The Science and Technology Entrepreneur Programme (STEP) is a one-year startup support 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 or startups 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

 

Admission

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

 

Business Proposal Writing

A Business Proposal is expected to be precise and concise, be delivered in Powerpoint format with minimum 10 pages but no more than 20 OR 3 mins video, covering items listed as follows.

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Products/Services to be developed
  3. Research and Development Content and Plan
  4. Sales and Marketing Plan
  5. Management and R&D team


Click here
to download the STEP Programme Business Plan Template

 

 Application

Click here for STEP Online Application 

 

Qualitative Assessment Criteria

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

 

Assessment Procedure

Step 1: Submit the application form online with supporting documents

Step 2: Shortlisted applicants will be invited to the Admission Panel Meeting

 

Application Timeline

 

 Procedure

Date

Application period

6 May 2019 (00:00) – 31 May 2019 (12:00 noon)

Assessment Invitation by email 
(Shortlisted applications only)

17 -21 June 2019

Admission Panel Meeting (Shortlisted applications only)

2 - 5 July 2019

Due Diligence Meeting (Approved applications only)

12 July 2019

Result Announcement

19 – 26 July 2019

 

 

 

2nd cohort of STEP Shortlisted Application

 


Enquiry

+852 2629 6872
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