Cyberport Incubation Programme


Are you a technology start-up thinking about acquiring a Hong Kong Investment Visa but don’t have the funds needed to do so? An extremely useful government-backed programme is available that is looked on favourably by the Immigration Department is the Cyberport Incubation Programme. This scheme offers a whole range of benefits to make achieving your Investment Visa as easy as possible. At Centre O we help our clients every step of the way to give them every chance of a successful application.

Cyberport is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR government. Cyberport assists and strengthens Information and Communications Technology (ICT) entrepreneurs and start-ups by offering financial assistance, support and professional services of all kinds in different stages of enterprise development. The incubation programme provides a wide range of support, including financial assistance of up to HK$530,000, a rent free office space for 24 months, state-of-the-art ICT facilities, and marketing and promotion opportunities such as up to HK$50,000 subsidies on marketing. There are certain eligibility criteria to be accepted onto the start-up programme, including the Incubatee must be a company registered and incorporated in Hong Kong upon admission, the applicant must have a viable business plan for a product or service to be ready for marketing in 12 to 18 months, projects must be rooted in ICT-related areas, the company must have sufficient funds, or plans to raise sufficient funds, for the company to operate for at least one year upon admission to the Incubation Programme, and that projects must have not received and will not receive funding granted by other publicly funded organisations/programmes. Applications to the Cyberport Incubation Programme are accepted all year round, however they are processed in batches. There are no fees involved in the whole application process. The application process for the programme is simple. The applicant must complete an online application form and also submit one set of signed hardcopy within three working days of submitting the online application.

For this programme the applicant must first set up a Hong Kong Limited Company with a registered office address in HK. If you currently don’t have an incorporated company, we provide this service as well. Please email for more details on either incorporation or the HK Investment Visa application.

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