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OCT 18, 2017

Win US$ 120,000 Investment Fund

Join Startup Launchpad, in partnership with Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), for this pre-pitch event in October. We are selecting 10 hardware startups from around the globe to pitch to real big box retailers at Startup Launchpad this October and make long-lasting networking breakthroughs. The 10 startups will then be invited to compete in the Elevator Pitch Competition (EPiC) by HKSTP for a chance to win US$ 120,000 investment funding. If you are a startup in the field of robotics, medtech or IoT, then this is your chance to showcase your company to 30,000+ distributors and get into retail!

ARE YOU THE ONE?

10 selected hardware startups will get a chance to make a trip to Shenzhen to get up-close-and-personal exposure

to the ins and outs of hardware manufacturing. This trip is ideal for hardware founders who are finalizing their prototype and looking to initiate mass production in China.

OTHER TOP PRIZES

FLIGHTS TO HONG KONG TO COMPETE IN EPiC ON NOVEMBER 2!

10 selected hardware startups will get a kiosk (worth $2,500) at the Startup Launchpad October 2017 show, plus gain access to 30,000 global distributors and retailers who will provide valuable insight and feedback to help you take your startup to the next level.

US$ 120,000

A CURATED HARDWARE FACTORY TOUR

10 selected hardware startups will be flying to Hong Kong to pitch in the Elevator Pitch Competition (EPiC) by HKSTP and the chance to win...US$ 120,000 investment funding and US$10,000 (x2) cash prize!

A CHANCE TO WIN BIG PRIZES

From Elevator Pitch Competition

From Startup Launchpad

FREE KIOSK FOR YOUR HARDWARE STARTUP

HACKING SHENZHEN

US$ 2,500

From Startup Launchpad

The pre-pitch event will take place during the opening of Startup Launchpad on October 18th, 2017 at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong.

STARTUP LAUNCHPAD OCT 2017

APPLICATION PERIOD – JUNE 29 - AUGUST 31, 2017


Prepare a Pitch Deck

Record Your Pitch

Record a 1-minute video of you pitching and upload on YouTube.com

3 EASY STEPS TO GET INVOLVED

Apply & Submit

Submit the documents online at link below

Covering business overview, product info, market potential, business model, distribution strategy, team etc...

Nov 2

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Aug 31

TIMELINE

Application closes

Oct 24 - 26

Announcement of the shortlisted 10 hardware startups

Startups arrive in Hong Kong

Sep 7

Startups set up and exhibit at Startup Launchpad

Oct 17 - 21

Startups get a carefully-curated Shenzhen factory tour

Oct 30

1-on-1 mock pitch and workshop

You will get valuable insight about how to scale your startup in terms of manufacturing, supply chain management and distribution.

Elevator Pitch Competition

AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong

LOCATION

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