19 Companies Pitch For Prizes to Grow Business in Hong Kong

19 Companies Pitch For Prizes to Grow Business in Hong Kong

November 7, 2018

 

 19 Companies Pitch For Prizes to Grow Business in Hong Kong

 

  • HK FinTech Week Fast Track 2018 featured 19 local and international companies pitching for prizes to support their business growth in Hong Kong

  • Companies had three minutes to pitch followed by one minute of Q&A from the judges for a fast paced and intense competition

  • Prizes sponsored by 14 partners include office space, banking solutions, visa and immigration advice, marketing strategy, incorporation support, digital payroll and accounting solutions, legal advice and documentation.

 

Hong Kong - 01 November 2018

 

The second day of Hong Kong FinTech Week’s main conference saw 19 companies from nine different countries pitching to a panel of four judges and audiences of 80+ in the Fast Track Demo Show. In an intense and exciting competition, five winners ended up taking home a range of prizes sponsored by the 14 Fast Track Partners, all of which will help them to grow their business in Hong Kong. The Fast Track Partners were also on site in the Fast Track Village to provide expert advice and consultancy on growing a business. FINNOVASIA and InvestHK look forward to catching up with our five winners in Spring 2019 to see how they are getting on in the Hong Kong market.

 

The five winners of the competition were:

 

1st place: AIZEN, South Korea

2nd place: SoCash, Singapore

3rd place: BluefireAI, Hong Kong

1st runner-up: AAAccell, Switzerland

2nd runner-up: BeamAndGo, Singapore

 

and the other finalists were:

  • Chekk, Hong Kong

  • Edgefolio, UK

  • Electronic Identification, Spain

  • Gini, Hong Kong

  • Hexanika, USA

  • Hoolah, Singapore

  • Intain Technologies, India

  • Introhive, UK

  • Riking Software, China

  • Silot, Singapore

  • Solidatus, UK

  • Synswap, UK

  • VoxSmart, Singapore

  • Zhiyan Technologies, China

“Thank you again for everything. We are seriously considering putting some focus on HK as a result.”

 

Stuart Thornton, Founder & CEO, Hoolah

Special thanks to all the Fast Track Partners for their support of our Fast Track Finalists:

  • BlueMeg

  • CBRE

  • FastLane

  • FinTech Association of Hong Kong

  • Hawksford

  • HK Science & Technology Parks

  • Metro Workshop

  • Neat

  • Qumin

  • TusPark & TGN

  • WeWork

  • Whub

  • Zegal

 

and to our Knowledge Partner: MEDICI

“The addition of the Fast Track Village was very powerful, we had very meaningful conversations and could engage in a natural way.”

 

Paul du Long, Managing Director, BlueMeg

Special thanks to the judges, host and independent auditor of the competition:

 

Judges

  • Arvind Sankaran, Venture Partner, Jungle Ventures

  • Mary-Jane Ajodah, Vice President, Operations Strategy, BNY Mellon

  • Megan Pillsbury, Vice President (Tech BD), Morgan Stanley

  • Tina Huang, Principal Strategic Investments, Goldman Sachs

 

Host

  • Rachel Yang, Account Strategist, Google Hong Kong

 

Auditor

  • Joyce Mak, Manager, Risk Assurance, PwC

 

 

For more information on Fast Track or Hong Kong FinTech Week please contact hk@finnovasia.com.

 

Contact:

Carine Cho, Community Manager

+852 2526 9133

carine@finnovasia.com

 

 

 

 

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