Closing Date:
31 July 2014
Hong Kong Time
Venture Programme
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The StartmeupHK Venture Programme is a global competition for high-impact, innovative and scalable startups
who aim to expand their business globally from Hong Kong.
Winners will receive benefits wor th over US$500,000:
• Sponsored trip to Hong Kong
• Pitch to over 500 potential investors, business partners and
startup community stakeholders
• Professional services from leading accounting, legal, design, brand
strategy and managed hosting firms in Hong Kong
• Partnership matching and networking opportunities
• Mentorship and practical help to build your business
• Free workspace in Hong Kong
• Media exposure opportunities
• Business incorporation and trademark application services in Hong Kong
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Category One
Early-to-growth Stage:
startups with revenue and/or significant number of users or customers.
Category Two
Concept and Prototype Stage:
startups with concept and prototype and no revenue.
Co-organisers: Organiser:
This year the competition is open to applicants from two categories:
Category One
Early-to-growth stage startups with revenue and/or significant number of users or customers:
• An innovative, high impact, scalable and sustainable business
• With at least two to three years’ track record of going to market
• An early to growth stage venture with revenue or with significant numbers of users/customers
• Aim to develop business globally with the intent to establish an Asian/Greater China office in Hong Kong
• Demonstrate positive economic, social and/or environmental impact
Category Two
Startups with concept and prototype and no revenue:
• An innovative, impactful, scalable and sustainable concept and business model
• With a feasible concept and prototype which can be commercialised and/or scaled globally or have the
possibility to reach out to significant numbers of users/customers
• Aim to use Hong Kong as their launch pad to grow their business globally
Key dates
31 July
10-14 November
11 November
Closing date for applications
9 winners will be shortlisted from Category One, and 3 from Category Two
A five-day programme in Hong Kong for the 12 winners
The 12 winners to attend a forum with pitching sessions where 3 Grand Award Winners
will be selected by the judging panel and audience
Connect with us!
StartmeupHK Venture Programme
@StartmeupHK and #StartmeupHK
The rewards from winning the championship of the StartmeupHK
competition are invaluable, beyond any monetary estimate.
Dr David Hanson,
Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics,
Grand Award Winner of the 2013 StartmeupHK Venture Programme
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