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Techathon 2020


Hong Kong Techathon 2019 (Closed)

Date: Fri, 2020/01/10 - 10:00 to Sun, 2020/01/12 - 23:59
Venue: InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong
Aspire to be an entrepreneur, but don’t know how to start?

You are cordially invited to Hong Kong Techathon 2020, which is a 42-hour challenge where you can meet new friends, have fun and work together to bring in a new business solution. What’s more, you will get a chance to pitch for up to 1.9M seed funds!

Over the weekend, you will team up with programmers, engineers, designers, marketers, and entrepreneurs to build a prototype on:

  • New Generation Technology
  • Big Data & Fintech
  • Smart City
  • Health-Care & Social Impact

ALL INDIVIDUALS or TEAMS with technology-related business ideas are welcome!
Date: 10-12 January 2020
Venue: InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong

For more information or registration, visit:
(Registration deadline: 23 Dec 2019)



Hult Prize @ Lingnan University 2019 (Closed)

Join the Hult Prize 2020 Challenge to create solutions for the world's most pressing challenges through launching businesses that are for-profit and for-good! You will have the opportunity to attend an intensive 6-week summer Accelerator Program before pitching your game-changing idea for the chance to win USD 1 Million in seed capital.

Date: 16 Nov 2019 (SAT)
Time: 0900-1200
Venue: MBG19

Details & Application:

Learn more:

Enquiry: Ethan at +852 9061 6354



Startup Weekend Hong Kong Social Impact @ Lingnan University (Closed)

The Startup Weekend Hong Kong @ Lingnan University is one of the Service-Learning projects that aim to nurture students understanding of Social Innovation. Students who studied in the Service-Learning course will implement their ideas and pitch in the Startup Weekend. Judges will give comments and suggestions for students to continue their S-L project in different forms like startups or social enterprise. The 3 winners of Startup Weekend Hong Kong @ Lingnan University will get a chance to enter the Semi-Final of Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge and other prizes.

Date:   11 - 13 Oct 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Time:   11 Oct 2019 (6:30pm – 10:00pm)
             12 Oct 2019 (9:00am – 10:00pm)
             13 Oct 2019 (9:00am – 9:00pm)
Venue:   Sin Cho Ming Function Hall, New Academic Block
Outfit:    Startup Weekend Hong Kong T-Shirt with Jeans / Semi-Formal

Event Rundown: Click here
Event Photos: Click here

For enquiry, please contact Nick at 2616 8072 or



Asia Social Innovation Award 2020: Calling for Changemakers! (Closed)

Break Grounds, Build Change, Birth Hope! Asia Social Innovation Award 2020 “New Urban” is now calling for groundbreaking ideas that transform social and environmental challenges into a positive force for urban growth. Join the 4-day impact programme in Hong Kong including a pitching competition, holistic entrepreneurship development, mentorship and networking to scale the impact of purpose-driven, people-centric innovations.

Asia Social Innovation Award 2020 Program
Date: Feb 10-13, 2020, Hong Kong
Eligibility: Early-growth stage startups (Asia-wide) & Idea Stage (Hong Kong only)

Apply NOW:
Deadline: Nov 15, 2019 [Extended!] 



LEGO® BRICKthrough Challenge (Closed)

LEGO is searching for the next LEGO student leaders in Hong Kong! You are a strategist. You want to change the status quo. You want to be a part of one of the most recognisable brands...and you love LEGO! This is an opportunity for you!

LEGO wants its brand to be more appealing to young girls. Make your team and propose your business strategy.

Imagine you and your two friends as the LEGO Business Development Team, your role is to come up with an innovative business strategy in ONLY 5 SLIDES or less. Top teams will have the chance to pitch your ideas in front of LEGO’s executives.

Details & Application:

Deadline: 28 Apr 2019 (Sun)



AIANEXT100: The Guardians Challenge (Closed)

The AIANext100: The Guardians Challenge is offering you the chance to leverage AIA Hong Kong’s resources to improve the lives of millions of people living in megacities around the world! With your powers of creativity and data analysis, imagine what insurance may look like in 100 years as megacities continue to grow and put pressure on the ageing population and the health industry. This is your opportunity to put your superpowers to the test and collaborate with AIA!

Details & Application:

Deadline:  12 Apr 2019 (Fri)



2019《香港人‧香港心》創意DIY建議計劃 (Closed)




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SII program

「社會創新發明 — 躍『洞』全城設計比賽」(Closed)

世界綠色組織主辦的「社會創新發明 — 躍『洞』全城設計比賽」現正接受報名,歡迎關注環保及社區發展,又充滿創意的中學、大專及專業人士參加。

內容:2-3 名參加者組隊,按其組別分別為岩洞設計智慧屋苑、智慧城市及智慧路燈。




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Social Innovation

Social Innovation+ Competition (Closed)

The Social Innovation+ Competition, sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) and organized by Education For Good is now OPEN for application! 

Submit a simple 2-page Executive Summary and stand a chance to win up to HK$30,000 and Paid Summer Internship Opportunities in Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, or Bank of China's entities in the mainland of China and the ASEAN countries.

A Design Thinking Workshop & Competition Briefing will be held on 23 Feb, 2019. Please register at

More details about the Competition:

Application Deadline: 5 Mar, 2019 







截止報名日期︰2019年3月22日(五) 12:00




Dare To Change Business Pitch Competition (Closed)

YDC Dare To Change Business Pitch Competition offers all tertiary students in Hong Kong a chance to step out of their comfort zone and conduct a five-minute pitch of their business ideas in front of seasoned executives.

