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Pre-incubation for Innovators and Entrepreneurs (PIE) Programme



The Pre-incubation for Innovators and Entrepreneurs (PIE) Programme is an ideation programme jointly organised by the Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP).  Catered for early-stage start-ups, the programme aims at supporting young innovative leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into actions for a better society. 


Support provided

  • Seed funding of up to HKD100,000: provided by HKSTP based on milestone accomplishment
  • Capacity-building resources including but not limited to trainings and workshops in both business management as well as selected technical competencies
  • Coaching, mentorship, and network



  • Full-time students at LU, all levels and modes of study (UG, TPg, RPg) are welcomed​; or
  • Alumni who have graduated from the university within the past 3 years



Projects will be evaluated based on: 

  • Business model and development potential (30%) ​ 
  • Social impact (30%) ​ 
  • Innovativeness (20%) ​ 
  • Individual or team competency (20%) 



Application is via the submission of the application form (found here) as well as a pitch deck (template found here). 

The submission deadline for 2024 Cohort is on 22 November 2023

Shortlisted teams will be invited to attend an interview with LEI and HKSTP on 1 Dec 2023

To prepare interested individuals and teams for 2024 Cohort application, the following workshops will be organised. All are encouraged to attend. 

  • Introduction to the PIE Programme by HKSTP: 25 Oct 2023, 17:00 - 18:00, LCH111. Register here
  • Ideas, Ideas, Ideas: 30 Oct 2023, 17:30 - 19:30, LKK207. Register here
  • Dollars & Sense: 6 Nov 2023, 17:30 - 19:30, LKK205. Register here
  • Critique Consulting: 13 Nov 2023, 17:30 - 19:30, LKK205. Register here


For more information, please contact the Programme Coordinator at 2616-8067 (Ms Aka Tsang) or through email at [email protected]