60 Seconds To Make an ImpactDisrupt the Norm!
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.
In a 60 seconds elevator ride, 100 startup finalists will compete for cash prizes up to US$150K and brighten their entrepreneurial journeys, while the investors can make the best investment ever among tiptop ground-breaking options from across the continents.
Spread your ideas in a fun way
Within the start-up community, an “elevator pitch” is a short summary of your business model,
ideally delivered in less time than it takes to ride an elevator, but compelling enough to get a follow-up
meeting. To win an investor's heart, you have to get your own "elevator pitch" ready.
This competition will give you opportunities to:
- win up to US$150K cash prizes in just 60 seconds inside the elevator of ICC
- meet with potential business partners & investors individually
- attend intensive trainings including Company Structure & Taxation, IP, Pitching, Corporate Engagement, Digital Marketing and Business Culture
- visit local emerging companies
Application closes on 6 September 2019 at HK Time 23:59. Apply Now! You may be one of the 100 startup finalists and pitch your idea at EPiC on 8 November 2019.
Who should apply
- Tech Start-ups less than 5 years old and
received less than US$10 million in funding by 31 March 2019
- Individuals who have not yet established any companies
- Focusing on one of these technology areas:
- Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
- Health Technology
- Smart City
Investor Judges 2018
Honorary Judges 2018
Kidtrepreneurs competition at EPIC 2018
A new initiative added in 2018 for Kidtrepreneurs aged 8 to 12 to compete literally in an elevator each in 60 sec to show their creative potentials and their entrepreneurial spirits.
OUR WINNER IN 2018 IS…
Top 10 finalists in 2018
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region. Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Biomedical Technology, Electronics, Green Technology, Information & Communications Technology, Material and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth. Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.