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Overview

Jointly launched by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (“HKSTP”), The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation ("HSBC") and Hong Kong Business Angel Network (“HKBAN”), SPRINTER is a two-year program aiming to energize our innovation and technology ecosystem and thus build Hong Kong as a technology hub in Asia Pacific. The program is not only providing 120 technology companies in Hong Kong a series of structured training and connecting them with potential investors, but also delivering angel conferences and luncheons dedicated to business angels and individuals, with the objective of growing the business angel community in Hong Kong. SPRINTER is divided into two tracks: Entrepreneur Track and Business Angel Track.

Entrepreneur Track

This track has two cohorts and will equip at least 120 technology companies with the knowhow through a series of structured training provided by professionals including academia, bankers, venture capitalists, accountants and lawyers from Hong Kong and overseas. Ten selected companies from each cohort will enter the second stage, which focuses on supporting companies for business expansion and fund-raising over a seven-month period.

Entrepreneur Track provides the participants with opportunities to

  • leverage knowledge and resources in various fields covering business model, legal and financial matters, and pitching skills for developing strong business acumen;
  • receive one-on-one professional support on business consultation;
  • participate in exhibitions, pitching events and roadshows in Hong Kong and Overseas;
  • be connected with potential business partners/investors through investment and business matching; and
  • turn their innovative ideas into marketable products/services and enlarge market footprints.
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Business Angel Track

This track targets to enhance the capabilities and practical knowledge of angel investors and individuals who aspire to become angel investors through knowledge exchange activities including seminars and meetings. After completion of this track, the participants will become more familiar with the venture investment in Hong Kong so as to energize the business angel ecosystem.

Business Angel Track provides the participants with opportunities to

  • receive knowledge of the venture investment environment in Hong Kong;
  • navigate the knowledge for making the correct investment decisions; and
  • be connected with various stakeholders who can help to establish quality deal flow.
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