Upcoming Events

1 NOV - 17 JAN
Student Online Registration (on or before 3:00pm)
Briefing Sessions
28 FEB
Deadline of Submission of 5-minute Presentation (for both preliminary pitching day) (on or before 11:00am)
Announcement of Official Preliminary Pitching Day Allocation
Networking Event A
14 MAR
1st Preliminary Pitching Day
28 MAR
2nd Preliminary Pitching Day
Networking Event B & Announcement of Finalist Teams
  APR -   MAY
“Meet Your Mentor”
Deadline of Submission of 5-minute Presentation (for Final Pitching Day) (on or before 11:00am)
16 MAY
Final Pitching Day
Awards Presentation Ceremony
Exchange Tour

Terms and Conditions

1. Intellectual Property Rights, Copyrights and Plagiarism
  1.1 All entries to the YDC Dare To Change Business Pitch Competition must be the original work of the participants/participating teams. Participants found to have committed copyright infringement in their work will be disqualified.
  1.2 Participants found to have committed acts of plagiarism in their work will be disqualified.
  1.3 The organizer shall not be held responsible for any intellectual property violation by participants.
2. Use of Information
  2.1 All information including personal data of the participants will be used by the organizer for purposes relating to the competitions, this includes the disclosure and transfer of information to the judges and the media, posting on the official website or other official publications and for use in activities organized in the future by the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council. The information may also be used for promotion and publicizing of the events.
  2.2 Participants may be requested to attend publicity campaigns e.g. promotion activities and media interviews.
  2.3 While every effort will be made to preserve the confidentiality of each submission. It is suggested that highly sensitive materials, such as patent-able technical drawings or formulae, be excluded from the entry. The responsibility for the protection of intellectual property ultimately lies upon the participants.
  2.4 The Competition is supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission to promote innovative mind in Hong Kong. For educational purpose, YDC reserves the right of video recording and public the pitching.
3. General Rules and Regulations
  3.1 Participants should use any software and their respective versions specified by the organizer.
  3.2 The organizer will not be responsible for computer failures due to computer viruses transmitted or any data loss due to computer failure.
  3.3 No additions or other changes can be made once the application has been submitted. Participants should check and verify all the input information before submission and make sure the information given in the application form and the submitted documents is correct and true to the best of the participant's knowledge and belief.
  3.4 Participants are required to bring along their Hong Kong ID Card and Full-time Student ID card of tertiary education institutes in Hong Kong for identification when attending every activities of YDC Dare to Change Business Pitch Competition.
  3.5 If the government announces that students need not to attend school on the day of workshop, networking or presentation sessions, and these events will be postponed. New dates and relevant information will be posted on the official website.
  3.6 Any teams failing to submit their presentation materials for preliminary/ final pitching on or before the deadline stated below, or absent teams from the Compulsory Briefing Session, will be considered withdrawing from the competition.

Presentation Materials Submission Deadline: Preliminary Pitching Presentation Materials Submission Deadline: Final Pitching
28 February, 2020 11:00am 8 May, 2020 11:00am
  3.7 The organizer will not be responsible for the safety, any accidents, injuries, damage or loss of personal belongings that may occur during participation or attendance of workshops, networking, presentation sessions, mentorship period, or any other related YDC activities before and after the completion of the Competition.
  3.8 Any participant who causes undue disturbance during any workshop, training, presentation sessions or related activities may be disqualified and/or expelled from the venue.
  3.9 The decision of the judging panel on all results shall be final and conclusive. No appeals will be entertained.
  3.10 The organizer reserves the right to alter or modify the rules or schedule of the competition where necessary.
  3.11 Participants have to agree, adhere to, and abide by the “Eligibility and Entry Criteria” and “Terms and conditions” of this competition. The organizer reserves the right to disqualify participants who fail to conform to the rules, or violate any of the above rules and regulations.