Reconnecting Humanity – Ehon Chan

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Ehon Chan is a social entrepreneur, innovator and digital branding professional. Having grown up in a developing country, Ehon’s motivations are simple and compelling. He has seen first hand the inequalities life and society can bring. He has experienced loss and grief at a personal and community level. It is these life experiences that drive him to make the world a better place to live in.

Ehon led numerous community development and literacy projects throughout South East Asia before the age of 18. In 2009, Ehon co-founded News Unlimited, Brisbane’s leading digital entertainment magazine, and in 2010, he co-founded Youth Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (YES) Brisbane, Brisbane’s first incubator program for young entrepreneurs and change makers. In 2011, Ehon created the award-winning suicide prevention campaign, “Soften the Fck Up” with a group of young men, and co-founded TeacherTime (formerly GetClassmate) which builds collaborative technologies for educators.

In 2009, Ehon was named “one of the world’s most inspiring young achievers and innovators under 30” by the Sandbox Network. He lived up to this honour, and in 2011 received Suicide Prevention Australia’s LIFE Award; was named amongst three finalists for the Queensland Mental Health Achievement Award; was labelled “Young and Influential” by Shoe String Launch Magazine; and was considered one of the “Top 100 most influential, inspirational, provocative and creative people” in Melbourne by The Age.

Title: Reconnecting Humanity
Speaker: Ehon Chan
Format: Video
Year Published: 2011
Publisher: TEDxTalks Macquarie University

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