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Founder First, Founder Always. Join us in 2023: Founder Institute is the #1 place in the world to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.

Today’s economic 'New Normal' is full of reshuffling industries, and new problems in need of solutions - now is a time for entrepreneurs to act. 

Whether you need to test and validate early hypotheses before making a large financial commitment to your startup idea, or you are ready to push your startup to the next level through aggressive weekly growth sprints to refine your vision, improve key metrics, and prepare for investor diligence, Founder Institute has the proven processes and network to help you do it.

If you could use a structured process that tells you what to focus on when, and a lifetime of support from Hong Kong's top investors and entrepreneurs, then apply to the Hong Kong 2023 Founder Institute today.

We will be hosting several in-person free startup events in Hong Kong over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs all from the comfort of home:

  • Corporate Venture Building: 8 Lessons Learned from the Trenches on 9:00pm, Jun 08, 2023 (Asia/Hong_Kong):
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • How Large Organizations Can Launch a Successful Venture Building Program on 9:00pm, Jun 22, 2023 (Asia/Hong_Kong):
  • Why Founders Should Care About Branding on 6:00pm, Jun 26, 2023 (Asia/Hong_Kong):
  • The Startup Founder’s Guide to Finding Prospects on LinkedIn on 6:00pm, Jul 19, 2023 (Asia/Hong_Kong):

Make better, faster business decisions in 2023 by sharing your latest progress, challenges, and strategies for constant feedback and evaluation from our expert mentors and advisors, every step of the way–scale your team, develop new business opportunities, and recruit an amazing advisory board with the world's largest network of international startup founders, CEOs, advisors, and investors.

Our mentors include 

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alison Massey: Digital Marketing Consultant , GLG
  • Amit Chatterjee: Founder & Group Chairman, Shadow Factory
  • Andrea Livotto: Partner, TenX2
  • Andrew Chen: Managing Partner , Arion Ventures
  • Andy Ann: CEO, NDN GROUP
  • Ashok Jaiswal: Founder / CMO, Lecker Labs Ltd
  • Austin Keung: Chief Financierge, Financierge
  • Belinda Pham: VC Investor & Scout | Web3 & Blockchain, Brinc
  • Ben Chien: Managing Director, Greater China , AnyMind Group
  • Brian Chen: Founder, Board Click
  • Brian Tsui: Partner , Catallyze
  • Cesar Jung Harada: Founder , Makerbay Limited and Foundation
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Christian Ng: Manager, Swire Properties
  • Christina Tang: Director, Blue Sky Energy Technology
  • Christine Yu: Co-Founder, Sophia
  • Claudio Trucco: Strategy & innovation manager, AECOM
  • Clay Sen: Head of SEO/Ecomm/Content+ , Client Lead Partnership, Mindshare
  • Crystal Pang: Co-founder, Pickupp
  • Daniel Szuc: Founder, Make Meaningful Work
  • Danny Yeung: Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor, Astronaut, uBuyiBuy (acquired by Groupon)
  • David Brabbins: Associate Partner , Prophet
  • David Rosa: CEO, Neat
  • Derek Kwik: Managing Partner, BraveSoldier Venture Capital
  • Doug Glen: Principal, Hong Kong Tech Incubator
  • Elaine Ng: Founder and Designer, The Fabrick Lab
  • Esme Pau: Senior Director, China Tonghai Securities
  • Frank Lee: Patent Attorney, Marks and Clerk Hong Kong
  • Gary To: Founder & General Manager, Koziness (acquired by Food Panda)
  • Gregory Yuen: Associate Director, AsiaPay
  • Howard Kwong: Chief Digital Officer, Prudential Hong Kong
  • Ho Yin Cheung: Founder, Remo
  • Humphrey Wrey: Mr, QuickBus
  • Jaclyn Tsui: Managing Partner, Altitude Labs
  • James Kwan: Executive Chairman, Jumpstart
  • Janet Tse: Director and Principal Trainer, Life Habits Consulting Ltd.
  • Jeffrey Broer: Investor, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Kohpy Ventures
  • Jervis Chua: Designer, Build Republic Limited
  • Jon Pedersen: Co-Founder, Chairman & Director, Foundation for Shared Impact (FSI)
  • Joseph Chow: Partner, Maurice WM Lee Solicitors
  • Jude O'kelly: General Partner, Mount Parker Ventures
  • Kelvin Kwong: Founder, Managing Director, XGD Media
  • Ken Cheung: Co-Founder & President, Our Happy Company
  • Kevin Leung: CEO, Muku Labs
  • Koen Munneke: CEO, Intrinsik
  • Lai Kiu Chan: Founder, atTTempspace
  • Laurent Koehler: CDO, HK-Dtech Limited
  • Leo Ku: Managing Director, PlayNetwork
  • Lewis Cerne: CEO, Spacebox
  • Loong Ling: Ventures, Standard Chartered Ventures
  • Maeva Slotine: Founder , Slotine
  • Mara Rada: CEO & Chief of Strategy, Feral (
  • Mark Munoz: Founder & Executive Director, Vectr Ventures
  • Matthew Southern: Founder and CEO, Southern Straps
  • Max Song: Investor, Data Scientist, Schwarzman Scholar, Pacific Century Group
  • Michelle Lam: Founder & Managing Director, The Spoilt Experiences Group
  • Mikaal Abdulla: Co Founder and CEO, SoFi
  • Mike Mastroyiannis: COO, Founder and Managing Partner , TenX2
  • Oscar Venhuis: CEO, EQ Lab
  • Padraig Walsh: Partner, Tanner De Witt
  • Peter Chan: Global Growth Lead, Seafair
  • Peter Lau
  • Polly Chan: Co-Founder , Thrive Limited
  • Quinn Lai: CEO, Eoniq
  • Raymond Yip: Venture Partner , Mount Parker Ventures
  • Reisa Matsuda: Community Manager, Google Japan
  • Rex Ng: President
  • Roger Do: CEO, QSearch
  • Rudi Leung: General Manager
  • Sam Gellman
  • Sam Dash
  • Shashank Aiisvari: Founder, Aiisvari
  • Simon Loong: Founder & CEO, WeLab
  • Steven Fung: Patent Attorney, Real & Complex IP Services
  • Sue Kim: Founding Partner, Libbler
  • Suresh Balaji: Chief Marketing Officer- Asia , HSBC | Web3 Marketing Association | HH Global
  • Thiago Garcia: CEO & General Partner, 10X Venture Partners SPA
  • Thomas Pun: Founder,
  • Tommie Lo: CEO, Preface
  • Tracy Ho: Founder and Director, Frame & Fame Personal Branding
  • Vincent Vaucelle: Founder & Member, Ocean Vega
  • Warren Linger: CEO,
  • Winnie Tan, CAD INsurance Management Company

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, Founder Institute’s highly-structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,800 entrepreneurs to grow quickly, know what to do next, and make key connections through the largest community of startup advisors in the world. 

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then receive free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.75BN in funding, and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 100+ countries all across the globe. (see the FI 50 Report here).

Join us in Hong Kong to get funded and build a global business. 

Apply to the Hong Kong 2023 Founder Institute today, or learn more at  


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