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Inception Awards 2019 – Hong Kong Contest (CityU as a supporting organization)

Date:Application deadline: 18 September 2019 (Wednesday)
Venue:Conference Hall 4 – 7, Phase II, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Inception Awards 2019 – Hong Kong Contest (CityU as a supporting organization)



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.

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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
- Enter the semi-final of the Inception Awards in China

- Traveling and Hospitality Sponsorship valued at around HK$15,000 for each Start-ups.
- 3 months Free Membership in TusStar Hong Kong
  (included 2 FREE desk spaces*at TusPark Hong Kong, Kwun Tong valued at HK$5,400)

Top 5 Start-ups and Potential AI Start-ups by Exclusive Invitation
- Eligible to join NVIDIA Inception Programme (Details), which offers all-rounded support as follow
   - Hardware Purchase Discount on DGX and TESLA GPU cards
   - Free Credit for Online Training
   - Technical Advisory
   - Global Promotion Opportunity
- 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.

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%)

What’s more ……

Archive │ NVIDIATusStarMediaHKSTP

*with Terms & Conditions applied


Contact Information
Dr. Sian Chan
Tel: 3442 6707