Beyond Test Scores: Building Characters and Nurturing Minds

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to welcome a panel of 5 young education thought leaders from the realm of character education and positive education. Together, the panelists will share their insights innovating in education, including their personal journeys on:

  • Founding a kindergarten that focuses on character building and nurturing
  • Founding a learning community on character education and bringing that into Hong Kong schools
  • Founding a learning community to enlighten, encourage and empower all learners
  • Directing the leading non-profit in America to advance the science and practice of character development
  • Making positive education accessible to more Hong Kong schools

This event should be interesting not just to those working in education, but also to parents and families interested in learning more on how children develop character strengths.

Guest of Opening Remarks:

Jeffrey Sze (Stanford BS ’07, MS ’08), Political Assistant to HKSAR Secretary of Education

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

Bruce Au, Former Director, Character Lab

Renee Boey, Founder and Educational Director, Baker & Bloom

Kimberly Kwok, Founder and School Supervisor, Mighty Oaks Nursery and Kindergarten

Christine Ma Lau, Founder and Principal, JEMS Learning House

Zachary Lee, Research Associate, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

6:45pm Registration

7:00pm Opening Remarks

7:10pm Panel Discussion and Q&A

8:00pm Networking


CoCoon, 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong


$150 (advance payment) | $200 (cash at the door). Includes refreshments.


Required. Please click here to RSVP and pay now.

Event Contact:

Christina Hu and Andrew Kwan (

Exclusive Tour Inside the World of IoT with CoCoon Ignite Ventures and Global Sources

Date: Monday, Oct 17th, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Description: Exclusive to MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Wharton alumni in Hong Kong. Join us, CoCoon Ignite Ventures & Global Sources on this day tour of the IoT scene in Shenzhen – visit an advanced manufacturing facility to learn about the latest developments and investment opportunities.

Up Here Tickets: Sign

Each ticket includes transportation, breakfast, lunch and happy hour, plus one ticket to Startup LaunchPad Conference and Tradeshow through Oct 18-21, 2016.

EARLY BIRD HK$980/person by Sep 28, 2016, Wednesday


REGULAR HK$1280/person by Oct 14, 2016, Friday


09:00am   Breakfast @CoCoon

09:15am   Investing in IOT with CoCoon Ignite Ventures

10:30am   Depart for Shenzhen

12:00pm   Lunch

01:30pm   Discover Hardware Startups @Global Sources

03:00pm   Advanced Manufacturing Tour @Ash Cloud Factory

5:00pm     Depart Shenzhen

6:30pm     Happy Hour @CoCoon

About CoCoon Ignite Ventures

With connected capital, CoCoon Ignite Venture invests in early stage entrepreneurs who have a unique vision of the New Economy where businesses are transitioning from asset-based models to non-asset based, decentralized networks and business models.

About Global Sources

com/Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. More about Startup LaunchPad Conference and Tradeshow here: http://www.launchpadhk.

Stanford vs Harvard Basketball in Shanghai – Nov 12, 2016

On a separate note, did you know that Stanford will be playing Harvard in Shanghai on Nov 12, 2016? We are thinking of organizing a group trip up to Shanghai to support our team and wanted to gauge interest. Note that tickets go on sale on Aug 30 so we would need to know over the next couple days if we should purchase a block of seats. Please let us know if you’d be interested in joining us and the number of seats you¹d be interested in