Recently, the 4th Yangtze River Students Outstanding University Graduates Selection Activity of Hubei Province jointly organized by Hubei Provincial Department of Education and the News Center of Xinhua News Agency came to a close. After the selection procedures of school recommendation, expert evaluation, social public announcement and confirmation, Xu Yundong, a master graduate of 2018 of SCUN’s School of Economics, and Jin Ke, a bachelor graduate of 2018 of SCUN’s School of Management, win the Yangtze River Students Entrepreneurship Award.
Xu Yundong, a serial entrepreneur, comes from a remote rural area in Wuling Mountain, Xiangxi Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture. During 2012-2018, he studied at SCUN’s School of Economics. In the second year of university, he started a business, creating “Xiangxi Tourist Card”. In the third year, he established Wuhan Tourists’ Home Co., Ltd. and registered the self-owned brand “Juhaz”. In 2016, he received the Angel Investment of 800,000 yuan and Hubei Provincial Government’s supporting fund for startup of 20,000 yuan. In 2017, he initiated the “Wuhan Alumni’s Strength” association, providing an exchange platform for the entrepreneurial alumni of the colleges and universities in Wuhan. In 2018, he set up “Juhaz · Alumni Space” (150m2), which has served more than 4,000 alumni. The WeChat official account “Juhaz” has publicized and reported alumni’s startup stories for more than 20 issues, with the click rate of over 20,000 times, and has conducted alumni exchanges for 30 times. His company has realized revenue of over 4 million yuan. He has been rated as an “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Model” and a “Youth Model” of SCUN’s School of Economics, and won the silver award of SCUN in the “For Youth” China College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition，the first prize of SCUN in the National Network Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for College Students, the special award of SCUN in the “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, the bronze award of Hubei Province in the 1st China College Students’ “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, and the bronze award of Hubei Province in the “For Youth” China College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition. He has won the third prize of SCUN’s Scholarship for Outstanding Students, Keqin Scholarship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Second-class Scholarship for Graduate Students. He has been rated as one of SCUN’s Top 10 Outstanding Graduates of 2016 and 2018. In 2018, he was selected into SCUN’s Talent Pool of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Mentors, and his company became the innovation and entrepreneurship base of SCUN’s College of Innovation and Entrepreneurship，which has employed more than 10 minority students and received over 300 college students for their internship and practical training.
Jin Ke, a graduate of 2018 of SCUN’s School of Management, majoring in Human Resources Management, established Wuhan TeaBoy Cultural Media Co., Ltd. (corporate legal representative/general manager) and has registered the trademark of “TeaBoy”. He has independent intellectual property rights and has been settled in the state-level high-tech business incubator. He has set up the TeaBoy Tea Culture Experience Hall (288m2) in the Bosom Friend International Tea City, Xiaochang County TeaBoy Farmers’ Planting Cooperative (86 tea growers) and TeaBoy Ecological Tea Garden (circulated land of over 2,300mu), with the annual average revenue of more than 3.5 million yuan, providing 16 full-time jobs and receiving over 350 college students for their internship and practical training in innovation and entrepreneurship. He has won honorable mention in the “For Youth” China College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition, has been selected into the list of entrepreneurship projects recommended by the 10th National Conference of Undergraduate on Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of Education (only four projects throughout the whole province), and has won the title of “We Are the Hero ‘College Student Pioneers in Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ ” awarded by the Central Committee of the Communist Young League. He has led the completion of two national-level college students’ innovation and entrepreneurship training programs and has won Keqin Scholarship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Hubei Provincial Government’s supporting fund for startup of 80,000 yuan. He has set up TeaBoy College Students’ Entrepreneurship Training Base to repay his Alma Mater and planned the “Fulfill Chinese Dream with Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Start the Red Tour of Targeted Poverty Alleviation” Campaign – SCUN’s “Pomegranate Seeds” Red Youth Research Activity in Dabie Mountains.
The Yangtze River Students Outstanding University Graduates Selection Activity is aimed at commending outstanding students who have outstanding performance and academic results in the aspects of academic innovation and independent startup, finding talents, motivating talents, encouraging innovation, guiding startup, fully presenting contemporary college students’ spirit of pioneering and innovation and striving for excellence, giving full play to the role of typical guidance and demonstration, and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship of college students. In this selection activity, 30 college students win the Yangtze River Students Innovation Award and 30 win the Yangtze River Students Entrepreneurship Award.