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17-11-2020

“Elevator Pitch Competition 2020” - Virtual Battle for Global Startups

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) held its annual Elevator Pitch Competition 2020 (EPiC) virtually on 6 November for the first time. This year, EPiC attracted 476 entries from 37 countries and cities, who presented their innovative business ideas with a one-minute video pitch to simulate the signature 60-second elevator ride to leading investors and judges. US-based biotechnology startup, Mi Terro, crowned champion and claimed the top prize of US$100,000 at the competition.


Mi Terro, also the winner of the Smart City category, is a company that upcycles and reengineers protein food waste into plastic and cotton alternative fibres for the fashion, medical and packaging industries. The three Tech Category Winners, including UK-based AI & Robotics startup Arctoris, Philippines-based fintech startup PearlPay, and Portugal-based health technology startup RUBYnanomed, showcased their potential as innovators in the competition.

Startups which participate EPiC have to present their innovative business ideas in a one-minute elevator pitch. The top ten finalists were given another opportunity to face the judges in a three-minute live pitch and two-minute Q&A, before announcing the overall champion, who took away a cash prize of US$100,000 while each of the category winners received a cash prize of US$10,000 and all ten finalists won US$6,000 each. This year the event was expanded to a week-long virtual programme. Please visit https://epic.hkstp.org/ for more details.

 

List of Winners:

Award

Company Name

Countries and Cities

Champion and Tech Category Winner –
Smart City

Mi Terro

United States

Tech Category Winner – Artificial
Intelligence & Robotics

Arctoris

United Kingdom

Tech Category Winner – FinTech

PearlPay

Philippines

Tech Category Winner – Health
Technology

RUBYnanomed

Portugal

Other Top 10 Finalists

Augmented Bionics

Australia

 

D-Engraver

Hong Kong

 

FindOurView

United States

 

Pivotal Technologies Limited

Hong Kong

 

PurCity

Denmark

 

Qi Sensor Technologies Limited

Hong Kong

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