21 January, 2015
Join us in welcoming the first cohort of startups to join the blueprint accelerator!
January makes the beginning of a six-month programme for the 11 teams, during the course of which blueprint will help hone their product, develop their market and distribution strategies and scale by connecting them with individuals and companies to help them learn, test and grow.
The teams will have access to a diverse network of mentors, investors and partners developed specifically to help B2B startups in Asia. Mentors include executives from the Swire Group, leading early stage tech investors, seasoned entrepreneurs and experts in operational skills like design and recruiting.
With generous help from our partners, the startups will enjoy free services, from web hosting to legal advice. Carlos Espinal from Seedcamp, the leading European Pre-Seed fund, recently visited Hong Kong and is working with blueprint to help identify companies with global ambitions and kick off the support for the blueprint companies via workshops and additionally, bringing European Seedcamp companies to benefit from access to the best of Asia.
Based at blueprint in Cornwall House, the accelerator teams will join the vibrant blueprint community of co-workers, as well as the greater community in Taikoo Place of 300+ businesses. This free work space comes with additional lifestyle perks, from free coffee and printing to discounts on yoga and laundry.
blueprint is excited to see what the future holds for these 11 teams, and the greater Hong Kong startup scene in general.