Experience the future of innovation at Explore the Innovation Ocean by Jumpstart. Join industry experts, investors, and startups as we explore the latest advancements. With three captivating tracks, we’re shaping Hong Kong’s position as a global hub for technology.

The Speaker Track

Delve into the Speaker Track, where influential keynote speakers and thought leaders will share their insights and expertise on the latest trends in cutting-edge technology and innovation. Expand your knowledge and stay ahead of the curve with valuable insights from industry visionaries.

The Competition Track

Ignite the spirit of competition in our exhilarating Competition Track. Where visionary startups and entrepreneurs will go head-to-head in a thrilling pitch competition held at Ocean Park’s shark tank. In addition to the intense pitch competitions at Ocean Park, we’ve added an exciting treasure hunt. Unleash your entrepreneurial prowess as you navigate clues, conquer challenges, and discover hidden treasures. Showcase your groundbreaking ideas to industry experts and investors for a chance to win coveted prizes, and receive invaluable mentorship.

The Relationship And Showcase Track

Immerse yourself in the Relationship Showcases track, where attendees can connect and network with a diverse community of industry players. Come check out the booths, join us for investor matching (on the Ferris Wheel!), and mentor-mentee matching. Startups looking to connect in the Web3 space can sign up for our Web3 Networking session, and students should definitely check out the job fair. Expand your network and unlock new possibilities in this dynamic hub of innovation.


We are thrilled to invite you to join us for the grand opening of this extraordinary event. Get ready to witness a series of captivating moments, starting with the exhilarating lion dance that will kick off the festivities in an explosion of vibrant colors and energy. The air will be buzzing with excitement as we proceed to the opening ceremony, where distinguished guests will perform the ceremonial ribbon cutting, bell ringing and start the event with introductory remarks.

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure at the StartmeupHK Festival!


10:30 am – 10:50 am

Grand Opening

Introductory Remarks by HKSAR Government Official 

Introductory Remarks by Jumpstart Media Limited

Introductory Remarks by VIP Keynote Speaker

Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting


10:50 am – 10:55 am

Lion Dance

11:20 am – 11:45 am

Digital Disruption: How Emerging Technologies Challenge Traditional Industries

Explore how emerging technologies are challenging traditional industries and opening up new opportunities for growth and innovation.

Peter Yan

VP of Engineering, Roblox China

VP of Engineering, Roblox China

11:45 am – 12:10 pm 

The Evolution of Influencer Marketing

Explore the rise of influencer marketing and how KOLs are shaping consumer opinions and decisions, with authenticity, transparency, and relatability as key factors in creating impactful connections between brands and their audience.

Dr. Jia Zou

VP of Engineering, Roblox China

12:10 pm – 12:30 pm

Roblox and its Vision for Connection and Communication in the Metaverse

In this presentation, Jia Zou will untangle the concept of the metaverse and share a vision for a future that is immersive and shared, where people meaningfully connect and communicate while playing, socializing, learning and working together within millions of user-generated virtual experiences. He will detail Roblox’s mission to reimagine how people come together, and why empowering a global community of creators and developers is central to that mission.

12:30 pm – 12:55 pm

Sustainable Investing: The Rise of ESG

Explore the rise of ESG investing and the integration of sustainability factors into investment decision-making, as companies and investors seek to balance financial returns with social and environmental impact.

12:55 pm – 1:20 pm

The Future of Web 3 and Metaverse: Opportunities for Growth and Innovation

Join us in exploring the future of Web 3 and the Metaverse, discovering the latest opportunities for growth and innovation in virtual worlds, decentralized networks, digital ownership, and blockchain-based solutions that are transforming the ways we interact, transact, and experience the online world.

1:20 pm – 1:45 pm

Hong Kong Ecosystem Healthcheck

Ecosystem builders will examine the health of Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem as an international hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and exploring its opportunities for growth.

1:45 pm – 2:10 pm

Leveling Up: The Intersection of AI, Metaverse and Gaming

How has the metaverse and AI transformed the gaming experience, and what potential does it hold for the future?

2:10 pm – 2:35 pm 

Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Investment, M&A and Exits in Asia

This panel will provide insights on investment strategies, M&A trends, and exit opportunities in Asia, discussing the region’s diverse economies and the challenges and opportunities they present.

2:35 pm – 3:00 pm

Web3 and beyond: Exploring Decentralization and its impact on industries and ecosystems

Discover the impact of proptech on the real estate industry, and gain insights into the future of the industry, its emerging trends and potential opportunities. 

3:00 pm – 3:25 pm 

Emerging Trends in AI: Opportunities and Challenges for Enterprises Across Industries

Join us as we explore emerging trends in AI, discussing the opportunities and challenges they present for enterprises across industries.

3:25 pm – 3:50 pm 

Sustainability and fashion: The role of technology

Join the discussion on emerging FashionTech trends and understand the deeper role that fashion plays in sustainability. Uncover how the fashion industry copes with the help of technology to promote transparency, develop eco-friendly materials, and reduce textile waste. 

