Be part of the Founder Institute Hong Kong 2018 fellowship

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In partnership with theDesk, world’s premier idea-stage accelerator, Founder Institute, will be running a 14-week startup launch program starting Monday 9th July 2018.

Founder and CEO of Founder Institute Adeo Ressi visited theDesk Leighton Centre earlier in June to give tips and advise for budding entrepreneurs’ pitches.

Upcoming startup events in Hong Kong with top local entrepreneurs

Hosted at theDesk Leighton Centre, the Founder Institute 14-week startup launch program will provide aspiring entrepreneurs with a step-by-step structure, constant feedback from some of Hong Kong’s top mentors, and an international network of entrepreneurs to help you build an enduring company.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program.

It is best known for its challenging curriculum and strong post-program support. The program is ideal for aspiring or early-stage entrepreneurs that want to build tech or tech-enabled businesses (including people that still have full-time jobs), and leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have graduated from the program.

Part of the 14-week program includes identifying what type of entrepreneur one is, based on well-researched data analytics. (Source: Founder Institute)


In addition, our friends at the Founder Institute Hong Kong will be hosting several free startup events in the upcoming weeks, where you can get feedback on your startup ideas from experts, meet potential cofounders, and network with local entrepreneurs. Stay tuned!

Exclusive for theDesk community

We’re passionate about empowering our community to build and grow their passion projects.

Members of theDesk community will get to enjoy special perks to the 2018 program:

1) Free application and 10% discount to program

Anyone in the theDesk community can apply to the Founder Institute for free below (valued at HK$50) via

By using this link, you will also be able to apply for a theDesk Fellowship to Founder Institute Hong Kong for free (valued at HK$50) and have the opportunity to take the program for free.

theDesk members will receive a 10% discount for the 14-weeks startup program by emailing You will receive a code to redeem the discount.

2) theDesk Fellowship

theDesk Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the theDesk community. The chosen applicant will be given the opportunity to participate in the Hong Kong Founder Institute for free (valued at US$749). The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.

Application closes on 24th June 2018.

Kick off your entrepreneurial ambition at theDesk

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