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HKSTP Unveils Top 74 Global Startups Confirmed for EPiC 2024 Grand Finale

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  • EPiC 2024 Grand Finale on 26 April 2024 features US$45 million investment to be arranged, up to US$5 million in HKSTP venture funding, US$240,000 in cash prizes, plus partnership opportunities
  • This year’s finale features 80% of semi-finalists coming from 16 overseas markets
  • All semi-finalists will have access to unrivalled benefits and opportunities provided by HKSTP’s innovation ecosystem
HONG KONG SAR 18 March 2024 – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has revealed the top 74 startups from over 600 contestants for its eighth and biggest ever global Elevator Pitch Competition 2024 (EPiC 2024) Grand Finale, taking place in Hong Kong on 26 April 2024. The semi-finalists were selected from the first-ever four-city series of global semi-finals held in the innovative hubs of Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Singapore.

HKSTP Unveils Top 74 Global Startups Confirmed for EPiC 2024 Grand Finale
This year, 80% of semi-finalists are overseas competitors from 16 economies, making this contest the most international iteration of EPiC to date. EPiC’s global growth stands testament to Hong Kong’s status as a leading international I&T hub that attracts top-tier startups from around the world.
EPiC 2024 is a HKSTP’s annual flagship startup event and one of Hong Kong’s mega events, becoming one of the most highly anticipated events for the I&T community. This year’s Grand Finale will take place on 26 April 2024, at the sky100 venue atop Hong Kong’s tallest building, International Commerce Centre. The participating startups will compete across the three competition tracks of FinTech, PropTech and MobilityTech.
Startups will have exactly 60 seconds to amaze the judges with their disruptive innovation, in a genuine elevator pitch experience for all participants. All applicants will target US$45 million investment to be arranged[1], have the opportunity to compete for up to US$5 million in investment from HKSTP Corporate Venture Fund (“CVF”), as well as US$240,000 in cash prizes, plus partnership opportunities. By participating in EPiC, startups can leverage Hong Kong’s largest innovation ecosystem at HKSTP as a springboard to huge market opportunities in Mainland China, across Asia and beyond.
The full list of semi-finalists below:
MobilityTech
Company Name (in alphabetical order) Headquarter
1 ABAKA AI Mainland China
2 ACCURE Battery Intelligence United States
3 AUTOCRYPT South Korea
4 Certivity Germany
5 Coordle United States
6 EVA Germany
7 FlyX Technologies Inc. United States
8 ivilion Germany
9 KONVERY DATA TECH CO.LTD Mainland China
10 Libpet Tech Limited Hong Kong
11 Meep Spain
12 MotoNerv Limited Hong Kong
13 Mushroom Material Singapore
14 Novac Italy
15 Ohoskin Italy
16 OpalAI Inc United States
17 PIX Moving Mainland China
18 SCRAMBLUX GMBH Germany
19 Shanghai Qiongche Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd Mainland China
20 Smart Audio Technologies United Kingdom
21 Soter AI United States
22 tozero GmbH Germany
23 Vidi Labs Limited Hong Kong
24 Waveye Inc Germany
25 wheel.me Norway
26 XYZ Robotics Mainland China
PropTech
Company Name (in alphabetical order) Headquarter
1 Agora World United States
2 Ailytics Limited Hong Kong
3 Albacastor Technology Limited Hong Kong
4 Allye Energy United Kingdom
5 AZURE PRINTED HOMES United States
6 Blue Wall Technology Mainland China
7 Carnot Innovations Limited Hong Kong
8 Civils.ai Singapore
9 Collov Inc United States
10 Green Independence Italy
11 GreenCoat Pty Ltd Australia
12 Hyele Limited Hong Kong
13 inHovate Solutions UAE
14 Kodifly Limited Hong Kong
15 LifeSparrow Solutions Limited Hong Kong
16 Pando Electric United States
17 ProGreen Innovations Kenya
18 Syzl Canada
19 TANGObuilder United States
20 Ultrack Technology Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
21 WaveScan Technologies Pte Ltd Singapore
22 XKool Technology Mainland China
23 Yueshi Robot Mainland China
24 Zhuling Technology Mainland China
FinTech
Company Name (in alphabetical order) Headquarter
1 Aurionpro Payment Solutions Ltd Hong Kong
2 Bizbaz Pte. Ltd. Singapore
3 Boopos United States
4 Boost Capital Singapore
5 Connect Earth United Kingdom
6 D-Engraver Limited Hong Kong
7 e-States United States
8 exaBITS United States
9 imBee Hong Kong
10 iVE.ONE Limited Hong Kong
11 Kaiku United Kingdom
12 KORZO INC. United States
13 KYP United Kingdom
14 Meson Singapore
15 MoneyMatch Sdn Bhd Malaysia
16 Physis Investment United States
17 Helios Life Enterprises United States
18 RealKey United States
19 Rey Indonesia
20 Shenzhen Magic Engine Artificial Intelligence (ME) Co., Ltd. Mainland China
21 Smile API Singapore
22 TFS Hong Kong
23 Transparently.AI Singapore
24 UNCLE2 FINTECH LIMITED Hong Kong

[1] Target to arrange USD45 Million investment: Investors (including funds managed by HKSTP CVF, Beyond Ventures, BitRock Capital, Gaw Capital, HKX, InnoAngel, Jafco Asia, Mindworks Capital and Radiant Tech Ventures) will consider investing in applicants (subject to terms and conditions to be agreed between the parties)

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