Elevator Pitch Competition  for Global Startups 2024 ($5M investment prize) – APPLY NOW

Applications are now open for the Elevator Pitch Competition for Global Startups 2024. EPiC, a global startup competition, offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for startups worldwide to establish themselves in Asia. By tapping into Hong Kong’s largest innovation ecosystem, participants can access tailored support and a vast network.

Elevator Pitch Competition  for Global Startups 2024
Elevator Pitch Competition  for Global Startups 2024

Elevator Pitch Competition  for Global Startups 2024

Applicants will also benefit from increased visibility among investors and corporate partners, and fast-track the growth of their business in the rapidly expanding Asian market.


  • An investment pool of $5 million and cash prizes worth $240,000 are available.
  • All participants will be eligible for potential investments of up to $5 million from the HKSTP Venture Fund.
  • Gain exposure to over 1,000 investors and 350 corporate partners.
  • Access to the markets in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and China.
  • Valuable insights from a market discovery program.
  • Receive support for entering new markets through HKSTP’s additional services.

Eligibility criteria

If your business satisfies the following conditions, there should be no obstacles in applying now!

  • Your company should have been founded within the past 10 years, counted as of 30 April 2024.
  • Your company focuses on pioneering advancements in FinTech, PropTech, or MobilityTech.

Judging Criteria

The panel of judges consists of well-known investors, entrepreneurs, and executives from Asia. Participants will be assessed based on the following set of standards:

  • Originality: The degree of innovation and its advantage over competitors.
  • Market Potential: The prospects for growth of your product or service.
  • Strategy: The planned steps taken to reach your business objectives.

How to Apply for Elevator Pitch Competition  for Global Startups 2024

Applying for EPiC is incredibly easy. They have simplified the process to accommodate startups from both local and global areas. Choose one of the following options to unlock the full potential of your startup:

  • Hong Kong-based Companies: If your company is registered in Hong Kong, you can apply HERE
  • International Companies: For those registered outside of Hong Kong, EPiC has formed a partnership with an outstanding strategic partner, Plug and Play, to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Simply visit our

strategic partner’s website HERE

Note to Local Track applicants

  • The application process should take approximately 15 minutes.
  • Please make sure you gather the necessary documents in advance:
  • Your company’s logo artwork files.
  • Introductory materials that provide information about your company and the impact it has made.
  • You need to finish the application in one sitting.
  • The deadline for submission is on December 31, 2023, at 11:59 PM (GMT +8).

For further information please visit Elevator Pitch Competition .

Application Deadline

December 31, 2023.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here