60 seconds to FAME

Elevator Pitch Competition, "EPiC" in short, is a fun-filled international start-up event organised by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. 100 start-ups will be selected to pitch their ideas in a 60-second elevator ride at the International Commerce Centre, the most iconic skyscraper in Hong Kong. They will compete for the chance to win an investment prize of not less than US$120,000!

Elevator Pitch Competition 2017


Start-up Contestants

Spread your ideas in a fun way

Within the start-up community, an “elevator pitch” is a short summary of your business model, ideally delivered in less time than it takes to ride an elevator, but compelling enough to get a follow-up meeting. To win an investor's heart, you have to get your own "elevator pitch" ready.

This competition will give you a chance to win investors' hearts and not less than US$120,000 funding in just 60 seconds inside the elevator of ICC, the tallest and the most impressive building in Hong Kong.

Application closes on 30 September 2017. Apply Now! You may be one of the 100 shortlisted start-ups and pitch your idea at EPiC on 2 November 2017.

100 finalists

Who should apply

  • Your company (local or international) is less than 5 years old as of 24 April 2017.
    (Individual may also apply.)
  • You have received less than US$10 million in funding as of 24 April 2017.
  • You focus on any technology area including but not limited to:
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Electronics
  • Green Technology
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Material and Precision Engineering

Note: The Champion must register a company in Hong Kong for the projects presented in order to be eligible for the investment prize in the form of call option. He/she must agree to a common set of terms and sign an individual agreement with each individual investor.

And the Winner is...

Cathay Photonics Ltd

Top 10 finalists


Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region. Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Biomedical Technology, Electronics, Green Technology, Information & Communications Technology, Material and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth. Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.

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