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Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP)

Some ideas, simply shine above the rest.

At HKSTP, we’re privileged to work with the best tech talent in Hong Kong, and many of these innovators, along with their products and services, have the potential to truly change the world we live in.

As tech enablers, we’re constantly searching for the elite among this group of amazing talent. To identify these movers and shakers, we’ve launch the Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP) initiative.

LEAP is an ultra-tailored programme with one goal in mind. To turn elite startups into regional or global tech giants. LEAP nurtures select members of our Incubation Programmes and companies at Science Park, and prepares them for eventual IPO or M&A.

Through a combination of business and corporate development, offered by HKSTP and industry experts in various fields, LEAP gives these exceptional individuals and businesses a chance to truly shine.

To find out more about LEAP, please refer to the information below or email Kiki Wang (kiki.wang@hkstp.org) or Jonny Cheung (jonny.cheung@hkstp.org).

LEAP At A Glance

Open To
  1. Current incubatees

  2. Current Science Park tenants

  3. Graduates of HKSTP’s Incubation Programmes 
     

Duration

18 to 30 months (depending on the nature of the business)
  1. Web/Mobile Applications – 18 months
  2. Technology – 24 months
  3. Biotechnology – 30 months
     

LEAP Participants Will Enjoy

  1. Subsidies

    1. For marketing, business development, professional services, and other expenses to accelerate development;

    2. To recruit Domain Experts to advise your Board on business development matters;
       

  2. Access To

    1. HKSTP’s extensive support network;

    2. Well-connected industry leaders who can assist in regional/global business development;

    3. A dedicated professional panel who offers advice on financial, tax, legal, and capital raising matters;

    4. A professional Account Management Team for:

      1. Corporate Development – fundraising, IPO, M&A, and structuring

      2. Strategic Development – strategy, operations and business development
         

  3. Matching Services With

    1. Various professional institutions to assist with corporate structuring to prepare for IPO, M&A and fund raising;

    2. Potential overseas partners (incl. Mainland China) for business development
       

  4. Local And International Publicity Planning & Support
     

In addition, current incubatees of the Incubation Programmes, who are select for LEAP@HK, can transfer any unused balance from the respective programme to LEAP.
 
Application Procedure

Step 1: Submit ALL of the below items by email or post

  1. Application form

  2. Teaser

  3. Business Plan

  4. Preliminary Programme Milestone Table

  5. Relevant Supporting Documents (e.g. corporate documents)
     

Step 2: Admission Panel Review

  1. The Admission Panel will review all complete applications that meet the Mandatory Admission Criteria
     

Step 3: Admission Panel Presentation

  1. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch to the Admission Panel

 
For more information on the application process or to request the application guidelines and forms, please email Kiki Wang at kiki.wang@hkstp.org or Jonny Cheung at jonny.cheung@hkstp.org
 
Admission Criteria
  1. Either be a current incubatee; graduated incubatee; or a current tenant of HKSTP 
  2. Must have its headquarters, executive functions and corporate CEO based in Hong Kong
  3. Have less than 100 employees
  4. At least 50% of full time staff based in Hong Kong engaging in technology related work
  5. Off campus applicants shall obtain qualification approval for moving into Hong Kong Science Park premises as a regular office/laboratory tenant within 6 months since the day of admission and comply with HKSTP tenancy/safety requirements.
Assessment Criteria
Only complete applications that meet the Mandatory Admission Criteria will be considered by the Admission Panel. These criteria will be used to assess the application:
  1. Business model scalability
  2. Business plan
  3. State of development of the company and its products/services
  4. Regional/global potential
  5. Management team competency
  6. Investment raised