Elevator Pitch Competition 2020

Date & Time

Date: 2020-11-06, 2020-11-13

Abstract

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) held its annual Elevator Pitch Competition 2020 (EPiC) virtually for the first time to unveil new and exciting pitching, investment and partnership opportunities as global startups face a challenging business landscape. US-based biotechnology startup, Mi Terro, topped other finalists to be crowned champion and claimed the top prize at the competition today.

HKSTP’s annual flagship event this year expanded to a week-long virtual programme. It garnered a great response with over 77,000 live views at today’s pitching competition. This year, EPiC attracted 476 entries from 37 countries and cities across five continents. A total of 170 contestants from 31 different markets entered the semi-final round, with nearly 70% of them coming from overseas.

Since inception in 2016, EPiC has drawn a huge number of international startups to make a live one-minute elevator pitch to leading investors and judges at the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong. This year, our contestants switched modes to present their innovative business ideas, with a one-minute video pitch submitted to simulate the signature 60-second elevator ride.

 

Highlights 

HKSTP’s senior executives and EPiC’s lead judges witnessed the success of the firstever virtual EPiC 2020. From left:

  • Mr Raymond Wong, Head of Investment, HKSTP
  • Mr Peter Mok, Head of Strategic Partnership, HKSTP
  • Ms Joyce Xie, Managing Director, IP Group Greater China
  • Dr Gordon Yen, Chairman, Hong Kong Business Angel Network
  • Dr Sunny Chai, BBS, Chairman, HKSTP
  • Mr Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP
  • Mr Joseph Fung, Managing Partner, Saltagen Ventures
  • Mrs Rosana Wong, General Counsel, HKSTP
  • Ms Jojo Cheung, Chief Marketing Officer, HKSTP

HKSTP’s senior executives and EPiC’s lead judges witnessed the success of the firstever virtual EPiC 2020. From left:  Mr Raymond Wong, Head of Investment, HKSTP Mr Peter Mok, Head of Strategic Partnership, HKSTP Ms Joyce Xie, Managing Director, IP Group Greater China Dr Gordon Yen, Chairman, Hong Kong Business Angel Network Dr Sunny Chai, BBS, Chairman, HKSTP Mr Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP Mr Joseph Fung, Managing Partner, Saltagen Ventures Mrs Rosana Wong, General Counsel, HKSTP Ms Jojo Cheung, Chief Marketing Officer, HKSTP

 

This year’s EPiC saw hundreds of top-notch startups and global partners, making their presence at the annual event and sending virtual cheers from across the globe.

This year’s EPiC saw hundreds of top-notch startups and global partners, making their presence at the annual event and sending virtual cheers from across the globe.

 

Mi Terro, a US-based startup, beat other finalists to be crowned champion and winner of Smart City category.

Mi Terro, a US-based startup, beat other finalists to be crowned champion and winner of Smart City category.

 

HKSTP senior executives shared their views on this year’s competition and their insights on the future development of global I&T ecosystem. From left:

  • Mr Peter Mok, Head of Strategic Partnership, HKSTP
  • Mr Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP
  • Mr Raymond Wong, Head of Investment, HKSTP

HKSTP senior executives shared their views on this year’s competition and their insights on the future development of global I&T ecosystem. From left:  Mr Peter Mok, Head of Strategic Partnership, HKSTP Mr Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP Mr Raymond Wong, Head of Investment, HKSTP

 

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