As well as being one of the world’s most exciting cities, Hong Kong is Asia’s most promising business hub.

Launched in 2013 as an initiative by InvestHK, StartmeupHK seeks to promote Hong Kong as a startup destination, connect entrepreneurs, and create a vibrant ecosystem that draws innovative, high impact ventures from around the world to our city.

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Startup Challenge: How Might We Make Our Buildings More Sustainable By Automatically Monitoring And Managing Energy, Water, Waste Consumption?

The Real Estate Industry contributes to nearly 40% of the world’s energy consumption and 20% of carbon emissions. Standard Chartered Bank occupies more than 300 office buildings worldwide and has ambitious energy, water and waste reduction targets. Our efforts to reduce energy, water and waste consumptions are resource intensive and requires considerable human capital to translate consumption patterns into data insights.
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Applications for the FoundersHK Accelerate Program are now open!

FoundersHK Accelerate Program is a free 8-weeks virtual startup program for Hong Kong founders powered by FoundersHK that will culminate in a Demo Day attended by the best investors from around the world. Our network of investors who have supported us in the past include Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners, 500 Startups, Race Capital and hundreds of angel investors from Silicon Valley and the world.
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"Hong Kong's startup ecosystem has been making great strides. Investment in startups reached US$720 million in 2019*, we have seven official unicorns and together with low taxes, progressive visa policies for tech talent and government funding for innovation and technology initiatives, we expect to see this growth continue."

*Oddup All Sector Snapshot, 4 Oct 2019

Jayne Chan
Head of StartmeupHK, InvestHK