SEED Programme – Open for Application!

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2022 SEED Programme is open for applications!

iDendron旨在校園內培養創業人才並推動創新及創業精神, 我們期望入選初創團隊努力發展自身創業項目, 同時能積極投入創新及創業社群。

SEED Programme supports early-stage startup projects initiated by HKU students, alumni and staff offering co-working spaces, trainings, supportive network and seed funding up to HKD100,000.
iDendron serves as a collaborative community to nurture entrepreneurial talents and drive innovation & entrepreneurship on campus. We expect the awardees to develop their startup projects and participate actively in the innovation and entrepreneurial community.


-What Do We Offer?

1) HKU iDendron membership – 6-month FREE access to co-working space at HKU iDendron, facilities & events support, networking opportunities, startup coaching and training workshops
2) Fast Track to iDendron Incubation Programme
3) US$100 credits on AWS Academy
4) Other technical support e.g. Google Cloud
5) HKSTP IDEATION HK$100,000 Seed Funding* (For projects/ companies registered within 2 years)
6) Fast Track to HKSTP Incubation Programme*(For companies registered within 5 years)

*Subject to HKSTP IDEATION Eligibility & Availability


-Who Can Apply?

– The principal applicant has to be a HKU current full-time/ part-time student, alumnus or staff
– The company in the application (if any) shall have been registered less than 2 years at the time of application


-Admission Criteria 

1.  Team Competency: Track record, execution ability, relevant strengths, individual qualifications, duty allocation, number of full-time staff etc

2. Creativity & Innovativeness: Product/ Service uniqueness, potential to disrupt the market

3. Market & Business Potential: Business model, competitiveness, viability, sustainability and scalability

4. Research & Development: Market research, technical feasibility, stage of the project & developmental plan

5. Social Impact: Sustainable social impacts on social, environmental and economic development


-How To Apply?

– Click HERE to apply before 31 Jan 2022

– Submit Preliminary Pitch Deck (no more than 20 slides) before 18 Feb 2022

– Shortlisted Applicants will be invited to do pitching to a judging panel
– Looking for Advices And Consultation Before Registration?
If you are looking for advices and consultation, feel free to register for Startup Clinic

Apply Now



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