AEF Student Start-up Grants

AEF Student Start-up Grants
Accelerator Funds and Space
Date and Time
Application deadline is rolling


1. Objectives

  • provide full time students with good ideas with the opportunity to apply for cash to help them develop their businesses

2. Awards

  • Recipients of the Grants will receive up to $10,000 for their startups development

3. Eligibility

  • Applicants must be full-time HKUST students.

  • Applicants can apply for the Grants on individual or team basis.

  • Applicants may apply for other Funds available from the university at the same time, subject to consideration by the university and the donor.

  • Other criteria and conditions as specified at

4. Application

4.1 Please visit the following for application details.

5. Assessment Criteria

  • Ideas need to be viable and realistic

  • Students must be committed

6. Selection Process

  • You can apply at any time (the applications will be processed in batches)

  • Upon receiving the complete applications, the University will verify compliance with the eligibility requirements.

  • Applications will be assessed by the panel.

7. Formation of vetting committee containing relevant domain experts

  • Representatives of the Fund

  • A staff from HKUST Entrepreneurship Center;

8. Enquiries

  • HKUST Entrepreneurship Center

  • Tel.: (852) 2358 6021

  • Email:

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