The Good Lab
A phrase that would describe Kelvin would probably be positive disruption – meaning that he constantly believes things can be better in function or design, and that’s why he is passionate about social innovation, youth entrepreneurship and societal transformation.
Kelvin achieves this through hiss work at the GoodLab, Hong Kong’s social innovation consultancy and co-working space. Along with directors Ada Wong JP, Francis Ngai, KK Tse and Patrick Cheung, they work with governments, businesses and NGOs on creating programs and partnerships for societal change.
He also heads up UnLtd HK, a foundation that provides funding and on-going mentorship for early stage social innovators here in Hong Kong. Based on the model of UnLtd UK, which has supported 13,000 innovators, UnLtd HK identifies, selects, and mentors social innovators to help make their idea into a reality. UnLtd Hong Kong currently supports 18 entrepreneurs.
Previous to this career in Hong Kong, Kelvin honed his social entrepreneurial experience in London. After his studies there in International Development, Kelvin founded FoodCycle, an award-winning charity based in the UK that builds communities by combining volunteers, surplus food and a spare kitchen space to create nutritious meals for those at risk of food poverty and social isolation. Set up in 2008, FoodCycle is now in 34 locations across the country and has a network of over over 2,000 volunteers.
Before FoodCycle, he worked at MyBnk, a youth financial education charity based in London run by Lily Lapenna, an Ashoka fellow. Kelvin is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and also sat on the food advisory board for the Mayor of London. He mentors a number of social innovators in Hong Kong.