As well as showcasing core sectors where Hong Kong has competitive advantages, the StartmeupHK Festival is also a platform for the local startup community to get involved through events ranging from job fairs, global startup showcases, education tech conferences, networking functions, workshops, etc. Events are being added as they are confirmed so please check this section regularly.
BLOOM CO-WORKING SPACE PITCH CONTEST 2018
24.01.18, 18:00 – 21:30
BLOOM Co-working space
Pitching events have long been male dominated and women investors are usually under-represented. BLOOM’s first ever Pitch Contest breaks the mould with an all-female panel of expert judges. Startups of all genders, and all sizes, are welcome to present their ideas.
Organiser: BLOOM Co-working space by Jumpstart
BETATRON: DEMO DAY (COHORT 2)
25.01.2018, 19:00 – 21:30
The Annex, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Demo Day is a private, invitation-only event where Betatron’s cohort presents their businesses to an audience of investors, strategic partners, and media. In addition to receiving funding, Betatron’s startups went through a rigorous due diligence process to be selected out of 300+ applications, followed by an intensive 4 months during which their businesses were further validated, refined and accelerated to position them for rapid growth.
Attendees will get exclusive first access to Betatron’s startups and their founders, and an opportunity to network with a carefully curated group of investors, press and ecosystem catalysts.
TRADITIONAL & FAMILY BUSINESSES IN THE TECHNOLOGY ERA
29.01.2018, 10:00 – 17:00
Pictet Hong Kong Office, 8-9/F Chater House,
8 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
Every industry has had to integrate technology into the way it works, not just for innovation but for sustenance. This series of short talks will look into how traditional and family businesses can effectively invest in technology and create a sustainable strategy for the long term.
Organiser: Fresco Capital
TRENDS IN AI – WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN 2018
WeWork, 20/F Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road Causeway Bay Hong Kong
2017 was a tremendous year for AI and the momentum will continue to carry into 2018. What research and business trends will shape the AI industry in 2018? We’ll look at current and emerging trends to see where AI is headed this year, and feature companies in the Zeroth ecosystem as case studies.
Organiser: Zeroth ai
BUSINESS IN THE DATA ECONOMY
30.01.2018, 19:00 – 21:00
naked Hub New Street, 5-13 New Street, Sai Ying Pun
The future of our economy is data – companies and individuals who make use of data to inform strategy and drive innovation will thrive.
Learn how to evaluate your organisation’s readiness for adopting technologies like AI, practical steps you can take for immediate quick wins, and how to unlock your future with data.
Please contact email@example.com for details.
CUTTING EDGE FASHION AND RETAIL – POWERED BY 3D, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY
30.01.2018, 19:00 – 21:00
Paperclip Startup Campus, 1203 Nam Wo Hong Building,
148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
In the world of constant commerce, fast fashion, and the Amazon effect on retail, the demand from brands is higher than ever. Rising costs, the growing importance of sustainability, and the need for customization adds to the complexity, and drives the demand for more sophisticated tools.
This panel will discuss 3D Virtualization and sustainability as solutions for the Fashion and Retail industry, and examine their impact on the supply chain from design to sales – across wholesale and retail, offline and online channels.
AI PUB QUIZ NIGHT
31.01.18, 19:00 – 21:00
naked Hub, 7F, 40-44 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Calling AI enthusiasts and those looking to learn more about the impact of AI on Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem. Join the AI Pub Quiz Night for a fun evening filled with networking, competition, food and beer!
Organisers: Accelerate and naked Hub
A CONFERENCE IN FINTECH INNOVATION
01.02.2018, 17:00 – 21:30
Finteractive Summit will bring together Hong Kong’s brightest entrepreneurs and cutting-edge corporates for a series of workshops to ideate on implementation of AI and blockchain in fintech and financial services.
Organiser: Next Money
WHub StartmeupHK Festival Unconference
01.02.18, 10:00 – 18:00
An open space conference, where participants can meet, learn and share ideas. Curated by startups for the Hong Kong startup ecosystem, the WHub StartMeUp Festival Unconference will bring together startup community builders and those interested in the startup scene.
HK Tech & Startup Job Fair #9
02.02.18, 11:00 – 16:00
The HK Tech & Startup Job Fair aims to connect talented job seekers with the best Hong Kong based startups. This exclusively startup-focused event will bring together undergraduate and graduate students with seasoned professionals.
STARTUP SERVICE MARKETPLACE @ STARTMEUPHK FESTIVAL
Workshop room of the S220 series rooms at HKCEC
Zegal, in partnership with InvestHK, is running a 1 day “Service Marketplace” as part of the Startmeup Festival. The Service Market Place brings together 30 companies who build/offer important services to help startups to grow and succeed. The marketplace will also feature a roster of engaging speakers from different industries (legal, fintech, accounting, etc.) who will deliver informative and engaging sessions aimed at sharing advice and tips with startup founders and entrepreneurs.