Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP)

Accelerate your growth onto the world stage


What is LEAP?

The Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP) gives startups wings to fly and fast tracks their global expansion. The growth-stage business acceleration programme is designed to support high potential startups in all industries.

If your startup has innovative technology, ready-for-market products, a scalable business model, a passionate team and the potential to grow regionally and globally, take a leap with us today. 

Why LEAP?

Through our Hong Kong-based programme, you have the opportunity to launch your business to the Greater Bay Area—reaching a combined population of 65 million people in 11 cities—as well as explore business opportunities in the ASEAN region. With us, you’re commercialising in the largest startup ecosystem in Hong Kong, supported by the Hong Kong government, 70+ leading corporate partners and 110+ mentors from more than 20 industries.

Since 2014, we’ve helped our acceleratees raise over HK$360 million. Our alumni have expanded across the globe to reach more than 20 economies, including the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Russia, Australia and Southeast Asia.

What will LEAP give you?

Financial Support

Secure funding of up to HK$4.8 million, with a maximum of HK$1.2 million in subsidies to cover your company’s expenses for PR & marketing, professional services and corporate compliance.

Fundraising Support

  • Access our extensive investor network to diversify your sources of funding
  • Get guidance on preparing financing materials, deal structuring and execution, as well as negotiations with investors.

Business Development Support

Go regional and global with support for product trials, business expansion tours and executive coaching.

Professional Services Support

Receive guidance about building a solid foundation for company growth, backed by professional services on risk management, IP strategy, compliance and operations.

Accelerate to the Next Stage

  • Equip yourself with knowledge and skills for late stage growth
  • Get your team prepared with the necessary skills in organisation management, business upscaling and capital structuring.

Is LEAP right for you?

The highly-selective LEAP programme is designed to help exceptional startups realise their potential. You should apply for LEAP if you:

  • Are a growth-stage company looking to scale globally
  • Are current incubation company or a tenant of HKSTP
  • Have headquarters, executive functions and a corporate CEO based in Hong Kong
  • Have less than 100 employees
  • Have at least 50% of full-time staff members based in Hong Kong engaging in technology-related work

How do you apply for LEAP?

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