Organised by the The Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao (ICC), People & Projects Limited, the Innovative Enterprise Incubator of the Politecnico of Torino (I3P), STARTIT.ASIA is an Italian international acceleration program for Italian startups which focus on Asian market. 2018 Startit.Asia will collaborate with Sino-Finnish Design Park, which has a lot of experience helping foreign team on localization in China. The principle of the program will be the same as last year: the selected Italian entrepreneurs will have the opportunities to test the Hong Kong marketplace and be involved in visits, networking and workshops in China. At the end of the program comes a pitching event and the most innovative and promising technological solution will be selected by investors and tutors. The winner will have 6-month incubation period in Hong Kong and Shenzhen as prize.
In the past two years, more than 2000 start-ups/individual have been attracted to join the competition. Some of them had successfully connected with the international well-knowninvestment institutions and incubators, including ONO3D, a high quality project of 2017 STARTIT.ASIA, achieving cooperation with a enterprise in Longgang District, Shenzhen. This 2018 edition of STARTIT.ASIA will focus on FoodTech, Sustainability, Smart City, Green Tech and Circular Economy: different industries will engage a wider start-up community and stimulate an extensive pool of ideas.