To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Start-up Express, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will launch its international series – Start-Up Express International – this year during the HKTDC Entrepreneur Day on Dec 1.

Start-up Express is HKTDC’s highly curated start-up development program that targets start-ups offering innovative and tech products or solutions, as well as with a strong desire to enter the international market.

Through a series of capability-building, mentoring sessions, marketing activities, extensive publicity, and pitching opportunities, the program aims to assist local start-ups in building connections, exploring markets, seeking business and funding partners, and enhancing brand awareness.

At Start-Up Express International, outstanding early-stage start-ups from around the world will share the stage with Start-up Express winners from Hong Kong.

For Start-up Express International, HKTDC will be selecting the Top 10 to attend a sharing session on HKTDC Entrepreneur Day.

Start-up Express International is supported by Global Partners from 10+ countries, such as Cell Capital from the UK, European Startup Network, 01Booster and GxPartners from Japan, etc. This will provide eligible start-ups the opportunity to showcase their businesses to the global start-up ecosystem.

Event Details

Date: 1 December 2022 (Thursday) *during HKTDC Entrepreneur Day
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 (Hong Kong Time)
Format: Hybrid
Venue: Meeting Room N100 Series, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Eligibility of Overseas Start-ups

  • Start-ups nominated by a Global Partner;
  • Start-ups focusing on innovation & technology;
  • Start-ups established for 5 years or under;
  • Start-ups with a funding stage of series A or earlier.

Industry Verticals

  • Finance
  • Health & medical
  • Metaverse
  • Smart city
  • Sustainability

All interested start-ups may apply via this link:
Deadline: Oct 12, 2022
Check out more details here: Leaflet_Start-up Express International