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4 NOV - 15 FEB


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Announcement of Official Preliminary Pitching Day Allocation

18 FEB


Briefing Sessions

20 MAR


Deadline of Submission of 5-minute Presentation (for both preliminary pitching day)

25 MAR


1st Preliminary Pitching Day

  APR -   JUN


“Meet Your Mentor”



2nd Preliminary Pitching Day

13 APR


Announcement of Finalist Teams

13 APR


Networking Event B

10 MAY


Deadline of Submission of 5-minute Presentation (for Final Pitching Day)

13 MAY


Final Pitching Day

27 MAY


Awards Presentation Ceremony


The Competition

YDC Dare to Change – “Change Your Life in 5 Minutes: Stand-up Pitch Competition “offers all tertiary students in Hong Kong a chance to step out of their comfort zone and conduct a five-minute pitch of their business ideas in front of seasoned executives.

All participants will be given instant feedbacks by seasoned executives, as well as certifies of participation as encouragement. Finalists will also receive one-to-one guidance from business professionals with subsidies as a start-up fund. Not only will they have an opportunity to execute their business ideas in an office offered by the HKSTP on a free rental basis, winning teams will also be recommended to regional contests.

Various sorts of Networking Events will be held with the aim to let all the participants have the opportunity to know more about updated and related information of the business realm through potential investors and seasoned professionals.

Apply on or before 15 February 2017 and submit your business proposals on time, you will be straightly promoted to the prelimnary pitching without any selection processes.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at 2789 3979 or via e-mail at dare.to.change@ydc.org.hk.



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