Start Me Up HK Ventures Programme

Start Me Up HK Ventures Programme Launch!!

InvestHK is launching a new Start Me Up HK Ventures Programme

Article is contributed by Rachel Chan, Founder and Chief Catalyst, INNOFOCO

InvestHK, a HKSAR Government department, is launching a new Start Me Up HK Ventures Programme with a similar scope to the MaD Venture programme (but without any age limit to the founder). Given InvestHK’s resources and global network of offices, we believe that they are in a better position to grow the venture programme on a sustainable basis. As such, we decided not to run the MaD Ventures Programme but instead I am helping InvestHK to run the Start Me Up HK Ventures Programme.

Start Me Up HK Ventures Programme

In essence, the Start Me Up HK Ventures Programme aims to help early to growth stage, innovative and high impact ventures develop their global businesses.  12 high potential entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited, through an open application process, to attend a 4-day programme in Hong Kong in the first week of December 2013. They will have the opportunities to pitch to potential investors and business partners, network with the entrepreneurial and business communities, obtain expert advice from business leaders, and attend leading design, innovation and technology events in Hong Kong. Three Grand Award Winners will be further selected from the 12 finalists. They will be awarded with free business matching, legal, accounting and design services, free work space, media exposure and marketing opportunities.

Start Me Up HK Ventures ProgrammeThe Start Me Up HK Ventures Programme will be open to applications from 1 July – 19 August. We are in the process of finalising the Programme details. I hope we could have the continuing support of NextupAsia in helping to promote and share the news of the Programme. We shall acknowledge your valuable support on the programme website and programme brochure. Many thanks!

 

Article is contributed by Rachel Chan, Founder and Chief Catalyst, INNOFOCO