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JUMPSTARTER 2017

STARTUP PITCH!

STARTUP PITCH!



TIMELINE

SECTOR APPLICATIONS OPEN DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE SEMI PITCH 1:1 PITCH TRAINING SEMI PITCH 1:1 CONSULTATION FINAL PITCH AT GRAND FINALE
FINTECH 27 APR 15 MAY 23 MAY MAY 31 MAY JUN 21 NOV
ROBOTICS 19 MAY 26 MAY MAY / JUN 6 JUN JUN
WEARABLES | IOT | EDUTECH 7 JUL 14 JUL JUL 27 JUL AUG
HEALTHY AGEING 14 JUL 21 JUL JUL 2 AUG AUG
SENSORS & ADVANCED MATERIALS 24 JUL 4 AUG AUG 18 AUG AUG
E-COMMERCE 28 JUL 11 AUG AUG 25 AUG SEP
SMART CITY 18 AUG 25 AUG AUG / SEP 8 SEP SEP
BIG DATA | AI 22 SEP 13 OCT OCT 27 OCT NOV

RULES & REQUIREMENTS

WHO CAN APPLY?

If you are an early-staged entrepreneurs (from Seed to Series B) with Hong Kong ties and you fulfil the following requirements, you are eligible to apply:

  • Startup is less than 5 years old
  • Startup has raised less than US$10m in funding
  • Startup has core or substantial operations in Hong Kong or has plans to set up in Hong Kong
  • Seeking for investment stage: Seed, Pre-A, Series A, Series B

HOW DOES THE STARTUP PITCH WORK?

ONLINE APPLICATION

Submit the application online with your pitch presentation

  • Please summarize your business and tell us how it may solve a problem in a market or specific industry.
  • Your presentation should:
    • Introduce your product/service
    • Demonstrate the startup’s Hong Kong nexus
    • List out the value proposition of your product/service and market potential
    • Provide revenue model and financial plan
    • Provide team profile

*A powerpoint deck up to 15 slides
*Maximum upload file size: 20 MB (Format: pdf)

ON THE PITCH DAY

Pick your language

  • Present your ideas on stage in English, Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Present your Pitch deck in English or Traditional Chinese or Simplified Chinese

Pitch Timer

  • Our pitch timer will begin once you start your pitch on stage

8 SEMI-PITCH EVENTS

  • 12 startups are shortlisted to pitch at each Semi Pitch
  • 10 minutes of pitch time is given to each startup:
    • 6 minutes for the actual pitch
    • 4 minutes for judges Q&A session
  • The Top 3 startups will be selected from each Semi Pitch to enter the Grand Finale

1ST ROUND PITCH AT GRAND FINALE

  • The Top startups selected to pitch at the 1st Round Pitch
  • 12 minutes of pitch time is given to for each startup:
    • 8 minutes for the actual pitch
    • 4 minutes for judges Q&A session
  • The Top 6 startups will be selected for the Final Pitch

Final Pitch at Grand Finale:

  • 12 minutes of pitch time is given to each finalist:
    • 8 minutes for the actual pitch
    • 4 minutes for judges Q&A session
  • Top 3 finalists are entitled to an investment commitment up to US$3 million by the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund

WHAT ARE OUR JUDGING CRITERIA?

Innovation and Creativity (25%)

  • How innovative is the product / service / application / adoption
  • How differentiated is the product or service from existing competitors; What is the competitive advantage of the product or service
  • What is the value proposition of the product or service

Hong Kong Nexus and Community Impact (25%)

  • Business plan / key operational functions are carried out in Hong Kong
  • Percentage of development being carried out in Hong Kong
  • Contribution to the society through its products / services

Market Potential, Business Model and Financial Performance (25%)

  • How competitive is the market; what are the barriers to entry; Any first mover advantages
  • What is the market potential; Can the product or service be scaled
  • How will the product or service generate revenue
  • How financially sound is the business

Team Background and Relevant Strength (25%)

  • Team has the capabilities and expertise to execute the business plan
  • Team’s ambition, attitude, drive, passion, vision and culture

WHO IS ON THE PANEL OF JUDGES?

  • Screening: An assessment panel of investors and startup experts who represent startup communities in specific technology sectors will screen all applications and shortlist 12 startups for each Semi Pitch.
  • Pitch: A judging panel consisting of investors and startup experts representing local and global startup communities will judge selected startups at the Semi Pitch and the Final Pitch.

WHAT DO THE TOP 3 STARTUPS RECEIVE FROM FINAL PITCH?

  • Each of the Top 3 Startups will receive up to US$1 million in investment commitment from Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund.