The 7th HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition was held successfully
The Entrepreneurship Center (EC) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) successfully organized the 7th Annual One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition on June 8-9. The 2-day competition has started with Exhibition and Elevator Pitch Session followed by a Business Plan Evaluation.
This year a total of near 90 teams participated which most of the competing teams were composed of HKUST faculty, staff, students, and alumni from the schools of Science, Engineering, and Business. Judges on the panels of the four round assessments are from leading executives, professional investors and entrepreneurial academics.
Prof. Tony F Chan, the President of HKUST, pronounced in the award dinner. “It's very innovative. The prototypes and concepts are really amazing. This is the second year that this competition has been extended beyond Hong Kong, the footprint has been extended. I am thankful to the sponsors and especially our colleagues for their efforts to support this competition.”
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the competition has received a record-high sponsorship from our platinum sponsors, GF Securities Co., Ltd. and Shui On Group; gold sponsor, Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform; and bronze sponsors, Uptown Co-Workshop, BlackPine & Oriente. We were honoured to have Mr. Yang Long, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GF Securities, to give speech and present the awards to the winners.
After rigorous competition of the 12 shortlisted teams, all awards were given at the Award Dinner on June 12. To view the list of awardees, please kindly visit: http://www.ec.ust.hk/onemilliondollar/awards_announcement.html
For more information about the 7th Annual One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition, please visit: http://onemilliondollar.ust.hk