Excellent Start-up Award 2019
Excellent Start-up Award

To recognise the outstanding achievements of the member associates of the Federation who have developed their start-up business through Hong Kong or with business links with Hong Kong. 


6 cash awards ($5,000 each) and trophies, with 2 winners in each region (i.e. Asia & Australasia, Europe and North America)


All applicants must submit a completed application form for each initiative entry and provide supporting documents to the Federation Secretariat by 23 September 2019.

  • All individual members belonging to any associations/ chapters of the Federation are welcome to enter this competition. 
  • Start-up must be less than 5 years of establishment (after 31 August 2014)
  • Applicants must ensure that the information submitted concerning any parties involved is available for being made public by the organisers and the Award Committee. The composition of the Award Committee is at https://www.hkfederation.org.hk/about/executive/awardcommittee
Judging Criteria:
  • Applications will be considered according to the strength of the Hong Kong connection reflected in the start-up business (e.g. using Hong Kong for business expansion to China, Asia or other overseas markets; outsourcing to or partnering with a manufacturer/ service provider in Hong Kong.) 
  • Please download the application form and rules & regulations here.
  • Complete the form and send back the scanned copy to the Federation Secretariat by fax at  (852) 3521 3097 or email at hkfederation@hktdc.org by 23 September 2019; and
  • Award winners will be notified in November 2019 and be invited to receive the prizes at the Award Presentation Ceremony during the 20th Hong Kong Forum on 3-4 December 2019.

Please refer to the rules & regulations of the application form or send your questions via email to hkfederation@hktdc.org .


The Award Committee reserves the right and discretion to make the final judgment on all applications.


View Awards Winners here.