A Smart and Friendly City of All, by All and for All
In the advent of increasing social and environmental awareness in business activities, there has been a strong momentum for social entrepreneurship activities. An increasing number of startups have identified social problems and needs; and many entrepreneurs today have utilized their invaluable skills to solve those problems. In the social enterprise sharing session, we are honored to have the presence of a variety of social entrepreneurs throughout Asia who come from very different backgrounds, but are united by a common goal: turning their society-centric ideas into reality. Our sharing session, together with the Social Enterprise Booths, will consist of interesting perspectives on giving back to society, that even small groups of people can make a huge difference.
Dr. Chong Wey Lin, PHD., MA, MBA
OurCityLove Social Enterprise Taiwan
Dr. Lin is the founder of the OurCityLove Social Enterprise Taiwan. Under his curation, the OurCityLove Social Enterprise developed a series of smart phone apps and cloud service system for the city’s disabled community. They also recruited, trained, and coached people with various physical disabilities (such as spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, polio, and those with visual or hearing problems) to work as accessibility information investigators and accessibility consultants. They encouraged and inspired them with new experiences in life and in career. Through various training courses for business owners and staffs, the OurCityLove consultants had successfully motivated and trained 500+ restaurants to improve their accessibility and service quality for the disabled community. OurCityLove endorses a new and innovative job model which brings dignity, confidence and happiness to persons with disabilities.
Lin also worked as President of the Association of Smart-Living Technology and Service Design Taiwan (ASTS), and also Coordinator of Smart and Friendly City Innovative University Education Alliance of Ministry of Education in Taiwan.
Lin obtained his MA International Management and Business Information Engineering in Johannes Kepler University, and MA Journalism in National Taiwan University. He also holds Ph.D. degree of Information Science from Free University in Germany.