Why should you apply

We are no stranger to market expansion and fundraising for startups. Generating business leads and investment opportunities in new markets requires a solid foundation.

With our proven track record, we are here to enable both global and local mid-late stage startups to expand farther, accelerate faster, and make a mark in the region and beyond. 

Will you be the next rising star spreading influence in the Asian growth engine?

Join EPiC 2023 to get challenged and see how far you can reach. Shortlisted startups will enjoy the following benefits:

US$5 million

The top 50 semi-finalists will be qualified for up to US$5 million investment by HKSTP Venture Fund, our corporate venture arm.

Asia-wide Recognition & Awareness

Be seen and get noticed by 1,000+ regional investors and 300+ corporate partners in our ecosystem. Our network extends into the largest markets in China and Southeast Asia. It all depends on how quickly you can scale.

Leverage our renowned competition to gain media exposure in Hong Kong, GBA, Asia and afar. Make a grand entrance into the region as you expand. 

New Market Entry Support

Top 50 semi-finalists will reap the benefits of our ecosystem’s value-added services for 6 months, from 1 March - 31 August 2023: 

-Business matching services
-Investment referral services
-Exclusive membership of STP platform - the world’s city-wide, cross-industry virtual lab
-Use of co-working space
-Tap into the talent pool of HK’s major universities, of which 3 are ranked in the world’s top 50.