Young Techpreneur Project 2022-2023

Technology has permeated every aspect of our lives, from where we live to how we live; from what we consume, how we study or what we find aesthetically pleasing. All these technological developments would not be possible without the talents of those with innovative curiosity, ideas, skills and the passion to them relevant and practical for everyone. This is the age of the Techpreneurs – that group of entrepreneurs whose whole focus is technology.

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, with the sponsorship of the Lo Kwee Seong Foundation is once again organising the Young Techpreneur Project 2022-23. Young people, aged 18 to 35, are encouraged to submit their unique proposals, combining innovation and technology as a first step on their entrepreneurial journey. A total of 15 projects will be selected and the authors will be invited to join an intensive and exclusive training programme, which includes mentorship support and then a final pitching. A shortlist of six winners will receive HKD100,000 in grants to kick-start their projects.

After an overwhelming response in 2021, this is the second year of the Young Techpreneur Project. This year there will be added components to the training, including writing proposals, marketing, design, understanding the metaverse and NFTs, as well as familiarity with  Social Return on Investments (SROI). Winners will also receive free desk space for a year, business start-up support, network referrals, continued mentorship and help to promote their projects.


Project Description 

Up to HK$100,000 funding (grant)

The grant of up to HK$100,000 can be used as seed money or capital funding for business development and can also help raise further funding in the future.


15 training courses on Innovation Technology business

[Free of charge for shortlisted applicants!]

All shortlisted applicants will be required to attend practical Innovation Technology business training courses (with an attendance of up to 80%) provided by the HKFYG to prepare for the submission of their final proposals and business start-ups.

Universities’ applicants with registered Intellectual Property Right may optionally attend the training courses. These applicants will be required to provide the trademarks / patents / copyright documents for reference.

The training courses and workshops will be as follows:

Venue: Room B-E, 11/F, Genesis, 33-35 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong

Session Date Time Theme Trainer
1 Monday, 30 January 2023 19:00-22:00 Character Attributes of Participants and Sharing from previous YTP 2021-2022 Mr. Cheung Chi Wai

Mr. Cheung Chi Wai is a registered social worker and has been engaged in youth work for more than 30 years. He is good at using various career development theories and personality assessment tools (such as MBTI, Personality Dimensions, DISC and SDS) in training to integrate youths personal experience and training to improve their employability and role in the society.

Sharing from previous YTP 2021-2022 – Teenshare Limited

TeenShare is an online mentor marketplace from Hong Kong offering different industry specialists to young profession who desire to improve their career development, changing career industry or even start up a business but without related knowledge, skills set, guidance and network.

By providing one-on-one learning with industry specialists gives employee a more personalized learning experience and able to helps them apply to their real-life career.

2 Wednesday, 1 February 2023 19:00-22:00 Technology Entrepreneurship – From Idea to Execution Mr. Luke Chu

Luke is Chairman of Hong Kong Internet & eCommerce Association and co-founder & Executive Director of Vizz Digital Group.

Luke has over 20 years of experience in system development, project management and Internet technology management. Luke has handled over 3,000 projects and 100 brands, including Cathay Pacific, PCCW, China Unicom, Telecom Malaysia, Lands Department, Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department and Consumer Council.

Luke is a passionate trainer and speaker and he currently is adjunct lecturer of Hang Seng University, Executive Development Center and adjunct lecturer of Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Journalism & Mass Communication. Apart from the above.

Luke has also lectured on innovation management and design thinking. Design thinking courses are generally applied for different industries and different functional areas.

3 Monday, 6 February 2023 19:00-22:00  Design Thinking Workshop
4 Thursday, 9 February 2023 19:00-22:00 Essential Web Development Skills and Advance Database Management Mr. Ivan So

Ivan is Digital Consultant of HDcourse. With over 15 years of professional experience in SEO, WordPress & E-commerce, Ivan serves as digital consultant of HDcourse, which focuses on SEO & WordPress training. Ivan has built over 50 projects in SEO and over 350 projects in WordPress and E-commerce sites.

He is also the lead organizer of WordCamp HK, co-organiser of HK WordPress Meetup, Elementor Leader in HK, etc. He was invited by numerous leading organizations and academic institutions as guest speaker.

