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 on the future world.
All applications will be assessed by the iDendron management team based on
(i) Product/Services: addressing critical need, disruptive advantage over competition, available market size, degree of technology viability.
(ii) Management Team: commitment of management team, marketing & sales expertise or access, founders’ relevant experience and skill sets, personal strengths and weaknesses, team’s diversity and completeness.
(iii) Financial Plan: clearly structured and phased developments, identification of critical weakness at each phase, financial estimates for each phase realistic.
(iv) Market Positioning: appealing value proposition for targeted customers, identification of product features, competitive difference from market leaders;
(v) Business model: feasibility of pricing strategy, identification of first and second adopter groups, feasibility of sales channels, partnership plans, cash-flow viability.
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 quarterly report: Incubatees are required to submit quarterly report to the iDendron management team within 10 days after the end of each quarter. Each report should have summarised its company progress over the past 3 months.
(v) 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.
Please fill in the application form. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.
*IMPORTANT* Applicant shall read the Programme Guideline before you apply. 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.
Please feel free to email us to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any question