiple other Pac-12 alumni clubs, for happy hour drinks!


Stanford Football Viewing – First of the 2021-22 Season!

When: September 12, 10:30am HKT kickoff

Where: American Club 49er, 48/F, Exchange Square 2, Central

Cost: Free, except for the optional lunch (attendees to settle own bills)

No RSVPs required.

Come root on the Card as they head down to the LA Coliseum for the first game of the season vs. the Trojans of USC!

Disclaimer for All Events:

– By attending any event, you acknowledge that there is inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19.

– By attending any event, you and your guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree NOT to hold Stanford University, Stanford Club of Hong Kong, and the other event organizers or any of their members, officers or affiliates liable for any illness, infection, or injury.

– As required by the venue for each event and in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations, guests must use the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ app and/or complete any QR code forms related to COVID-19 and related vaccination(s).

2021 Annual General Meeting

Join us for our upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Stanford Club of Hong Kong. This event is open to Stanford alumni only.

In addition to providing club updates and initiatives for the coming year, we will be voting for your SCHK Executive Committee and General Committee Members for 2021/22. Nominations are as follows:

Executive Committee

President: Marc Hubert
Vice President : David Fan
Co-Vice President: Kristine Li
Honorary Treasurer: Simon Mui
Co-Treasurer: Wally Cheung
Honorary Secretary: Erica Ma
Co-Secretary: Sandy Wan

General Committee

Alex Leung, Angelina Yao, Dorothea Koo, Elliot Shi, Hill Wang, Jasmine Li, Kendrick Kwok, Lavina Tien, Till Rosar, Tomas Vacek, Vivian Kong

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Both options of 1) in-person and 2) Zoom attendance will be available.

  1. In-person venue: CoCoon, 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
  2. Zoom link: the link will be emailed to attendees after RSVP, at a time closer to AGM date.

Cost: Free

Event is open to Stanford alumni only.

RSVP: Required. Please RSVP now.

[Online Event] Stanford Art Tour

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The Stanford Clubs of (in alphabetical order) Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore are jointly organizing a special virtual docent tour of the Stanford Art Collection.

This event will be composed of two tours. In each tour a docent shall discuss three related art pieces from the Stanford art collection.

Tour 1: Wonders in White: Outdoor Sculptures at the Stanford (10am-1040am)

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  • Lead Docent: Lisa Fremont
  • Summary: We’ll be looking at three sculptures that happen to be white. But they differ in terms of their subject matter, medium, and technique used to create the works.

Tour 2: Crowds: Then and Now (1040am-1115am)

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  • Lead Docent: Mary Rose Cafiero
  • Summary: We will look at three paintings from the Cantor and the Anderson that span almost 100 years

Events Details

Date: Saturday, 13 March , 2021 (Hong Kong time)
Time: 10 am – 11:15 am
Online Tour Link: Provided by email after RSVP, closer to event date
Cost: Free for alumni and non-alumni.
Event contacts: Kenneth Chua at kmtchua@gmail.com , Andrew Kwan  akwan@stanfordalumni.org

RSVP: Required and limited slots. Please RSVP by filling in this form.

[Online Event] Christmas Trivia Night

Meet and mingle with alumni across Hong Kong and Singapore virtually

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Merry Christmas in advance to everyone in the Stanford family here in Hong Kong! For starters, we wish to send you our warmest wishes of continued great health for you and your family.

In keeping up with the club’s annual Christmas spirit, we are delighted to collaborate with Stanford Club of Singapore and invite you to join Christmas Trivia Night: 

  • Meet alumni, students and friends virtually across Hong Kong and Singapore over a night of trivia and fun!
  • 5 rounds of 10 questions each. Categories include music, dingbats (visual word puzzles), Stanford, and more…
  • Registered participants are invited to form teams of up to 5 people, or participate individually and let us sort you into teams of 5
  • Join the online event individually from separate locations, and we will join you with your team virtually in breakout rooms

Event Details

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm, Hong Kong Time / Singapore Time (GMT+8)
Zoom Link: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/96041237644?pwd=Y2c4TXd1ZTdoemdjL0hCYjgxRFF3QT09
Event Contact: Andrew Kwan (akwan@stanfordalumni.org)

RSVP: Required. Please RSVP by filling in this form.

[Online Event] The Future of Education Technology

Perspectives from the world’s largest edtech VC fund

 

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The new normal has brought about tremendous shifts to education. (In alphabetical order) Stanford Club of Hong Kong, Stanford Club of the Philippines and Stanford Club of Singapore are delighted to co-organize an online talk featuring how technology is transforming education.

In this talk, Ian Chiu (BS ’00, MS ’02, MBA ’08) and Ilaria Chan (BA ’05) will share their insights about how the new normal is fundamentally re-shaping the landscape of educational technology. They will discuss both business and investment trends in the sector, as well as examples on how innovation in edtech is yielding social impact.  

