Startup Resources: Entrepreneurship Associations

Entrepreneurship Associations

The Entrepreneurship Associations below provides support to young entrepreneurs in terms of promoting entrepreneurship, mentoring, training, networking and providing access to tools.

Organizations Introduction

Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG)
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) established Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK) to provide entrepreneurial culture among Hong Kong youth. By working partnership with local business communities, YBHK provides interest-free business start-up loan, business hardware and resources support, business mentorship and professional consultancy as well as information and networks.

Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub
The Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (E Hub) is invested by the Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone, which has formed a strategic partnership with The Shenzhen Youth Federation and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, to steer the operations of E Hub. E Hub provides multi-dimensional start-up support including seed money, training, business consultation and networking that will help accelerate start-up companies. E Hub will also offer quality office space at concessionary rates and will provide access to angel investors and venture capital.

Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum (HKSEF)
HKSEF is a membership-based organization aims to create and support the civic movement of social entrepreneurship. HKSEF provides regular functions of sharing local best practices and world-wide development of social entrepreneurship, overseas visits and a platform connecting the like-minded social entrepreneurs. Annual student membership fee is HK$50. The online application will be available soon.

Innovative Entrepreneur Association (IEA)
IEA aims to cooperate with the Government and other organizations to boost the entrepreneurship spirit and business education in Hong Kong and Asia, assist the business start-ups in facing difficulties and provide suggestions and opinions. IEA also hosts the Innovative Entrepreneurship Competition every year. Membership only open to those who receive award in the competition.

JCI City Junior Chamber
JCI focus on four developmental area: individual, community, internationalism and business. For the individual area, members are provided intensive training to build up their leadership and public speaking skills. For the Community area, opportunities in working on social problems like drug abuse and water usage are provided. For the internationalism and business area, members are provided chances to communicate business ventures from different countries. Membership are free of charge. is a comprehensive and up-to-date tech database covering Hong Kong-based startups. It is an open database with curation by StartupsHK.

StartupsHK is a community of startups in Hong Kong promoting entrepreneurship and to grow Hong Kong as a tech-hub in Asia. Members can join their networking events, talks, seminars or conferences.

The Entrepreneurs Club
Unlike other entrepreneurs associations in Hong Kong, the E Club aims to assist established and evolving entrepreneurial businesses in getting to the next level of their business. The E-Club is unique in that they also assist in providing group health insurance, hotels and restaurant discounts as well as regular talks, workshops and social networking events. Members can also join events at special rate and attend the meeting organized by club with no additional charge. The annual member fee for students is HK$500.

The Entrepreneurs' Network (TEN)
TEN aims to provide entrepreneurs with support for their activities, a platform to share experiences and seek innovative solutions from the diverse membership as well as opportunities created through global strategic relationships. Members have the opportunity to learn and contribute to TEN by joining the Executive Committee or becoming a Sub-committee member. Young entrepreneurs enrolled at any university in Hong Kong are eligible to join the Youth Membership. The annual Youth Membership fee is HK$150.

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Hong Kong
TiE was established by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives and senior professionals. It fosters entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking and education. Current TiE Hong Kong members are eligible to apply for its mentoring programme which provides opportunity to meet the the TiE Hong Kong Charter Members. HK$600 will be charged per year to maintain the TiE student membership.

Youth Employment Start (YES)
YES is intended to provide a one-stop employment platform for youngster by giving support them variety of employment needs. They tried to increase the chances for their employability and also to facilitate their sustainable development in employment. Upon onsite registration, members can enjoy to use the free service and facilities like attending seminar related to entrepreneurships or booking a conference room for discussion.

Young Entrepreneurs Development Council (YDC)
YDC is a non-profit organization found by home grown entrepreneurs and professionals. It offers some activity-based programs for young people to develop their entrepreneurial spirit, e.g. Entrepreneurial Workshop, by holding an interactive and lively forum for YDC role models to exchange ideas and advice with students motivated to develop their leadership skills.

2econd Generation Entrepreneur Association Limited (2GHK)
2GHK aims at building a strategic relationship between entrepreneurs and providing a supportive and positive learning experience to members. Through extensive training and activities, they will strengthen the leadership and management skills and foster personal growth amongst members. Members can also utilize their knowledge to develop a better business environment together in Hong Kong. 2GHK has secured a number of exclusive privileges for members through affinity agreements with a wide variety of organizations. Such benefits include access to club facilities, health, travel and shopping discounts, hotel and restaurant services, hotel and restaurant services, entertainment beauty care products and educational programmes. The membership is available for people who have family business background or are running their own business.