11th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day opens tomorrow
The 11th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opens tomorrow and runs for two days (16 and 17 May) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). A media tour was held today to announce highlights of the fair, showcasing a range of innovative products and services. They included Kiwi Campus's food delivery robot, Kiwibot; Sentronic International Limited's real-time parking information app, PickPark; Kalon Couture's 3D body scan mobile application for e-consumers; HOMEY's augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) platform for instant interior designs; Sweet Stories' French cuisine designed specifically for the elderly and hospital patients; and Recruit AI Studio's artificial intelligence (AI) and big data technologies for recruitment.
This year's E-Day exhibition will feature more than 280 exhibitors and their innovative products and technologies, with the Imaginarium zone spotlighting local start-ups that offer real-life applications in the areas of healthtech, biotech, fintech, greentech, AR, VR and AI.
More than 40 entrepreneurs from different industries will discuss technology trends and business opportunities, including AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), fintech, smart city development, healthtech and edtech, in a series of seminars at the "Start-up Runway", one of the event's highlights. Renowned experts will also echo on this year's theme to share their inspiration as entrepreneurs and their secrets behind transforming from start-ups into larger-scale enterprises.
The speaker line-up for this year includes: Jordan Fung, 16-year-old Founder & CEO of Pedosa Group; Sergio Pachon, Co-founder & COO of Kiwi Campus Inc; Jack Zhang, Co-founder and CEO of Airwallex; Andy Chan, Founder and Executive Director of Qupital Limited; Jason Zheng, Co-founder & CEO of HelloToby; Walden Lam, Co-founder & Chief Hustler of Unspun; Joe Mak, Founder and CEO of ANIWEAR Company Limited; Justin Lai, Regional Manager (Hong Kong) of Wantedly, Inc; Fred Ngan, Co-founder & Co-CEO of Bowtie Life Insurance Company Limited; Tim Lee, Founder & CEO of QFPay Group; Abraham Lam, Director & CEO of MEGA Automation Limited and more.
Details of other key E-day events are as follows:
Opening and Plenary Session - "E-Living: Create
Date: 16 May (Thursday)
Venue: The Assembly, Hall 1E
Guest of Honour: Jason Chiu, Vice-chairman, Hong Kong Startup Council
Start-up Express - Pitching Final
Date: 17 May (Friday)
Venue: The Pitchathon Spot, Hall 1D
Judging panel: Duncan Chiu, Co-founder and Managing Director of Radiant Venture Capital; Jason Chiu, CEO of Cherrypicks; Jimmy Tao, Managing Director and CEO of Vitargent International Holdings Limited; Prof Guanhua Chen, Co-founder of Hong Kong X Tech Startup Platform
Remarks: 20 start-ups will pitch their business ideas and innovations to judges at the Pitching Final. The 10 winning start-ups will be entitled to opportunities ranging from joining various trade promotion activities to building their networks, marketing their business and attracting potential investment.