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Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.
Despite the cold weather, with Hong Kong hitting a record low temperature of 3 degrees, startup enthusiasts gathered at Cocoon for 54 hours and pitched in front of 5 judges and a crowd of 100 people.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model:
- Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers;
- Teams are formed around the top ideas (determined by popular vote);
- Then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Discover the 9 teams who build a startup in 54 hours.

1. Hitch - Brand Express - Validation Winner

A store front for foreign SME to access China market.

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

2. Complete U

Credit transfer for online courses and studied courses between universities and education instituions.

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

3. Fund.ed - Best execution and design Winner

Online platform to gather scholarship and university applications.

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

4. Re-intelligence

Empower property buyers to make data-driven decision.

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

5. Paper Boy

Suscription for toilet paper.
paperboy

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6. Air Pho

AirBnB for booking photographers.

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

7. Vaultron - Overall Winner

Secure the value of your collectables.
vaultron

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

8. Aego Fit

Online platform to find personal trainers.

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

9. Let's fight

Aggregate ranking to find a winner between 2 things (movies, restaurants, shoes...).

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

StartmeUp Festival

Startup Weekend Alpha is part of the startmeUp festival.
The Hong Kong startup ecosystem has witnessed phenomenal growth over the past few years and the city is consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing startup hubs in the world. To celebrate and showcase the startup ecosystem, InvestHK is organizing the 2016 StartmeupHK Festival from 23-30 January. Delving into the future of entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation, the week will feature keynotes, interactive how-to-sessions, hackathons, powerful lessons from seasoned founders and investors plus much more.
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Judges

A special thank you to the 5 judges who took the time, on a freezing sunday afternoon to come, ask questions and give their constructive feedbacks to the participants:
- Roland Yau - Investment Director of CoCoon,
- Jonathan Li - Lead Venture Associate,
- Karena Belin - Co-Founder W Hub,
- Jong Lee - Chairman and Managing Director of RGL Holdings, Ltd,
- Daniel Walker - CEO of Dragon Law.

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

SUWE HK Team

Nothing would have been possible without this team, driven by passion and led by 100% volunteers.
A special mention for Matthieu Bodin, facilitating this exciting and fun event.
- Matthieu Bodin
- Ankit Sethi
- Andy Kun
- Karen Farzam
- Warrington Hsu
- Felix Wong
- Rhiann Suen
- Keith Ng
- Dr. Data Ng
- Julien Besthorn
- Ish Handa
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Special Thank you

Urban Health

Urban Health provided amazing, delicious, tasty and healthy food during the 3 days. They worked hard to deliver fresh cooked dishes.
Thank you so much
urban health

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

Red Bull

This little can kept us up all weekend!
red bull

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Cocoon

Cocoon for hosting Startup Weekend in their awesome co-working that was one of the pioneer of the startup ecosystem.
cocoon

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LCCS

LCCS provided free incorporation in Hong Kong to the winning team and other gifts to the winners.
LCCS is a cloud based Low Cost Corporate Services provider to set up Hong Kong company.
LCCS

Startup Weekend alpha StartmeUp... and the winner is...

Advwhere

Advwhere matches influencers with brands by unique social data analytics.
advwhere

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