New World Development x Mizuho Bank

Connecting Entrepreneurs in Fintech & Culture Tech

COHORT #3 Q4 2019

About this Cohort

This is a 6-month accelerator programme co-organized by the Mizuho Bank, Ltd and New World Development Company Limited (“New World Group”), the two leading corporations in Asia. 


In this cohort, we support the best technology-focused startups and changemakers who are going to bring about disruption and shape the future of commerce and the way we live. 


The two main streams of this cohort are fin-tech and culture tech. Fintech facilitates every aspect of banking and financial services, while culture tech encompasses a full spectrum of disciplines on how we communicate, how we learn, how we entertain, you name it.

Who we are looking for

We welcome revenue-generating startups which have a founding base in Asia, have the intention to expand to Asia in the near future or to make an alliance with Asian corporates, and those who share our vision to build the next generation of living together. We're looking for Fin Tech, health tech, and insurance tech companies to join our cohort.

Fin Tech

Fintech facilitates every aspect of banking and financial services.

Culture Tech

Health Tech, Insurance Tech, and wellness is a big topic in our community.

What you'll get

  • Access to real business operations for product and market validation

  • Mentorship from business leaders of the two leading corporates, Mizuho Bank, Ltd and New World Group

  • Mentorship from expert teams of the supporting organizations including Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Cyberport, Deloitte, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen

  • Networking occasions to connect to senior leaders of various fields

  • Office space at K11 Atelier, 18 Salisbury Road, TST, HK

Programme Timeline


Now - 15 Sep

Application deadline for open recruitment is 15th Sep 2019

Application is now closed.


end of Sep

The result of the selection stages will be announced on end of September


Mid-Oct 2019
Mid-Feb 2020

- Maximum 10 programme sessions in the form of workshop, speaker session and networking

- Mentor sessions

- VC & Business Matching


End Feb-
Early Mar 2020

Demo Day (Hong Kong)

Additional Benefit

March - July 2020

July 2020

Continued Business Matching with Mizuho Bank Ltd. and New World in Hong Kong*


July 2020 Business Matching with the Mizuho Bank Ltd. in Japan*

*For selected startups only. Terms and conditions may apply.

Selected Startups

Cloud-based, financial data embedded and fully integrated front-to-back investment management software, risk model consultant and data warehouse.

SME Trade finance technology company enables SME businessese to raise capital in a few clicks.

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) based investment advisory platform.

Find Solution AI
Provides ground-breaking innovations and personalized learning experience to enhance education, e-commerce and healthcare.

Digital insurer candidates in Hong Kong that embrace the digital process end-to-end.

Whitelabel, modular platform that enables insurers, brokers and bancassurance partners to digitalize and distribute insurance products faster.

Leveraging the latest technologies in deep learning and natural language processing to provide AI solutions for financial institutions.

Move it/Eggplant Technologies
Smart IoT devises & online platform for Health & Fitness market.

Automates insurance claims for insurance companies, medical networks and clinics using hyper ledger blockchain.

A.i. Ambassador to provide quick user-friendly access to assistance and information during the traveling journey powered by natural language processing engine.

Social enterprise to leverage technology in product design for reducing the resistance of the elderly to digital products and their safty risk.

App tracking APAC-wide problem of financial illiteracy and corrects the financial habits of kids with an interactive model.


Address: 9C Koho, 75 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.

Tel: +852 3589 6143.


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