Betatron is Hong Kong’s first non-vertical accelerator programme providing both funding and mentorship for startups. The program will be run bootcamp style with an intensive schedule focused on the startup’s fundamental KPIs and progress.
It will launch early January 2017 and will take on five startups in their first cohort.
Betatron was born from the desire by Hong Kong’s venture capital and investment community to generate more successful Hong Kong-based startups and to raise our ecosystem to the next level.
Startups are extremely challenging. As entrepreneurs, we face massive challenges. They are difficult to comprehend unless one has been an entrepreneur themselves. We believe that mentors should also be entrepreneurs, and our mentors are people with areas of expertise that startups need. We are gathering successful founders in Hong Kong and abroad to help startup succeed.
Betatron has five founding partners who are all based in Hong Kong — IC Studio, MindWorks Ventures, Vectr Ventures, CoCoon Ignite Ventures and Aria Group. I like to say that the partners of Betatron are like a great startup. The majority of the partners come from very similar backgrounds. They grew up in Hong Kong knowing of each other and often crossing paths during their secondary school years. Most went off to university outside in Hong Kong but came back to make a difference locally.
We created this unique opportunity for people who want to get involved in the startup world and want to learn about entrepreneurship and building innovative companies. You must have a keen interest in startups, technology and entrepreneurship and be a great organiser and facilitator. Working side-by-side with our programme manager in helping run a smooth and efficient programme, you should be full of energy, drive and have a passion for learning.
Ideally, you can write blog posts, are familiar with many of the popular collaboration tools, social media and understand generally how an accelerator programme operates.
You will be based in WeWork in Causeway Bay together with our startup teams.
You will be responsible for:
- Organising workshops and events
- Liaising with our mentors and advisors, facilitating scheduling and booking sessions between our startups and mentors
- Supporting the accelerator Programme Manager in the day-to-day running of the programme
- Posting on social media and blogs supporting our digital presence
|Job Type||Internship Full-time|
|Visa Sponsorship||Not Available|
|Remote work||Can't work remotely|