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b2b tech accelerator

Swire Properties has introduced an accelerator that's taking Hong Kong by storm.

We're now well into our third programme - find out more about the current 10 blueprint accelerator startups here.

We're looking for startups that match the below criteria to join our next batch:

B2B

Your target customer is a company. You’ve identified a solution to a business need and have ideas for how to make it profitable. We’re sector agnostic.

Tech

Startups that are capital efficient with potential for high growth. We’re interested in creative ideas that use technology to scale.

Startup

You’re a small team, typically up to five people, and in the early stages of building your business. You’re testing business models, customer segments and iterating the early version of your product.

Hong Kong

Here. Physically. In person. Not via Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime or Oculus Rift. If you’re currently somewhere else, we’ll fly you over.

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Our accelerator programme is founded on connecting and learning. We do not take equity from the ten startups we select.

Our accelerator comes with:

Free space

A place designed specifically for startups. Watch it come together here.

Tailored mentorship

An instant network of experienced mentors handpicked for the value they can bring to startups across a range of expertise.

Professional support

Practical help from select companies in key areas of business development and infrastructure.

Market testing

Potential to explore product/market fit and access customers across Swire and amongst the 300+ companies in TaiKoo Place and neighbouring Cityplaza.

Connections to capital

Assistance identifying and connecting with the right investors for your startup – those that can add more than just capital to your business – and navigating the fundraising process.

Active community

Speakers. Workshops. Pitches. Panel discussions. Happy hours. A variety of events to ensure that no two weeks feel the same.

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We have now closed our application process and are currently reviewing responses, searching for cutting-edge enterprise startups to join our next batch.
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Any questions?

Get quick answers with our FAQs.
What are the dates?

Applications for the next round of our accelerator are now closed.  Successful applicants will be notified soon.  Subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop!

How developed does my idea need to be?
You need to articulate a compelling vision. We’re interested in creative business models, growth potential and founder profiles more than the precise stage of your startup. If you have trouble answering several of our application questions, it will be clear that your idea isn’t ready yet.
How will my application be judged?
We place equal emphasis on business model and founder profiles, which is why we couple the written application with an interview. We’re looking for scalable startups pursuing creative solutions to real business needs.
Is age a factor?
No.
Will you accept single founder startups?
We will consider single founders but prefer teams.
When will I hear back?
Once applications close, our vetting committee will review your application and let you know if you’ve been successful in reaching the interview stage.
What will you do with my application information?
All information provided will be used internally by Swire Properties and will be kept confidential. We present our full terms before you submit the application.
If I’m accepted, what do you want in return?
Nothing. We don't take equity or charge admission for the accelerator.
Will I get fixed desk space in the accelerator?
The space contains a variety of workstations and meeting rooms. You can have a fixed desk if you’d like or you can move around flexibly as you choose.
My startup needs investment. Would you consider taking equity?
Swire Properties does not take equity in the startups, but if you’re looking for investment we’ll point you in the right direction and help you with the process.
Does it matter if I’ve already received funding?
No, it doesn’t matter if you already have funding.
Do I have to be from Hong Kong or currently live in Hong Kong to be eligible?
No, you don't have to be from or currently in Hong Kong. What’s more, blueprint will cover the airfare for international teams selected to join the accelerator.
Must all team members be in Hong Kong for the 6 months?
We believe it’s important for all founders to be in Hong Kong together for the full duration of the programme, but we are willing to be flexible if other members of the team cannot take part.
I’m currently based outside of Hong Kong. Where will I live there?
We do not provide a place to live in Hong Kong. You’re responsible for your own housing, but we’ll do our best to help you.
Will you arrange my Hong Kong visa?
You’re responsible for your own visa, but our friends at InvestHK will help make the process as smooth as possible.
What happens after the six-month accelerator period?
Our goal is to help you grow intelligently and quickly. We’d be happy to see you outgrow our space, but we’d also be happy to continue hosting you at blueprint. At the end of the six-month programme, we’ll review the status of your startup and, assuming we’ve enjoyed having you around, offer you a rental fee to stay.
How can I get in contact?
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