Competition Format

Phase I - Preliminary Round

  1. Online Registration and information upload
    - Each participating teams are required to fill in the application form online on or before 3:00 pm 14 January 2022; and upload identification documents of each team member during online registration:
    (i) soft copy of a full time local student identity proof that is issued by a local tertiary institution in Hong Kong.
    - A registration notice with team number will be sent to the registrants after submitting the online form. The team number is used for the online submission of competition entries.
    - An official confirmation email will be sent to the eligible teams after checking all the related information.
  2. Preliminary Pitching Days
    - Preliminary pitching day 1 : 19 March 2022
    - Preliminary pitching day 2 : 26 March 2022
    - The choice of pitching day is on a first-come-first-served basis
  3. Compulsory Briefing Sessions
    - The compulsory briefing sessions will be held on 29 January 2022.
    - Competition format and judging criteria will be introduced in this session. All registered teams and participants must attend the session, absent teams and participants from the Compulsory Briefing Session, will be considered withdrawing from the competition.
  4. Entry / Presentation Submission
    - Presentation PowerPoint or slides have to be submitted on or before 1:00 pm 1 March 2022.
  5. Preliminary Pitching Day
    - Attendance of at least half of the team is required, if there are only two teammates, both of them are required to attend.
    - Given 5 minutes for each presentation, each team has to conduct their entire presentation within the time limit in any form in front of the judging panel.
    - The presentation will be immediately followed by a 5-minute Q & A session with the judging panel.
    - 10 teams will be selected to progress to the final round.
    - All participating teams will be given certificates of participation as an encouragement.

Phase II - Final Round

  1. Mentorship Program
    - Each finalist team will be paired with a seasoned entrepreneur or a mentor from the respective industry, who will provide adequate support and professional advice throughout the entire preparatory road to the final.
  2. Final Presentation
    - Presentation PowerPoint or slides have to be submitted on or before 1:00 pm 20 May 2022.
    - Attendance of the whole team is required.
    - Given 5 minutes for each presentation, each team has to conduct their entire presentation within the time limit in any form.
    - The presentation will be immediately followed by a 10-minute Q & A session with the judging panel.
  3. Award Presentation Ceremony
    - The top teams will be showcasing their projects.
    - Winners, as well as the finalists and the rest of the participating teams will be invited on stage to accept their awards and certificates.