JUMPSTARTER IdeaPOP! is a pitching competition for all university students in Hong Kong. We aim to nurture a pool of business elites with an entrepreneurial mindset. Participants will undergo pitch training to learn the best practices for jump-starting a business plan, network with industry leaders, and interact with other young entrepreneurs. It is a one-month programme organized by Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, together with Citigroup, Hong Kong Federation of Business Students (HKFBS) and Mettā.
Grab this exceptional networking opportunity to pair up with experienced mentors who will help you look through the market and find potential gaps in your business plan.
Powered by Mettā. The top 20 teams from the IdeaPOP! will receive an intensive entrepreneurship crash course that will help translate their innovative business ideas into reality.
Outstanding students will be invited to pitch their business ideas during different occasions, including the JUMPSTARTER held in January 2019. JUMPSTARTER is a great chance to catch the attention of potential investors and leaders in the startup community.
Top 100 Teams
- Complimentary Student Pass:
• Access all content and networking opportunities, plus a discounted code to share with your contacts
- Priority Access to Startup Mentoring
Top 40 Teams
- Pitch Coaching Session
- Entry to Pitch Day
If you are selected as one of the top 20 teams from Pitch Day, you will be entitled to join a two-week startup bootcamp powered by Mettā, where we use a learning-by-doing approach to build skills to drive innovation within your startups. It is also designed to help founders acquire knowledge and fundamental frameworks in entrepreneurship, while advancing their personal and professional growth.
Top 20 Teams
This is a great opportunity to learn about different tools and frameworks that can be applied to your business ideas. Only those from the top 20 teams selected at JUMPSTARTER IdeaPOP! are eligible.
The top 20 teams will be whittled down to four finalists that will get on the main stage for their FINAL pitch and vie to be the winning team!
the Winning Team
- Sponsorship to attend "the 1st Jack Ma African Netpreneur Prize" in Africa
- Alibaba internship opportunities for six months
- Mentor hours with senior management of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
- Mettā Connect membership
- Cash reward of HKD 10,000
Top 4 Teams
- Cash reward of HKD 5,000 offered by Citi Group
4 industry cohorts
- Big Data & Analytics
- Robotics & Drones
- Education Tech
- IoT & Sensors
- Photography & Cinematic
- Social Networks
- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
- Enterprise Tech
- Life Sciences
- Sensors & Wearables
- Legal & Regulations