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Program Overview

Twice a year, we run a three month Hardware & IoT Accelerator Program in Hong Kong. We believe that by connecting and unlocking the world's data, that we can profoundly improve our lives.

Our Offer:

USD $100,000 in exchange for 8 - 13% equity of your startup

  • Funding - Focused on helping you prototype & market validate a finished Hardware & IoT product with speed, coupled with follow on funding opportunities.

  • Mentorship - Our in-house experts and a mentor network will guide you through all the essentials of starting a business: branding, legals, fund raising, manufacturing, marketing, production, and sales.

  • Network - As your business begins to scale, we’ll begin to introduce you to our international network of startups, investors, and partners to support your business growth.

  • Customized curriculum - The curriculum is catered to your startups specific needs. Wherever your business needs support, we’ll step in to provide guidance.

  • Technical onsite training - During our 1 month on-site training, our international experts will be onsite to teach you about everything required to bring a product to market.

  • Startup perks package - Global partners have offered their tools and services at a discounted rate for our portfolio companies.

  • Weekly 1:1 office hours - The Brinc Accelerator team will host open office hours to provide continuous support to your business development needs and help push you towards yours goals.

  • Monthly founder hour - Our international portfolio teams dial in for a monthly Founder Hour where they share their progress, challenges, and future plans.

  • On-going support - Upon completion of the program, the Brinc team will continue to supporting your business development and growth. We will always be there to help!

Application Requirements:

  • Startup focused on creating a product that fits within one of our Hardware & IoT investment categories.

  • Must have a working prototype or show technical capabilities of being able to produce your product.

  • At least 2 co-founders with relevant industry experience.

  • Scalable business model with high growth potential.

Program Requirements:

  • Startups successfully accepted into our accelerator program will need to:

    • Pay a USD $30,000 participation fee for our program. This fee can be deducted from our investment amount.

    • Be present in Hong Kong for 1 month of the program for on-site training. The other 2 months of the program can be done remotely.


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Brinc Perks

As part of the Brinc portfolio, you get more than an investment and hands-on program, you also get access to perks from service providers that are critical to your success. Our perks package is worth more than $500,000 USD and becomes more valuable every day. And even after you graduate, you still get all new perks over time, so you'll always have access to the latest and greatest that the Brinc family has to offer.


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 charge a $30,000 program fee for participation in the full acceleration program. 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 Services and Brinc Accelerator at the same time?


 

Yes! As a Brinc Accelerator team, you will receive discounted rates for Brinc Services.

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


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