3:50 pm – 4:15 pm

Crack the Code to Startup Success: Unveiling the Startup Mentality, Secrets to Success, and Founder's Mental Health

Unlock the secret sauce of startup success! Join us for a panel discussion with successful entrepreneurs and industry experts as they share their insights and experiences on what it takes to build a successful startup. From mental health to scaling and fundraising, our panelists will dive deep into the key factors that contribute to startup success. 

4:15 pm – 4:40 pm

The Future of Real Estate: Predictions and Trends for Proptech in the Next Decade

Discover the impact of proptech on the real estate industry, and gain insights into the future of the industry, its emerging trends and potential opportunities.

Surfing the Cutting Edge: The Competition Track

Welcome to the dynamic Competition Track, where we present a curated selection of the most innovative startups and entrepreneurs shaping the future of technology.

11:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Register for Treasure Hunt

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Treasure Hunt Competition

Embark on a thrilling adventure throughout Ocean Park, where teams will unravel a series of clues leading them to discover diverse brands and their exceptional products or services. This interactive activity challenges participants to tap into their problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills as they work together to crack the clues and uncover hidden treasures. The first team to successfully navigate the treasure hunt will be crowned as the ultimate victors.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Student Startup Pitching

Ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in secondary students as they take the stage to present their mock startup ideas to a panel of esteemed judges, composed of industry founders from various sectors. This engaging activity not only provides a platform for young minds to showcase their creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship skills but also offers valuable feedback from experienced professionals. The pitches will be evaluated based on the viability of the business idea, potential for growth and profitability, and the quality of the presentation.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Judge feedback and announcement of winner

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Startup Pitching competition

This event is for all budding entrepreneurs and innovative startups. This is your chance to take your business to the next level and make waves in the industry. You’re invited to pitch your ideas and showcase your business to a panel of seasoned experts in the Shark Tank. You will have the opportunity to receive valuable feedback from the panel of judges, who are experts in their respective fields and have a wealth of experience in the industry.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Judge feedback (winner to be announced during the post-closing ceremony

Building Connection, Forging Partnerships:
The Relationship and Showcase Track

Step into the vibrant world of the Relationship and Showcase Track, where valuable connections and networking opportunities await attendees. This track serves as a hub for industry players, including startups, investors, corporate executives, and other experts in the startup ecosystem. Engage in sessions designed to foster relationships and collaborations, amplifying your presence in the industry and unlocking new opportunities.

Join us in the Relationship and Showcase Track to expand your network exponentially, explore new business horizons, and connect with fellow professionals who share your entrepreneurial spirit. Together, let’s forge lasting relationships and pave the way for remarkable collaborations in the world of startups.

10:45 am – 4:30 pm

Innovation Job Clinic/Job Fair

The innovation talent clinic and job fair runs throughout the day in collaboration with Pinnacle Lead talent advisors who are dedicated to the innovation landscape. The talent clinics are for both business and individuals, and provides one the opportunity to sit with a member of Pinnacle Lead’s talent advisory team to discuss talent strategies specific to the innovation ecosystem. Sign up for a free clinic session during the day, or walk in to learn more about the talent market and trends within Hong Kong’s innovation ecosystem.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Mentor Corner

The Mentor Corner is a one-hour workshop in collaboration with Angelflow to help empower startups looking to better communicate and articulate their vision during a fundraising process. The Angelflow team is also happy to introduce the concept of angel syndicate fundraising – a tried-and-tested model that has been embraced by startups in the US and EU.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Investor Matching (on the Ferris Wheel)

Experience the power of connections as we facilitate investor-startup matchmaking sessions at the iconic Giant Ferris Wheel at Ocean Park. This unique venue adds an element of excitement and wonder to the event, creating an atmosphere where fruitful collaborations can take root. Connect with investors who are actively seeking innovative ventures while enjoying the breathtaking views and ambiance of the Ferris Wheel. These matchmaking sessions provide a platform for potential partnerships and second-round meetings, offering an unforgettable and inspiring setting to foster meaningful business relationships.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Women in Web3 Networking Session

Women in Web3 networking session in collaboration with AllStarsWomen DAO provides a platform where women and men can come together to discuss and explore all things Web3. It will be a supportive environment where participants can discuss their experiences, share insights, and foster collaborations. By participating in this session, women can expand their professional circles with other female and male builders and gain valuable connections within the Web3 ecosystem.

All Day

Innovation Exhibition

Dive into an immersive experience where technology and web3 startups showcase their cutting-edge products and services. Discover the latest advancements in technologies such as AR/VR, and engage in hands-on demonstrations that bring innovation to life.


Dinner and Closing Ceremony

Join us for the grand finale of Explore the Innovation Ocean – an elegant Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Held at the aquatic restaurant in Ocean Park, this exclusive gathering will honor VIPs, including esteemed guests and speakers, along with influential innovators from across Asia. Stay tuned for the exciting announcement of the winners of the pitch competitions presented by Ocean Park and Jumpstart. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of celebration and recognition!

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