StartmeupHK Festival 2020 goes virtual July 6-10
The StartmeupHK Festival this year is going virtual. The week long Festival is orchestrated by StartmeupHK of InvestHK. Core Events and Community Events have been put in place by appointed organisers with their individual programmes collectively making up the festival.
According to the 2019 start-up survey conducted by InvestHK, there were 3,184 start-ups in Hong Kong ( up 21% on 2018) which generated 12,478 jobs (an increase of 31% on 2018).
Core event organisers will bring the latest industry developments in smart city, retail tech, digital lifestyle, global startup trends and insights from the most promising startups, investors and corporates and many more!
StartmeupHK are expecting 17,000 delegates. There are more than 300 + speakers, 400+ exhibitors from 54 countries. The best part of this is that you can register and glean all this information for free !
And all-in-one tickets give you access to all Core Events and can be purchased on event organisers’ websites along with options for event specific only tickets. Here is a list of the core events:
CONNECTED CITIES CONFERENCE
12:00 – 19:00 HKT
THE NEXT GENERATION OF CITY LIVING
Connected Cities Conference will be showcasing innovations for the next generation of city living. We will be featuring global and regional speakers from academia, business and leading entrepreneurs to showcase examples of a number of smart / connected cities and technologies from around the world including IoT, AI and Data Analytics to enhance a city’s liveability, workability and sustainability.
CONNECTED RETAIL EXPERIENCES
9:30 – 17:30 HKT (Virtual Fair)
13:30 – 18:00 HKT (Conference)
DRIVEN BY DATA, POWERED BY PEOPLE
Connected Retail Experiences (CRE) is a conference for retailers and brand owners who understand that retail is changing and are looking for solutions to help them reposition their business. The event encompasses the technology and innovation that goes into creating seamless branded retail experiences across all channels. The event will focus on the future of retailing and how retailers are able to harness the power of data lakes of information that they hold about their customers’ purchasing habits.
STARTUP IMPACT SUMMIT 2020
SHOWING IMPACT. MAKING IMPACT
Not your typical Startup Conference! Bringing together the local and the international tech community to showcase and create impact. 365 days of Startup Life condensed into two days, with multiple tracks, stages, workshops and resources to scale your business to the next level. If you think SIS is just another Tech Conference, think again!
Startup Impact Summit aims to nurture entrepreneurs, corporates, students, investors, into socially minded change makers, and help the audience gain practical tips & tools to start and scale a project with a meaningful purpose, with the support of the ecosystem.
This year we are even more focusing on the 17 UN goals to raise awareness of the cutting-edge technologies and businesses and the social and environmental impact they are able to create.
LIFESTYLE TECH CONFERENCE
10:00 – 18:00 HKT (Virtual Investor Matching)
14:00 – 17:00 HKT (Conference)
BRINGING NEW MEANING TO EVERYDAY LIFE
Hosted by Jumpstart Media, the Lifestyle Tech Conference will provide key insights into the startup ecosystem. Join us as we bring you insights, trends and experiences from the most promising startups, investors, corporates and change makers disrupting our world today. Come check out the latest and greatest startups learn from the organizations and visionaries forging new paths in struggling sectors.
Sign up now for the investor matching session to expand your network and pitch your business ideas.
9:30 – 12:30 HKT
CREATING A STRONGER STARTUP ECOSYSTEM IN HK
Hosted by The Mills Fabrica, the ‘Ecosystem Summit’ will focus on ways to foster and grow the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong and globally. With a series of panels and roundtables, the half-day event will highlight:
(1) developing entrepreneurial talent through education and incubation,
(2) transforming corporates through innovation and
(3) taking Hong Kong startups global and promoting the city as a global innovation hub.
HKFIA 2020 FORUM
9:30 – 17:00 HKT
Reward financial institutions for their contributions to the city’s financial market
Theme: The Road Ahead: How would the entrepreneurs be adaptive to the changing world in the next decade?
“We’re really excited about our first Virtual StartmeupHK Festival that’ll take place in July,” said Jayne Chan, Head of StartmeupHK, InvestHK . “There have been many twists and turns in getting to this stage but we hope you feel the results are worth it. One of the world’s largest virtual startup conference in terms of content and number of events, high profile business leaders and inspirational speakers, one-to-one meetings with investors and startups, job fair, investor masterclasses and startup villages – we’ve got a packed agenda and hope people who attend will find it to be of genuine value.”