If you got an innovative tech-idea but not sure how to start your business? STEP is here to help! Don’t miss the chance to get a HK$100K seed funding and STEP Up a New Start in a New Year!
During this one year programme, you will get exclusive access to:
MENTORSHIP AND COACHING
CO-WORKING SPACE ACCESS
UP TO HK$ 100,000 SEED FUNDING
1. Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID) holder aged 18 or above AND
2. Individual OR Team (must incorporate and register a limited company in Hong Kong before starting the programme) ORLimited company incorporated in Hong Kong for less than 1 year by the application start date
Please note that a sharing session from STEP graduate will be held for interested teams to learn more, you may find the details below.
Good Seed aims to unleash creative potential of young people to drive social innovations for the benefits of the underprivileged, with design, technology and business as major focus.
Students and graduates of local higher education institutions with Hong Kong citizenship
Overseas students and graduates of high education institutions with Hong Kong citizenship
Interactive and action-oriented training workshops will be offered to participants with Design, Technology, and Business as a focus to equip them with necessary understanding and skills in becoming a true social change-maker. Winning teams will be offered HKD$200,000 to implement their projects through the SIE Fund.
Application deadline: 10 February 2021 at 18:00
This event is supported by Knowledge Transfer Sub-office:
“Climate Action Recognition Scheme (CARS)” which provides holistic training in entrepreneurship and innovation, mentorship support, publicity and networking platforms, seed fund and acceleration fund to young people who are determined to act on and transform climate awareness into climate actions and solutions.
League 2 – Scale-Up Stage
What if you have a start-up aiming to deliver a climate positive vision and you need funding. Join Climate Action Recognition Scheme in Scale-Up Stage League to scale up your business and facilitate project implementation on combating climate change!
Climate Action Acceleration award
Quota: Three teams
Please note that Scale-up stage teams have to attend the Climate Action Webinar on 30 Jan 2021 (before application deadline).
Innovation And Technology Commission City I&T Grand Challenge is now open for application.The Grand Challenge aims to solve important challenges that affect Hongkongers' everyday lives. If you enjoy tackling big picture issues, discovering creative solutions and moving the city forward into the future, the Grand Challenge is the perfect place for you to put your creativity and innovative skills to the test. Winners will have the chance to receive mentorship and shadow startups and advisors. Selected projects may even be productised, featured in exhibitions and roadshows, and enter incubation programmes!
The theme for this year is Innovating for Hong Kong’s New Normal, with subtheme environmental sustainability and social connectivity. For EdUHK students/staff/alumni who are interested, you can submit innovation idea as a team or an individual on the City I&T Grand Challenge website under ‘University/Tertiary Institute’ or ’Open Group’.
Application requirements for University/Tertiary Institute, and Open Group:
Answer 4 questions with max. 2,000 characters in English or max. 500 words in Chinese for each question
Objective: "BEHub" is designed and implemented by The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong (SRACP) with the aim of inspiring and nurturing the disadvantaged population and members of the public to become social innovators to address the challenges relating to poverty and social exclusion faced by the disadvantaged population, particularly rehabilitated persons, current or ex-drug abusers, ethnic minorities, youth-at-risks, people with disabilities or persons in recovery, through innovative solutions.
Theme: "BEHub" is a theme-based innovative programme focusing on issues of disadvantaged population. It is also a platform to help solve the difficulties encountered by the disadvantaged groups by fostering interactions between the social innovators and the disadvantaged people and nurturing the disadvantaged people to become social innovators.
Eligibility: "BEHub" is open to organisations or individuals, particularly disadvantaged people, aged 18 or above with no bankruptcy order or proceedings during the application.
The Programme: "BEHub" will organise idea generation competitions and support innovative projects at prototype and start-up stages to improve the well-being of local disadvantaged population. Briefing sessions and workshops will be held to bridge the information gap on issues of disadvantaged population. Professional and comprehensive services ranging from group training to individual coaching will be provided before and after funding applications to enable the social innovators to grow and succeed. A professional infrastructure will be established to facilitate people from different sectors to share knowledge and experiences and provide support to the social innovators.
Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) encourage innovation and creativity by sponsoring high potential digital tech start-up projects and business ideas. It provides a HK$100,000 seed funding to help kick-start your ideas and develop prototypes over a project period of 6 months. Apart from cash grant, CCMF gives you access to Cyberport’s extensive resources and support for innovators and entrepreneurs, including:
• Mentorship and business advice
• Business development and investment connections
• A local and global business network
• Publicity and promotion
• Industry recognition and validation
• Alumni network and peer support
There are two streams under the CCMF (HK) Programme – Professional Stream & Young Entrepreneur Programme Stream (in the age of 18-35). Individual application (Principal applicant must be HK Permanent ID card holder) and company application (Company should be registered & incorporated in Hong Kong) can be accepted under each stream.
Vetting criteria and weighting:
• Project Management Team (30%)
• Business Model and Time to Market (30%)
• Creativity and Innovation of the Proposed Project, Product and Service (30%)
• Social Responsibility (10%)
Application deadline: Not yet open for application
The programme aims to deepen participants’ experience of launching ideas in a multicultural environment and to facilitate business soft-landing and development in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas.
A total of HK$1,000,000 grant* will be given to successful applicants over six months to produce proof of concepts and prototypes.
Entrepreneurship boot camp and training will be provided in the programme, which aims to facilitate team formation and equip applicants with entrepreneurship knowledge and start-up experiences; enable participants to understand the business environment, opportunities and challenges of high potential or cluster-focused areas in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and overseas markets.
Applicant(s) must be individual between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive) upon the Programme application deadline.
Applicant(s) must be currently enrolled in or have graduated within three years from a registered post-secondary education institution in Hong Kong, Macau or Guangdong Province.
Elevator Pitch Competition (EPiC), organised by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), is an exciting tech startup challenge drawing hundreds of brilliant minds from the globe to unleash their brain powers.
This competition will give you opportunities to:
Win up to US$200K cash prizes in just 60 seconds.
Meet potential business partners & investors individually
Attend intensive trainings including Company Structure & Taxation, IP, Pitching, Corporate Engagement, Digital Marketing and Business Culture
1a. Tech startup company (< 5 years) which has received < US$ 10 million funding by 31 Mar 2020;
1b. Individual who has not yet established any company;
2. Your pitching idea should focus on one of the following technology areas: