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E-Centre eNews Vol.33 (June 1, 2013)

In this issue:

• Calling for Application: Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) and Cyberport Incubation Programme
• Shenzhen-Hong Kong ICT Young Entrepreneur Programme 2013/14 - Last call for entry!
• Connect-Space: HSBC Youth Business Award Introduction & Winner Experience Sharing (7 June)
• Invitation for 2013 LSCM R&D Project Application
• Cyberport Investment Readiness Boot Camp 2013
• Banff Venture Forum 2013
• Bizpark Programme registration for new incubatees

Entrepreneurship Centre

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Eligible applicants:

Calling for Application: Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) and Cyberport Incubation Programme

Unleash your Future with ICT Entrepreneurship

Emerging internet, Web 3.0, mobile applications, and other latest ICT development are bringing tremendous opportunities for young aspiring ICT entrepreneurs. Are you ready to grasp the trend?

Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre runs the CCMF (Cyberport Creative Micro Fund) and the Cyberport Incubation Programme to nurture and strengthen ICT start-ups. CCMF encourages innovation and creativity by seeding creative and innovative start-up projects with a cash grant of HK$100,000 for proof of concepts and for prototype development in a 6-month project period. Cyberport Incubation Programme provides ICT start-ups with a financial assistance or reimbursement of up to HK$530,000 for jump starting their business in a 24-month period.

Both programmes are now calling for application. Apply on or before 5pm, 24 June 2013 at http://ecentre.cyberport.hk to unleash your future with ICT entrepreneurship!

Shenzhen-Hong Kong ICT Young Entrepreneur Programme 2013/14 - Last call for entry!

ICT Young Entrepreneur Programme
Join Now

Connect-Space: HSBC Youth Business Award Introduction & Winner Experience Sharing on 7 June

Date : 7 June 2013 (Friday)
Venue : Unit 717-720, Level 7, Cyberport 3 (Core F), Cyberport Road 100, Hong Kong
Time : 12:30-14:00
Fee : Free-of-Charge (Light-lunch will be provided on first-come-first-served basis)

Rundown :
12:30 – 13:00 Registration, light lunch and networking
13:00 – 13:10  Introduction of HSBC Youth Business Award by Mr Gary Tang, Supervisor of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and a Registered Social Worker.
13:10 – 13:50   Past Winner Experience Sharing by Cyberport incubatee company  - Mr Derek Shek, Co-Founder of Legato Technologies Limited.
13:50 – 14:00 Q&A

Gary Tang, Supervisor of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and a Registered Social Worker.

He received a master’s degree of Social Science (Criminology) from the University of Hong Kong and bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is now the subject officer of the Employment Services of the Federation. He launched the “Youth Business Hong Kong” in 2005. He was a member of the Task Force on Continuing Development and Employment-Related Training for Youth under the Education and Manpower Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He was selected as the 8th Outstanding Social Worker by Hong Kong Social Workers Association in 1998.


Derek Shek, Co-founder of LEGATO Technologies Limited

Over 15 experiences in Product Management with focus on Enterprise Mobile Application Solutions includes Mobile App, Cloud-based Server, Work flow management. Integrated knowledge of Telecom and Software development to create and deliver comprehensive solutions for consumer in the new mobile era across different industries. Legato was rewarded numerous awards with their outstanding performances, for example HSBC Youth Business Award 2012 Bronze Award.


If you are interested, please register by clicking HERE. (Due date: 5 June 2013)

For more information, please visit http://ybhk2.hkfyg.org.hk/ybaward2013/en/home/

Invitation for 2013 LSCM R&D Project Application

Call for Proposals:

The Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM R&D Centre) is now inviting applications for research and development projects. Applications for funding should be under one of the following technology focus areas:
1. RFID Hardware and Systems
2. Networking and Infrastructure Technologies
3. Industrial Segment-Specific Proposal
4. Internet-of-Things (IoT) Technologies and Applications

The deadline for application is on 19 July 2013, 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time). Interested applicants please visit http://www.lscm.hk/eng/call-for-proposals.php for more details.

Cyberport Investment Readiness Boot Camp 2013

If you are looking for early stage capital, you must know what an Angel is looking for, and how to get your new venture ready to attract them. If you are the CEO or founder of an early stage company, this Boot Camp will provide you with a strong understanding of the requirements that need to be met, to be ready to attract and utilize private capital for development and growth, i.e. to know what is required to become ‘investment ready’ for an angel investor.

Cyberport incubatees and alumni could get 4-full day (on Saturdays) investment readiness training, 2-month 1-on-1 mentorship meetings with real angel investor as your mentor (mentor-incubatee matching in advance), individual company professional consultation with Angels Den.  At the end of the Boot Camp, a pitching competition will be held, successful graduates of the Boot Camp could receive FREE entry to pitch to and meet with angel investors at Angels Den Speedfunding event (with original price at US$1,200).

