The Science and Technology Entrepreneur Programme (STEP) is a one-year programme designed to nurture tech-focused entrepreneurs to become successful startups and help them turn their brilliant ideas into reality.


Programme Benefits

Through the programme, entrepreneurs will receive all-rounded support from HKSTP to acquire the essential skills to launch their new ventures. Apart from business model design and investment training, they will also receive guidance on fine-tuning ideas and technical development.

Participating entrepreneurs will also have access to HKD$ 100,000 seed funding and a co-working space during the 12-month programme to realise their ideas.

To maximise the effectiveness the programme, a series of training will be arranged for the participants covering the following topics:

  • Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem
  • Technical skills on the latest technologies
  • Business model and business plan
  • Pitching preparation
  • Investment and finance
  • Funding support in Hong Kong



Individuals, companies and teams who meet the following criteria are welcomed to join the STEP programme:

  • Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID) holders aged 18 or above OR
  • Companies incorporated in Hong Kong for less than 1 year OR
  • Team applicants that incorporate and register a company in Hong Kong before starting the programme


Qualitative Assessment Criteria

  • The quality and competence of the individual/team
  • A sound business plan
  • The quality of being innovative
  • R&D content



The 1st intake will be opened in late 2018. Details will be announced soon.



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Visit TecONE One-stop Business Support Centre at S046, G/F, Lakeside 2, Hong Kong Science Park
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