Hong Kong, 8.11. - 17.11.2023


Apply by June 11, 2023

Pre-selected companies participate in an online pitch on June 23, 2023: Each startup has 3 minutes to pitch in English followed by a short Q&A session by the jury of national an international GIN-partners. Please block this event in your calendar preliminary!

GO HONG KONG 2023 is the ideal preparation for Austrian startups focusing on smart city solutions, Hospitality & Tourism, FoodTech, HealthTech or AI/Metaverse to take the next steps of their Hong Kong-expansion. The program supports startups strategically (flexible onboarding, IP coaching, workshops, networking, 1:1 business meetings, etc.) and financially (travel grant of up to 20,000 EUR) to give them the best expierence during a 2-week ecosystem tour in Hong Kong including a breakout session to Shenzhen from November 8th to 17th, 2023.

This Year, the GO HONG KONG program takes place during StartmeupHK Festival - one of the largest startup events in Asia where startups, investors, industry leaders, tech enthusiasts and government officials can exchange ideas, make connections and chart a course for the future.


  • Onboarding with video masterclasses, expert tips for your market entry and 3h of free IP coaching
  • 1:1 business meetings with potential international stakeholders in Hong Kong organized by AußenwirtschaftsCenter Hongkong
  • 2 weeks in Hong Kong: Pitch & networking events in Hongkong incl. a breakout session in Shenzhen + the GIN travel grant of max. EUR 20,000 for up to 90% of all expenses


  • Verticals: Smart City Solutions (AI, PropTech, Transport & Mobility, Energy & Utilities), Hospitality & Tourism, FoodTech, HealthTech, AI/Metaverse
  • Austrian mid- or later-stage startup (beyond PoC and seed stage)
  • Established in the last 7 years (no k.o. criterion)
  • Raised at least seed-stage investment
  • Unique product/solution 
  • Working prototype/MVP
  • A proven business model with traction (clients, revenue)
  • Interest in connecting to relevant stakeholders (corporates, business partners)
  • Looking to develop further internationally with a focus on the Greater Bay Area/Asia


8.11. - 17.11.2023

Hong Kong

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