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Start-up Express 2020

    Start-up Express 2020 Pitching Final

    Date : 10 June 2020 (Wed)
    Time : 14:00 – 17:00
    Language : English

    Judging Panel for Start-up Express Pitching Final

    Mr Calvin Choi Chairman and CEO, AMTD Group
    Ms Cindy Chow Executive Director, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
    Mr Duncan Chiu Co-Founder and Managing Director of Radiant Venture Capital
    Mr Herbert Chia Venture Partner, Sequoia Capital China
    Mr Jason Chiu Chairman, Hong Kong Start-up Council

    Judging Panel for Start-up Express Close-Door Pitching

    Mr George Tee Chief Technology Officer, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
    Ms Michelle Li CEO, AMTD Digital
    Mr Mingles Tsoi Chief eXploration Officer, ParticleX
    Mr Patrick Leung Program Director of LimeHK
    Mr Qven Wong Senior Manager - Venture Investment, Macro Fund, Hong Kong Cyberport
    Mr Rudy Chan Venture Partner, CoCoon Ignite Ventures


    Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is organising a start-up programme namely “Start-up Express”. The programme targets start-ups with products or services suitable for mass consumer market, as well as with strong desire to enter the international market. Through a series of capability building, mentoring sessions and marketing activities, the programme aims to assist local start-ups in building connection, exploring markets, seeking partners and enhancing brand awareness. The programme in 2020 will be supported by Strategic Partner, AMTD Group.

    A Journey to Success: Highlights of Start-up Express 2019

  • Local and Overseas Trade Promotion

    Participate in HKTDC’s relevant local and Overseas trade promotion events.
  • Exploratory Mission to Start‐up Hub

    Visiting high potential development Start-up Hub.
  • Extensive Media Coverage

    Media coverage for the winners to enhance the brand awareness of the start-ups.
  • Power Meet‐ups

    Meeting with the business leaders or mentors in small, private settings
  • Business Matching and Building Connections

    Meeting and building network with potential investors or partners for future cooperation.
  • Capacity Building Workshops

    Learning essential business skills and market intelligence.
  • Becoming Alumni of HK Startup Society

    Benefit from resourceful platform for the elite Start-up founders / co-founders.

  • Selection Process

  • Eligibility: • Start-ups with less than 5 years of establishment
      • Start-ups raising less than US $10 million in funding
      • Start-ups with core or substantial operations in Hong Kong
      • Tech start-ups focusing on one of these technology areas:
        • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
        • Big Data
        • Biotech
        • Internet of Things (IoT)
        • FinTech
        • Smart City
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  • Applications and proposals will be vetted by representatives of HKTDC.
  • 50 start-ups will be shortlisted and to pitch their ideas in a closed-door presentation.
  • Semi-finalists will be invited to present at the final pitching.
  • 10 finalists will be selected to participate in the remaining programme.

  • Organiser


    Strategic Partner