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Wubuntu story 1: EdUHK incubation & UCT’s business acceleration programmes

Hello our dearest Wubuntu followers, this is Joseph Lam, Operational Chief of Wubuntu. I am truly honoured to be writing this passage about our progress and development in the past few months.


First thing first, (W)Ubuntu, our name, demonstrates our team’s notion of “Unity in diversity”, is the vision we embarked to share with everyone. I and my secondary school teacher and now my business partner, Tian Chen, co-founded Wubuntu to drive our ambitions and was very fortunate to learn that EdUHK Research and Development Office has organized a business incubation programme, the EASE fund.


The EASE fund provided with progressive capacity building workshops with guidance with countless one-on-one sessions with professionals, which helped us build solid foundations for Wubuntu. Going through the 3-stage incubation in a year-long intensive training, we were extremely fortunate to be selected the one of the best six startups team in this programme.


Following the success in Hong Kong, we extended our reach to South Africa and take part in a business acceleration programme organized by Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) to strengthen Wubuntu by looking from different perspective. We could not be more excited and prouder to be qualified in this 12-weeks intensive business acceleration programme, which has been extremely useful with the help and support given by GSB and its supporting organization, Ayoba, a subsidiary from the Africa telecom giant, MTN Corporation. The rich resources it provides and networks we built had been invaluable.


My heartfelt gratitude to the organizers of these wonderful programmes and all our passionate trainers who had helped us along the journey. Our next coverage will be out very soon, stay tuned! 


Joseph Lam

Operational Chief