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Founder Institute signed a strategic partnership with the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (HSITP) at a ceremony attended by distinguished guests, including Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Mr. John Lee.

Founder Institute is collaborating with HSITP to cultivate global start-ups in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen. This vital partnership aligns with our mission to foster innovation and empower entrepreneurs across the globe. By joining approximately 60 other leading enterprises and academic institutions worldwide, we are poised to significantly enhance the technological and innovative landscape at HSITP. The initiative spans critical sectors such as AI & Data Science, Robotics, and more, setting a robust framework for novelty and advancements.

Our involvement with HSITP marks a pivotal expansion into one of the most dynamic tech ecosystems. This agreement will not only offer vast opportunities for investment and development in Hong Kong-Shenzhen but will also facilitate the creation of numerous job opportunities within the state-of-the-art facilities at HSITP.

Mr. Vincent Ma, CEO of HSITP, expressed enthusiasm about our joint efforts, emphasizing the objective to leverage Hong Kong-Shenzhen's strategic advantages in finance, legal frameworks, hardware technology, and cross-border policies to establish a premier international innovation hub: 

''We are confident that we will become a global knowledge hub and I&T center where the best talents congregate, where the future is visualized, and where innovative technological solutions for tomorrow's problems are developed and commercialized.”

At Founder Institute, we are excited about the future prospects this partnership holds and are committed to contributing actively to the HSITP community. We are confident that this partnership will yield substantial benefits for all involved and catalyze progress in the technology sector.

Ayhan Isaacs, Head of Global Growth at Founder Institute, who attended the ceremony, said, ''Many individuals understand the technical stuff but not the commercialization.’’

'’One of the things we’re hoping to do with the start-up incubation and acceleration programs we plan on running with the HSITP or even independently is to bridge that gap. The goal is to identify those strong founders, help develop their business, and put them on the path to success,” he added.

About Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park Limited

Boasting an unprecedented strategic location in the Lok Ma Chau Loop, Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park is a one-of-a-kind I&T park conjointly tied to Shenzhen. Harnessing the expertise and talents of both cities, HSITP takes advantage of the unique, synergistic development of "One Zone, Two Parks" equipped with supportive government policies, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and pioneering research facilities.

Covering an area of 87 hectares, HSITP anticipates the completion of its first phase of development will commence at the end of 2024. The Park is committed to the development of six pillar industries, including Life & Health Technology, AI & Data Science, New Energy, New Materials, Microelectronics, and Robotics.

About Founder Institute

Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, with chapters across more than 200 cities and programs in over 100 countries. It provides aspiring entrepreneurs with a step-by-step program to launch a startup, including mentorship, curriculum, and a global network of entrepreneurs.

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