One hundred high potential start-ups from 24 economies took part in the Elevator Pitch Competition 2018 (EPiC). Organised by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) at the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the global signature start-up event drew a record high number of 591 applications, including both local and international start-ups. The competition attracted more than 1,400 entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, industry players, incubators, accelerators and tech disruptors together. Following an intense day of competition, DASH Systems has beaten 99 other finalists from across the globe to be crowned champion and claimed an investment prize worth US$140,000.
This year’s EPiC also included a new programme, the “Kidtrepreneur” competition, which saw 11 future entrepreneurs present their creative ideas. The Champion Lauren Kwan is the founder of “Stethoscopers”, the game advance from basic surgery prep to complicated anatomy and reach higher levels by passing medical vocabulary tests, puts medicine and learning in a fun format for the next generation of doctors.
DASH Systems has beaten 99 other finalists from across the globe to be crowned champion and claimed an investment prize worth US$140,000.
Organised by HKSTP, EPiC featured an internationally diverse range of 100 startups that pitched their ideas to investors and experts at the iconic International Commerce Center in Hong Kong.
Albert Wong of HKSTP said the competition has become a great platform for Hong Kong to show its strength as an innovation and technology start-up hub to the international community.
Over 1,400 people attended this year’s EPiC to witness the international start-up pitching competition in action. (Front row, right to left) Dr. David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, The Government of HKSAR; Dr. Sunny Chai, Chairperson, HKSTP; Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer, HKSTP.
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