On the evening of September 25, seven entrepreneurs from the Gen.T community battled it out for The R.A.W. Prize—a HK$500,000 grant to support an organisation that positively impacts responsible consumption.
Standing for Responsibility, Awareness and Wonder, the R.A.W. Prize is a collaboration between Gen.T and Luxarity, a social initiative of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group.
Selected from dozens of applicants, the seven entrepreneurs—six of them Gen.T honourees—pitched themselves and their companies to the panel of judges in hope of winning the prize, which includes mentorship opportunities and access on top of the grant.
The finalists were Alessandro Bisagni, founder of green engineering consultancy BEE; Raja Jesrina Arshad, co-founder of online wellness community PurelyB; Sissi Chao, founder of creative upcycling firm REmakeHub; Walden Lam, co-founder of sustainable denim startup Unspun; Sonalie Figueiras, founder of impact media platform Green Queen; Meghan Kerrigan, co-founder of sustainable water startup Generation Water; and Tamsin Thornburrow, founder of zero waste store Live Zero.
After an intense session of deliberation by the judges, Gen.T honouree Sissi Chao of REmakeHub was announced the winner. Look out for more on Sissi, and the impact she intends to make with the R.A.W. Prize, on Gen.T's channels over the next few weeks.
Photo 1 of 26 Coeinne Loh, Marianna De Win, Alessandro Bisagni, Katherine Bisagni
Photo 2 of 26 Luke Grana, Gloria Yu
Photo 3 of 26 Sonalie Figueiras, Tamsin Thornburrow, Clinton Tong, Brendan Fitzpatrick
Photo 4 of 26 Tamara Lamunière, Cristina Ventura
Photo 5 of 26 Claire Yates, Tanja Wessels, Ambika Behal
Photo 6 of 26 The judges: Nydia Zhang, Tamara Lamunière, Vanessa Taub, Cristina Ventura
Photo 7 of 26 Alessandro Bisagni
Photo 8 of 26 Nydia Zhang
Photo 9 of 26 Sissi Chao
Photo 10 of 26 Walden Lam
Photo 11 of 26 Tamara Lamunière, Vanessa Taub
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Photo 13 of 26 Tamsin Thornburrow
Photo 14 of 26 Sonalie Figueiras
Photo 15 of 26 Meghan Kerrigan
Photo 16 of 26 Raja Jesrina Arshad
Photo 17 of 26 The evening's emcee, K Oanh Ha
Photo 18 of 26 Raja Jesrina Arshad, Sonalie Figueiras, Meghan Kerrigan
Photo 19 of 26 Elaine Ng
Photo 20 of 26 Medhy Soudi, Coeinne Loh
Photo 21 of 26 Walden Lam
Photo 22 of 26 Maxime Pruvost, Sean Lee-Davies
Photo 23 of 26 Sissi Chao
Photo 24 of 26 Tamara Lamunière, Sissi Chao, Cristina Ventura
Photo 25 of 26 The finalists
Photo 26 of 26 The finalists and judges