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Startup Resources: Incubation & Acceleration Programmes

Incubation Programmes

Here are the incubation & acceleration programmes available in Hong Kong for the startups.

 

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

To help enhance the competitiveness of Cyberport incubatees and alumni in international markets.

NAME  

“Cyberport Accelerator Support Programme

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, business

REGIONS

Local

FUNDING

  • Up to HK$300,000 financial assistance

ELIGIBILITY

  • All applicants must be Cyberport existing or graduated incubatee or CCMF grantee

DEADLINE

Varies with the accelerator programmes

ORGANIZER  

Cyberport

 

 

To support entrepreneurs and startups with financial assistance and a range of professional services to accelerate growth in different stages.

NAME  

Cyberport Incubation Programme

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, business, Information and communications technology

REGIONS

Local

FUNDING

  • Up to HK $ 330,000 financial assistance over a 24-month incubation period

ELIGIBILITY

  • Either have a registered company in Hong Kong or planning to form one
  • Project or product is related to information and communications technology
  • Must have a viable business plan for a product or service to be ready for marketing in 12 to 18 months
  • Must have sufficient funds, or plans to raise sufficient funds, for the company to operate for at least one year upon admission to the Cyberport Incubation Programme
  • Preferably is an incorporated business entity before admission

DEADLINE

Applications are accepted all year round:
Intake 21: 30 June 2017
Intake 22: 3 October 2017
Intake 23: 2 January 2018

ORGANIZER  

Cyberport

 

 

To provide a 18-month all-round incubation programme for web/mobile application technology startups with tailor-made supporting services

NAME  

Incu-App

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, web-based, smartphone-based applications

REGIONS

Local

FUNDING

  • A maximum of HKD 60,000 Financial Aid Package
  • A financial grant of HKD 20,000 per assessment
  • Subsidized workspace
  • Tailor-made supporting services

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be a Hong Kong registered technology startup company established for no more than 2 years before the date of application

DEADLINE

Open for registration

ORGANIZER  

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

 

 

To support biotechnology startups' business growth and acceleration with a 4-year incubation programme

NAME  

Incu-Bio

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Biotechnology startups

REGIONS

Local

FUNDING

  • A maximum of HKD 240,000 Financial Aid Package
  • A financial grant of HKD 30,000 per assessment
  • Subsidized workspace
  • Tailor-made supporting services

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be a Hong Kong registered technology startup company established for no more than 2 years before the date of application

DEADLINE

Open for registration

ORGANIZER  

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

 

 

To support technology startups' business growth and development with a 3-year incubation programme

NAME  

Incu-Tech

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Electronics, Green Technology, ICT

REGIONS

Local

FUNDING

  • A maximum of HKD 180,000 Financial Aid Package
  • A financial grant of HKD 30,000 per assessment
  • Subsidized workspace
  • Tailor-made supporting services

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be a Hong Kong registered technology startup company established for no more than 2 years before the date of application

DEADLINE

Open for registration

ORGANIZER  

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

 

 

To nurture Hong Kong's technology startup community and encourage entrepreneurial spirit by providing various kinds of support

NAME  

TechnoPreneur Partnership Programme (TPP)

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, technology startups

REGIONS

Local

SUPPORT

  • Investment Support Service
  • Soft Landing Centre & Lab Facilities
  • Coaching & Training
  • Promotion & Community Outreach
  • Business Development
  • Qualifying for Incubation Programme

APPLICATION METHODS

  • Applicants please contact by email (tpp@hkstp.org) or phone (852) 2629 6750 for details

DEADLINE

Open for registration

ORGANIZER  

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

 

 

To nurture incubatees and graduates of Science Park into regional or global companies for better business development

NAME  

The Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP)

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, business, marketing and corporate development

REGIONS

Local

SUPPORT

  • Subsidies
  • Access to HKSTP’s extensive support network
  • Matching Services with various professional institutions
  • Local And International Publicity Planning & Support

ELIGIBILITY

  • Current incubatees
  • Current Science Park tenants
  • Graduates of HKSTP’ s Incubation Programmes (less than 24 months)

DEADLINE

Open for registration

ORGANIZER  

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

 

 

To provide entrepreneurial services for young entrepreneurs who are eager to apply sustainable business model in solving some social issues

NAME  

Jockey Club Incubation Programme for Social

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Social and Business Innovation

REGIONS

Local

FUNDING

  • HK $30,000 seed money per business
  • Co-working space (Separate application if required)
  • Mentorship
  • Capacity building
  • Promotion platforms
  • Networking
  • Business referral support

ELIGIBILITY

  • Business or project with majority shares owned by people aged between 18 and 35 years old
  • Business to be registered within 3 months or less than 2 years, registration must be made in Hong Kong

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

The HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre

 

 

To guide aspiring young people to create a socially innovative business step by step and make ideas into real.

