What is Elite Programme ?

The Elite Programme helps innovation and technology enterprises with strong growth potentials to further expand its business outside Hong Kong and eventually become a unicorn.

If your company has a unique technology with early success in business, market-proven products, a scalable and ready-to-go international business model and completed A round fundraising, you are ready to be our next Elite Programme company!  

What will Elite Programme give you ?

Financial Support

  • Receive funding support of up to HK$21.5 million to drive your business growth.

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.
  • Prepare your company to IPO / M&A.

Business Development Support

  • Go regional and global with support for product adoption.
  • Business matching with our local and international partners.
  • Gain market exposure through trade missions or exhibitions, product launches, press releases and media interviews.

Professional Services Support

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

Infrastructure Support

  • Access world-class equipment, software and lab facilities supported by a dedicated team of engineers and experts.

Is Elite Programme right for you ?

We nurture excellent companies with strong growth potentials who target to further groom the business and eventually become a unicorn. You should apply for Elite Programme if your company:

  • Targets to expand outside Hong Kong and be the next unicorn;
  • Has exponential revenue growth and profitability;
  • Has an exciting business development and R&D plan;
  • Is a Hong Kong incorporated company established more than 2 years;
  • Has no less than 30 employees globally; and
  • Will commit to sign a 3-year lease agreement with HKSTP.

Selection Criteria

To assess your application, we will look at:

  • Your business development plan;
  • Your financial resources and performance;
  • Your technology and research and development plan;
  • Your management capability and team competencies; and
  • Your contribution to the ecosystem.

Key Milestone Assessment

To help track your progress, we conduct milestone assessments every 6 months on:

  • Business development.
  • Research and development.

How do you apply for Elite Programme ?

Elite Programme Portfolio Companies

Please click here for our list of Programme Portfolio Companies.

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