AcceleratorHK Looking for Foreign Startups to Come to Hong Kong

September 26, 2012

11:00 am

A new startup accelerator has launched in Hong Kong, and it’s looking for startups from all over the world to come to the bustling, Chinese port city for three months.

The AcceleratorHK program will run from November to early February and is open to startups doing hybrid mobile development (i.e., development for systems like Android and iOS at the same time). Startups get mentorship, office space, and $15,000 in investment.

The Hong Kong accelerator, which is also open to local startups, will include 10-12 hours per week of programming, such as lean startup education, coaching, and demos. Cofounders Paul Orlando and Stephen Forte, a former mentor at the HAXLR8R accelerator, are looking for six startups to participate.

Forte says that Hong Kong should be enticing to foreign startups because its mobile network is so strong. The 7+ million-person city is home to seven 3G mobile providers, he says, and 70 percent of Hong Kongers have smartphones.

Applications are due by next Monday, October 1. Apply here.

CoCoon coworking space, where AcceleratorHK will take place

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact [email protected]

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