Get HK$100,000 in Funding for Your Startup: Applications for the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund Now Open


If you’re a young upstart with a great idea but not many resources, the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund might be the place to start.

The CCMF is a seed fund for creative and innovative tech startups still in their idea phase. A HK $100,000 grant will be given to successful applications to be used in a six-month period of proof of concept and prototyping. The deadline to apply for the CCMF is October 15th at 5pm.

Here’s a sampling of the types of startups that have benefited from the fund:

CashYou: a mobile app allowing for person-to-person payment through NFC, QR Code or online
ZeusControls: an automated system that controls at-home devices by detecting and learning from a person’s movements and usage habits

For those startups that have already determined that their target market is the Mainland, the CCMF also runs a ‘cross-border programme. The ‘Hong Kong – Guangdong ICT Young Entrepreneur Program’ is in support of youth between the ages of 18-30 who are still in university or are within three years of graduation. Program offerings include fostering startup connections between Hong Kong and the Mainland and business skills training.

Those accepted into the ‘cross-border programme’ will participate in a boot camp where applicants from Hong Kong and all around the region will form a joint team. The deadline to apply for the ‘cross-border programme’ is October 10th at 5pm.

Here’s an idea of the types of startups that have taken part in the ‘Young Entrepreneur’ program in the past:

Secrette: a privacy-focused social network that encourages free thinking and self-expression
Umbrella Here: a smartphone-controlled umbrella light attachment that lets people know the umbrella is available for sharing

Interested but want to learn more? Attend an information session on the CCMF on Tuesday (September 16th) at 2pm. Register for that here.

Apply for the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund Here!

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