5 Wednesday, 15 February 2023 19:00-22:00 Workshop on Mobile Solutions & UX / UI Design Mr. Keith Li

Keith is the co-founder and CEO of Innopage Limited, a multi-award winning mobile apps development startup which successful raised multiple rounds of angel fund.

Keith is a part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, and was elected Election Committee (IT Subsector) for 2017 Chief Executive Election.

Keith is dedicated to helping local startup to build a better ecosystem, and had been a regular contributor for various printed and online media.

6 Thursday, 16 February 2023 19:00-22:00 Writing Smart Business Plans & Proposals Mr. Brian Hui

Brian is Co-founder of Pokeguide, a navigation app that helps people how to go from one place to another in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Pokeguide app has over 400,000 users and won the Hong Kong ICT Gold Award (Best Mobility) and Asia Pacific ICT Merit Award (Smart Tourism) in 2018, Asia Smart App Gold Award and COVID-19 Global Hackathon in 2020.

Brian has 10+ of working experience in business consulting, strategy formation and execution, and IT project management in MNCs. He is graduated with Master of Science (Computer Science) and Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Systems) at the University of Hong Kong.

7 Monday, 20 February 2023 19:00-22:00 Learning how to apply Social Return On Investments Mr. Douglas Cheng

Douglas is a committed social innovator. After his graduation, he chose to embark on his social innovation journey. He is convinced by the incredible diversity of the planet. From creating colourful balloon-arts with deaf and hearing youths to formulating mind-blowing community projects with villagers and expats, from incubating social start-ups to driving large-scale advocacy programmes, Douglas has been passionate in igniting unusual social initiatives with people across cultures and sectors.

8 Thursday, 23 February 2023 19:00-22:00 Finance 101 & Introduction to  Start-up Funding Mr. Noah Wong

Noah is a valuer and qualified accountant with more than a decade of year in both advisory and assurance sectors.

Noah has extensive experience in providing professional services for measurement of business enterprises, business combinations, intangible assets, expected credit loss, incremental borrowing rates, financial instruments, employee share options, financial guarantees, convertible bonds and project appraisals in accordance to the requirements such as IVS, IFRS/HKFRS, ISA/HKSA, and HKEx listing rules, tax rules and court orders for financial reporting, transaction support and legal support purposes. Besides, he provides valuation audit services and also assists clients in building financial models for listed companies in various sectors such as biotechnology, logistics, trading, asset management, money lending, private equity and venture capital.

He is a frequent speaker of valuation seminars for various  professional organisations and listed companies. He is also a writer for articles published in professional journal. Prior to joining RSM Hong Kong, Noah served in PricewaterhouseCoopers for assurance services for financial industry to provides financial audit and internal control assessment. Mr. Wong is Certified Public Accountant of HKICPA, Chartered Accountant of ICAEW and CA ANZ, Certified Financial Risk Manager of GARP, Certified ESG Analyst of EFFAS, Fundamental of Sustainability Accountant Credential of ISSB and obtained Master of Finance from the University of Hong Kong.

9 Monday, 27 February 2023 19:00-22:00 Essential Legal Knowledge: Company Formation and Maintenance, Intellectual property rights Dr. Teresa Chu

Dr. Chu is a practicing solicitor in Hong Kong specializing in mergers & acquisition, and compliance and risk management.

She is also the Founding Chairperson of Association of Retired Elderly Ltd., a charity in Hong Kong operating a work matching social enterprise serving job seekers aged 50 or above.

Dr. Chu is active in social innovation and has taken up different voluntary roles including being the Independent Committee Member of the Social Enterprise Endorsement Scheme of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises Limited.

10 Thursday, 2 March 2023 19:00-22:00 Marketing – SEO strategy & Free Online Tools for Bootstrapping Your Business Mr. Ivan So

Ivan is Digital Consultant of HDcourse. With over 15 years of professional experience in SEO, WordPress & E-commerce, Ivan serves as digital consultant of HDcourse, which focuses on SEO & WordPress training. Ivan has built over 50 projects in SEO and over 350 projects in WordPress and E-commerce sites.

