Excellent Start-up Award 2020

Strategic Partner: Cyberport



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 Americas)

  • To be featured at Federation website
  • Sharing opportunity at HK Forum 2020 (subject to Awards Committee’s screening and Hong Kong Forum’s schedule)
  • A complimentary Startup Booth at HKTDC Fairs in 2021* (value up to USD833)

* HKTDC Entrepreneur Day, Electronic, ICT, Houseware, Gifts & Premium in 2021, if products/ services match the criteria for participation


Subject to admission/ application criteria, the Excellent Start-up Award winners could have the opportunity:

i) to be invited as a member of HK Startup Society (https://hkstartupsociety.hktdc.com/) (only for registered company in HK)


ii) to participate in Start-up Express (a start-up development programme) targeting start-ups with products or services suitable for mass consumer market, and with strong desire to enter worldwide markets (http://info.hktdc.com/startupexpress/tc/index.html)


iii) Potential collaborations with Cyberport

  • to submit application to Cyberport Incubation Programme (CIP) with a fast-track status which could enter final stage of screening --- Presentation Session.Successful start-ups joining CIP would have the chance to gain up to HK500,000 (only for registered digital tech company in HK, details at here)





  • The applicant must be a member associate of the Federation.
  • The applicant’s start-up must be less than 5 years of establishment.
  • The applicant must have a business connection with HK.
  • For applicants interested to join Cyberport Incubation Programme, T&Cs of their programme apply. Preferable sectors would be Smart Living (e-commerce, wearable, healthcare, edutech, proptech etc.) and FinTech (InsuTech, RegTech, Legal Tech etc.).




Deadline: 30 September 2020

All other terms and conditions of joining HK Forum apply. In case of any dispute on the offer, the Federation Secretariat reserves the right to make final decision.  


Previous Winners

2019 Finalists