SIE Fund: Innovator Farm is now calling for funding applications!

[Exclusive HKUST Info Session on 1 June 2023]

IF we can _______

You are not alone on the journey of Social Entrepreneurship. Register here and you will have an opportunity to receive start-up fund¹ ranging from HKD 300,000 to over HKD 2 million, as well as mentorship, cross sector network and various forms of support to help you to cross the "valley of death" and develop sustainable and impactful social innovation projects!

Eligibility of Application

  • The Key Management must be a Hong Kong resident aged 18 or above
  • Limited companies or organizations registered in Hong Kong²
  • Applications can be submitted by individuals or groups with project team sizes ranging from 1-6 members
  • The project must achieve poverty alleviation, poverty prevention, or promote social inclusion
  • There should be no overlap with existing public funding programmes

Early Coaching and Matching Fund Support

If you wish to receive support from Innovator Farm in securing matching fund, you must apply on or before 24 May 2023 to be eligible for the Dress Pitching Rehearsal, Coaching Speed-dating and Pitching Day.

Social Entrepreneurship Training

To assist applicants in preparing for the funding application, and to support social entrepreneurs who are interested in learning related topics, Innovator Farm will hold four sessions of Social Entrepreneurship Training from 24 May to 5 June 2023. You are welcome to register and participate according to your needs. Registration:

Important dates

  • Deadline for Early Coaching and Matching Fund Support application: 24 May 2023 (Wednesday) 5:00 p.m.
  • [24/5 deadline] Dress Pitching Rehearsal & Coaching Speed-dating: 10 June 2023 (Saturday)
  • Funding Application Deadline: 3 July 2023 (Monday) 5:00 p.m.
  • [24/5 deadline] Pitching Day³: 26 July 2023 (Wednesday) 
  • Joint Vetting Committee (JVC)⁴: 11 August 2023 (Friday) 
  • Proposal Assessment Committee (PAC)⁵: TBD

Info Session @ HKUST

Date: 1 June 2023 (Thu)
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Venue: theBASE, HKUST (Room 1520, near lift 29/30)
Register now:

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Innovation Farm Application

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