The annual StartmeupHK Festival is curated by InvestHK, along with partner event organisers to support, showcase and connect Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem to the world, and attract innovative companies to its shores. Its weeklong format covers industries and themes of interest to tech founders, featuring talks by renowned speakers, demos, workshops, job fairs, startup pitches, and investor and business matching among others. It is a powerful platform for startups, investors, industry leaders, academia and governments to exchange ideas, make connections and define the future.

StartmeupHK Festival 2021 Highlight Video

main events

The first edition of SHAPERZ is a two-day virtual event bringing the latest technological innovations to SMEs, scale-ups and corporates. No matter which industry or team you are in, we have the digital solutions, connections and skills you will need for transforming your business.

24-25
May

A 1.5 day conference highlights the evolution of real estate and the urban landscape through identifying forward-thinking start-ups and hosting keynotes speeches and panel discussion to address foreseeable real-life challenges and global issues within the Property Technology (PropTech) sector.

24-25
May

AI is already complex and all the myths and hype only makes it hard. Bringing together Tech leaders to help separate hype from reality and spot suitable opportunities in AI.

24
May

A half day event bringing together business leaders, investors and experts to discuss the importance of investing in women to promote gender equality and to lift up female founders through mentoring.

24
May

The global conference created for futurists like you. Whether you are an entrepreneur, creator, business contributor or investor, you are part of this movement. We are all creating the future(s) together. We bring the deepest insights, most powerful networks and best experience through highly curated interactions.

25-26
May

Focusing on the topics of technology, industry, and investment in the Greater Bay Area, the GBA Innovation Summit will focus on how to build a technological innovation ecosystem in the GBA. Starting from Hong Kong, it will explore how to use technological innovation as the driving force to form a strong and resilient Greater Bay Area development path. 

25
May

During pandemic, there are many discussion surrounding what is ahead for startups and what the future of investment looks like. On the one hand, entrepreneurs need to be more aware of the current ESG trends not only to attract investment and retain employees. On the other hand, investors seek to lower their risks while building a more sustainable future for everyone.

26
May

A world class startup event platform under Pegasus Tech Ventures, which brings together the CEOs of top startups, venture capital and large enterprises worldwide. SWC regionals are held in 6 continents. Now we hope to convene regional champions from other parts of Asia to Hong Kong and expand the competition to entire Asia.

27-28
May

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.

27
May

The Asia Healthcare Innovation Summit will bring together health startups, professionals, and investors to share their knowledge and experience on the latest developments within health technology.

27
May

A full day Fintech conference that will provide insights and curated thought leadership on the core themes of Fintech for Industry 4.0 and Fintech for ESG & Sustainability. This full day agenda will include Thought Leadership Panel discussions, Industry Roundtables, Expert Workshops, Startup Showcases, Research highlights and Business Networking.

27
May

Startup Salad Online Hackathon is a hackathon done with online co-innovate system. By using one week polishing of mentoring, brainstorming, team work , the projects will be facilitated.

28
May

The Mills Fabrica will organize a half-day conference with panel discussions about “Strengthening Hong Kong Innovation Ecosystems”. The discussion will focus on promoting Hong Kong as a sustainability hub, facilitating business collaboration particularly within the Greater Bay Area, and fostering Hong Kong talents development

28
May

This event will showcase a mix of local and international sustainability and impact-driven startup solutions, share successful case studies of driving impact through tech, and provide the audience access to this very important community. There will be a mix of networking opportunities for attendees to engage with experts, startups, NGOs and government representatives.

28
May

community events

24 May 2021

As one of the opening acts of the Startmeup HK Festival 2021, we will showcase some of Austria’s most innovative Startups currently expanding into Asia. The virtual networking event will be hosted on Zoom. The innovators will pitch their products and services. Please join us virtually, get in contact with them, give feedback and suggest potential partners.

25 May 2021

Speakers:
Dawn Kaung, GM at Flexport 
Henek Lo, Former GM of Airbnb and WeWork
Kai Wu, Greater China CEO and Group CFO at Airwallex 

25 May 2021

StartMeetUpHK @ Science Park is to offer an open house experience to tour HK largest ecosystem and have a first-hand experience to visit key locations.

26 – 27 May 2021

Featuring special guest: Silicon Valley-China VC Jonathan Qiu, Managing Director of top VC firm investing in technology in China and the U.S. Entrepreneurs may chat with Jonathan or ask him a question during the show. Find out about what types of startups he’s investing in, and learn about his recent deals, and his view of emerging innovative companies in China and Hong Kong.

26 May 2021

Building the bridge between Eastern Europe/CIS and Hong Kong startup/business ecosystems
There are great examples of Eastern European/CIS entrepreneurs that built their successful projects in Hong Kong (i.e. Anthony Sar, Ashley Dudarenok, Tony A. Verb, Igor Wos, and others) but very few of them are well-known in their home countries.

26 May – 2 Jun 2021

Global Matching 2021, the biannual business and investment matching event from 26 May to 2 June, is featured with a thought-provoking Summit shaped on the findings of academia and innovation leaders. It offers the fastest track for start-ups and technology ventures to meet with corporate buyers and investors for business growth, bringing change, connection, collaboration and the way forward!

27 May 2021

Hong Kong has seen significant growth in the number of pets in recent years, with owners lavishing their 1.2 million pets with products and services – from toys, clothing, food, grooming, wellness to health care and insurance.

27 May 2021

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SHAPERZ 2021

Virtual FinTech Forum 2021

Scaleup Impact Summit 2021

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