IPIEC Global 2019
International SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Hong Kong Division
Officially launched

On August 29th, the Hong Kong division of the IPIEC Global 2019 "Maker China" International SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, supported by more than 30 business organizations and innovation and technology institutions, was hosted by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer of the Innovation and Technology Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Acting Assistant Government Chief Information Officer, Mr. Tang Wenguang, officiated, together with Ms. Chen Liwen, representative of the ecosystem and partner cooperation director of Cyberport, Mr. Shen Weiquan, Chairman of Angel Investment Foundation, and Mr. Li Zhengang, Senior Manager of Huiju.com Hong Kong, for a simple and solemn Launching Ceremony.

Ms. Chen Liwen, Director of Cyberport Ecosystem and Partnership, Ivy

Address from Cyberport

The final will be held during the flagship event "Cyberport Venture Capital Forum" (CVCF) held in Cyberport on November 6, 2019. At that time, the top ten will introduce the participating projects on the final stage and have a chance to win the "Cyberport" Cultivation Program" direct interview opportunities and three-month free trial of the Cyberport shared workplace Smart-Space and other awards.

The champion and runner-up of the competition will represent Hong Kong in the global finals held in Guangzhou in December, competing for a prize of US$100,000 and connecting with global innovation and technology capital.

Mr. Shen Weiquan, Chairman of Angel Investment Foundation, Ivan

Speech from Angel Investment Foundation

The Angel Investment Foundation has been supporting IPIEC Global, a global entrepreneurial competition since two years. In 2017, it signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Huiju.com to arrange a 20 million Hong Kong dollar fund pool to provide new investors of the competition's award-winning projects with investment repurchases of up to 70%. Guarantee, encourage investors to actively invest in start-ups.

In 2018, it introduced the right to host the competition in Hong Kong for the first time, successfully discovered the "Novus" Hong Kong qualifying project, and finally won the global championship. It also promoted the participation of Hong Kong enterprises in innovation and technology investment and initiated innovation and technology investment needs.

This year, the number of participating companies has increased significantly to 10, and domestic companies have reached 65. We hope that more innovation and technology projects can successfully connect with corporate investors through the competition today.

Huiju.com shares contest details

Mr. Li Zhengang, Senior Manager of Huiju.com Hong Kong, sharing the details of the Hong Kong competition

This year there will be 11 themes. Registration will be accepted from today. Hong Kong registered companies are eligible to participate. The deadline is September 30. At the same time, as of the launch ceremony, 10 local companies have participated in the release of innovation and technology investment needs. Continue to accept Hong Kong companies to publish innovation and technology investment needs through this competition, and the deadline is September 15.

Three sessions will be held in the coming month, including: September 10 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, September 18 at the University of Hong Kong, and September 20 at the Science Park.

The Hong Kong Division will select the top 10 after the registration deadline on September 30. The Hong Kong final will be held at Cyberport on November 6. The winner and runner-up will represent Hong Kong to enter the global finals held in Guangzhou in December, and the global championship will be awarded. US$100,000, US$50,000 for the runner-up, and US$20,000 for the second runner-up.

Hong Kong competition history

August 29, 2019

Hong Kong Division Launch Ceremony (Cyberport)

Time: 2:30 pm on August 29, 2019

Venue: Conference Hall, Block E, Hong Kong Cyberport Phase 3

September 10, 2019

Project Recruitment Briefing Session (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Time: September 10, 2019 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Venue: Room 2303, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

September 18, 2019

Project Recruitment Briefing Session (The University of Hong Kong)

Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, September 18, 2019

Venue: KB115, New York Building, University of Hong Kong

September 20, 2019

Project Recruitment Briefing Session (Hong Kong Science Park)

Time: 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm, September 20, 2019

Location: Idea Lab, Hong Kong Science Park

November 6, 2019

Hong Kong Finals (Cyberport)

Time: 2:00-6:00 pm, November 6, 2019

Location: Hong KongCyberport