StartmeupHK Venture Programme 2014

Le 20 juin 2014 par Grâce KOLLER, WTC Rennes Bretagne

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The StartmeupHK Venture Programme is a global competition for high-impact, innovative and scalable startups who aim to expand their business globally from Hong Kong.



There are two category:

  • Early-to-growth Stage: startups with revenue and/or significant number of users or customers

- An innovative, high impact, scalable and sustainable business

- With at least two to three years' track record of going to market

- An early to growth stage venture with revenue or with significant numbre of users/customers

- Aim to develop business globally with the intent to establish an Asian/Greater China office in Hong Kong

- Demonstrate positive economic, social and/or environmental impact


  • Concept and Prototype Stage: startups with concept and prototype and no revenue

- An innovative, impactful, scalable and sustainable concept and business model

- With a feasible concept and prototype which can be commercialised and/or scaled globally or have the possibility to reach out to significant number of users/customers

- Aim to use Hong Kong as their launch pad to grow their business globally




  • 12 winners will be shortlisted - 9 from Category One and 3 from Category Two
  • 3 Grand Award Winners
  • Best Fin Tech and Smart City Awards (NEW)



1) Create application: Go to and create your login and password.

2) Submit entry: Answer all the questions and provide pictures and a video link



Winners will receive benefits worth over US$500,000:

  • Sponsored trip to Hong Kong
  • Pitch to potential angel investors, business partners and startup community stakeholders
  • Professional services from leading accounting, legal, design, brand strategy and managed hosting firms in Hong Kong
  • Partnership matching and networking opportunities
  • Mentorship matching and networking opportunities
  • Free workspace in Hong Kong
  • Media exposure opportunities
  • Business incorporation and trademark application services in Hong Kong


Key Dates

31 Jul: Closing Date for applications

Sep: 12 winners to be shortlisted

10-14 Nov: A five-day programme in Hong Kong for the 12 winners

11 Nov: StartmeupHK Venture Forum


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