New Startup Initiatives by HKSTP, CDI and HKCYS
HKSTP partners with CDI and HKCYS to launch “Jockey Club Social-Tech Incubation and Youth Entrepreneurship Programme”
Initiatives prepare youngsters for future career opportunities and support technology start-ups to expand their business into Europe
As one of Hong Kong’s key driving forces of innovation and technology, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (“HKSTP”) is committed to partnering with various stakeholders through its 3C strategy – Connect, Collaborate, and Catalyse. Apart from supporting technology start-ups in R&D and business expansion into new markets, HKSTP also focuses on nurturing the young generation through training and career placement opportunities, helping them unleash their potential and develop entrepreneurial spirit.
To inspire local young people and tech companies to address social issues through innovation and technology, HKSTP joins hand with Le Comptoir de l’Innovation (CDI), a renowned French social enterprise incubator, and Hong Kong Children and Youth Services (HKCYS), to launch the “Jockey Club Social-Tech Incubation and Youth Entrepreneurship Programme”. This programme, funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), will not only provide underprivileged youth with comprehensive training and placement opportunities, but also fuel the growth of local technology companies in terms of their social impact and capability in attracting investors from Europe for business expansion.
The Jockey Club Social-Tech Incubation and Youth Entrepreneurship Programme consists of two sub-programmes:
1. Youth Entrepreneurship – Social-Up Youth Project: Targeting at local youngsters, especially those underprivileged ones, a series of training, workshop and site visits that cover topics such as technology updates, understanding the society, presentation skills and business modeling will be organised. Through various interactive classes and activities, participants will be inspired to unleash their potentials, rebuild confidence and plan ahead their career with the technological knowledge, innovative mind and entrepreneurial spirit acquired in this Programme.
2. Social-Tech Incubation – So In, So Good Project: Eyeing at local technology companies, this Programme aims to enhance participating companies’ financial performance and capacity in delivering greater social impact with their innovative products and services. Through systematic assessment and improvement plan, the companies will be able to get connected with potential investors and be equipped for expansion into the European markets.