We operate incubation and acceleration programmes with a vision to make your dream a reality.
No matter if you only have a brilliant idea, or you are one of the mature startups who wants to scale up, we have a programme in place to take your business to the next level.
Shortlisted incubatees will have access to the most wanted essential skills to launch your new ventures, either from our professional team or through our mentorship programme. Aside from giving you a comprehensive introduction to Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem, we provide a wide range of training workshops to improve your technical skills from business model design to investor pitching. You will also have unlimited opportunities to get inspired by other entrepreneurs and partners through our networking events happening in the ecosystem.
We take pride to witness the success of 850+ incubation graduates, among which 80% are still in business and 4 have filed an IPO. Being the top incubator in the region, we nurture and grow startups who share the same vision of making a better world. Are you ready to be the next unicorn?
Learn more about our signature incubation and acceleration programmes below. The secret of success is simply begin. Apply now!
Programme overview & entitlement
|Description||A programme designed to turn your wild idea into a scalable business. Get challenged and inspired by our team of experts on your idea’s market readiness.||Product development and solution commercialization are the key success factors at this stage. We are here to prepare you for unprecedented business growth.
If you are a biotech startup, join this tailor-made incubation programme to nurture and grow your idea to make a better, healthier world.
|Business acceleration is programmed in this stage for high-flyers. Our team has the know-how of advancing growth and profitability of your business.||Your product is ready to shine on the world stage after on-going experiment and refinement. Together, we will take your business to new heights and make you a global tech giant.|
|Funding & support||Up to HK$100,000||
Up to HK$1.3million
|Up to HK$4.8million||Up to HK$21.5million|
|Programme duration||1 year||General startups (3 years)
Biotech startups (4 years)
|2 years||3 years|
|Infrastructure||Programme overview & entitlement||Admission schedule & criteria||On-site office||On-site office|
|Plus access to specialized labs, meeting venues and other facilities in HKSTP ecosystem|
|Other services||Talent & mentorship programmes | startup networking events | business training workshops | business matching opportunities | corporate partnership programmes | fundraising opportunities|
Admission schedule & criteria
|Application timeline||Jan, May & Sep||Year-round||Mar & Sep||By invitation only|
|Business valuation||N/A||Up to US$5 million<||US$5 - $50 million||US$50 - $100 million|
|Company registration||HK registered company
Person in charge is HKID holder
|HK registered company||HK registered company||HK registered company|
|Years of incorporation||2 years old or less||General startups
5 years or less
2 years or less
|No limitation||2 years old or more|
|Minimum employees||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Worldwide|
|Individual, team or registered company||
|No more than 100 employees
(min. 50% technical staff)
|No less than 30 employees
(min. 50% technical staff)
|Programme fee||N/A||N/A||Variable-rate option
(no more than 5%)