Jordan Fung, a 15-year-old technology entrepreneur from Hong Kong, was recently dubbed a "bright star in the technology field" by Chinese state media People's Daily.
15-Year-old Jordan Fung from Hong Kong has led an extraordinary life since childhood.
In a recent joint interview with People's Daily and China Daily, China's largest state-owned media group, he shared his experiences as a young technology entrepreneur, including his story when he founded his first startup company GLMET, an online learning platform, when he was just 9 years old.
"I didn't have the money and people needed to found the startup, but I really want to make my ideas come true," he said, "so I shared my ideas publicly online". After receiving widespread support, he initiated a worldwide volunteer recruitment campaign and launched the platform in 2012. Within a year, the platform had tens of thousands of users. Since then, he discovered his talents in business management and went on to found a number of startups.
He is currently the Founder and CEO of Jet Tung-Pedosa Enterprises with businesses in technology and digital media fields. The company's technological breakthroughs in popularised smart cities and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) have empowered individuals and groups of all sizes to harness the power of technology and have been awarded by the United Nations, the European Union, the Hong Kong government, among others.
In the ending note of the interview, he was dubbed a "bright star in the technology field" and that his experiences as a young entrepreneur could "rejuvenate the business sector with young blood".
He thanked his parents for their support along the way, "Although they do not work in the tech industry, they didn't discourage me, but instead they encourage me to overcome the difficulties...they taught me how to persist". He hopes that by sharing his experiences at institutions and expos around the world, he could inspire more young people to take the first step in pursuing their dreams.