Elevator Pitch Competition (EPiC) 2020
Leading annual flagship event for the international start-up community
HKSTP’s first-ever virtual Elevator Pitch Competition 2020 opens new investment and partnership opportunities for global startups. Get inspired by EPiC finalists, pioneers of tomorrow and seasoned investors from around the world!
Marking its fifth anniversary, EPiC 2020 comprises a series of events lasting a week for the 150 contestants shortlisted from a competitive pool of global-wide applications. The startups will simulate the signature 60-second elevator ride to pitch their innovative business ideas virtually via a 1-minute video to a judging panel of major investors and industry leaders, who will select the top 10 finalists. The finalists will be announced during the final pitching competition on 6 November where they will battle to be named EPiC champion of 2020 in a 5-minute presentation plus a Q&A session.
Following the Pitching Competition, the contestants also have the chance to explore cross-border business and investment opportunities to help propel their technology innovation across all key stages of the entrepreneurial journey. The Global Matching Day programme, which will happen from 9 to 12 November, connects the best startups with thousands of leading investors and corporate leaders to explore business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area and Asia Pacific. Co-organised with Hong Kong Business Angel Network, the “Investment x Corporate Innovation Conference” on 13 November concludes the EPiC week by bringing together I&T heavyweights and global pioneers to discuss the regional investment opportunities and share the ways to drive corporate innovation and growth.
Learn more: epic.hkstp.org
Entrepreneurs, like champion athletes, have to be fearless.
An outstanding athlete has to be strong mentally as much as physically to overcome setbacks and tackle the challenges to come. The entrepreneurial journey is never plain sailing either. The key is to learn from failure, and build stronger willpower to brave the next big wave to grow despite all odds.
Ms. Stephanie Au Hoi Shun, Hong Kong swimmer
Ms. Sarah Lee Wai Sze, Hong Kong cyclist
Ms. Onyee Ng, Hong Kong snooker player
Mr. Marco Fu Ka Chun, Hong Kong snooker player