As mentioned, no further investment is required after the 3 year incubation period in order to qualify the applicant for permanent residency or citizenship. The HQA Program’s structure allows the startup business to grow risk-free, taken care of by the incubator partner in accordance with the strategic direction provided by the program participant. 

Upon graduation, applicants have the option of growing the business further, or selling it, along with the IP generated during the incubation period. Alternatively, they can apply for permanent residency or citizenship without investing more time or effort into the startup business.