STILE Initiative Looking for Korean Startups for their Accelerator Program

The STILE Initiative Cohort 2

STAN Group STILE InitiativeSTILE Initiative which is founded by Stan Group, powered by INFINITUDE, and co-organized by The Wave is calling for applications from Korean startups. They are looking for Korean startups that specialize in property tech, fintech, living tech, and other technology. The finalists of the investment-backed accelerator program in Hong Kong will get a free workspace, business matching, venture capital opportunities, and other perks. Furthermore, accommodation will be provided for Korean startups when they come to Hong Kong.

The STILE Initiative Cohort 2 continues with the goal of “Seeding your venture, growing your future”. Therefore, they are assembling startups with high business potential across Asia to participate in the accelerator program.

“To shape the future business world, we need next-generation entrepreneurs and innovative ideas. The STILE Initiative is the platform designed to foster both. Along the way, we envision to build the business ecosystem of Stan Group, which drives changes and brings breakthrough to the market, as well as the society,” said Mr. Stan Tang, the Chairman of Stan Group.

STILE Initiative

The STILE Initiative Cohort 1

The STILE Initiative Cohort 1 was immensely successful. It attracted over 500 startups from 11 cities in the Asia-Pacific region. Startups went through multiple rounds of interviews. Therefore, the five startups selected, spanned across areas in the digitalization of assets, portfolio management for crypto-assets, microfinancing, hotel reservation, and property management. They were selected for the 4-month program. Therefore they were able to gain extensive industry knowledge and business development opportunities through practical experiences in the program. Furthermore, after the program, 60% of the teams obtained commercial contracts and 60% received investment from Stan Group. In addition, 40% received external investment funding.

The STILE Initiative Cohort 2

The STILE Initiative Cohort 2 recruitment will focus on

  • property tech – which includes sustainable property technology, digital transformation for property management, storage/warehouse management, urban eco-friendly technology, and other related applications
  • living tech – which includes hospitality, smart aging, co-living, retail, media & PR, STEM, and other related applications
  • fintech – which includes markets & exchanges, wealth management, payments, lending & financing, insurance, and other related applications

Other technology clusters are also welcome to apply

STILE Accelerator ProgramThe STILE Initiative Accelerator Program

This is a 3-month accelerator program. It includes a series of boot camps, workshops, business networking sessions, and mentorships. Furthermore, the boot camps and tailored mentorship will be led by experts for hands-on support. In addition, other benefits include business matching opportunities with Stan Group’s business unit and affiliates, free office space, and facilities at prime locations, free accommodation for non-local startups. Perks value up to $120,000HK per team. They are now open for applications. Furthermore, the deadline for non-local and local startups is 31st of March 2020 and 30th of April 2020 respectively. The program will begin in June and graduation right will be held in September 2020.

STILE InitiativeAbout The STILE Initiative

Founded by Hong Kong’s influential Stan Group, and powered by signature change-driving entrepreneurial attitude: INFINITUDE, The STILE Initiative is an investment-backed accelerator program based in Hong Kong, which focuses on balancing and integrating business development and investment. Furthermore, through a collaborative project which strives to combine the drive of entrepreneurs with the full force of Stan Group, The STILE Initiative aims to create sustainable and mutually beneficial business growth and investment. Therefore, they do this by helping start-ups to build traction, achieve market expansion, and establish partnerships in Asia.

About Stan Group

Stan Group (Holdings) Limited (“Stan Group” or “the Group”) is a leading conglomerate rooted in property with a wide array of diverse businesses. They are committed to sustainable business development and social investment. The Group manages an HK$75 billion real estate portfolio in strategic partnership with the Tang Shing-bor family. It operates more than 40 respected brands across five business pillars: property, hospitality, communication services, financial services and The STILE, innovative businesses with social purposes. They are dedicated to innovation, collaboration, human focus, and entrepreneurship. The Group’s core values empower it to achieve the vision of driving the vibrancy of society. As well as the mission of creating shared value (CSV) for shareholders, business partners, customers, employees and the community at large.

About The Wave

The Wave provides start-ups and SMEs with a complete entrepreneurial ecological environment. It is the pioneer in Hong Kong incorporating event spaces, co-working spaces, serviced offices, pop-up stores, and all under one roof. Its mission goal is to help the next wave of passionate entrepreneurs and SMEs to realize their dreams and grow their businesses beyond limits. Therefore, The Wave leverages the resources at Stan Group, like spaces and network, and extends those to start-ups and SMEs, creating a platform for innovation, knowledge sharing, and business matching