Ian and Ilaria are, respectively, Managing Director and Operating Advisor of Owl Ventures. Ilaria is also Group Advisor on Social Impact Investments for Grab. Owl Ventures, based in Silicon Valley, is the world’s largest venture capital fund dedicated to education technology with over $1.2 billion in assets under management. Its portfolio include edtech successes such as Byju’s, Labster, MasterClass and Quizlet.

 

Events Details
Date: Tuesday, December 1st , 2020
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Hong Kong Time / Philippine Time / Singapore Time (GMT+8) 
Online Videoconference Link: Provided by email after RSVP, closer to event date
Cost: Free for alumni and non-alumni.
Lunch Etiquette: Lunch not included due to online nature. You are most welcomed to eat while videoconferencing in.

RSVP: Required. Please RSVP by filling in this form.

 

Event Contact (in alphabetical order): Ee Fann Goh for SG alums (goheefann@alumni.gsb.stanford.edu), Andrew Kwan for HK alums (akwan@stanfordalumni.org), Andrea Sy (andreasy@alumni.stanford.edu) for PH alums

About the Speakers

Ian Chiu

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For over 20 years, Ian has been an investor, entrepreneur, and advisor to education and technology companies. He has a deep global network in the education sector and brings a wealth of investing and board experience to the Owl Ventures team. Ian serves on the boards of Degreed, BenchPrep, LeLe Ketang, Sanjieke, and Abl and works closely with MasterClass. Prior to joining Owl Ventures, Ian led the education sector at Warburg Pincus and was a technology investor at Silver Lake Partners. Earlier in his career, Ian was a consultant at Bain & Company and also helped launch BigMachines, a SaaS company that was acquired by Oracle.

Ian serves on the Advisory Board for SEO, a non-profit that provides educational, career, and mentoring programs for young people from underrepresented communities. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Gladeo, a digital social enterprise dedicated to providing career guidance to underserved youth of diverse backgrounds. Ian was also the lead author of Caution: Watch for Scholarships Ahead, a practical guide for students to navigate the complex scholarship application process, which was endorsed by Stanford University’s Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Ian is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, with Distinction, and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering, with a concentration in technology management and entrepreneurship. He also received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and Arbuckle Leadership Fellow.

Ilaria Chan

Ilaria is currently the Group Advisor on Social Impact Investments for Grab, focusing on advancing diplomacy, thought leadership and social impact reach for the Technology Decacorn startup.

Prior to assuming this role, she served as a Corporate Finance executive and helped drive Grab’s historical > $5 billion Series H fundraise – the largest in the history of Southeast Asia. Ilaria was formerly an Executive Director at the Sales & Trading division of Goldman Sachs New York where she was a top quartile performer at the bank, focusing on Asia Equities. She is currently also a global keynote speaker, a private investor, serves on the Board of Trustees of humanitarian organizations CareForChildren and Emancipaction, an Operating Advisor to Owl Ventures (largest Education Tech focused venture capital fund in the world), an advisory committee member to GlobalSF’s Women Empowerment Initiative, and serves on the advisory board of British real estate development firm Kinrise.

[Online Event] The future of MBA, professional and executive education

Perspectives from China and Asia in the new normal

This event is co-organized by, in alphabetical order, Stanford Club of Hong Kong and Stanford Club of the Philippines. 

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The new normal has brought about tremendous shifts to education, including business and executive education which historically prized face-to-face interactions and professional networking.

In this talk, Robert Hsiung (GSB MBA ’08) will share his insights about the latest trends in China’s and Asia’s professional education industry, particularly its digital transformation in the new normal. 

Robert has led the China business of 3 education companies. He currently serves as China CEO of Eruditus Executive Education, which raised US$113 million in August 2020 from investors including Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Previously, Robert was Udacity’s Managing Director in China, and Interim CEO of ShareWithU.

Events Details
Date: Thursday, 29 October, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Hong Kong Time / Philippine Time (GMT+8) 
Online Videoconference Link: Provided by email after RSVP, closer to event date
Cost: Free for alumni and non-alumni.
Lunch Etiquette: Lunch not included due to online nature. You are most welcomed to eat while videoconferencing in.

RSVP: Required. Please RSVP by filling in this form.

Event Contacts (in alphabetical order): 

Stanford Club of Hong Kong: Andrew Kwan (akwan@stanfordalumni.org) and Alex Leung

Stanford Club of the Philippines: Andrea Sy (andreasy@alumni.stanford.edu)

About the Speaker

Robert Hsiung

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Robert Hsiung has led the China business of 3 education companies. He currently serves as China CEO of Eruditus Executive Education, which raised US$113 million in August 2020 from investors including Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Previously, Robert was Udacity’s Managing Director in China, and Interim CEO of ShareWithU. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business School and an B.A.S. in computer science from University of Pennsylvania.

[Online Event] China’s and Asia’s Education Industry in the New Normal

The new normal has brought about tremendous shifts to education at every level: from students and parents, to teachers and administrators, to schools and technology providers. 

In this talk, Mariana Kou will share her insights about China’s and Asia’s education industry, both historical and current, and her take on education trends in the new normal. 

