Accelerate your connected hardware startup in the heart of China's Greater Bay area.

Being Asia’s largest financial hub, Hong Kong has an array of favourable conditions for the deployment of technologies: the relatively-loose regulatory environment, strength of its financial sectors, network of connections to the Mainland China market as well as the West, and its safeguard for intellectual property and data protection. 

For this and more, we chose Hong Kong as our bridge to china. 

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Our Offer

  • $100,000 for 8-13% for you to prototype with speed, coupled with follow-on funding opportunities. From this, we charge a $30,000 participation fee for the full acceleration program
  • 4-month program with 3 of online support and 1 month in Hong Kong 

  • Highly tuned education, a deep bench of in-house experts and a mentor network of operators who have built connected hardware businesses from the ground up to IPO.

  • Mentorship, hands-on office hours, workspace, landing support and more...

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Top FAQ

What are the commercial terms for the program?

Teams joining the full acceleration program give 8-13% in common shares for $100,000 and the full support of the accelerator.

We invest in teams tackling a wide variety of problems from all over the world, coming from different markets with different economics and benchmarks. We therefore allow for some flexibility in the % exchanged for the $100,000.

We charge a $30,000 program fee for participation in the full acceleration program (Months 2, 3 and 4). This helps us cover costs and make sure we can deliver a world class program to our founders.


Why do we need to register our business in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong makes a lot of sense for hardware.

There are several reasons incorporating in Hong Kong makes sense for hardware businesses:

  • If you source goods, do R&D, or manufacture in China, conducting business through a Hong Kong entity saves time and money thanks to a special agreement between Hong Kong and Mainland China called CEPA allowing the free movement of goods and capital.
  • Very business friendly: no foreign ownership restrictions, low and simple tax system, rule of law and respected judiciary system makes contract and legal work dependable.
  • Unbeatable location as part of the Greater Bay region and within five hours of half the world's population. And 90% of the world's electronics is produced less than three hours away.
  • One of the world's top logistics and aviation hubs.

And lots more. We're always happy to talk about why Hong Kong makes hardware sense.


Can I work with Brinc Make and Brinc Accelerator at the same time?

Yes! As a Brinc Accelerator team, you will receive discounted rates from Brinc Studio.

You will need to meet the basic requirements for Studio though - we don't want to waste your time if you're not ready to work with the Make team yet. 


Applications for our current accelerator programs are CLOSED. 

If you're interested in applying for our future programs, please fill out the form and we will notify you when the next program call starts.


If you have any questions, feel free to talk to us now.