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Looking for investment opportunities? As a leading international financial centre, Hong Kong is a meeting place for investors and entrepreneurs to connect and do deals. Hong Kong is a leading Asian hub for asset management, banking, insurance and fund-raising.

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Start-up Ecosystem

Hong Kong’s business-friendly environment and free and open economy make it an ideal testing ground for companies to explore new opportunities and scale up for a regional or global marketplace.

  • StartmeupHK provides information about the start-up ecosystem, hosts networking and pitching events and fosters a positive entrepreneurial environment.
  • Supported by various public and private initiatives, there is a growing network of incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces across the city.
  • The number of start-ups in Hong Kong has increased 68.5 per cent since 2017, reaching a record high of 3,755 in 2021, highlighting Hong Kong's favourable environment for companies to set up or expand their business.

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Funding support for SME & start-up 

Last revision date: 31/08/2021

Success Stories

Hong Kong’s attractive lifestyle, global outlook and strategic location has attracted a diverse range of international companies to establish a base here.

  • UK design studio Bompas and Parr chose Hong Kong for its first international outlet to expand its business in Asia, leveraging the city’s position as a dynamic hub for cultural and creative industries.
  • Beijing-based smart logistics and AI robotics company Geek+ has expanded its global operations since establishing in Hong Kong, benefitting from connectivity to global markets and free flow of capital and goods.
  • OneDegree is a virtual insurer authorised by the Insurance Authority in Hong Kong. The city’s status as an international financial centre has enabled this start-up to gain the attention of global insurance companies for future collaboration.
  • Leading French contemporary art gallery Perrotin opened its first gallery in Central Hong Kong in 2012 and has since expanded to a new space in Kowloon.
  • Global data and digital media consultancy MightyHive set up in Hong Kong to work with global brands headquartered in the city and plans to expand operations in Mainland China and the region. 

Last revision date: 31/08/2021

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