Mariana has worn 3 hats in the education industry. As an entrepreneur, she is CEO of Research Study Education Group, which offers educational travel products and is now expanding into EdTech. Previously as an analyst, she was Head of China Education and HK Consumer Research at CLSA. As an author, she published her first book “Investing in Dragons: Education Industry and Capital Markets” in 2020.

We hope alumni who are interested in education and technology – whether as a an industry participant or as a parent  – in the new normal will join us online.

Events Details
Date: Tuesday, 22 September, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Hong Kong time (GMT+8) 
Online Videoconference Link: Provided by email after RSVP, closer to event date
Cost: Free for alumni and non-alumni.
Lunch Etiquette: Lunch not included due to online nature. You are most welcomed to eat while videoconferencing in.

RSVP: Required. Please RSVP by filling in this form.

Event Contact: Andrew Kwan (akwan@stanfordalumni.org)

 

About the Speakers

Mariana Kou

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Mariana Kou is executive director and CEO of Research Study Education Group, which offers educational travel products and is now expanding into EdTech. Prior to this role, she was an award-winning equity research analyst specializing in the China education industry and the global luxury goods sector. Mariana started her banking career in New York at Lehman Brothers, and was most recently Head of China Education and HK Consumer Research at brokerage and investment group CLSA.

In 2020, she published her first book “Investing in Dragons: Education Industry and Capital Markets”.

She also serves as board advisor to education ventures and has been keynote speakers and panelists at government and industry conferences as well as interviewed regularly by international media. Mariana was appointed representative for China by the World Business Angels Investment Forum, an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in Jun 2020. She is a member of ForbesWomen Forum and she is the Columbia Venture Community’s Hong Kong chapter founding lead. 

Mariana holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate program. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with magna cum laude and Raymond P. Kent Award. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of global business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma and economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon. 

Joint Clubs Happy Hour Drinks (July 10) – Stanford Club of Hong Kong withdrew its participation

Due to recent cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, Stanford Club of Hong Kong has decided to withdraw its participation in the Joint Clubs Happy Hour Drinks on July 10 at 6:30 pm.

We encourage our alumni and their families to practice social distancing as much as possible.

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Questions? Contact Wally Cheung at CheungWK@stanfordalumni.org
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2020 Annual General Meeting

Join us for our upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Stanford Club of Hong Kong. This event is open to Stanford alumni only.

In addition to providing club updates and initiatives for the coming year, we will be voting for your SCHK Executive Committee and General Committee Members for 2020/21. Nominations are as follows:

Executive Committee

President: Andrew Kwan
Vice President : Marc Hubert
Co-Vice President: Kristine Li
Honorary Treasurer: Wally Cheung
Honorary Secretary: Sandy Wan
Co-Treasurer: David Fan

General Committee

Kendrick Kwok (Head of IT), Queenie Lee, Simon Mui, Ronald Issen, Diana Ibarra, Lavina Tien, Hill Wang, Dorothea Koo, Vivian Kong, Erica Ma, Jasmine Li

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (registration starts at 5:45 pm)

Venue: CoCoon*, 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
* If public health conditions make it impractical to have a physical meeting, the AGM shall be moved online to Zoom.

Venue: Due to continued public health conditions, the AGM has been moved to Zoom.

Cost: $100 (includes refreshments if meet at CoCoon; no refreshments available if meet on Zoom)

Cost: $30 (Price reduced since no refreshments can be served on Zoom. All who have registered previously will also be enjoying this reduced cost and not $100.)

Event is open to Stanford alumni only.

RSVP: Required. Please RSVP now.

[Online Event] Career Mentoring Day 2020

Stanford Club of Hong Kong is doing an online-only Career Mentoring Day, and we invite alums to join us in volunteering!

Although Beyond the Farm is cancelled globally this year due to COVID-19, we are running a club-organized, online event to sustain the volunteering spirit of Beyond the Farm locally. Through online videoconferencing, alumni will be able to volunteer their time, share their career journeys and provide career mentorship to local secondary school students.

We are collaborating with CoCoon Foundation (https://foundation.hkcocoon.org/) to invite students as mentees. CoCoon Foundation has brought entrepreneurship education programs to 40+ local secondary schools across different neighborhoods, so some of the students we will mentor are from schools that may lack access to these types of career mentorship opportunities.

Events Details
Date: Saturday, 2 May, 2020 Saturday 30 May, 2020 (to avoid timing conflicts with majority of DSE exams)
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Rundown:
2:30 – 3:15 pm: General career tips and future of work
3:15 – 4:00 pm: Breakout sessions organized by industry, led by alumni volunteers
Alumni Volunteering Commitment: We are asking for 45 minutes of your precious time, via online videoconference from 3:15 to 4:00 pm.
Online Videoconference Link: Provided by email after RSVP, closer to event date
Event Contact: Andrew Kwan (akwan@stanfordalumni.org) and Sandy Wan (sandy.wan@simandian.com)

Register to be a mentor now: https://forms.gle/QLjVBYhfkGEaiRTcA

We are looking for alumni working across all sectors to participate, so students can develop a broader view of work. Thank you in advance for those of you who will give time to volunteer online!

Register to attend as a student or teacher now: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/103298097390