Start-ups duke it out in US$3m pitching showdown in Hong Kong
July 30, 2017
Hong Kong start-ups are vying for up to US$3 million in investment commitment from a pitching competition, where 24 teams in eight categories will eventually face off in the final round in November. Photo from SCMP: AFP
The Jumpstarter competition, intended to give the city’s start-up scene a shot in the arm, was launched in April by the Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, Alibaba Group’s not-for-profit initiative, together with the city’s Cyberport and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks.
Three months in, the competition is firing on all cylinders, as it concluded last Thursday its third semi-final out of a total of eight separate semi-final pitches, covering a slew of trending technologies such as fintech, e-commerce and artificial intelligence...