SOW Asia

Investing in humanity.Fostering social impact, innovation and sustainability.

Our Mission -
To invest in enterprises intent on scaling their social and/or environmental impact through financial investments and SOW Asia's Accelerator Program, i2i (incubation to investment).

Our Vision -
To create an ecosystem in which local social businesses can grow, self-sustain and attract external funding.

#HR / Recruitment
#Health / Fitness
#Health / Fitness
#eCommerce / Market place
#Philanthropy / Social Good
#Philanthropy / Social Good
#eCommerce / Market place
#Philanthropy / Social Good
#Philanthropy / Social Good
#Philanthropy / Social Good
#Gaming / VR

SOW Asia is part of a pioneering movement making reasoned long-term investments in social businesses to effect positive social change.

What do we do?
SOW Asia supports for-profit social businesses (with a prototype and limited market trials) that create positive impact on a self-sustaining basis. We use processes that are similar to venture capital funds, but our aim is to achieve a high rate of social / environmental return. We are primarily focused on companies incorporated in Hong Kong with a marketable product/service that has at least been pilot tested.

Besides investment, we accelerate start-ups with an intent to make a social and/or environmental impact through a sustainable and scalable business model via SOW Asia's accelerator program, i2i (incubation to investment).

How i2i works?
i2i ("Incubation to Investment") accelerator program aims to enable and empower social businesses (with a prototype and limited market trials), to be ready for investment. It is designed to help businesses clarify their social impact, improve their business models and refine their pitches for investment.

During our program, social entrepreneurs assess their companies and execute the necessary changes to improve their business models and scale up. Social entrepreneurs also showcase their improved businesses to an audience of investors at the investors' pitch night.

Check out the theme of our latest i2i cohort on our website ""

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  • Network
  • Darius Yuen
    Founder & President
    Darius was a managing director for BNP Paribas and a senior managing director for Bear Stearns – Asia. After spending over 18 years in finance and ... Read More
  • Demetrius Yuen
    Director of Programs
    As one of the founding directors of SOW Asia for a few years, Demetrius had the desktop view of young companies that wanted to do good. He is now o... Read More
  • Prudence Wong
    Program Associate
    Prudence implements and supports the running of SOW Asia's accelerator program to assist young businesses to grow successfully with a scalable impa... Read More
  • Emily Leung
    Program Administrator
    Emily serves as the Program Administrator at SOW Asia. She has served SOW Asia in various capacities for over 7 years providing bookkeeping and ge... Read More