I’m not a dreamer you know. As business developer the first thing I’m used to take care is the feasibility of our entrepreneurship. Sometimes I have to face with great concepts that cannot reach expected results as fixed on business plan, cause they’re lacking of co-investiments or connections to improve business appeal of the project.
It’s not just a problem with marketing strategy or general management (of course they must run well from the beginning of the venture), sometimes it’s because it’s not easy to approach the right network of experts, of operators and right developers that could play the difference for us.
For young people one of most difficult step is represented by introduction of own business – idea among personalities who count for the field we’re going to invest.
Institutions seem also pretty far away than being present on supporting step by step our investiment (little or big whatever it’s gonna be) and usually we’ll finish to consider our “smart idea” like an illusion, and at the same time “doing business” will appear really inconsistent or unreachable by common people.
So, that’s why i consider the project called “Start Me Up” introduced recently by Invest in Hong Kong as real opportunity for whom want to present smart projects still never actualized and get them on good selection (sometimes professional suggestions can help us on understanding the right way to direct our energies before being mistaken)
The proposal promoted by specialized office for foreign investments of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region consist of selection of 12 projects concerning innovative business solutions applied in HK or in other countries as introductory step of business (so they will also accept candidates with some ventures already ongoing but it’s important being at initial steps and not into high profits already).
The programme will check the details of each project considering the concept, the prototype (if necessary), then the early revenue and the breakeven and profit phases. It’s interesting cause the commission will not judge following common business criteria according with usual well detailed business plan, but they will also consider other important elements as basic fundamentals of planning a good venture as follows
Finalists that are not based in Hong Kong will be provided with economy class travel (direct return flights to Hong Kong) and five nights’ accommodation. The also will pitch to potential business partners and investors in Hong Kong at the StartmeupHK Venture Forum on 5 December and a series of partnership matching sessions.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council will provide a business matching service to Finalists who are looking for business partners e.g. product/service suppliers, manufacturers, agents/distributors, buyers, licensees/franchisees. For finalists in the ICT sector, Cyberport will provide a one-year basic service subscription to the Cyberport Collaboration Centre, which provides business support and facilitates partnerships and technology and talent transfer. The Hong Kong Productivity Council will offer technical consultancy advice.
Our Chamber of Commerce in Italy, following dispositions issude by regional institutions, often provide some funds or opportunity to oin some development’s programmes (even if usually we face only with vouchers for reimbursement for international exhibition), but as I’ve already said lot of times, i think that Ideas and Energies need specific knowledges to grow up on the right way and these contents and concrete orientation must be offered into projects that can place side by side experts and supporting staff with entrepreneurs and investors.
Start Me Up HK well represents congruent exemple of professional support for doing business and it reminds perfectly that who invest (time, money, dreams and energies) is precious resource for community…
So let’s stop thinking that being internationals means only to join to international exhibitions… such mentality will not guide into concrete environment that will be useful to make our ideas real business (really connected with professional network that counts)
For details please check the official link as follows