He is also the lead organizer of WordCamp HK, co-organiser of HK WordPress Meetup, Elementor Leader in HK, etc. He was invited by numerous leading organizations and academic institutions as guest speaker.

11 Monday, 6 March 2023 19:00-22:00 Content Management System, Hacking WordPress
12 Thursday, 9 March 2023 19:00-22:00 Creating social media content and data analysis Dr. Bernie Wong

Dr. Bernie Wong is a creative digital and social media marketing professional. He has worked with such Fortune 500 brands as Marks & Spencer, GAP, Adidas, and Disney, serving as the Founder of Social Stand Limited and helping clients tell their stories, engage with their audiences and unleash the power of their brands. He is an in-demand speaker who brings professional experience and an aptitude for leading seminars and workshops to the table. He is also a radio programme presenter, newspaper columnist and lecturer in academic institutes. He earned his Doctor of Business Administration in Marketing at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and Master of Science in New Media at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

13 Monday, 13 March 2023 19:00-22:00 Pitching Skills Mr. Felix Wong

Felix is a growth marketer, with a passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed. He is the Marketing Lead at CardUp, a fintech platform that allows payment or collection of big expenses using credit cards, where cards are not accepted today. He leads the marketing and growth in the Hong Kong region.

After getting a taste of Startup Weekend, Felix co-founded Cloudbreakr in 2015, an AI-powered marketing software designed to help brands analyze and engage with influencers.

As a startup community advocate, Felix previously served as a Community Manager for Techstars, where he spearheaded the ecosystem development in the Asia Pacific and Greater China region, in addition to leading efforts in corporate innovation and regional partnership. He was also the Head of Growth for AngelHub that offers equity crowdfunding investment for aspiring startups.

14 Thursday, 16 March 2023 19:00-22:00 Trends in Metaverse & NFT business introduction and opportunities Dr. Paul Lee, PhD

Dr. Lee worked as an assistant professor at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and founded the Augmented Reality and Media Lab, focusing on the research of metaverse. Dr. Lee is also the co-founder of Avatech Innovation Limited, a start-up information technology company in Hong Kong. Avatech Innovation focuses on the development of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Currently, it mainly provides support for STEM projects and innovative projects in the Hong Kong education sector. Including the provision of courses, software and hardware installation services, graphic design services, event planning and holding, product agency, etc., and will also hold metaverse experience workshops, dedicated to bringing innovative technology into education.

15 Tuesday, 21 March 2023 14:00-18:00 Site Visits -Hong Kong Science Park HKSTP & HKAI Lab


Mentorship Support – Consultation with Industry Experts on Entrepreneurial Challenges

Initially shortlisted applicants will receive mentorship support, where a group of mentors, including senior executives, consultants, professionals and entrepreneurs from partner companies, will provide advice and support. This will help participants improve their Project proposals to increase the chances of successful selection. In addition, the selected teams will also be provided with mentors to serve as advisors on a one-to-one basis and business service providers to provide professional consulting services such as taxation, legal advice and human resources management.


Networking Opportunities

The HKFYG has supported youth entrepreneurship since 2000 and has a large network of entrepreneurs and business partners. It is also the founding sponsor of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs (HKGCYE). The HKFYG has, furthermore, been organising numerous entrepreneurial activities to provide networking opportunities for young entrepreneurs.


One-year Free Office Space

Winning participants of the selected projects can enjoy a one year free hot-desk at The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre.



  • Has desire and ambition to improve business and ecosystem through Innovative Technology
  • Any Hong Kong permanent resident, aged between 18 – 35 years old (as of the application deadline)
  • Can apply individually or as a team
  • Interested in technology innovation and start-ups
  • Has basic knowledge or skills on Innovation Technology, website or application design
  • Businesses that are unlawful, illegal or involve tobacco, advocacy of gambling, obscenity, etc., will not be supported;
  • Can receive start-up services or capital support offered by other organizations in Hong Kong
  • Has no bankruptcy records or involved in procedures for filing a creditor’s petition for bankruptcy
  • Has solid and feasible business plan(s) to start a technology-related business in Hong Kong; OR has already owned a start-up company in Hong Kong with less than three years of operation
  • The beneficiary teams (grantees) must register their businesses in Hong Kong and set up businesses in Hong Kong
  • If the selected teams have not been incorporated, they must complete the procedure according to the Business Registration Ordinance (Chapter 310)
  • If the intended business or existing business is owned by the applicants in the form of a partnership/limited company, all the partners/shareholders must be the applicants and fulfil the above requirements


