10.02.20 – 15.02.20

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“I want the founder to tell me how it’s going to work and why it’s important.”

– Jason Calacanis, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and founder of Angel University

DEFINE WHAT’S NEXT

The StartmeupHK Festival is back! It’s time to celebrate the best of tech innovation, in the world’s most exciting city. This week long festival is a unique platform for startups, entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, students and academics to exchange ideas, make connections and chart a course for the future.
The festival will feature keynotes from world-renowned speakers, interactive how-to sessions, hackathons, and valuable lessons from celebrated founders and investors in fintech, healthtech, smart city technologies, IOT, retail and logistics innovation, edtech and much more. Join us, and experience the shaping of our collective future.

Why attend

For Startups

The StartmeupHK Festival is a great platform to learn from experts, pitch your business to investors, meet with manufacturers, and explore new partnerships to accelerate your entry or expansion into Asia’s dynamic markets.

For Investors

The StartmeupHK Festival gives you access to some of the region’s most promising startups, a chance to connect with and learn from other investors, and get up to speed with emerging opportunities in our vibrant region.

For the Startup Community

Whether you’re a corporate looking to innovate or an academic teaching entrepreneurship, the StartmeupHK Festival lets you connect with and be inspired by some of the world’s brightest minds shaping the future of industry.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The StartmeupHK Festival is orchestrated by StartmeupHK of InvestHK, under which organisers of Core Events and Community Events put in place their individual programmes which collectively make up the festival. An all-in-one ticket gives you access to all Core Events and can be purchased on event organisers’ websites through the links below, along with options for event specific only tickets. Make sure to book your spot!

For Community Events, please check out individual organisers’ websites for their own ticketing policy.

CORE EVENTS

The Connected Cities Conference
10.02.20

The next generation of city living

Hosted by

The Connected Cities Conference will be showcasing innovations for the next generation of city living. We will be featuring global and regional speakers from academia, business and leading entrepreneurs to showcase examples of a number of smart / connected cities and technologies from around the world including IoT, AI and Data Analytics to enhance a city’s liveability, workability and sustainability.

Venue:
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
N200 Series Meeting Rooms

StartmeupHK Forum*
11.02.20

High profile speakers in keynote speeches and fireside chats

Hosted by

InvestHK’s half-day event within JUMSTARTER highlighting the latest innovation initiatives by the Government and featuring high profile speakers in keynote speeches and fireside chats.

* Event is by invitation only. Please send an email to startmeuphk@investhk.gov.hk if you would like to attend

Venue:
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hall 5C

JUMPSTARTER
11.02.20 – 12.02.20

A unique springboard for startups in Hong Kong

Hosted by

Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund/HSBC JUMPSTARTER is a global pitch competition that brings startups from all around the world to attend the Grand Finale in Hong Kong on Feb 11-12, 2020. It is also a two-day first-of-its-kind startup conference focused exclusively on advocating entrepreneurship, showcasing quality startups, providing high-impact networking opportunities among startups, investors and corporates, and offering a diverse group of programs with inspiration and know-how including keynotes, panel discussions, experience and workshops etc.

Venue:
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hall 5E

Connected Retail Experiences
11.02.20 – 12.02.20

Driven By Data, Powered By People

Hosted by

Connected Retail Experiences (CRE) is a conference for retailers and brand owners who understand that retail is changing and are looking for solutions to help them reposition their business. The event encompasses the technology and innovation that goes into creating seamless branded retail experiences across all channels. The event will focus on the future of retailing and how retailers are able to harness the power of data lakes of information that they hold about their customers’ purchasing habits. Thought-leaders, influential merchants, leading suppliers, innovators and disruptors from the cutting edge of retail across the entire value chain will share their insights at Connected Retail Experiences (CRE).

Venue:
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
N200 Series Meeting rooms

Lifestyle Tech Conference
13.02.20

Creating a stronger startup ecosystem in HK

Hosted by

Hosted by Jumpstart Media, the Lifestyle Tech Conference will bring new meaning to everyday life, providing key insights into the way we live. Join us as we bring you insights, trends and experiences from the most promising startups, investors, corporates and change makers disrupting our bodies, our purchases, our downtime, our technologies & aspirations and our necessities.

Come check out the latest and greatest startups in our startup zone, test your gaming skills in our e-sports corner, and learn from the organizations and visionaries forging new paths in struggling sectors.

Venue:
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
N200 Series Meeting rooms

Startup Impact Summit 2020
14.02.20

Showcasing Impact. Making Impact

Hosted by

Startup Impact Summit is one of the core events of StartmeupHK Festival. It focuses on impact, created by regional and international startups, driven by successful cases of co-innovation projects between startups and corporates and by leveraging the strength of connecting ecosystems.

Venue:
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hall 5E

Ecosystem Summit
15.02.20

Creating a stronger startup ecosystem in HK

Hosted by

Hosted by The Mills Fabrica, the ‘Ecosystem Summit’ will focus on ways to foster and grow the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong and globally. With a series of panels and roundtables, the half-day event will highlight: (1) developing entrepreneurial talent through education and incubation, (2) transforming corporates through innovation and (3) taking Hong Kong startups global and promoting the city as a global innovation hub.

Venue:
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
4/F The Mills Tsuen Wan

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