The Million Dollar Challenge
27 Sep 2018 06:30pm - 09:30pm
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The Million Dollar Challenge

27 Sep 2018 06:30pm - 09:30pm

More Events Eaton Club, 5/F, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Rd, Central Free Event
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If you want to network, have the opportunity to watch the competition & learn about the Indian market but you don't want to pitch, you're on the right page!

If you are a startup and you would like to apply to pitch, click here.

If you want to be a partner of the event or you are a late stage startup and you plan on scaling into India, send us an email at and we can organize a consultation.


Why You Should Attend

Network | Scale | Get inspired | F&B

From September 16th to October 10th the Vizag International Roadshow will visit 5 countries around the world to meet and offer you the opportunity to be part of the Vizag Million Dollar Tech Challenge organized by the Andhra Pradesh Government in India.

This initiative will enable startups to showcase their solutions to a jury of prominent investors and get a chance to win part of $1M in equity-free funding. Winners will also be given an opportunity to set up an office in Vizag, the largest city and the financial capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which is a requirement to claim the prize. To sign up for the startup competition, click here: (Deadline: 23 September 2018)

The Vizag Roadshow is landing in Tel Aviv, Paris, London, Hong Kong and Bangalore in a global search to find and support the most promising startups with the potential to succeed financially and make a positive impact on the society.

The most promising startups, 3-5 from each country participating in the Roadshow will make it to the global finals on October 22-25th and have a chance to win a share of the $1 million in prizes.

Don't miss the chance to be introduced to investors and representatives from the Indian government, willing to work with startups, so join this event and pitch your technology!



6:30 - 6:45: Event Introduction

6:45 pm - 7:40 pm: 1st Pitch Session- 10 Startups: 5 mins each

7:45 pm - 8:05 pm: Panel Discussion

8:10 pm - 9:05 pm: 2nd Pitch Session- 11 Startups: 5 mins each

9:05 pm - 9:30 pm: Track Toppers Announcement & Networking

*Opportunity to Network and Food and Beverage will be provided

Judges :
1. Benjamin Quinlan, CEO & Managing Partner, Quinlan & Associates
2. James Savage, Founding Partner Demetr Ventures
3. Renu Bhatia, Co-founder, Asia Fintech Angels, Also Mentor & Investor
4. Sonalie Figueiras, Founder & CEO Green Queen & Ekowarehouse
5. Sulaiman Alireza, Founding Partner 8point Capital
6. Theodore Ma, Co-founder, CoCoon
7. Iain Reed , Angel & Mentor – Fintech Entrepreneur & TiE HK
8. Tony Tung - Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund / Gobi Partner
9. Kristi Swartz, MD , Brian Cave
10. Jessie Lam, CFO, Brinc
11. Karen Belin, CEO & Co-Founder, Whub

Panel :
• JA Choudhary - IT Advisor AP Govt
• Iain Reed - TiE HK, EFA
• Charles Lam - Cyberport
• Karena Belin - Whub


About Roadshow on September 27th, Hong Kong

The roadshow is a part of a global event the Vizag Fintech Festival in India. It has been organized to select the best start-ups in AgriTech, FinTech and EmergeTech domains and to offer them an opportunity to participate in $1mn Challenge happening in Vishakhapatnam. There will be twenty five shortlisted start-ups who will be invited to Vizag. These start-ups will win a cash prize of USD 10K to attend the grand finale in October between 23-25th. Two winners from the global roadshows will win a prize of USD 150k and USD 100k in each track. Visit for all the details

It is a part of series of roadshows happening in UK, France, US, HK and India.  we will be honored with having Mr. JA Chowdhary, Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Chief Minister of AP present and representing the State of AP.

It would also be attended by other delegates such as Mr. Anoop Singh Special Secretary, Department of IT, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Venture Capitalists, and other members of the start-up ecosystem in Hong Kong.


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