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Cyberport Greater Bay Area Young Entrepreneurship Programme (Cyberport GBA YEP)

Supported by Cyberport Creative Micro Fund ("CCMF"), the Cyberport Greater Bay Area Young Entrepreneurship Programme ("GBA YEP") brings young talents from Hong Kong, Macau and cities in Guangdong including Greater Bay Area together to develop digital tech innovations and growing path. The programme aims to deepen participants’ experience of launching projects and facilitating early-stage development in a multicultural environment and to facilitate business soft-landing and development in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas.

A total of HK$1,000,000 grant* will be given to successful applicants over six months to develop their project.

The programme provides all-round support to young talents allowing them to unleash their potential and lay the foundation for start-up success in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China as well as exploring global business opportunities.

Entrepreneurship boot camp and training will be provided in the programme, which aims to facilitate team formation and equip applicants with entrepreneurship knowledge and start-up experiences; enable participants to understand the business environment, opportunities and challenges of high potential or cluster-focused areas in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and overseas markets.

Cyberport and programme co-organisers^ will also provide intensive mentoring and help connect the participants to start-ups, potential partners and investors.



*Each successful application will be granted HKD100,000

^ Programme Co-organisers: Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council, PKU-HKUST Shenzhen-Hong Kong Institution, The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Union for Promoting Science and Technology, the Guangdong Software Industry Association, Macao Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre and The Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau

Program benefit

Apart from cash grant, CCMF gives you access to Cyberport’s extensive resources and support for innovators and entrepreneurs, including:



Training, Mentorship and business advice



Business development and investment connections



A local and global business network



Publicity and promotion



Industry recognition and validation



Alumni network and peer support

Successful completion of CCMF programme may increase your chance of acceptance to our Cyberport Incubation Programme.


Eligibility

The programme is divided into two stages of application.

Applicants should submit individual programme applications at Stage 1. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to join the entrepreneurship boot camp. After the boot camp, each project leaded by cross-region team should submit one CCMF application with the project details in Stage 2.

Stage 1 – Programme Application for Individual

  • Applicant(s) must be individual between the ages of 18 and 30 upon the Programme application deadline.

  • Applicant(s) must be currently enrolled in or have graduated within three years from a registered post-secondary education institution in Hong Kong, Macau or Guangdong Province upon the programme application deadline.


Stage 2 – Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Joint CCMF Application

  • Each project application should consist of at least two principal applicants. One Hong Kong Identity Card holder as Hong Kong Principal Applicant and one from Guangdong (holder of Resident Identity Card of the People’s Republic of China) or Macau (holder of Macau SAR Resident Identity Card);

  • All team members should be successful applicants in Stage 1, with no upper limited to the size of teams.

Details please refer to Guides and Notes for Applicants.


Application process

You need to follow a two-step process to apply.


Stage 1 – Programme application for individual



Stage 2 – Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Joint CCMF Application

  • For this step you will need a team of at least two members from Hong Kong and Macau or Guangdong region. At least 50% of your team members must be Hong Kong ID card holders.

  • Each project should submit one Joint Application Form (Doc. Ref. ENC.SF.041) in which you explain your digital tech idea.


Application timeline

Cyberport Greater Bay Area Young Entrepreneurship Programme 2021

Application Deadline

6 December 2021

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (More Information)

8 January & 15-16 January 2022 Full day (TBC)

Vetting & Presentation Session
(Shortlisted applicants only)

Early March 2022

Result Announcement

Late March 2022


About Vetting criteria, vetting team compositions, and Grant Disbursement and Others.




Enquiry: ccmf_enquiry@cyberport.hk

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