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.

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You Are Invited to the MailTime iOS Launch: Hong Kong Startup Moves to San Francisco After Raising US$500,000 Investment


Innovation in the mobile email space is long overdue.

If you’re an iPhone user, scrolling through a mess of transcripts, signatures and text blocks on your 4-inch display can be a real pain.

That’s where Hong Kong/San Francisco startup MailTime comes in. With its intelligent content parsing engine, MailTime converts your emails into messaging bubbles, incorporates neat features such as ‘@ mentioning’ and encourages concise writing with a ‘Too Long, Didn’t Read’ alert.

Having raised $500,000 in seed funding from a group of angels in both China and Silicon Valley including Zhen Fund, Crystal Stream, Gary Rieschel, ChinaRock and Huang Mingming earlier this year, MailTime has also been backed by Cyberport’s Creative Micro Fund and STEFG-PolyU’s China Entrepreneurship Fund.

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