Dream Builder Incubation Program

Application Deadline for 2023-2024 Cohort#2: 15 Jul 2024
Session Details
18 Jun 2024 09:00 - 15 Jul 2024 23:59
Program Details

Deadline :
15 Jul 2024 23:59

Enquiry Email :

Organised by :
HKUST Entrepreneurship Center


2023-2024 Cohort #2 is calling for applications. Application Deadline will be on 15 Jul 2024.  

Come join the HKUST Dream Builder Incubation Program (DBIP) to obtain funding, coaching and training, mentorship, and an array of in-kind support to realize your start-up dreams! HKUST Dream Builder Incubation Program 2023-2024 Cohort #2 aims to facilitate startup projects in carrying out their proof of concept and developing their MVP/ prototype within twelve months, enhance the team competitiveness for next stage of growth and encourage early adoption of HKUST technology in their innovative startup projects. Application deadline of 2023-2024 Cohort #2 will be on 15 Jul 2024. Let us check out what DBIP offers as below! 

With exclusive support from DBIP, admitted start-up teams will be able to achieve the following by the end of the Program:

Business Model

Proof of Concept




Define and/or confirm business model, customer journey and product design
Complete proof of concept
Develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)/ prototype
Collect/ ready to collect market feedback
Complete business registration in Hong Kong


Our Offers:

Seed Money





Up to HKD100,000 per start-up team as Seed Fund
All-round Trainings
Mentorship network
Start-up Space: theBASE (1/F, Lift 29-30)
External Outreach: Nominations to external competitions, fast track, Being featured in HKUST publications



  • Team or company applications are both accepted.
  • The main applicant must be a full-time current student (undergraduate or postgraduate) of HKUST till the end of project within the supporting period, while other team members can be HKUST students, alumni or staff.
  • If the start-up is already a registered company, the company shall have been registered for no more than one year at the time of application.
  • At least two HKUST full time current students are playing important roles (Founder/ Co-founder) in the project.


Timeline of 2023-2024 Cohort#2:

  • Application Deadline: 15 Jul 2024
  • Interview of shortlisted applications: mid of Aug 2024
  • Result Announcement: Aug 2024


Application Details:


Useful Information:

(1) More details of HKUST Technology: https://exp-license.hkust.edu.hk/ 

(2) Startup advice: please reach us at the BASE Advising Counter or send email to dreambuilder@ust.hk.