It is a first-of-its-kind startup event focused exclusively on showcasing quality startups and providing high-impact networking opportunities. Its goal is to build, empower and boost Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship by bringing entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and the public together, helping to transform Hong Kong into a leading hub for global innovation and technology.
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Startups come to the JUMPSTARTER platform to pitch their business ideas, network with potential corporates and investors, and get advice from top-notch industry experts.
Corporates make use of JUMPSTARTER platform to connect with startup communities, seek startup collaboration, learn and discover corporate innovation and disruption, access specialised educational resitsces with best practices, and get inspired.
Investors seek out JUMPSTARTER platform to discover promising startups, look for deal flow and connect with other investors.
At JUMPSTARTER 2023, the top 100 entrants will be selected by the judging panel and enter the pitching phase in late June. From there the top 30 participants will be announced in September and enter the finals in November in Hong Kong.
The top 30 start-ups will also all be eligible and considered for investment of up to US$5 million (RM22.16 million). In addition, Jumpstarter2023 will offer a US$127,500 (HK2 million) cash prize to the first prize winner and other awardees.
In addition to Sustainability, Healthcare, Fintech, Art-Tech, Deep Tech/AI & Data/Robotics, Biotech/Life Science, Industry 4.0, and Web 3.0 has been added to the list of industry focuses in Jumpstarter 2023.
As of 31 December 2022, AEF had invested over US$80 million into over 60 startups, attracting co-investment funding of more than US$2.5 billion. Its investment portfolio covers industries including biotech, fintech, edu-tech, green and sustainability, medical and healthcare, and more.
According to jumpstarter.hk & digitalnewsasia