4 Mar 2019 - 8 Apr 2019

Application for
Start-up Express 2019


TOPICS: Start-up , Hong Kong , Start-up Express 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.

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

Selection Process


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 2019. 10 finalists will be selected to participate in the remaining programme.



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