InvestHK – Get Foreign & China Investment for Hong Kong Startups

About InvestHK

InvestHK (or Invest Hong Kong) is a government department of Hong Kong i.e. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

The HK government department can help startups to plan, set up, launch, and expand. InvestHK can get overseas companies to invest in HK businesses.

InvestHK (https://www.investhk.gov.hk) has industry specialists in the main sectors of Hong Kong including:

  • Business & professional services
  • Consumer products
  • Tourism & hospitality
  • Financial services & financial technology
  • Innovation & technology
  • Transport & industrial
  • Creative industries
  • Startups & entrepreneurs

The Missions

The missions of InvestHK include:

  • Promote Hong Kong as the leading international business and financial center of Asia.
  • Attract companies from overseas and China to invest in Hong Kong.

Planning, Setup, Launch & Expansion

InvestHK can provide support to Hong Kong companies at any stage of their business development, including planning, setup, launch, and expansion.

Planning: The first stage is always about planning. Entrepreneurs can always request the latest industry-specific information from InvestHK, including industry-specific business opportunities, cost models of business, regulations, company incorporation procedures, and legislation.

Setup: When setting up a new business, very often entrepreneurs would look for professional and reputable service providers (who are inexpensive) to set up their websites, I.T. infrastructure, etc. Invest can introduce/refer such suitable candidates as service providers to startups.

Launch: When a business/startup launches a new product, it is not only about the launch. The product needs to get visibility and traction from the public and prospect customers. InvestHK can help to generate free publicity in the initial stage for the new product.

Expansion: To expand a startup or a business, entrepreneurs will need to grow their network of partners. InvestHK can provide ongoing support for the entrepreneurs to develop networking opportunities, match businesses/services which are complementary, provide advices on research and development grants and government schemes.

Free Services

InvestHK works with many different associations and professionals to provide support in the following areas.

Dedicated sector specialists to serve clients:

  • Business and professional services
  • Consumer products
  • Creative industries
  • Financial services
  • Financial technology (fintech)
  • Innovation and technology
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Transport and industrial

Latest business information:

  • Sector-specific advice and opportunities
  • Business incorporation procedures
  • Tax and business regulation
  • Cost-of-business models
  • Employment legislation
  • Immigration requirements

Introductions to service providers:

  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Human resource specialists
  • Consultants
  • Designers
  • Public relations firms
  • Interior design specialists
  • Real estate agents

Business facilitation support:

  • Assistance with property identification
  • Visa applications, relocation advice
  • Business licences, trademark registration
  • Intellectual property and trade regulations
  • Advice on living and working in Hong Kong, including housing and schooling
  • Ongoing business advice
  • Government liaison

Publicity/networking:

  • PR and marketing support to generate publicity for clients
  • Ongoing event and networking opportunities

Other Funding Options

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