Elevator Pitch Competition (EPiC), organised by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), is an exciting tech startup challenge drawing hundreds of brilliant minds from the globe to unleash their brain powers. Starting from 2016, this international event has been scaling up significantly attracting overwhelming attention and has become an eagerly anticipated annual occasion in town ever since.
126 top-notch start-ups from 33 markets making the business pitch of their lives, vying for cash prizes of over HK$1 million. This is the fourth year of the competition, and this year's event attracted a record number of 650 applications in the first round of entries. The final competition day in Hong Kong brought together more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, industry players, incubators, accelerators and tech disruptors.
BionicM Inc. beat other finalists from across the globe to be crowned champion and earned a cash prize of US$100,000.
Organised by HKSTP, this year’s EPiC saw a diverse range of 126 start-ups from around the world, pitching their ideas to investors and experts at the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong.
Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP (middle) hosted a fireside chat with Joseph Fung, Managing Partner, Saltagen Ventures (left) and Luk Yu Yan, renowned financial columnist (right) discussing on the tech startup investment landscape from Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area to global.
Guest of Honour Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR posed together with Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP and guests at EPiC 2019.
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Interview with BionicM Inc.—Champion and Tech Winner (AI and Robotics)
Interview with EcoPackers—My Fav Pitcher and Tech Winner (Smart City)
Interview with Osome—Tech Winner (FinTech)
Interview with OaCP—Tech Winner (HealthTech)