Invest Hong Kong has just unveiled details of its five-day StartmeupHK Festival 2020, which will run from July 6 to 10.
The festival has moved from an in-person event to a fully virtual experience.
The week-long of start-up events will feature keynote addresses by industry figures from around the world, exhibitions, investor matching and a jobs fair, and will be open to attendees across the globe for free, with additional paid premium sessions.
The festival hopes to showcase the latest developments in smart cities, retail tech, artificial intelligence, fintech, lifestyle tech, and global start-up trends and insights. It provides an opportunity for start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, students and government representatives to connect, exchange ideas and benefit from business opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China and elsewhere in Asia.
“Despite the challenges, Hong Kong’s start-up ecosystem remains resilient,” Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at InvestHK Mr Charles Ng said. “Our solid track record stands as a testimony to Hong Kong’s enduring appeal as a place for start-ups to settle, grow, launch and expand into other markets.”
He added: “The number of start-ups in Hong Kong in 2019 reached 3 184, up 21 per cent year on year. And, importantly, the number of people working in the city’s start-up sector grew 31 per cent to 12 478. Hong Kong’s appeal as a start-up hub extends to a wide variety of industries, with sectors such as fintech, e-commerce, supply chain management and logistics technology all having experienced phenomenal growth in recent years.”
More here: www.startmeup.hk.