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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.

OPENING CEREMONY

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!

OPENING AGENDA

10:30 am – 10:50 am

Grand Opening

Welcome Remarks by Ocean Park Hong Kong Representative

Introductory Remarks by InvestHK

Introductory Remarks by Jumpstart Media Limited

Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting

10:50 am – 10:55 am

Lion Dance

11:20 am – 11:45 am

Beyond the Numbers: A Comprehensive Health Check of Hong Kong's Ecosystem

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.

Peter Yan

VP of Engineering, Roblox China

VP of Engineering, Roblox China

11:45 am – 12:10 pm 

The Power of Influence: Leveraging the Evolution of Influencer Marketing for Success

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

The Art of the Deal: 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.

12:30 pm – 12:55 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.

12:55 pm – 1:20 pm

Rethinking Tradition: Embracing Digital Disruption for Growth and Innovation

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

1:20 pm – 1:45 pm

Beyond the Buzz: Understanding and Embracing Web3 in Different Ecosystems and Industries

Join us as we delve into the world of Web3, exploring its potential beyond the hype and various practical applications. Examine the impact of Web3 on different sectors, and gain insights into how Web3 will transform the way we live, work, and interact. 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. 

1:45 pm – 2:10 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.

2:10 pm – 2:35 pm 

Beyond Entertainment: Exploring 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?

2:35 pm – 3:00 pm

The AI Frontier: Exploring Emerging Trends and their Impact on Different Industries

Join us as we delve into the world of Web3, exploring its potential beyond the hype and various practical applications. Examine the impact of Web3 on different sectors, and gain insights into how Web3 will transform the way we live, work, and interact. 

3:00 pm – 3:25 pm 

Monetizing Web3: Exploring New Revenue Models in the Decentralized Economy

Discover the innovative ways entrepreneurs and businesses are monetizing web3 technologies and the new revenue models that are emerging in the decentralized economy. Learn how to navigate the regulatory landscape, build sustainable revenue streams, and capitalize on the opportunities presented by this new economic paradigm.

3:25 pm – 3:30 pm 

Resilience and Grit: Developing the Mental Toughness Needed for Startup Success

Join Sean Chen as he shares his insights on the essential qualities of resilience and grit that every entrepreneur needs to succeed in the cutthroat world of startups. Learn how to founders can quickly bounce back from failure and keep pushing forward in the face of adversity, with practical strategies for building a strong entrepreneurial mind for success. 

3:30 pm – 3:55 pm

From Idea to Reality: Uncovering the Startup Mentality and its Role in Success

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. 

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Web3-Driven Music Concert

Experience a dencentralised Web3-driven concert like no other, hosted by NovBee: a music collaboration studio whose mission is to gather various indie music artists across the world to collaborate and publish their music. NovBee’s advanced technology incorporates AI and blockchain to faciliate the creation and sales lifecycles of music artists. By overcoming the limits of traditional record labels, artists are able to both produce the songs they desire while also making a good living, innovating the music industry.

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.

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Airwallex Treasure Hunt

In partnership with Airwallex, we are excited to present the Airwallex Treasure Hunt. Starting at the entrance of the park, and embark on a journey to win up to 1000 Asia Miles! 

12:00 pm – 1:30 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.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Judge feedback and announcement of winner

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Student Startup Pitching

Ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in students as they take the stage to present their mock/early stage 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.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Judge feedback and announcement of winner

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

AllStarsWomen DAO Presents: 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.

VIP DINNER AND CLOSING CEREMONY

Join us for the grand finale of Explore the Innovation Ocean – an elegant Dinner Event. 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.  Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of celebration and recognition!

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