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SEED – a pre-incubation programme for early-stage startup in any discipline

 

SEED is an intensive pre-incubation programme designed specifically for innovative or startup projects in any discipline or industrial sector. The three-week programme targets to improve students’ entrepreneurial skills, including business modelling and market validation, through a structured training. Awardees may also have an opportunity to participate in startup support programmes to continue the entrepreneurship journey afterwards.

Please contact Tim Cheung at 3910 2726 or tim.cheung@hku.hk for more details.

 

 

What Do We Offer?


Structured Entrepreneurship Training

Opportunity to admit to HKSTP Ideation Programme with up to HKD100K Funding

Public Exposure

Six-month iDendron Membership for Successful Ideation Programme Awardees 


Opportunity to Admit to Other Startup Support Programmes

Nomination for External I&E Competitions 

Eligibility

  • A business idea, project, FYP or company of ANY discipline 
  • The majority of founding team should be HKU current students or staff or alumni
  • Individual OR team application

If you want to continue your business with HKSTP IDEATION Program, please refer to their full eligibility.

Selection Process & Criteria

Process

The selection takes place in two stages. iDendron will perform first-stage paper-based assessment to eliminate non-eligible applications or applications poorly meeting the following selection criteria. Shortlisted individuals and teams may be invited for an interview by vetting committees composed of HKU members as well as non-HKU members including venture capitalists or industrial experts.

Criteria

  • Individual or Team Competency
  • Business Development Potential
  • Innovativeness
  • Research & Development

Programme Timeline

TBC

 

What Do We Offer?

Structured Entrepreneurship Training

 

Opportunity to admit to HKSTP Ideation Programme with up to HKD100K Funding 

 

6-month iDendron Membership for Successful Ideation Programme Awardees 

 

Opportunity to Admit to Other Startup Support Programmes 

 


Nomination for External I&E Competitions

 

Public Exposure

 

 

Eligibility

  • A business idea, project, FYP or company of ANY discipline
  • Principal applicant should be an HKU current student or staff or alumnus (Individual OR has a team)
  • The majority of the founding team should be HKU current students or staff or alumni
  • Individual OR team application

If you want to continue your business with HKSTP IDEATION Program, please refer to their page for full eligibility.

Selection Process & Criteria

Process

SEED programme aims to support around 40 startup projects for each cohort. The selection is based on paper-based assessment; for those that are interested in HKSTP IDEATION, there will be interview or pitch recording submission to be reviewed by a vetting committee at a later stage. 

Criteria

  • Individual or Team Competency
  • Business Development Potential
  • Innovativeness
  • Research & Development

Programme Timeline