Checkmate, a start-up business co-founded by Kelvin Wong, year-one student of HKCC's Associate in Business, recently received HK$100,000 from the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund to support its future development.
Checkmate, a one-stop "Cloud-working Space Matching Platform", combines innovative technology with business ideas. Its target customers are micro-enterprises which do not have their own offices due to cost issues and slashers with multiple jobs. Checkmate's matching platform helps them find a decent place to meet their potential clients when necessary.
"Our entrepreneurial concept is to use and match idle resources to promote business opportunities. Just like the company name Checkmate, the opening of a chess game is the key to success," said Kelvin.
Checkmate has achieved great results in various academic entrepreneurship competitions such as winning the first runner-up in the HKBU Dean's Cup Business Innovation Gymnasium; being a finalist in the HSUHK Entrepreneurship Challenge 2022; winning the PolyU Student Entrepreneurial Proof-of-Concept Funding Scheme and the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub.
Checkmate currently has 10 space partners in 18 districts in Hong Kong, most of which are located downtown or in central business districts, thereby making it convenient for renters to meet their clients. These spaces include a three-storey bar in Causeway Bay and a Grade-A office in Wong Chuk Hang which have different features can meet different needs. In the short term, Checkmate will cooperate with some suppliers of large local co-working spaces and explore business opportunities outside Hong Kong in the coming year.
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