goHongKong&Shenzhen 2019

 with a breakout session to the Startup Launchpad 2019 

Logos of WKO & GIN


The acceleration program goHongKong & Shenzhen with a breakout session to the Startup Launchpad 2019 supports you in your internationalization plans to Asia with extensive hands-on experience, customized networking opportunities and business connections. 

The Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) in cooperation with the Austrian Trade Commission Hong Kong (AußenwirtschaftsCenter Hongkong) offer Austrian later-stage startups in the field of hardware the opportunity to enter China’s Greater Bay Area. Be part of GIN’s HARDWARE SPECIAL and connect with partners and experts in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. 

Participants will get first-hand insights into the local Chinese market and introductions to corporates, distributers, development partners, investors and any other relevant stakeholder of the local startup community. For this goAsia program GIN works closely with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber WKO and its international department AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA.

The goHongKong & Shenzhen program will take place from April 15th to April 26th 2019 with the possibility to extend the stay for an additional week.

goHK 2019

Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most vibrant cities and has been ranked amongst the world’s freest and most advanced economies numerous times. With its strategic location to Mainland China, Hong Kong provides excellent infrastructure and unique business opportunities. Therefore it is the preferred destination for businesses entering the Asian market.

goHK 2019

Shenzhen is THE manufacturing hub of China and well known for its innovative hardware industry. As world’s hardware capital it offers not only valuable expertise, due to the large number of factories and resellers, but also a great support system and local startup ecosystem. Shenzhen is also the home of digital ventures such as GIN’s close partner brinc, as well as HAX accelerator, world’s first and largest hardware startup accelerator. 

Apply for the program goHongKong & Shenzhen 2019 via our online application tool!

The call for goHongKong & Shenzhen 2019 is now closed. 

Application process 

What we need from you:

Austrian Startups participating in this program must meet the following criteria:


Online application closes on January 11, 2019 (11.59pm CET)

Selection process  


On January 14, 2019 we will contact all applicants and will inform the startups chosen for the second round about further steps.

Online Pitching Event: January 15, 2019 

Preselected startups will have five minutes to pitch online, in front of our jury, followed by a five-minute Q&A session.

Final decision: January 18, 2019

The chosen startups for the goHongKong & Shenzhen 2019 program will be informed via e-mail. 



GIN Program Manager - Carina Margreiter 

Carina Margreiter

Telephone +43 1501 75 - 259

Austrian Trade Commission Hong Kong  - Franz Rössler & Chantal Bruckberger

Franz Rössler
Telephone  +852 2522 2388 

Any questions left? 

Write us an e-mail to: gin-hk@wko.at


Annamaria Andres

+43 57755 1312


Carina Margreiter

+43 1 501 75 259