A fantastic opportunity to meet global business leaders and explore Hong Kong’s booming startup scene across the city.
HONG KONG SAR – Media Awareness – October 10, 2023 – The annual StartmeupHK Festival returns to Hong Kong from November 8 to 17 after the monumental success of recent years. Organized by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and guided by the theme An unlimited future, StartmeupHK Festival 2023 will explore the latest topics around web3, healthtech, proptech, greentech, GameFi and much more. As Asia’s leading startup event, the festival is expected to welcome more than 20,000 startups, investors and technology enthusiasts representing more than 100 countries and regions this year.
Comprising eight main events and an array of community events, what sets this year’s Festival apart is the inclusion of exciting activities in multiple locations across Hong Kong, with speakers ranging from global business leaders to some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. most innovative in the world. The Festival will also host a series of interactive activities such as pitch competitions, startup-investor matchups, technology demonstrations, career fairs and networking events. Additionally, the Festival will feature a satellite event in Bangkok on November 15-16, bringing together global senior executives and innovation experts to discuss business strategies to drive innovation and growth.
Dr. Jimmy ChiangInvestHK’s Acting General Manager of Investment Promotion said: “I am delighted to witness the triumphant return of this remarkable event as it reaffirms Hong Kong’s leading position as a thriving hub for innovation and the success of startups. As one of the fastest growing cities in Asia”, Hong Kong is still a great place to do business. And it’s no surprise that Hong Kong is a thriving hub for startups in Asia, having formed more than 10 unicorns over the years and home to a rapidly growing number of startups in areas as diverse as fintech, retail technology, health technology, Internet of Things (IoT), proptech and much more.
He added: “While the local startup ecosystem is supported by a strong network of incubators and accelerators, a pool of experienced angel and venture capitalists and a welcoming community of startups held together by a multitude of networking events, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region The government remains committed to supporting the growth and success of startups by increasing funding for investment in innovation and technology, strengthening research and development efforts and to help more high-potential technology startups. Our goal is to make Hong Kong an ideal launch pad for bringing startups out of the market. ground.”
Jayne Chanthe head of StartmeupHK said: “StartmeupHK Festival 2023 marks a milestone as it provides the long-awaited opportunity for in-person interactions, and we expect this year’s festival to be bigger and more exciting than ever . at various locations across Hong Kong, including the iconic Ocean Park and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, this year’s festival aims to create a dynamic and immersive experience for all participants.
She continued: “In addition to a wide range of the most cutting-edge topics, the Festival also offers community events to promote collaboration within the startup community. We also hosted networking events to foster deeper connections. I’m excited that this year’s festival has surprises for everyone.”
Day 1 (November 8) – As the opening event of StartmeupHK Festival 2023, Explore the ocean of innovation by Start of jump will be held at Ocean Park Hong Kong with three simultaneous tracks. Key sessions include engaging speakers and panels on Web3, artificial intelligence (AI) and metaverses, a Shark Tank-style pitch competition for startups and students, and a relationship track focused on networking opportunities and booths. One of the highlights of the event will be the matching of investors on the Ferris wheel.
Day 2 (November 9) – Organized by BrincTHE Asian Health Innovation Summit 2023 will be held at ParkLane – A Pullman Hotel and will bring together the Asian healthcare ecosystem of startups, professionals and investors to exchange knowledge, inspire each other and help drive innovation. Key sessions will cover topics such as the impact of AI on healthcare, healthcare workforce transformation, successful healthcare innovation, and much more.
Day 3 (November 10) – Pegasus Tech Ventures will bring together the CEOs of the world’s largest companies, venture capitalists, large corporations and world-renowned companies to Startup World Cup (SWC) 2023 Asian Final held at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. The winner will not only receive a prize, but will also have the opportunity to travel to San Francisco, USA to compete for the world championship at the SWC Grand Finals, where an even bigger prize awaits.
Day 4 (November 13) – Organized by Eureka Nova, 1.5°C Summit – The defining decade for technological impact to be held at K11 ATELIER King’s Road is a first-of-its-kind climate change technology summit focused on actions to significantly reduce emissions before the next decade. Leading experts, entrepreneurs and stakeholders will attend the event with the aim of reducing the impact of climate change. Together they will share their ideas on how technology can transform and create a more sustainable future.
Day 5 (November 14) – All worlds collide at Real estate beyond 2023a one-day event hosted at the New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel presented by Asia PropTech. The program is designed for business and technology leaders and will focus on knowledge sharing through lectures, panels and small group discussions. The exhibition will feature real estate use cases in the areas of AI, environment, social and governance, nanotechnology, construction, customer relationship management, analysis of data, operational efficiency and capital markets.
Day 6 (November 15) – For a second consecutive year, Let’s go ! 2023hosted by MaGESpire, will celebrate the essence of the gaming, art, music and entertainment (GAME) industries. This two-day event will bring together gamers, artists, developers, investors and passionate fans at Cyberport in a true-to-spirit gamified environment. Day 6 also kicks off St. Gallen Symposium Hong Kong-Greater Bay Area Forum 2023. Under the theme “Confronting Scarcity”, this event will bring together more than 150 companies, technology startups and investment and family office executives from Hong Kong, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao region. Greater Bay Area (GBA) and Europe. The stimulating discussions will take place in the Credit Suisse Auditorium.
Days 7 – 8 (November 16 – 17) – Departure JUMPSTARTER Technology 2023 by The Portthe grand final of the global pitch competition organized by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund (AEF), which will take place at the port of Tsim Sha Tsui. Besides the Final Pitch where innovative startups present their revolutionary ideas and solutions, another highlight of the event is StartMeetUp, an exclusive business matching aimed at connecting startups with potential partners and investors.
StartmeupHK Festival 2023 will host a series of community events around Hong Kong that participants can join to explore new ideas and meet new people.
STRONGER Connectorganized by STRONGEST World to be held on November 9 at Runnovation in Wanchai, will focus on identifying the reasons for the funding disparities faced by women-led businesses, exploring whether these are due to inherent business challenges, a culture gender-specific investing or other factors.
Join Undivided companies in a “Impact on the undivided building” x StartmeupHK Event. The event, held on November 14 at the Executive Centre, will feature four start-up companies, as well as a panel discussion with leading industry experts to demonstrate that sustainable businesses and innovations in the The built environment can not only have a positive impact on the environment for real estate owners and operators, but also have an accretive effect on the value of their assets and on their financial results.
Last but not least, the Unconference on the Future of Work will be hosted by Cocoon at CoCoon Hong Kong, Causeway Bay. As technologies like AI become more and more important in our daily lives, the conference will take an in-depth look at what the future of work holds for everyone.
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