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Hong Kong fintech - Canadian Technology Accelerator

Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading international financial centres, the 3rd largest after New York and London according to the latest rankings of the Global Financial Centres Index.

Hong Kong is also the Asia-Pacific headquarters for many of the large banks, insurances, and asset managers due to its light regulation and strong rule of law.

The Hong Kong government has made efforts to increase the competitiveness of the city’s financial sector by issuing new digital bank and insurance licenses. Along with a proliferation of new technologies making financial services more efficient (artificial intelligence/machine learning/blockchain etc.), traditional banks, insurers, and asset managers are looking to collaborate with financial technology (FinTech) companies to keep up and stay competitive.

This presents an attractive opportunity for Canadian technology providers.

The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program in Hong Kong aims to help Canadian FinTech businesses navigate the market and to connect with potential partners, buyers, and investors.

Important dates

Application deadline

Program dates

Time commitment


November 2022 to March 2023

About 30 minutes per week

What are the benefits of joining?

The Hong Kong CTA will give you: 

Who should apply

We are looking for high-potential Canadian fintech companies that can add value to different parts of the financial services value chain. Companies must be interested in expanding into Asia with their end users being:

Companies should have:

The Trade Commissioner Service supports equity, diversity and inclusion in trade. We strongly encourage companies led by Canadians of all backgrounds to apply.

How the Program Works

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Hong Kong CTA program will be presented in a virtual format. It will include:

Program highlights

* Program subjected to last minute changes 

November 2022 – Introduction

December 2022 – Financial Institutions adopting tech

January 2023 – Financial institutions adopting technology

February 2023 – Demo Day

March 2023 – Wrap up

Contact us

Learn more about the CTA Hong Kong by contacting:

Richard Fong, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Technology Accelerator Hong Kong

Richard Fong
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology Accelerator — Hong Kong
Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service

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