The Best Springboard For Promising Global Startups Expanding in Asia and Beyond.

EPiC is a unique, worldwide competition for global startups to expand their footprints into Asia, leveraging extensive network and tailored support from Hong Kong’s largest innovation ecosystem.

Gain exposure across our extensive network of investors and corporate partners, and accelerate your business in the world’s fastest growing region.

One day in Hong Kong. 60 seconds in an elevator. That’s all you need to disrupt Asia's industries.

non-local contestants
cash prizes#
target investment*

* Investors (including funds managed by HKSTP CVF, Beyond Ventures, BitRock Capital, Gaw Capital, HKX, InnoAngel, Jafco Asia, Mindworks Capital and Radiant Tech Ventures) will consider investing in applicants (subject to terms and conditions to be agreed between the parties).

# Each Top 12 Finalist will be awarded a cash prize of US$10,000.
One winner will be selected for FinTech, MobilityTech and PropTech respectively from the Top 12 finalists, who will receive an additional cash prize of US$20,000.
One EPiC 2024 Champion will be selected in the end, who will receive 1,100,000 Asia Miles and an additional cash prize of US$60,000.
Exposure among
investors and
corporate partners
Market access to
GBA / China
Insights from
Market Discovery Programme
New market entry support
from HKSTP’s value-added services


The banking and finance industry is a cornerstone to our economy, providing the source of capital to operate. From global to local, from public to private, good governance is important for safeguarding the trust and confidence of the public.

Our focuses include but are not limited to:

  • AI
  • Digital Assets
  • ESG
  • RegTech
  • Web 3.0

PropTech is revolutionising every phase of the building lifecycle from design and construction through operation to its eventual demolition. Show us how you disrupt planning, efficiency, sustainability and safety to bring a better experience for all.

Our focuses include but are not limited to:

  • Green Material and Clean Energy
  • Digitalised Work Flow Management
  • Smart Monitoring and Precaution
  • Automated Inspection and Operation
  • Waste Management

MobilityTech is all about enhancing the flow of people and goods using advanced transport and logistics systems.

It plays a crucial role in ensuring reliable connectivity, which is vital for the smooth functioning and livelihood of our communities.

Our focuses include but are not limited to:

  • Electrification
  • Route Optimisation
  • Sustainability
  • Warehouse
  • Data Collaboration
What happens next?
The judging panel is formed by renowned investors, entrepreneurs, and executives in Asia. Contestants will be judged based on these criteria:
The level of innovation and its competitive edge

Market Size
The growth potential of your product / service

The planned actions designed to achieve your business goals
2024 Sponsors
Together with some of Asia’s best known corporations, we are propelling the world’s top startups to advance tech-powered growth in the region. This year, we are delighted to have Cathay, HSBC and MTR Lab on board with us. Discover how they are leading the industry in supporting innovative technology!

World-class partners. For world-class innovators.
Beverage Sponsor
Strategic Partners
Investor Partners


Sachin Goel

Chief Technology Officer
AIA International Limited

Dr. Andy Lee

Chairman, East Asia Region

Andrew Ma

Chief Technology Officer, eLab Asia
AS Watson Group

Lap Man

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Beyond Ventures

Dr. Alfred Shang

Managing Partner
BitRock Capital

Lawrence Fong

Director Digital and IT

Ar. Donald Choi, JP

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Chinachem Group

Sebastian Paredes

Head of North Asia & CEO of DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Kenneth Lee

Investment Director
Gaw Capital

Dr. Jason Sun

Operation Director
Hong Kong X

Bojan Obradović

Chief Digital Officer
HSBC Hong Kong

Dr. Samson Tam, JP


Alex Zhou

Investment Manager
Jafco Asia

Jeremy Sheldon

Head of Office Leasing Advisory, Asia Pacific
Head of Client Partnerships, Asia Pacific
Jones Lang LaSalle Limited

Ed Lam

CEO | Executive Director
LFX | Li & Fung

David Chang

Managing Partner
Mindworks Capital

Michael Chan

Managing Director

Michael Chow

Managing Director
Radiant Tech Ventures

Ulrich Schorb

Chief Commercial Officer, Warehousing Solutions - Asia, Greater China, Middle East and Africa
Rhenus Logistics

Jonathan Chiu

Hong Kong President
Schneider Electric Hong Kong

Paulina Leong

General Manager

Eric Hui

Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Insurance (Hong Kong)
Chairman of Zurich Insurance (China)


Edison Sam

Director of Technology, Digital and Analytics Transformation
AIA International Limited

Timothy Lee

Managing Director, Head of Transaction Banking Greater China
BNP Paribas

Kammy Leung

Hong Kong GM, Global Import Supply Chain Division
Cainiao Network

Aldric Chau

General Manager Digital

Yan Zhou

Assistant Director, Industry Development
Construction Industry Council

Lareina Wang

Executive Director, Head of Digital and Innovation, HK and GBA, Institutional Banking Group

Derek Ip

Chief Digital and Technology Officer
FT Life

Charles Chang

VP, Head of Digital Platforms
FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited

Ir Dr. Stewart Wan

Head of Innovation
Gammon Construction

Alex Wong

Head of Business Banking
Hang Seng Bank

Johnny Yu

Advisor to Chairman
Henderson Land Development

Gabriel Leung

Executive Advisor, Hong Kong & Macau
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Selina Lau

