Meet the 8 Tech Startups Selected to Pitch at Seedstars Hong Kong

On August 31st, 8 of Hong Kong’s best seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Global Seedstars Summit and win up to USD 1 million in equity investments.

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes has brought its pre-selection rounds to an end and selected 8 promising tech startups to pitch at the Seedstars Hong Kong pitching event on August 31st at 6pm in the SME Center at HKTDC.

Hong Kong was previously represented by uHoo, a smart indoor air toxin sensor. uHoo was selected, out of 65 other startups, as a finalist for the Hublot ‘Most Innovative Startup’ award at the Seedstars Global Summit this April.

The top startups selected to advance to the pitching event are:

  • BeltRoad: an online marketplace for procurement needs related to the Belt and Road Initiative with funding technology for local SME suppliers.
  • Emotics: increases engagement with compliance training in heavily regulated industries using machine learning and facial expression analysis.

  • ibebot: an IoT company launching intelligent environmental well-being products.

  • LOKOL: connects every brand with high quality micro influencers through non-monetary incentives.

  • Mindfio: brings mindfulness into companies by through biofeedback and data-driven personalization of training.

  • Rocketbots: allows enterprises to improve their internal communications (e.g front line employees) with a AI-powered platform and chatbot solution.

  • Valoot: provides ultra competitive FX rates straight from the FX market, so before you hand over your card in physical stores, you select your preferred currency.

  • Zhenhub: enables modern retailers to execute global logistics operations from anywhere in the world with a single click.

The startups will pitch in front of a jury that consists of John Koh from Koh Vass & Co in Association with Osborne Clarke, Janos Barberis from SuperCharger, Derek Kwik from Brave Soldier Venture Capital, Desmond Marshall from Rouge Ventures, and Adriana Collini from Seedstars.

In order to deliver the best possible event and to provide local entrepreneurs with this opportunity, Seedstars is working closely with their main partner, technology specialist law firm, Koh Vass & Co in Association with Osborne Clarke, and the Embassy of Switzerland in Hong Kong.

Seedstars and Amarex are additionally pleased to be partnering to offer a $3000 shipping prize to the competition’s winning startup. This prize is redeemable for any of Aramex’s shipping services including International Express, Domestic, Stop and Ship, and others, giving the startup the ability to confidently send and receive parcels and correspondence with the peace of mind of Aramex’s superior quality of service.

Further support is provided by: HKTDC, TGN, NexChange, Rouge Ventures, Pitch Perfect, Nest and WHUB.

Members of the public are encouraged to come join the fun and will be treated to the 8 startup pitches as well as food and refreshments. Free registrations for the event can be made on the Seedstars Website [https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-hong-kong-2017].

 

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