InvestHK visits Israel and launches StartmeupHK Venture Program for promising start-up hub



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  Charles Ng Associate Director-General investHk


Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced the launch of its StartmeupHK Venture Programme 2013 to attract local and overseas entrepreneur-led businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.

A senior delegation of the Hong Kong government’s investment promotion department has arrived this week in Israel to meet Israeli investors and entrepreneurs, large companies such as RAD, Google, IBM and leading VCs.

The delegation offer new program to expand local companies’ activities in Asia, as well as to present an international start-up competition for innovative and high impact entrepreneurs. It culminates in a week-long event in December 2013 which 12 short listed finalists will be provided with access to business partners, financial capital, market knowledge and marketing opportunities.

They will also compete to win prizes including free advisory services like accounting, legal, design and branding services, plus free work/retail space provided by sponsors and program partners.

In the event, which was held at Google Campus TLV, Charles NG, Invest Hong Kong’s Associate Director-General, along with Hong Kong businessmen and entrepreneurs, has presented the new program and opportunities for Israeli companies interested in taking the first step towards expanding in Asia and learning more about how their business can grow in the world’s most dynamic region.

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, said, “Make no mistake, start-ups and entrepreneurs have significant contributions to Hong Kong. At a time when the world is facing ongoing economic uncertainty, we need new drivers to be able to generate economic growth, jobs and innovation in future.

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