Betatron

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Betatron is Hong Kong’s first non-vertical accelerator programme providing both funding and mentorship for startups. The program will be run bootcamp style with an intensive schedule focused on the startup’s fundamental KPIs and progress.

The second cohort will start mid-September 2017 and will take on TEN startups.

Applications are open now for cohort #2 and will close on 14th August 2017.

To apply visit: www.betatron.co/apply

What type of startups are you looking for?

Our mission over the four-month programme is to make your startup a viable and investable business. For this to occur, we are looking for teams with a developed product that we can work with. Again, we only have four months, so each startup needs to assess whether they feel they are at an appropriate stage. Additionally, our goal is to help the Hong Kong startup ecosystem and back local talent. As such, we aren’t limiting applicants to a specific industry or vertical. If you have a promising product – you can apply!

What do the startups receive when they get accepted?

Each startup will receive US$30,000 in funding and will get dedicated workspace for three members of their team at the ‘Betatron Lab’. In addition to focusing on the startups’ possible challenges, such as identifying their unique value proposition, search for product market fit, etc., we will also be focusing on the founders themselves and their distinct needs, with coaching on sales, negotiation, personal branding, PR and communication.

Teams will be given access to a selection of hand-picked, experienced entrepreneurs, founders and industry experts. Each will personally mentor the startups during the four-month programme, helping the startups to successfully scale their businesses. As well, the founders will get access and exposure to our partners, some of Hong Kong’s most prominent venture capital firms and investors.

The programme concludes with “Pitch Day”, where startups present their products to an audience of local and non-local investors, potential partners and media.

You mentioned your partners, who are the founders of Betatron?

Betatron has five founding partners who are all based in Hong Kong — IC Studio, MindWorks Ventures, Vectr Ventures, CoCoon Ignite Ventures, Aria Group & Incu-Lab.

Betatron is Hong Kong’s first non-vertical accelerator programme providing both funding and mentorship for startups. The program will be run bootcamp style with an intensive schedule focused on the startup’s fundamental KPIs and progress.

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    Rafal Czerniawski
    Co-founder
    Co-founder and CEO of IC Studio, a startup incubation studio based in Hong Kong, a Co-founder of the Betatron startup accelerator and early-stage s...
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    David Chang
    Co-founder
    David has been involved with some of the most transformative companies to emerge from Silicon Valley and Asia. While working in finance, David star...