Proposed Projects

The nature of business is not limited, but must be heavily aligned with, or reliant upon, different Innovation Technologies. The finalists must start their business within half a year, with an incubation period of two years. They are required to submit the progress report every three months to the Secretariat as a form of progress reports.


Application Procedure

The HKFYG will select potential Young Techpreneurs with the highest marks for training. On completion, with an attendance of at least 80%, and fulfilment of other requirements, they will proceed to a first round of interviews. From here 12 teams will be chosen for the final round of interview, after which six teams will be declared winners.


Judging Criteria

The following criteria will be used by the Judging Panel:

Use of technology and the utility of supporting service (25%)

Business can clearly illustrate dependence on technology and show how well it has benefitted from start-up supporting services that were offered

Qualities of Applicants (25%)

Demonstrate good team combination with different knowledge and skill with readiness to start their own business

Business Plan (25%)

A sound business plan, including marketing strategy, positioning, budget and contingency planning

Business Viability and Sustainability (15%)

Viability and sustainability, ready to seek for further start-up support and funding

Presentation (10%)

Well-prepared, to the point, confident in answering the questions from the judges


Timetable of application procedures:

Procedures Date
Submit Online Application Form Tuesday, 1 November 2022
Briefing Session #1 Thursday, 10 November 2022
Briefing Session #2 Thursday, 8 December 2022
Submission Deadline Tuesday, 20 December 2022, 5pm
Result of Shortlisted Applicants Monday, 16 January 2023
15 Training Courses January to March 2023
Mentorship Support (3 times / per team) February to March 2023
Submit the Business Proposal (Fine-Tuning) and 1 minute video introduction for First Round Interview Tuesday, 11 April 2023
First Round Interview April2023
Result Announcement of First Round Interview Thursday, 27 April 2023
Mock Interview May 2023
Final Round Interview June 2023
Result Announcement (The Six Winners) June 2023
Young Techpreneur Award Ceremony July 2023
Start Time of Incubation 1 November 2023


Application Method

The project only accepts online applications.

Please submit the online form before the deadline (5PM, 20 December 2022). Late applications will not be considered.


Supporting Documents

1. Project Proposal (Maximum: 8 pages of A4 paper; Font size: 12) (Sample)

2.Budget Plan:

  • Details of how grant will be used
  • Two Years Financial Forecast
  • One Year Financial Report (only for applicants who register a company)

3.HKID Copy (for all team members)

4.Education Qualifications and Working Experience References (details and documents required for all team members)

5.Valid proof of address (document/bill/official correspondence issued within the last three months from the application date, with clear indication of name and address of applicant, the name of sender and date)

6.Copies of Business Registration Certificate, Certificate of Incorporation and NNC1 (of existing/pre-owned businesses if any)

7.Registered Intellectual Property Right /Trade Marks / Patents / Copyright (certified documents if any)



  1. The applicants or teams need to fulfil at least an 80% attendance rate at training sessions and attend all business clinics before the submission of their final business proposal
  2. Universities’ applicants with registered Intellectual Property Right may optionally attend the training courses. These applicants will be required to provide the trademarks / patents / copyright documents for reference.
  3. Winners will be obligated to take part in promotional activities arranged by the organiser, which can include training sessions and media interviews
  4. The organiser reserves the rights to use the design works, including photos and video material for exhibitions, promotion and publication purposes
  5. The winners must kick-start their business according to the content of the proposals within six months. Should there be need for other arrangements, justification needs to be provided, but may not be automatically entertained


Contact Us

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
Tel: 3595 0945 / 3956 8001
Address: Room B-E, 11/F, Genesis, 33-35 Wong Chuk Hang Road, HK
Facebook Page: hkfyg.sic