Start-up Express 2018

10 Winning Start-ups

3DK Tech Ltd.

Dragon Creative Enterprise Solution Limited

Film Players Limited

Hong Kong Wowwoo Catering Services Co. Limited
Koofy Development Limited

Lecker Labs Limited

MamaHelpers Limited

RainsOptics Limited

Walnut Technology Limited



    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

  • Know the Basics: Induction Workshop Series

    Induction workshops equipping start-ups with the essential business skills and market intelligence.
  • Be Enlightened: Power Meet-up

    meeting in small private settings with the most successful leaders and be inspired; personal counseling sessions could be arranged
  • Explore the Market: Study Mission(s)

    Visiting a city in the Bay Area and other high potential development zones in China; interact and learn about market opportunities
  • Spread Your Wings: Trade Promotions

    Be invited to participate in HKTDC’s relevant overseas trade promotion events so as to accumulate field experience
  • Rise Above: Brand Promotion Opportunities

    Chance to enjoy promotion opportunities and support offered by Mr Nicolas Tse’s “Nicubator” initiative

  • Selection Process Start-up Express Graphics

  • 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 2018.
  • 10 finalists will be selected to participate in the remaining programme.

  • Judging Panel

    Mr. Antony Leung (Chair) Group Chairman & CEO of Nan Fung Group
    Mr. Joe Lee Co-founder, Kuaidi Group
    Mr. Derek Yeung Co-founder, Chef Nic Holdings Limited
    Mr. Duncan Chiu Co-founder, Radiant Venture Capital
    Ms. Erica Ma Co-founder & Community Advisor, Cocoon
    Mr. Lap Man Co-founder & Managing Partner, Beyond Ventures
    Prof. GuanHua Chen Co-founder, Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform

    Power Meet-up Hosts

    Mr Vincent HS Lo Chairman, HKTDC
    Dr Victor K Fung Group Chairman, Fung Group
    Mr Neil N. Shen Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China
    Mr. Daryl Ng Win Kong Deputy Chairman, Sino Group

    Highlights of Start-up Express 2018

    1. Start-up Express: A Journey to Success

    2. Start-up Express: Meeting with Successful Entrepreneurs

    3. Start-up Express: Exploratory Mission to the Greater Bay Area



    Official Partner

    Signature Sponsors

    All-out Support

    Supporting Organisations

    Brinc Institute for Entrepreneurship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Centre for Innovation and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jumpstart Media Limited
    City University of Hong Kong, Knowledge Transfer Office Nest VC
    Cocoon Rouge Ventures
    Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited StartHub
    Hong Kong Business Angel Network StartupsHK
    Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation SuperCharger
    Hong Kong Startup Council  The Floor
    Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association The University of Hong Kong, Technology Transfer Office