Cyberport’s nurturing entrepreneurship schemes open for application
Aspiring entrepreneurs - listen up! Don’t forget to mark down two important dates that promise to transform your vision into a business reality!
Firstly, the Cyberport Guangdong-Hong Kong Young Entrepreneur Programme 2016 is now open for application with the deadline closing on November 4. Now in its fifth year, this unique entrepreneurial programme aims to foster cross-border business ideas exchange through a range of business and entrepreneurial skills and workshops.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interactive Entrepreneurship Boot Camp to form teams on December 2-4. In the Boot camp, they will learn about entrepreneurship and business models generation, get to know technology trends like FinTech, AR/VR technologies and applications, Big Data analytics, EduTech, E-commerce, etc.
The participating teams will present their innovative ideas after Boot Camp to compete for HK$100,000 cash grant for prototype development.
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Secondly, the Cyberport Incubation Programme and Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) are now open for application until December 1. The CCMF encourages innovation and creativity by offering digital tech talents up to HK$100,000 grants for prototype development over a six-month period. Meanwhile, the Cyberport Incubation Programme is a 24-month programme designed to support digital tech start-ups by providing a range of professional services and up to HK$330,000 financial assistance to help accelerate their growth at different stages.
“It is the time of year when entrepreneurs are given the exciting opportunity to take their dream forward. Up to the end of September this year, we had admitted over 260 projects into the CCMF and had 370 incubatees. Many of these enterprises have become hugely successful businesses that have made a significant contribution to their local community and the world in which we live. I can think of no better starting point than these programmes for budding entrepreneurs,” explained Herman Lam, CEO of Cyberport.