Start-up Express HKTDC
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Application is now OPEN!

Submit your application by 8 April 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.

The debut programme selected 10 winners at HKTDC Entrepreneur Day in May 2018. Since then the winners have exposed themselves to vigorous marketing activities and earned attention from investors, media and potential partners. We are delighted to announce that Start-up Express 2019 application is now open!

10 winners from Start-up Express 2018

“With participation at different trade promotion events, Madgaze has gained more brand exposures. By visiting the cities in Bay Area, we have explored more marketing opportunities and business potentials.”

Jordan Cheng, Founder and CEO
MAD Gaze Limited

“Start-up Express gave us the opportunity to meet with Mr Joe Lee, Co-founder of Kuaidi Dache and he successfully became one of the Board Members of the company. With HKTDC's strong marketing platform, our products were swiftly promoted to not only Hong Kong but international markets including Japan and beyond. Good friendships with other start-ups were built as we may share entrepreneurial difficulties and experiences. We had the opportunities of participating in overseas trade shows, such as the recent Mobile World Congress in Spain, which was a great opportunity to get in touch with global brands, the latest technology and industry knowledge.”

Mr Ondy Ma, Founder
Koofy Development Limited

“HKTDC provided us valuable chances to meet famous entrepreneur after the competition, sharing the success stories and tips to us. We also joined different mind-glowing local & oversea trade fair as well as interviewed by all kind of media which increased our brand popularity.”

Mr Li Hoi Wing, Founder Member
Hong Kong Wowwoo Catering Services Co. Limited

The Journey of Start-up 2018 winners

Induction Workshop

Power Meetups

Exploratory Mission to Start-up Hub

Local and Overseas Trade Promotion

Extensive Media Coverage

Business Matching and Building Connections

Becoming Alumni of HK Startup Society

Learning essential business skills and market intelligence

Exclusive meeting with the successful business leaders in private settings.

Visiting high potential development Start-up Hub.

Participate in HKTDC’s relevant local and overseas trade promotion events.

Exclusive media coverage for the winners to enhance the brand awareness of the start-ups.

Meeting and building network with potential investors or partners for future collaboration

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


Official Partner

Institutional Partners

Supporting Organisations

Ms Victoria Cheung
Tel: (852) 2584 4043

Ms Wincy Wong
Tel: (852) 2584 4498

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