The iDendron Incubation Programme (iIP) is a high-impact six-month programme designed to help early stage startups gain momentum through deep mentor engagement, investor relation building and exposure outreaching. We aim to create a community connecting potential elite founders from a wide spectrum of fields who have a common vision to create an impact to the future world.
During the programme, we expect selected startups to fully commit in fulfilling the milestones on the business and product development, customer traction and market reputation, talents development, fundraising performance, community engagement etc.
What do we offer?
Who can apply?
Obligations of selected teams
We expect commitment from the founders (which is necessary for every surviving startup) while we are here to help and support.
Participants are expected to:
(i) Define your purpose: what do you want to gain from the programme? Are you ready to accept opposite opinions and negative feedbacks?
(ii) Set your project milestones: what are your targets to achieve after the programme? What are your priorities and resources you need from others?
(iii) Commitment of time: be proactive and invest time in the programme. Seek out advice actively, follow through on introductions and attend meetings or events we are curated for you.
(iv) Submit reviews to iDendron: we strive to maintain a high-impact incubation programme that matches your needs. Your feedback will help us to improve and benefit the future participants from HKU community.
All applications will be assessed by the iDendron management team based on
(ii) Management Team
(iii) Financial Plan
(iv) Market Positioning
(v) Business model
How to apply?
Please fill in the application form. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.
*IMPORTANT* Please read the Programme Guideline before you apply.
1. What are the difference between iDendron “Members” & “Incubatees”?
|Members of SEED Programme||Incubatees of Incubation Programme|
|– Discounted rate for using iDendron working space ($300 for Hot-Desk Users and $600 for Workstation Users)
– Workshops and networking opportunities
– No subsidy on professional services but can submit request
|– Discounted rate for using iDendron working space
– Access to a vast network of mentors, experts and industry partners.
– Priority booking in meeting rooms and event space, mentorship services and all activities organized by iDendron
– Free professional services workshops and discounted rate for services
2. What does the application process look like?
Applicant shall read the application guidelines carefully before submitting application. The iDendron management team will review the application and the principal applicant and/or team members will be selected for the interview if your startup is of high potentials.the application will be assessed by a panel in the interview.
3. If my startup is not selected by the Incubation Programme, can I still apply the seed programme?
The Incubation Programme and Seed programme are two different programmes organized by iDendron. If your startup is not selected for the incubation programme, you are still welcome to apply our seed programme to join our community.
4. Is there anyone I can get in touch with if I still have a question?
Please feel free to email us to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any question