Apr 02, 2022
Open Application for all Tertiary Students in Hong Kong
JUMPSTARTER IdeaPOP! is a pitching competition for all tertiary students in Hong Kong. We aim to nurture the next generation 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.

This year we divide JUMPSTARTER IdeaPOP! - Tertiary Students into 2 tracks - one for undergraduate students, and the other for postgraduate students.
From Ideas
to Reality
Get into the Shortlisted Teams to join our startup workshops that are very practical to help translate your innovative business ideas into reality.
The Shortlisted Teams will get the opportunity to network with accomplished entrepreneurs, and gain valuable insights into the startup and business world.
Pitching in front of
Business Leaders
The Shortlisted Teams will also get the opportunity to pitch virtually, in front of leading investors and industry leaders. You’ll receive professional feedback, and perhaps even get the chance to jump start your business!
  • Total Cash Reward of HKD 60,000 per team
  • Mentoring from Senior Executives of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
  • A Local Tour of Startups
Your IdeaPOP! Journey
Who can Apply?
  • All tertiary students in Hong Kong, including diploma and associate degree students, undergraduates, post-graduates and PhD students.
  • We are looking for student teams who are enthusiastic about entrepreneurship, technology and innovation.
  • Your team may be comprised of students from different institutions. No maximum number of students per team.
How to Apply?
Online Submission

Submit your application online with a PowerPoint deck up to 15 SLIDES in PDF format.

The selection of student startups is based on your submission material, which will be assessed by our judging panel. Please ensure that you have completely filled out the information according to our requirements.

JUMPSTARTER IdeaPOP! welcomes student startup teams from all industries, including but not limited to the following:
Art Tech
Deep Tech
Judging Criteria
  • Innovation and Disruption to Industry (20%)
  • Market Potential, Business Model and Defensibility (20%)
  • Team Background and Hong Kong Nexus (20%)
  • Traction and Further Development Plan (20%)
  • Social Impact (20%)
Challenges Overview
Pitch Day


  • Present your idea in English, Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Present your pitch deck in English

Pitching Format

  • 3-min presentation + 5-min Q&A
Who is on the panel of judges?

Student startups will be selected and ranked by a panel of judges comprising industry experts, investors and startup experts, who represent local and global startup communities.

Can I represent multiple teams?


Can we submit an idea for a non-core industry?

Yes, we welcome ideas for other industry sectors.

Who is eligible to apply for JUMPSTARTER IdeaPOP! (Tertiary Students)?

Students who currently hold a valid student ID card issued by a Hong Kong tertiary institution.

I’m a diploma / associated degree students. Which track of JUMPSTARTER IdeaPOP! (Tertiary Students) should I apply for?

You should apply for the undergraduate student track.

Our team members come from different institutions. Which institution should we choose in the application system?

Please select the institution that your team leader is enrolled in.

If my team consists of both undergraduate and postgraduate students, which track should I apply for?

As long as your team has one or more than one member who is a postgraduate student, you should apply for the postgraduate student track.


JUMPSTARTER is a startup platform for all entrepreneurs and young people to jump start their dreams in Hong Kong. It is also a first-of-its-kind startup event where we unite entrepreneurs, corporates and investors to build, empower and boost Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship.