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Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government established in July 2000 to take responsibility for Foreign Direct Investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy.

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Bridges Executive Centre has been in business for 10 years and helped over 8,000 clients incorporate and grow their business in Hong Kong with a knowledgeable team fully versed in different corporate aspects like company formation, company maintenance (e.g. company secretary, Annual Return, BR renewal), accounting, audit arrangement, tax filing and tax efficiency planning, investment visa, etc., covering every need of a start-up from basic to advanced. Their helpful staff, fast turnaround time, fair pricing and full range of maintenance support tell why you will love them.

Founder Institute Fellowships

The Founder Institute offers a number of different Fellowships, providing opportunity for promising founders to launch a company in our startup accelerator program, free of charge.

See the list of Fellowships being offered for the Hong Kong Spring 2014 Semester below, and be sure to apply by the Early Admissions Deadline of 2014-05-04 to be eligible.


The Women@TheFrontier Fellowships (2) are awarded to the most extraordinary applicants from the Women@TheFrontier community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipienst will be recognized as people with the utmost potential to become successful technology entrepreneurs.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Women@TheFrontier Fellowship for the Hong Kong Spring 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test using this link by Friday, March 14 at 11:59 PM. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required. 


Grant: The recipients of the Women@TheFrontier Fellowship will be awarded within 3 days after the Deadline. 


Click here to apply for the Fellowship.

The Female Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary female applicant for each chapter, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as a female with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The FFF is part of the Founder Institute's ongoing effort to surpass 30% of female-led companies graduating from the program. When we announced the program in 2011, 16% of Founder Institute companies were founded by females. Since then, the results of this program have been astounding, as our overall number of female-founded companies has increased 62%, to a total of 28%. This is more than twice as high as most other incubators.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Female Founder Fellowship for the Hong Kong Spring 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2014-05-04. Any female who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required. 


Grant: The recipient of the Female Founder Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline. 


Click here to apply to the Founder Institute.

The Applicant Distinction Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant for each chapter, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Applicant Distinction Fellowship for the Hong Kong Spring 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2014-05-04. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required. 


Grant: The recipient of the Applicant Distinction Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline. 


Click here to apply to the Founder Institute

Other Fellowships may become available, depending on your location. Check back here for updates. 

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