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 startup program which promotes the international expansion process for Italian’s high potential startups in Asia.
Following the success of last year’s first edition, the STARTIT.Asia programme is back on track, providing young Italian entrepreneurs the support to develop and kick-start their business ideas.
For the second year in a row, the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao and the consultancy firm People & Projects take pride in co-ordinating the STARTIT.Asia program. The initiative, whose first edition reached remarkable following, will be sponsored once again by Italian Bank Intesa Sanpaolo.
As last year, the selected Italian entrepreneurs will have the possibility to test the Hong Kong marketplace and be involved in visits, meetings and workshops in some advanced technological districts in China. At the end of the program, each entrepreneur will present its personal business idea improved by the help of local contacts to an assessment committee. The most innovative and promising technological solution will be selected, giving the winning start up the chance to spend a 6-month incubation period at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and the Shenzhen Sino-Finnish Creative Technology Park.
This 2018 edition of STARTIT.Asia will focus on Food Tech, Sustainability, Smart City, Green Tech and Circular Economy: different topics to engage a wider start-up community and stimulate an extensive pool of ideas.