NAME  

STartup Empowerment Programme

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Social and Business Innovation

REGIONS

Local

FUNDING
  • Training
  • HK $50,000 seed money per project or business
  • Co-working space
  • Other supporting services

ELIGIBILITY

  • Aged between 18-35 years old
  • With a valid permit to work in Hong Kong

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

The HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre

 

 

Private Sectors

To assist startups to accelerate their health tech and/ or wearable businesses with large variety of supports

NAME  

AIA Accelerator

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, wearable healthcare, business

REGIONS

Asia

SUPPORT

  • Mentorship
  • Support from leading industry experts
  • Funding
  • Opportunity to plug into the Nest & AIA ecosystem
  • 3-year sponsorship from Microsoft on softwares
  • 12-month business support

ELIGIBILITY

  • Startup companies from Asia with an innovative health tech

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

NEST and AIA

 

 

To offer pre-incubation supports to the young and inexperienced entrepreneurs in Hong Kong

NAME  

ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) program

CATEGORY

Financial Technology, Intelligent Manufacturing, Smart City, Communications Technologies

REGIONS

Local

SUPPORT

  • Fellowship Award
  • Field Trip
  • Mentorship
  • Networking
  • Workshop & Training
  • IP licensing

ELIGIBILITY

  • Age: 18-35
  • Team size: 1-5 members
  • No controlling ownership or directorship of any company
  • Legal rights to work in Hong Kong
  • Each participant can only be associated with ONE team, and each team can only submit ONE application/idea

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)

 

 

To assist startups to accelerate their businesses with different types of supports

NAME  

Blueprint Accelerator

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, startups

REGIONS

Local

SUPPORT

  • Free space
  • Tailored mentorship
  • Professional support in business development and infrastructure
  • Market testing
  • Assistance identifying and connecting with right investors

ELIGIBILITY

  • No special requirement

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Swire Properties

 

 

To support new generation of IT entrepreneurship and to take Internet of Things (IoT) startups through acceleration, product development and global sales in record time

NAME  

Brinc Accelerator

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

REGIONS

Global

SUPPORT

  • Workshops
  • Status as a Brinc portfolio company
  • Cash investment

ELIGIBILITY

  • Companies should have a big vision for the entire Internet of Things – including the hardware and software spheres of the business

DEADLINE

16 July 2017

ORGANIZER  

Brinc

 

 

Provide opportunities for the participants to accelerate their FinTech businesses

NAME  

DBS Accelerator

CATEGORY

Artificial intelligence, big data analytics, banking infrastructure, blockchain technology, information security

REGIONS

Global

FUNDING

  • Mentorship from specialists
  • Working space in Wanchai
  • Tailored lectures developed and delivered by top entrepreneurship professors and influencers
  • Use of technology and services
  • Funding
  • Access to the DBS & NEST innovation ecosystems

ELIGIBILITY

  • Passionate about improving the banking experience and believe to bring in a new era of FinTech innovation

DEADLINE

16 July 2017

ORGANIZER  

DBS and NEST

 

 

To nurture startup companies in the design and creative fields, to assist design professionals to become resourceful entrepreneurs

NAME  

Design Incubation Program

CATEGORY

Design disciplines, Branding/ Packaging, Jewelry, Visual/Spatial Arts, Media& Communication

REGIONS

Local

SUPPORT

  • Free Rental for office premises for the 1st year and Discount Rental for the 2nd year
  • Financial Assistance in Operation, Marketing and Development
  • Business Centre Assistance
  • Business Knowledge Enrichment Programmes
  • Mentorship Programmes
  • Business Outreaching Programmes

ELIGIBILITY

  • A designer
  • Hong Kong Permanent Resident with his /her application-companies a startup Hong Kong-incorporated company, and still in its early stage of development

DEADLINE

Open for registration

ORGANIZER  

The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)

 

 

To provide mentoring and collaboration opportunities to improve new business, instead of purely sales

NAME  

FinTech Innovation Lab Program

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Financial Technology, Banking, Business

REGIONS

Asia-Pacific

SUPPORT

  • Mentoring from the industry’s leading firms and senior financial services executives
  • Insider knowledge and direct feedback from your target user groups
  • Strategy development and pitch coaching from senior Accenture executives
  • Workshops and panel discussions on topics such as procurement, regulation and industry trends
  • PR opportunities to raise your profile
  • A workspace in Hong Kong Cyberport for three employees throughout the programme
  • Special accommodation rates offered by J Plus Hotel

ELIGIBILITY

  • Not already an established or well-known technology business in financial services
  • The senior team can commit to being based in Hong Kong throughout the 12-week program
  • You can arrange work permits or visas if your employees are based outside Hong Kong

DEADLINE

Open for registration

ORGANIZER  

Accenture

 

 

To provide a mentor-focused programme to early entrepreneurs who are developing technology solutions related to smart IT technology

NAME  

INFINITI Accelerator

CATEGORY

CATEGORY Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, Internet of Things (IoT) companies, green technology

REGIONS

Global

SUPPORT

  • Mentorship
  • Dedicated Workspace
  • Network
  • Education
  • Funding
  • Technology related resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Founders and early-stage companies

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

INFINITI, NEST