Chief Executive

Wilson Cheung

Executive Director
HKR International

Steve Ng

Managing Director, Commercial Group

Lily Lai

Chief Information Officer
Hong Kong International Airport

Nixon Cheung

Head of Commercial and Brand
Hong Kong Tramways Limited

Charlotte Wong

Chief Information Officer Hong Kong

Julie Wong

General Manager, Sustainability
Hysan Development

Mimi Poon

General Manager
IBM Hong Kong

Biga Luk

Managing Director, Hong Kong & Macau
Ingram Micro (China)

Lilliana Choi

Corporate Development & Affairs and Real Estate Investments Director
Jebsen & Co Limited

Kevin Chu

Deputy Managing Director
Kai Shing Management Services Limited

Robert Ip

Managing Director
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) Limited

Keith Ip

Chief Technology Officer
Li & Fung

Kiki Wang

General Manager

Kain Chow

Head of Group Technology Strategy
New World Development

Stephen Tsang

Chief Revenue Officer

Dennis Mak

Managing Director, Hong Kong
Rhenus Warehousing Solutions

Tuffy Yuen

Head of Investment
SOCAM Development Limited

Joseph Leung

Finance Director
The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd.

Richard Chow

Executive Director, Head of Digital, Wealth Management APAC


Chris Tsang

Senior Manager, IT Planning and Digitalization
Airport Authority Hong Kong

Dr. James Wong

Associate Director
Arcadis Consultancy Hong Kong

Andrew Chan

Investment Partner

Patrick Ko

Director, Cash Management
BNP Paribas

Fiona Sheng

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Julia Hu

Vice President
C Capital

Jason Yang

Assistant Vice President
CDH Investments

Derek Chan

Investment SVP
China Resources Enterprise

Damien Wu

Managing Director, Corporate Development
Chinachem Group

Dr. Peggy Lau

Director – Artificial Intelligence
Chow Sang Sang Jewellery Co Ltd

Yang Meng Yang

Head of Hong Kong PE
CICC Capital

Ella Yu

Senior Vice President

Michelle Chan

General Manager, Digital Business
Dah Chong Hong Motors International Holdings Limited

Etienne Fayette

Head of Digital, Innovation and Transformation
Dragages Hong Kong

Evan Chen

Managing Director and CFO

Rex Chan

Vice President – Climate Risk Management
Fubon Bank (HK) Limited

Matthew Ho

Senior Director, Digital Platform

Fred Li

Senior Executive Director
Gobi Partners

Stephanie Wong

Venture Partner
Gravity Capital Partners

Tanya Ho

Great Eagle

Jiang Wei

Senior Executives and Business Directors of Guotai Junan Securities Co., Ltd
Chairman of Guotai Junan Innovation Investment Co., Ltd
Guotai Junan

Danny Lo

Head of Site Management & Services
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO)

Gary Lau

Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA)

Sisi Yu

Director of Fintech and Innovation
Hang Seng Bank

Jeff Cao

Managing Director
Hidden Hill Capital

Dr. Andy Luk

Head of Digital Transformation & Insights
HK Express

Kent Jan

Director and Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation
Hongkong Land

Juergen Rahmel

Head of Digital, Technology and Innovation, Chief Digital Office HK

Jianming Li

Investment Director
iRun Venture Capital

Louis Fok

Senior Manager - Group Technology & Analytics
Jardine Matheson

Samuel Ma

Head of Sales and Accounts, Work Dynamics
Jones Lang LaSalle Limited

Jeff Mau

Director - Property Management (HK)
Link Asset Management Limited

Ir. George Wong

Head of Digital, Greater China
Mott MacDonald Hong Kong

Gene Soo

Head of Ecosystems
MTR Corporation Limited

Sheila Ebrahim

Senior Manager – Tech Strategy & Planning
New World Development

David Chow

General Manager
Peak Tramways Company, Limited

Anderson Chan

Rider Levett Bucknall

Kenny Lau

Chief Technology Officer, Hong Kong Region
S.F. Express

Jonathan Lee

Deputy Managing Director

Daniel Csontos

Fintech Engagement Lead
SC Ventures

John Liu

Head of Digital Service
Schneider Electric Hong Kong

Rebecca Zhang

Chief Partnership Officer

Andrew Young

Associate Director (Innovation)
Sino Group

Vincent See

General Manager, New Ventures And Digital Transformation
Swire Properties

Jessie Chen

Deputy General Manager
Taiping Financial

Mourice Pang

Head of Fintech Development Department
The Bank of East Asia, Limited

Yutong Cheng

Senior Investment Analyst
Transcend Capital

Alexander Schell

Product Innovation Director

Tony Chow

Wan Hui Capital

Eugene Leung

Head of Watten Investments
Watten Investments

Ricky Wong

Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Wheelock Properties

JY Chan

Wings Capital Ventures

Arthur Siu

Head of Retail Services

About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

HKSTP has been committed for over 20 years in building up Hong Kong as an international innovation and technology (I&T) hub, propelling success for local and global pioneers today and tomorrow. We attract and nurture talent, accelerate and commercialise I&T for entrepreneurs on their journey of growth in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, Asia and beyond. HKSTP has established a thriving I&T ecosystem that supported over 10 unicorns and Hong Kong’s leading R&D hub specialising in fields including biotechnology, AI and robotics, fintech and smart city technology. Today, it has over 13,000 research professionals, over 1,400 technology companies, as well as three INNOPARKs that realise the vision of new industrialisation for the city.

Through our infrastructure, services, expertise and network of partnerships, HKSTP will help establish innovation and technology as a pillar of growth for Hong Kong, while reinforcing Hong Kong’s international I&T hub status as a launchpad for global growth at the heart of the GBA innovation powerhouse.

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