RULES &
REQUIREMENTS
TIMELINE
 
Semi Pitch:
Location
01
Open for
Application
02
Deadline for
Application
03
Startup Shortlist
Announcement
04
Semi Pitch:
DAY 1 & DAY 2
05
Grand Finale
HONG KONG
SHENZHEN JUN 26, 2019 JUL 27, 2019 AUG 6, 2019 AUG 19-20, 2019 FEB 11-12, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR AUG 2, 2019 AUG 14, 2019 AUG 27-28, 2019
LONDON AUG 23, 2019 SEP 3, 2019 SEP 16-17,2019
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA SEP 10, 2019 SEP 24, 2019 OCT 9-10, 2019
TORONTO SEP 18, 2019 SEP 30, 2019 OCT 16-17, 2019
HONG KONG OCT 2, 2019 OCT 15, 2019 OCT 30-31, 2019
BEIJING OCT 22, 2019 NOV 5, 2019 NOV 19-20, 2019
SHANGHAI OCT 28, 2019 NOV 12, 2019 NOV 26-27, 2019
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
JUMPSTARTER is open to all startups around the world who fulfill the following requirements:
Operating for less
than 5 years
Raised less than US$20 million in funding to date
Funding currently between
Seed and Series C stages
Have an innovative product or service
Desire to make Hong Kong part of your future plans
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO?
To apply
Complete the online application and submit your proposal following the below specifications.
Mandatory
a PowerPoint presentation (English OR Chinese) saved in PDF format – maximum 15 slides
Optional
a video presentation
On Pitch Day
Present your business pitch ideas in either English, Cantonese or Mandarin
Present your pitch deck in English only
Official timekeeper will officiate (timings below)
Semi Pitch: X 8 LOCATIONS

20-30 startups are selected for each Semi-Pitch location


Day 1: 1-on-1 Pitch

12 mins of pitch time is given to each startup

  • 5 mins for presentation
  • 7 mins for judges Q&A session

Top 8 startups are selected to pitch on Day 2


Day 2: Pitch on Stage

8 mins of pitch time is given to each startup

  • 5 mins for presentation
  • 3 mins for judges Q&A session

Top 5 startups are selected as finalists to pitch

on stage at Grand Finale


Grand Finale in Hong Kong

In total, 40 finalists are selected to pitch on stage


Day 1: 1st Round Pitch

8 mins of pitch time is given to each startup

  • 5 mins for presentation
  • 3 mins for judges Q&A session

Top 8 finalists are selected for the Final Pitch


Day 2: Final Pitch

8 mins of pitch time is given to each finalist

  • 5 mins for presentation
  • 3 mins for judges Q&A session

Top 5 finalists are entitled to an investment commitment up to USD 5million

WHAT ARE THE JUDGES LOOKING FOR?

Innovation and Industry Disruption (20%)

  • Evidence of innovative advances in product / service / application / adoption etc.
  • Potential to disrupt the relevant industry
  • Value proposition

Market Potential and Business Model (20%)

  • How will the idea generate revenue?
  • Competitiveness, barriers to entry, first mover advantages etc.
  • Unit economics and scalability

Team Background and Strengths (20%)

  • Capabilities and expertise to execute the business plan
  • Passion, ambition, vision, culture

Traction and Further Development Plan (20%)

  • Operation and financial metrics, milestones and achievements since inception
  • Forecast and product roadmap

Social Impact and Hong Kong Nexus (20%)

  • Contribution to general wellbeing of wider society
  • How will you utilise Hong Kong to expand the business?
  • Evidence of existing or future operation plans in Hong Kong
WHO ARE THE JUDGES?

Startups will be selected and ranked by a panel of high-profile and experienced business leaders, including:

  • Investors from international enterprises
  • Investment Directors of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
  • Senior executives of Alibaba Group
  • Established entrepreneurs
  • Key incubators and accelerators
HOW TO APPLY FOR FINTECHHK GLOBAL COMPETITION?

If you are Fintech Startup and apply for JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition, you will automatically enter into FintechHK Global Competition. For details, check out here.