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FintechHK

Global Competition

Pitch your business idea to investors, corporate leaders, business partners and engage new connections across six global semi-pitch locations.

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*Important Note:

FintechHK Global Competition is part of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund / HSBC JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition. When you apply for FinTechHK Global Competition, your application will also be registered on Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund / HSBC JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition

Top Fintech

Winner will win:

- Up to USD 500 000 Investment Commitment

- Cash Prize of USD 20 000

- Meeting with Top Investors 

Pitch

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Shortlisted Applicants: Pitch at one of the six Semi-Pitch Locations (Aug - Oct 2019)

Kuala Lumpur

London

Toronto

San Francisco

Shenzhen

Hong Kong

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Selected Finalists: Final Pitch at Hong Kong FinTech Week

(6 Nov 2019)

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Winner of Final Pitch: Enters Grand Finale at JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition*

(11-12 Feb 2020)

*Important Note:

FintechHK Global Competition is part of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund / HSBC JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition. When you apply for FinTechHK Global Competition, your application will also be registered on Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund / HSBC JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition

Competition timeline

Shenzhen

AUG 19-20

Kuala Lumpur

AUG 27-28

London

SEP 16-17

San Francisco

OCT 9-10

Toronto

OCT 16-17

Hong Kong

OCT 30-31

FINALS Hong Kong Fintech Week

NOV 6

Who can apply?

The competition is open to all startups

around the world.

Apply now if your startup:

- Is less than 5 years

- Has raised less than US$20 million in funding

- Funding is between Seed and Series C stage

- Possess a groundbreaking and innovative product or services

- Desire to make Hong Kong part of your future plan

Application Deadlines

SEMI-PITCH LOCATIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE

JUL 27

AUG 2

AUG 26

SEP 10

SEP 18

OCT 2

Shenzhen

Kuala Lumpur

London

San Francisco

Toronto

Hong Kong

Competition Format

Semi-Pitch

Day 1

1-on-1 Pitch

Day 2

Pitch on stage

12 mins pitch time per startup 5 mins Presentation + 7 mins Q&A 

8 mins pitch time per startup 5 mins Presentation + 3 mins Q&A

10+ Fintech Startups will be shortlisted from 6 Semi Pitch locations for Final Pitch

Hong Kong Fintech Week Final Pitch

Grand Finale

Hong Kong Fintech

Week 2019 (6 Nov)

Jumpstarter

11-12 Feb, 2020

Winner of Final Pitch will enter into the Grand Finale of JUMPSTARTER

Startups will be selected and ranked by a panel of judges, including:

 

Investors, including Investment Directors of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund

Senior executives of Alibaba and International enterprises

Key incubators and accelerators — Experienced Entrepreneurs

Innovation and Disruption to Industry (20%)

- Advancement of innovation in product / services/ application/ adoption

- How disruptive is the product or service to existing industries

- Value proposition

 

Market Potential, Business Model and Defensibility (20%)

- What is the market potential; How will the product or service generate revenue

- Competitive landscape, barrier in entry, first mover advantage

- Unit economics and scalability

Team Background and Relevant Strength (20%)

- Sufficient capabilities, expertise to execute the business plan

- Team’s passion, ambition, vision and culture

Traction and Further Development Plan (20%)

- Operation and financial metrics, milestones and achievements since inception

- Forecast and product roadmap

Social Impact & 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

Submit the online application with your pitch presentation

- Mandatory: a PowerPoint deck (English or Chinese) up to 15 slides in PDF format

- Optional: a Video Presentation or a Corporate Video

The selection of startups for each Semi-Pitch location is based on the above materials that will be assessed by a judging panel.

On the Pitch Day

Presentation Language:

Present your business ideas in English / Cantonese / Mandarin

Present your pitch deck in English only

Pitch Timer:

Our pitch timer will begin once you start your pitch

Announcing Top 10 Teams

BRITISH PEARL

DEARTIME

EMPEROR INVESTMENTS

KOOSMIK

REAL KEY

THE BLOCK LEDGER

MC ONLINE

PRIVE TECHNOLOGIES

SCHENZHEN RICEQUANT

TECHNOLOGY

SYNC.

FintechHK Global Competition Judges

ALVIN LAM

T12M Ventures

Managing Partner

Hong Kong

CHIBO TANG

Gobi Partners China

Partner

Greater China

BILLY SO

Soul Capital

Chairman

Hong Kong

GAKIM SOLOMONS

SC Ventures

Hong Kong

CALVIN CHOI

AMTD

Chairman & CEO

Hong Kong

STAN TANG

Stan Group

Chairman

Hong Kong

CHARLES LAM

Cyberport

Senior Manager, FinTech & Blockchain, Cluster Team,

Hong Kong

STEVEN YU

Ant Bank (Hong Kong)

Chief Executive

Hong Kong