HK Tech 300 is a large-scale flagship innovation and entrepreneurship programme organised by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) for aspiring entrepreneurs among CityU students, alumni, research staff and others* to launch start-ups and ignite their entrepreneurship journey. The programme aims to create 300 start-ups in three years, providing educational and growth opportunities for CityU students, and translating CityU research results and intellectual properties into practical applications.*See eligibility below
Info Sessions and Networking Sessions will be organised to facilitate the project team formation.
II. Training - 8-week Sponsored Training (worth HK$10,000)
A minimum of an eight-week Training Phase will be organised, during which participants learn how to kick start their entrepreneurial journey from scratch, develop a business plan and deliver a pitch. The training programme is worth more than HK$10,000 for each project team.
Upon completion of the Training, the project teams can apply for CityU’s HK Tech 300 Seed Fund and proceeding to the Seeding Phase.
III. Seeding - HK$100,000 Seed Fund
Participants can apply for HK Tech 300 Seed Fund. Each successful team will receive seed funding of HK$100,000 for developing innovative ideas into start-ups.
At the end of the 6-12 month funding period, eligible teams will be recommended to compete for the HK Tech 300 Angel Fund up to HK$1 million.
IV. Incubating - HK$1 million Angel Fund
An angel fund investment up to HK$1 million is available for each start-up selected at the Incubation Phase for developing and validating a business model.
V. Launching - HK$10 million External Funds
At the end of the Incubation Phase, eligible start-ups will be recommended to receive financial support from external funds of up to HK$10 million to grow successful tech ventures. External funds include TSSSU and Research Talent Hub (RTH) from the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITC), and incubation programmes from the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport), other strategic partners and supporting organisations.
- CityU students
- CityU alumni
- CityU research staff
- The general public using CityU’s intellectual property (IP) and/or technology in their start-ups
“The HK Tech 300 programme will be a great platform for education, entrepreneurship and personal growth. It provides opportunities for our students and young people in Hong Kong to excel beyond their boundaries in their entrepreneurship journey and become future leaders in society.”
Mr Lester Garson Huang, SBS, JP
Chairman, CityU Council
“CityU aspires to be a leading university in innovation and knowledge transfer. Through intense effort, we are investing significant resources in CityU students and will work with the community to transform HK Tech 300 into the best programme for technology entrepreneurship at universities in Hong Kong and Asia, thereby contributing to technological development through our highly recognised research.”
Professor Way Kuo
President and University Distinguished Professor,
City University of Hong Kong
“The HK Tech 300 Programme will provide great educational and growth opportunities for our students, translate our research results and intellectual properties into practical applications, and contribute to local and national social-economic and technological development strategies. With the help of our community, CityU will invest significant resources to train our students and incubate the student-led start-ups based on CityU's outstanding research achievements into successful tech ventures.”
Dr Yeung Kin-man, SBS, JP
Co-Chairperson, CityU Foundation Board of Governors,
President, Biel Crystal (HK) Manufactory Limited