iIP Cohort 5 Will Open for Application in Nov 2022

iIP Incubatees
About iIP

The iDendron Incubation Programme (iIP) is a six-month programme designed to help early-stage startups gain momentum through deep mentor engagement, professional and outreach support.We aim to create a community connecting high-potential founders of any industrial or technical backgrounds who have a common vision to create an impact to the future world. 

What do we offer?

Mentorship

Each startup will be matched with one mentor sourced from a range of expertise and experience. Startups can also access our pool of mentors for advice and guidance.  

Professional services support

Free legal consultations by licensed lawyers and Amazon Web Services credits will be provided.  

Public Exposure

Pitch presentation or video shooting on startups may be organized. Startups can publicize achievements or success stories via iDendron eNewsletters, website or other marketing channels. 

Six-month iDendron membership

Including startup coaching, network community, workshops and talks, facilities & events support, and access to co-working space, currently located at 2/F Pao Siu Loong Building on main campus Up to two workstations will be provided for each startup (details of our co-working space can be found here).

Fast track or direct admission to Cyberport Creative Micro Fund / Incubation Programme*. 

(subject to any additional admission criteria by Cyberport)

Who can apply?

For Individuals

He/she must be an HKU current student or staff, or a general public who uses or will use HKU IP​.

For Teams

The principal applicant must be an HKU current student, staff, or alumnus, and HKU members altogether must have 30% or more ownership of the business at the application date. If a company, it must have its business incorporation in less than three (3) years by the application date.

Selection 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 will be invited for an interview by vetting committees composed of HKU members as well as non-HKU members including venture capitalists or industrial experts.

Selection Criteria
  1. Individual or Team Competency (30%)
  1. Business Model (30%) 
  1. Product / Services (30%)
  1. Development Plan (10%) 

Application for next cohort will open in Nov 2022! Please stay tuned and refer to frequently asked questions or contact us at idendron@hku.hk for any further inquiries.

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