31/01/2019

Hong Kong-UK FinTech Bridge Pilot Program 2019

The Hong Kong-UK FinTech Bridge Pilot Program and Awards is open to growth-stage FinTech companies from the UK wishing to expand their business across the Bridge into Hong Kong
 
The winners will benefit from a program running from March – November 2019 with support from DIT and Invest Hong Kong, as well as key partners
 
What will participation provide?
A tailored program will be developed for each winner including:

  • Introductions to key organisations and contacts in Hong Kong
  • Connectivity with regulators
  • Support to develop business relationships and opportunities in Hong Kong
  • Specialist professional services assistance (Lawyers, Tax experts, Accountants, Consultants etc.)
  • Dedicated sessions with industry experts
  • Curated events and mentorship

Who can apply?
Applications are welcomed from companies meeting the following criteria:
  • FinTech company with HQ in the UK
  • Minimum 1 year track record in domestic market
  • Target landing date in Hong Kong within the next 6 months
  • Business opportunity in Hong Kong already established
  • Open to regulatory discussions and information sharing
 
What is a FinTech Bridge?
The Hong Kong-UK FinTech Bridge, signed in September 2017 outlines a shared vision for:
  • Collaboration between Governments
  • Cooperation between Regulators
  • Enhanced support for FinTechs looking to expand their business either from the UK into Hong Kong or from Hong Kong into the UK
 
Are you eligible? Apply before 15th February
Please email: FSOFinTechs@trade.gov.uk indicating your interest and including a deck (up to 8 pages) outlining your business model, product USP, team and expansion plans for Hong Kong
 

31/01/2019