Why ESG for Startups?

Your Startup Needs To Be ESG-aligned To Be Investible

Why ESG for Startups?

Your Startup Needs To Be ESG-aligned To Be Investible

While enterprises in society have been playing their respective role in facilitating innovation, effective responses are still urgently needed to promote sustainability.  World Green Organisation (WGO) has conceived of the Accelerator Program to address this need.  

WGO launched the Accelerator Program with a particular focus on ESG for start-ups. The aim of the program aims to equip entrepreneurs with the essential knowledge and skills to include ESG in their operations.

This program is the first of its kind in Hong Kong and is fully supported by a wide range of stakeholders including Cyberport Hong Kong private equity funds, family offices and ESG specialists.

Proof of Concept Alliance

One of the major features of the Accelerator Program is theProof of Concept (POC) Alliance that matches  start-ups with large corporations. The alliance allows high potential start-ups to test the feasibility of their business concepts and proposals on the one hand, and to support corporates in solving business problems and accelerate innovation on the other. Start-ups will have an opportunity to test their new technologies on large corporate partners and receive feedback.

Proof of Concept Alliance

One of the major features of the Accelerator Program is theProof of Concept (POC) Alliance that matches  start-ups with large corporations. The alliance allows high potential start-ups to test the feasibility of their business concepts and proposals on the one hand, and to support corporates in solving business problems and accelerate innovation on the other. Start-ups will have an opportunity to test their new technologies on large corporate partners and receive feedback.

What is ESG?

Why this program?

  • 3-month program based in WGO, Hong Kong
  • ESG masterclasses
  • Business matching for PoC and test trials
  • “Call for proposal” from business partners
  • Goal setting and measurement
  • GBA workshop and exposure
  • Pitching workshop
  • Networking with VCs 
  • Mentorship with experienced entrepreneurs
  • Investors Demo Day
  • Free cloud service credits **
  • Free co-working space (2 desks) with Wi-Fi & partners‘ perks **
  • Corporate tour showing leading ESG practices

Program fees: $0* (0% equity needed!)

* Cyberport Qualified accelerator support programme, qualifying for 75% refund. First cohort free of charge

** Subject to final decisions from WGO based on resources availability

 

Why this program?

  • 3-month program based in WGO, Hong Kong
  • ESG masterclasses
  • Business matching for PoC and test trials
  • “Call for proposal” from business partners
  • Goal setting and measurement
  • GBA workshop and exposure
  • Pitching workshop
  • Networking with VCs 
  • Mentorship with experienced entrepreneurs
  • Investors Demo Day
  • Free cloud service credits **
  • Free co-working space (2 desks) with Wi-Fi & partners‘ perks **
  • Corporate tour showing leading ESG practices

 

Program fees: $0* (0% equity needed!)

 

* Cyberport Qualified accelerator support programme, qualifying for 75% refund. First cohort free of charge

** Subject to final decisions from WGO based on resources availability

 

 

ESG Lab and Sharing

Networking

Bi-weekly pitching with
mentors & investors

What we ask in return

  • 3 Months Commitment

  • Free co-working spaces and Wi-Fi

  • Willing to contribute to a low carbon society

  • Sweat and learn-ability

Program Schedule 2023

 

Program Schedule 2023

 

Registration
Fill in the form to register for the programme.

 

Our Programme Leader

Mr. Herbert Siu
Email : herbertsiu@thewgo.org
Office Tel : (852) 9653 8757

Registration
Fill in the form to register for the programme.

 

Our Programme Leader

Mr. Herbert Siu
Email : herbertsiu@thewgo.org
Office Tel : (852) 9653 8757

Core Team

 

Dr. William Yu
Founder & Ceo

Mr. Herbert Siu
Head of ESG Accelerator

MS. Flora Ip
Team member

Ms. Esan Lee
Team member

Ms. Melissa Au Yeung
Team member

 

 

Mentors

 

Even the most famous founders got by with help, advice, and support from time to time, a good mentor is an invaluable asset in business.
 
We have the residency of supportive game-changers who are born entrepreneurs, being founders themselves, facilitated and co-created the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
 
 

Herbert Siu

Assistant Director

Head of ESG Accelerator

Andy Chan

Founder and CEO Think ESG

Jenny Leung

Cofounder

World Kitchen Club

Joe Wong

Cofounder

GOLS

Winnie Tam

Co-founder

GeNext – 為正策士

Esme Pau

Head of Internet/
Digital Asset Macquarie Capital

Angus Yip

Founding Chairman ICSD

Cyron Chan

Founder

CEO Class

 

 

Mentors

 

Even the most famous founders got by with help, advice, and support from time to time, a good mentor is an invaluable asset in business.
 
We have the residency of supportive game-changers who are born entrepreneurs, being founders themselves, facilitated and co-created the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Herbert Siu

Assistant Director

Head of ESG Accelerator

Andy Chan

Founder and CEO Think ESG

Jenny Leung

Cofounder

World Kitchen Club

Joe Wong

Cofounder

GOLS

Winnie Tam

Co-founder

GeNext – 為正策士

Esme Pau

Head of Internet/Digital Asset

Macquarie Capital

Angus Yip

Founding Chairman

ICSD

Cyron Chan

Founder

CEO Class

 

 

Mentors

 

Even the most famous founders got by with help, advice, and support from time to time, a good mentor is an invaluable asset in business.
 
We have the residency of supportive game-changers who are born entrepreneurs, being founders themselves, facilitated and co-created the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Herbert Siu

Assistant Director

Head of ESG Accelerator

ANDY CHAN

Founder and CEO Think ESG

Jenny Leung

Cofounder

World Kitchen Club

Joe Wong

Cofounder

GOLS

Winnie Tam

Co-founder

GeNext – 為正策士

Esme Pau

Head of Internet/
Digital Asset Macquarie Capital

ANGUS YIP

Founding Chairman ICSD

Cyron Chan

Founder

CEO Class

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