Excellent Start-up Award 2020

6 cash awards ($5,000 each) and trophies, with 2 winners in each region (i.e. Asia & Australasia, Europe and North America)


All applicants must submit a completed application form for each initiative entry and provide supporting documents to the Federation Secretariat by 4 September 2019.

  • All associations/ chapters are welcome to enter this competition.
  • Start-up must be less than 5 years of establishment (after 31 August 2014)
  • Applicants must ensure that the information submitted concerning any parties involved is available for being made public by the organisers and the Award Committee. 
Judging Criteria:

Applications will be considered according to the strength of the Hong Kong connection reflected in the start-up business (e.g. using Hong Kong for business expansion to China, Asia or other overseas markets; outsourcing to or partnering with a manufacturer/ service provider in Hong Kong.) 

  • Please download the application form and rules & regulations here*.
  • Complete the form and send back the scanned copy to the Federation Secretariat by fax at  (852) 3521 3097 or email at hkfederation@hktdc.org by 4 September 2019; and
  • Award winners will be notified in November 2019 and be invited to receive the prizes at the Award Presentation Ceremony during the 20th Hong Kong Forum on 3-4 December 2019.

Please refer to the rules & regulations of the application form or send your questions via email to hkfederation@hktdc.org .


The Award Committee reserves the right and discretion to make the final judgment on all applications.