Airwallex, the global payments and financial platform for businesses, has introduced ‘Airwallex for Startups’, an initiative tailored exclusively for Hong Kong entrepreneurs, aimed at bolstering their global expansion endeavours.
The campaign is a collaborative effort with Hong Kong flagship incubators as well as local business partners, reinforcing Airwallex’s commitment to Hong Kong’s economic growth and early-stage businesses’ international aspirations.
As part of the initiative, Airwallex will offer solutions to address common pain points faced by startups in Hong Kong. Collaborations with Bowtie, The Executive Centre and Xero also provides startups with access to offers that improve cost and operational efficiency, allowing them to focus on growth
Arnold Chan, general manager, Asia at Airwallex, expressed gratitude for the support from organisations like Cyberport and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP) and local partners, which enables Hong Kong startups to unlock their full potential and elevate their businesses.
“Going global may at first seem daunting and out of reach, but the return on investment is massive – including multiple revenue streams, access to a broader customer and greater business resilience,” said Chan.
Additional activities such as webinars with Cyberport and networking opportunities within the HKSTP community will be extended to Airwallex customers in the coming months.
This initiative follows Airwallex’s previous SME Initiative and Go Global campaigns, which benefitted nearly 1,000 Hong Kong SMEs by providing a range of offerings to support their growth and expansion.
“While starting a business is an exciting endeavour, startups and SMEs tend to have limited resources,” said Chan. “From the challenges of time management, lack of marketing and sales campaigns, to managing expenses, we want to make things that much easier, and ultimately, provide guidance and offers that can help them succeed, and better streamline operations.”