Start-up Express 2019


    Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is collaborating with Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) to organise a start-up programme namely “Start-up Express”. The programme targets start-ups with products or services suitable for mass consumer market, as well as with strong desire to enter the Chinese mainland market, or/and other Asian markets. Through a series of capability building, mentoring sessions and marketing activities, the programme offers start-ups with unique opportunities to learn, to grow and to connect.

  • Eligibility: • Start-ups with less than 5 years of establishment
      • Start-ups raising less than US $10 million in funding
      • Start-ups with core or substantial operations in Hong Kong

  • A Journey to Success

  • Induction Workshop

    Learning essential business skills and market intelligence.
  • Power Meet‐ups

    Meeting with the successful leaders in small, private settings or personal counselling sessions.
  • Exploratory Mission to Start‐up Hub

    Visiting high potential development Start-up Hub.
  • Local and Overseas Trade Promotion

    Participate in HKTDC’s relevant trade promotion events overseas.
  • Extensive Media Coverage

    Media coverage for the winners to enhance the brand awareness of the start-ups.
  • Business Matching and Building Connections

    Meeting and building network with potential investors or partners for future cooperation.
  • Becoming Alumni of HK Startup Society

    Benefit from resourceful platform for the elite Start-up founders / co-founders.

Selection Process Selection_Process_en

  • Applications and proposals will be vetted by representatives of HKTDC and OHKF.
  • 40 start-ups will be shortlisted and to pitch their ideas in a closed-door presentation (adjudicated by HKTDC, OHKF, signature sponsors and start-up multipliers).
  • 20 semi-finalists will be invited to present @ Entrepreneur Day 2019.
  • 10 finalists will be selected to participate in the remaining programme.

  • Application

    Please apply with a click at the below button!



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