Incubation Programmes

Incubation Programmes

1. Overview

The Jockey Club Incubation Programme for Social Innovation provides one-stop entrepreneurial services for young entrepreneurs who wish to find solutions for social issues through a sustainable business model.


2. Programme Details

Participants will be able to receive a package of financial and non-financial services. Successful applications will be required to receive a 12-month continuous assessment by the SIC to help monitor the progress and provide assistance when needed. Various support services include: 

HK$30,000 seed money per business

Co-working space

Separate application if required


Capacity building

Promotion platforms


Business referral support


3. Eligibility

  • Business or project with majority shares owned by people aged between 18 and 35 years old;
  • With a valid permit to work in Hong Kong (if applicable);
  • Business to be registered within 3 months, OR already registered business for less than 2 years. Registration must be made in Hong Kong.


4. Application Procedures

a) Please fill in the online form at and provide the URL to download the PowerPoint of your business idea

b) Contents of the PowerPoint:

      • ‧The PowerPoint is an introduction to your business idea; no more than 20 slides
      • ‧The contents should include (but not limited to): problem and solution, business model and strategy, budget, innovation, use of technology, professional background of the team, social responsibility and impact, target achievements and the evaluation methods for the first 6 months and 12 months
      • ‧You may submit it in PPT or PDF format by uploading the file to Google Drive; provide the URL link in the online form

c) Application fee: HK$100 per Business / Team (including one complimentary ticket to join a designated event once for one person; details to be announced)

d) Application deadline: please submit the online form and settle the payment on or before 21 February 2017, and upload the PowerPoint on or before 28 February 2017


5. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview in early April. Details about the interview will be announced later.

1. Overview

"Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation…… Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies."

Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General

With our heartfelt gratitude to J.P.Morgan, the STartup Empowerment Programme will guide aspiring young participants to develop a socially innovative business step by step. The Programme will enable them to build knowledge in social innovation and entrepreneurship taking ideas into market. A special Pilot Seed Fund of HK$7,000 will be provided for each disadvantaged young participant who complete the programme requirements.


2. Programme Details

The Programme will be carried out in three stages: 


Workshop on team building, business plan writing and idea development


Shortlisted projects will be granted with HK$50,000 seed money per project or business

Project realisation

To execute the business plan in one year; mentorship, co-working space and other supporting services will be provided


3. Eligibility

  • Hong Kong young people aged between 18 and 35 years old;
  • With a valid permit to work in Hong Kong (if applicable).


4. Application Procedures

  • Please download the Application Form JP01 (Word file)
  • Please download the Application Notes with details on Pilot Seed Fund and Judging Criteria JP02 (PDF file);
  • Please fill in the details and return the Application Form on or before 26 Aug 2015 by email. Please state STartup Empowerment Programme in the email subject;
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview. Details about the interview will be announced later.