The Infiniti Accelerator driven by Nest is a 12-week, mentor-focused programme in Hong Kong run by an experienced team of startup and industry experts. Up to eight founders will be selected to join the programme specifically designed support and accelerate the progress of early-stage Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) companies. Successful applicants will receive:
Receive guidance and support from leading SmartCity and IoT experts
Access to a state-of-the-art co-working space in Hong Kong
Meet the people who can help you make things happen
Curriculum developed and delivered by top entrepreneurship practitioners
Introductions to quality global investors with a proven track record
Use of technology and services to help systematise and streamline your business
Who Can Apply
We’re looking for founders and early-stage companies who are developing technology solutions across the spheres of urban mobility, utilities, connected hardware, communications or real-estate. We accept applications from startups based anywhere in the world but they should have aspirations to build their business in Asia. Founders of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to apply!
Examples of technology this programme is designed for includes, but is not limited to:
- Smart energy, green tech, smart grid, smart lighting
- Connected vehicles, autonomous drive
- Smart home, automated living, smart appliances
- Internet of things, smart connectivity
- Urban mobility, urban planning, smart buildings
Leveraging both the Nest and Infiniti’s exceptional business networks, participants will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of key industry leaders and renowned entrepreneurs. Furthermore, mentors can offer access to a wider network of contacts that could significantly accelerate a company’s development in just 12 weeks. Mentors are specifically selected depending on the current needs of each startup and it is hoped that the mentor/founder relationship will continue on after the completion of the programme.
View all mentors here
The Infiniti Lab HKG
Be part of a vibrant and exciting startup ecosystem in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. The programme will predominantly take place at the Infiniti Lab HKG, a dedicated open-plan, multifunctional space in the heart of the city. Here you’ll not only have the space to think and develop your ideas, without the financial pressure of renting an office space, you’ll also be able to collaborate with and work alongside the other founders in your cohort – something which has proven to be hugely valuable in previous Nest-powered accelerators. Regular events promoting entrepreneurship and innovation will take place across the 12-weeks; these sessions will be open to accelerator startups and as well as Hong Kong’s innovation community.
How can I get in touch?
16/F Chao’s Building
143-145 Bonham Strand
T: +852 3620 3885