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Start-up fund for Entrepreneurship Project - Special Student Support Programme for 2020 Graduates


Start-up fund for Entrepreneurship Project

Application Period    : 1 June – 15 September 2020
Job type : Entrepreneurship Project
Eligibility*  : Graduates in ECO Major/CAPS/SPPS in BSS (Hons) Programme or Minor in Economics
Project Period   : 16 June 2020 – 15 June 2021
Duration of support   : 3 – 12 Months
Quotas     : Up to 10
Start-up fund   : HKD3,000 – HKD20,000


*Gradates in CAPS/SPPS who took at least 5 stream required/elective courses offered by Economics Department


Terms & Conditions:

To promote entrepreneurships, the Department of Economics provides start-up fund to subsidy the projects.


  • The purpose of the Start-up Fund is to provide support to our young graduates for starting of their business. The recipient can use the fund to run a startup in either for-profit or non-profit field.
  • The project must be led by at least one full-time LU graduate as Project Leader (PL) and have at least one full-time academic staff member as project advisor.
  • The ceiling of the fund for each project is $20,000.
  • A project related to the PL’s academic discipline or demonstrate a broad application of interdisciplinary knowledge in the liberal arts curriculum would be in top priority.
  • The duration of the support provided to the project should be within a year (i.e. 12 months).
  • Other condition is subject to the determination by the Selection Panel of the Start-up Fund.


Application Procedure:

Applicants should send a cover letter with a resume, a personal statement and a detail proposal of the entrepreneurship project to the Department of Economics by email at  Eligible applicant will be arranged to join an interview/project presentation within 2 weeks.


22 May 2020