Entrepreneur & Start-up clubs/associations
AAMA PEARL RIVER DELTA CHAPTER
•Insufficient cross-collaboration between tech experts from different domains
•Difficulty in fundraising for R&D
•The mismatch between tech research and commercial application
•Need for higher tech literacy among the general public
This is where DEEPTECK, a community comprised of Ph.D. tech experts with a passion for widening public knowledge of deep technologies, comes in to play. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the industry and the public by helping technologists, scientists, and researchers exchange and promote their ideas around the world. We aim to achieve this by publishing accessible thought leadership on various social media channels, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and our Medium group page, as well as by lining up potential investment and sponsorship from interested parties.
Hong Kong Startup Support Group – HKSSG
Initially started from a single LinkedIn post by a startup founder looking for help, it brought other startup founders together to pool resources together into helping each other grow through contacts and help.
From sharing investor profiles to sharing latest schemes from the government to even barter trading for various services, the HKSSG group is allowing startups to do what they do best; find unconventional bootstrapping methods to improve their businesses. All the while sharing the core values of HKSSG: helping members gain exposure, sharing knowledge and collaboration between members.
INTERNET SOCIETY HONG KONG
MAD (MAKE A DIFFERENCE)
Sino Inno Lab
- serve as a platform to support Hong Kong start-ups and inventors
- test out new ideas in a sandbox environment at the Lab without impacting actual operations
- engage internal and external partners to facilitate idea generation, and proof of concept and collaboration
- co-create cutting-edge solutions
- promote an innovative culture at Sino Group and create a knowledge network with colleagues’ knowledge and expertise
SME CREATIVITY CENTER
SCC particularly interested in supporting SMEs from the digital / information technology and manufacturing industries. For low return SMEs, SCC also provides relevant information and assistance for them to further establish their own brand or to merge with another existing business.
Startup College carries two main objectives:
– To convey the spirit of entrepreneurship to HK university students.
– To foster a sustainable startup ecosystem in HK.
All information about upcoming and past events can now be found at http://www.up.co/communities/china/hong-kong for all Startup Weekend Hong Kong activities.
THE ENTREPRENEURS CLUB
THE ENTREPRENEURS’ NETWORK
THE Good Lab
Focusing on social enterprise startups, The Good Lab is a 20,000 square feet space located in Cheung Sha Wan. This place feels like a co-workspace in size and the way the facilities are laid out: a theatre for screening movies or for seminars fits 100+, multiple conference rooms scattered around, hugeopen workspace, some closed offices, massive eating area with beanbags, and etc.
Loaction: 500 Tung Chau Street, Cheung Sha Wan, MTR Cheung Sha Wan Exit B
THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS NETWORK
WEB WEDNESDAYS HONG HONG
W Hub allows start-ups to showcase who they are and what they do via a profile-drive platform and attract talent.
CUHK CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
HKU KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
HKUST ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER
POLYU MICRO FUND SCHEME
Transform your career with intensive full-time 16 week (1000+ hours) and part-time 8 week outcome-based immersive software engineering bootcamps in Hong Kong. Zero tuition until you are hired. Apply today at www.acceleratedhk.com.
Their education-to-employment model intensively trains promising software engineering talent and places them at high impact roles. They do not charge any tuition for our full-time program. Instead, they are successful only when their graduates are successful with job placements, thereby catalyzing inclusive growth of HK’s tech ecosystem.
They instill industry best practices and non-technical skills that maximize a “learn to learn” framework for bleeding-edge projects beyond Accelerate.
They are dramatically changing people’s lives and the way the world thinks about IT education and recruitment. They empower beginners into employable web developers and open doors for them to unleash their true potential.
HKQAA Hong Kong Registration – Start-ups
In Hong Kong, there has been a significant increase in the number of start-ups in the past few years. Responding to market needs, HKQAA has developed this registration scheme to provide recommended practices for the start-ups to systematically manage their operations, particularly in quality, financial and information security aspects.
Our aim is to assist the start-ups to enhance their management performance and achieve long-term success by:
•Achieving performance objectives by defining and monitoring the measurable targets and goals
•Reducing business risks by identifying and managing the risks
•Continual improvement of operations
•Demonstrating management competence
•Enhancing business partners’ confidence
Hong Kong Commons
Hong Kong Commons opened its doors in June of 2011 to entrepreneurs, start-up ventures and professionals after recognizing the need for affordable office spaces in Hong Kong. By creating this unique space, Hong Kong Commons is breaking the misconception of expensive commercial space for growing businesses. Working in partnership with Start-Ups HK and BootHK, Hong Kong Commons’ goal is to foster and support private sector growth in Hong Kong.
ODDUP (STARTUP INVESTMENT INFORMATION)
The Floor is an exclusive platform sourcing and developing unmatched technologies for tier-1 banks. Its headquarter is in Tel Aviv, Israel and its Asia office is in Hong Kong. The Floor runs various startup immersion programs in Israel, Europe and Hong Kong to help startups quickly bring products to market and scale up.
THE HIVE COFARM
For more information about the Hive CoFarm, please visit: http://thehivecofarm.com
– Why choose Hong Kong to startup
– Exponential growth with 2,500+ startups
– Growing, diverse ecosystem (you would be surprised)
– Gap in funding
– Recent exits, IPO and money raised
– Community builders (62)
– Government support, universities, co-working spaces, incubators and accelerators
– Resources (talent corner, competitions and events)