New World Development x Mizuho Bank

Boosting Entrepreneurs in Fin tech & Urban Tech


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 urban tech. Fin tech facilitates every aspect of banking and financial services, while urban tech encompasses smart city, property technology, sustainability, mobility, and IoT enhance our city life.

What we are looking for

We welcome revenue-generating startups that 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.

  • B2B / B2B2C startup

  • Have revenue

  • Have product

Fin Tech

Fin tech facilitates every aspect of banking and financial services.

Urban Tech

Urban tech looks for smart city, sustainability, mobility, and ioT services.

What you'll get

  • Access to real business matching with corporates

  • 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, Sony Innovation Fund

  • Networking occasions to connect to senior leaders of various fields

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

Programme Timeline


Now - 1st Mar

Application deadline for open recruitment is 1st March 2020

Application is now closed.


End March

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


Apr 2020 to
Sep 2020

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

- Startup mixer event

- Mentor sessions

- Business Matching with Corporates

- VC Matching


Early Sep 2020

Demo Day (Hong Kong)

Additional Benefit

March - July 2020

Feb 2021

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


Feb 2021 Business Matching with the Mizuho Bank Ltd. in Japan*

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

Startups from Previous Cohort

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.


Apply to Mizuho Crowd Brain Accelerator

Application for Cohort #2 is now closed.

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

Tel: +852 3589 6143.


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