Inception Awards 2019 Hong Kong Contest


AI startups from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are welcome to join the Hong Kong Contest. Shortlisted companies will be invited to the close-door pitch on Monday, 21 October 2019 at Hong Kong Science Park. Top 5 companies will enter the semi-final of the Inception Awards in China.

Who may Enter?

Business or Project: Artificial Intelligence Technology related
Business Location: Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
Year of Establishment: Year 2015 or after
Funding: Captured less than RMB 50 million in funding (or equivalent in HK/ TW/ US dollars)

What to Do?

1. Submit Application (ONLINE) on or before 2019.09.18
2. Close-door Pitch (8 + 7 mins) on 2019.10.21 at Hong Kong Science Park

Investment Opportunity!

– Top 5 Start-ups will enter the semi-final of the Inception Awards in China for more exposure and investment opportunities in China and International platforms.
– Traveling and Hospitality Sponsorship valued at around HK$15,000 will be offered to each Top 5 Start-ups.
– Potential to join HKSTP’s 2-year Incu-App or 3-year Incu-Tech Programme, which offers a Financial Aid Package of up to HK$860,000 or HK$1.29 million respectively to each successful applicant.
– 3 months Free Membership in TusStar Hong Kong, included 2 FREE desk spaces*at TusPark Hong Kong, Kwun Tong valued at HK$5,400 for each Top 5 Start-ups.

How to Win?

– Innovation and Technology (35%)
– Team Core Competence (30%)
– Business Model and Business Plan (10%)
– Marketability and Competitiveness (10%)
– Execution Plan (10%)
– Others (5%)