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“Start-up Express” - A Journey to Success for Hong Kong Start-ups

“Start-up Express” - A Journey to Success for Hong Kong Start-ups

Start-up Express is Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)'s highly curated start-up development programme that targets start-ups offering innovative and tech products or solutions, as well as with strong desire to enter the international market. Through a series of capability building, mentoring sessions, marketing activities, extensive publicity, and pitching opportunities, the programme aims to assist local start-ups in building connection, exploring markets, seeking business and funding partners, and enhancing brand awareness.  Target Participants  Start-ups incorporated on or after 1st January 2019; Start-ups raising less than USD10 million in funding; Start-ups with a valid business registration in Hong Kong; Start-ups with a focus on technologies related to Art tech, Fintech, Health tech, Prop tech, Smart city, Sustainability.   Registration is open till 6 May 2024. For further details on the programme and registration method, please visit the official website. Click here to view the details of the past winners.

Startup

17-04-2024

[Social Innovation] SIE Fund's new batch of intermediaries to provide support for social entrepreneurs

[Social Innovation] SIE Fund's new batch of intermediaries to provide support for social entrepreneurs

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) has appointed four organisations as the third batch of intermediaries in 2023 to run a new round of innovative programmes to provide support for more social entrepreneurs. By promoting social innovation and entrepreneurship, it enables more social entrepreneurs to address social needs through innovative ideas, products and services, and assists the Government in formulating targeted poverty alleviation initiatives. The four intermediaries appointed are Fullness Social Enterprises Society Ltd, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, MakerBay Foundation Limited and Oxfam Hong Kong.The four intermediaries are knowledgeable and experienced organisations in the social innovation field. They aim to nurture and support social innovators and organisations to develop innovative projects with diversity and impact through the following innovative programmes. Individuals and organisations with innovative ideas in addressing poverty issues and wish to seek financial support to implement innovative projects may learn more by clicking the below logos and approach the intermediaries running innovative programmes directly and submit applications under their funding schemes. Wish to compare the four innovative programmes in one go? Do not miss the Programme at a glance, a clear comparison table highlighting the eligibility, amount of grant and uniquite features of the prorgammes. Innovator Farm Impact Incubator Impact Innovation Lab Grant for Good  What is Social Innovation? What are Social Entrepreneurs? Click here to view the story《6 Fun Facts about Social Innovation》and know more!

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Co-working Spaces

Apart from capital and social networks, young people may also need office space or studio to launch their businesses. In recent years, many young entrepreneurs prefer to develop their business in a co-working space. Paying heed to their own needs and budget, young people can choose a suitable one from the many co-working spaces across the territory.

Startup

13-08-2020

Government Funding Schemes for Startups

Government Funding Schemes for Startups

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