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

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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.

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Hong Kong’s Fundraising Frenzy: ‘Cyberport Pitch Day’ and ‘CoCoon Pitch Finals’

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Last Thursday was a pitch-filled day for Hong Kong as startups battled it out at ‘Cyberport Pitch Day for Tech Startups’ and ‘CoCoon Pitch Finals.’

Cyberport’s intensive event incorporated two pitching sessions. While Cyberport incubatees took the stage with speedy, one-minute elevator pitches, a batch of interns from the digital community’s ‘E+ Startup Internship Program’ represented their startups with five minute presentations.

The judging panel included Kyle Lam, co-founder and business angel of Big Bloom Investment, Carman Chan, managing partner of Click Ventures, Jennifer Carver, CIO of Nest and Raiyo Nariman, director of Serendipity Group.

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Cyberport Partners with Microsoft Ventures for New Accelerator Program with Seed Fund in Hong Kong

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Cyberport, Hong Kong’s ‘creative digital community’ has been drumming up a lot of support for startups in the past while, the latest being a partnership with Microsoft Ventures.

Besides teaming up with a tech giant to give startups an opportunity at global exposure, Cyberport has also announced a complimentary accelerator support programme and is now accepting applications for their seed fund.

We had a chat with Herman Lam, CEO of Cyberport to get his take on the partnership and how it will benefit Hong Kong’s ecosystem.

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