Hillary Yip is the 14-year-old founder and CEO of MinorMynas, which aims to build a global kids community on the safest online platform possible. In 2016, her original idea of MinorMynas received the 1st Prize and Best Business Award at the AIA Emerging Entrepreneur challenge in Hong Kong, which jump started her entrepreneurship journey.
The MinorMynas beta iOS app was launched in May 2017. As of April 2019, the app has close to 60,000 downloads across more than 50 countries.
Since age 10, Hillary has been invited to share her idea and journey at different venues, including TEDx, schools ranging from primary to university, government events and numerous local and international conferences, summits and panels. Most recently, she has also spoken at an event organised by HSBC, Microsoft and collaborated on a workshop with Apple. Apart from being a sought-after speaker in events and conferences, Hillary is also actively engaged in many speaking opportunities to inspire young people in schools, entrepreneurship boot camps, and leadership classes.
Hillary and MinorMynas have been widely featured by many media outlets including the CCTV, BBC, Yitiao and South China Morning Post, to name a few. In October 2018, her article was featured by the digital newsletter of the Malala Fund. Her story of being a visionary young entrepreneur has been circulated globally.
In her own time, Hillary enjoys reading and is a keen debater!