The boot camp targets founders, directors and partners of incubatee companies to attend.  There is no limit to the number of participants for each incubatee company to attend the boot camp.   Hangout and “before” & “after” pitch video will be provided to incubatee company for reference.

Course fee is HK$19,800 net per startup company. (HK$4,950 net per incubatee company included 75% reimbursement).

Date: July – October 2013 (tentative)
Venue:  Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre, Level 5, Core F, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road
Target: Cyberport incubatees and alumni only

Note: Interested incubatees will go thru a “Current Positional Analysis” process, which will determine whether the incubatees would be suitable to admit into the boot camp. 

Signup Now:

If you are interested in this boot camp, please register here.

Comments from incubatees, who have attended Angels Den Investment Readiness Boot Camp:

Andy Chang, Founder, I-Influence Limited :
"Raiyo is very
engaging and knowledgeable on the subject of start-ups. This is one of the best seminars that I've attended, and I continue to apply the learnings everyday on the job. I think it should be mandatory for all Cyberport incubatees and start-ups in Hong Kong."
Andy Chung, CEO, XNT Limited :
"The training has given us a very good opportunity to think over our business, in the right way, under the guidance of Raiyo. 
The experience sharing sessions hosted by the real-life angels, in particular, have given us information that is not easily accessible elsewhere. We now have a better idea on what investors are really looking for from a start-up company. And, thanks to the very patient, seasoned instructors, mentors and judges, we are now ready and confident to pitch our business to any potential investors that we meet in an elevator - including Mr Forbes.I highly recommend this training programme to any entrepreneurs who are serious about succeeding in their businesses."
Andrea Livotto, Co-founder of Perpetu :
"The Angels Den Investment Readiness Boot Camp was simply excellent. 
The sessions with Raiyo and with our assigned mentor, and the real pitch practice, have been invaluable to Perpetu's development."

About the Angels Den
Mr. Raiyo Nariman, Managing Director, Angels Den Asia Pacific

Angels Den exists to help entrepreneurs and SME owners get the investment they need to take their businesses into high growth. The focus is on identifying hi-growth opportunities and ventures that are investment ready and to facilitate & support introductions to active investors seeking to invest both financial and human capital.

Angels Den is the only Angel investor network to provide free Business Funding Clinics and one to one pitching at SpeedFunding, allowing entrepreneurs and SME owners: access to a network of over 4000 Angel investors in the UK, Europe and Asia; access to Family Office investors willing to invest upwards of USD3m per business; an opportunity to pitch at Private Viewings; Regional Managers dedicated to supporting and providing guidance throughout the process.

Over the years, Raiyo has been involved in ventures and business from all sectors; spinning-out a small team to create a regional shared services business; creating start-ups based on 'bleeding edge' technology; assisting tertiary and research institutions to commercialize their research and intellectual property; mentoring start-up CEOs and founders to get their companies 'investment ready' and raise capital; assisting SMEs to access capital for growth and support for international market entry.

Banff Venture Forum 2013





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Program Snapshot

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

- Entrepreneur Bootcamp

- VC & Angel Professional Development

   Day - NEW!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

- Company Presentations

- First Look Stream - NEW!!

- Information Technology Stream

- Cleantech Stream

- Meet the Investors Panel

- Keynote Lunch

- Stream Specific Panel Sessions

Friday, September 27, 2013

- Panel Sessions

- Company Presentations

- Keynote Dinner

- Awards

Mark your calendars! BVF 2013 will be the hottest ticket in town!




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Microsoft Bizpark Programme: registration for new incubatees

MicrosoftR BizSparkR is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. Microsoft Hong Kong joins hands with Hong Kong Cyberport to provide BizSpark program to incubatees.  The programme also includes access to Windows Azure, a flexible, comprehensive, and powerful cloud platform for the creation of web applications and services.

Join the BizSpark Program to get such benefits as:



MSDN Subscription for Microsoft Software & Tools (including Windows Azure)

Microsoft BizSpark membership includes a Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN Subscription which offers a wide range of products for development, testing, and production. Products include:

Visual Studio is the ultimate all-in-one solution for Windows, Windows Phone, the web, and beyond.

Expression tools will help creating content for the Web and developing apps for the desktop or phone.

Microsoft SQL Server provides the data platform developers need to quickly create compelling, data-driven applications.

Learn more about BizSpark programme
Learn More about Azure

To register BizSpark programme membership (for Cyberport incubatees and alumni only), you could send email to ecentre@cyberport.hk with your company name and we will help proceeding your application.


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