InvestHK Wants to Send Your Canadian Startup to Hong Kong

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) has announced the launch of its StartmeupHK Venture Programme 2013 to attract local and overseas entrepreneur-led businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.

The program features a global competition for innovative and high impact entrepreneurs. It culminates in a week-long event in December 2013 which 12 shortlisted finalists will be provided with access to business partners, financial capital, market knowledge and marketing opportunities.

They will also compete to win prizes including free advisory services like accounting, legal, design and branding services, plus free work/retail space in Hong Kong.

The competition is open for entries until end of day August 26. First-time or serial entrepreneurs who have an interest in expanding globally via Hong Kong and lead an early to growth stage venture are eligible to enter.

Details and the online entry form for the StartmeupHK Venture Programme are available at The site offers a one-stop portal to the startup community in the city, and is the first such Hong Kong Government portal on startups for entrepreneurs. It also lists the latest startup events and signposts browsers to various government incentives and incubation schemes.