All participants will be given instant feedbacks by seasoned executives, as well as certifies of participation as encouragement. Finalists will also receive one-to-one guidance from business professionals with subsidies as a start-up fund. Not only will they have an opportunity to execute their business ideas in an office offered by the HKSTP on a free rental basis, winning teams will also be recommended to regional contests.

Visit to know more!

Application deadline: by 1 Feb 2019 at  1:00 pm

Enquiry:  2798 3979 or


LU x SCMP Challenge

【LU x SCMP Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge 2019】(Closed)

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) is collaborating with Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI), Student Services Centre, Office of Service-Learning and Department of Management to organize the first LU-SCMP Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge 2019 this year. It comprises training and competition to encourage Lingnanians to transform their business and innovation ideas into entrepreneurial startups.

Application Period: 10 Jan – 8 Feb 2019 (Quota is limited!)

Students who have successfully enrolled in the Challenge will get a free bonus gift: SCMP 1 year weekend subscription which values HK$1,050.

Please refer to the poster for more details.

Enquiry: or 2616 8072


Go Green In the city

【Go Green in the City 2019】(Closed)

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation in Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. They are looking for sustainable solutions that can shape the future of industries and company.

By solving one of the four real-life case challenges, you will have the opportunity to win cash prizes of USD $1000, mentorship from Schneider Electric experts, internship and a fully sponsored trip to Schneider Electric's Global Innovation Summit in Barcelona.

Application phrase: 2 Jan- 25 May, 2019

More details:



【Clarins Marketing Challenge】(Closed)

Get creative with the No. 1 prestige skin care brand in Europe!

Clarins aspires to find new ideas and fresh talent to revolutionize its marketing and promote the launch of its new skincare line, focused on young women, a key demographic in the booming Asian skincare market. This challenge is open to all university students in Hong Kong with a talent for creativity and innovation.

By joining this challenge, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your creative skills, gain internship opportunities and win cash prizes up to HKD 50,000!

Application phrase: 28 Nov, 2018 - 10 Feb, 2019

Visit to know more!  




公益金「實踐.社創」社會創新策劃比賽 Social Innovation in Motion (Closed)

The Community Chest has organised the “Social Innovation In Motion” (SIiM) competition for tertiary students. You are encouraged to come up with innovative fund-raising ideas for the Chest OR new service ideas for its member organisations.

Finalist will be mentored by our judges, in person, on their pitching proposal for the final presentation on 9 March 2019. Prize for the champion, 1st and 2nd runner-up is HK$50,000, $30,000 and $10,000 respectively + internship in partnering organisations.

Deadline for registration: 31 Dec, 2018
Deadline for proposal submission: 25 Jan, 2019

Visit for details of application and the competition.


CSR Challenge 2018

CSR Challenge 2018 (Closed)

CSR Challenge is organised by Hong Kong Federation of Business Students (HKFBS) to address the issues of Corporate Social Responsibility, an emerging trend that has a significant game changing role in the business world. The theme for this year is "People Engagement: The Millennial Way", putting focus on one of the current trends, employee investment. We expect students to use their fresh minds to enhance staff involvement of a company, so as to emphasize the importance of employees to companies.

Deadline: 3 Dec 2018 (Mon)

- Ms. Jessica Tse (852) 9010-5230 
- Mr. Jacky Li at (852)6030-2689
- Or

Click here to view more!


Melco' SI challenge

Melco Student Innovation Challenge (Closed)

Want to take the challenge from Melco - one of the largest entertainment & resort operators in the world - and be a part of Melco’s mission of digitizing its business in TravelTech, Hospitality, Retail and Customer Management?

Here is your chance! Melco is looking for a unique and original idea that has the potential to be adopted and implemented at Melco’s Properties. (Click here to view more..)

Application phrase: 15 Dec 2018 (Extended)

Contact: or



Hult Prize at Lingnan (Closed)

Hult Prize is an international competition that challenges young people to solve the world’s toughest issues by empowering them to do good and make life better for millions of people through the creation of for good for-profit businesses. The theme for 2019 Hult Prize is "Youth Unemployment". Winners of the Hult Prize at Lingnan will go on the track to regional competition and Global Grand Final to compete for USD $1 Million seed capital.

Hult Prize- Final Pitch at Lingnan
  • Date: 17 Nov 2018 (Sat)
  • Time: 10:00-13:00
  • Venue: MBG19

Application detail: 

Application deadline: 10 Nov 2018 (Sat)

For inquiry, please email to



EO GSEA 2019 Hong Kong (Closed)

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is a premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. EO GSEA nominees compete in qualifying competitions for advancing to the Global Finals. With 2,000 competitors from more than 50 countries, EO GSEA is an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to make connections, find resources, and grow their businesses! 

Target: Student entrepreneurs who own & operate a business while attending university or graduate school

Details & Registration:

Application deadline: 12 Oct 2018 (Fri)

For enquiry, please contact


Agorize BCC

Business Case Competition Edition 3 (Powered by Agorize) (Closed)

The biggest student business case competition in Hong Kong is coming back for its 3rd edition, seeking your ideas to help innovate the large brands and make a social impact! 

Students can choose 1 out of 4 tracks (sponsored by):

  • “Innovate to insure” #AXA Hong Kong
  • “Banking for a sustainable future” #Natixis
  • “Future of luxury retail” #LVMH Group; and
  • “Affordable and sustainable housing” #Dragages Hong Kong.


Please submit the deliverable (10-slide executive summary) before 23:59 Oct 14th 2018.


SWHK 2018

Startup Weekend Hong Kong +ve Ageing @ Lingnan University (Closed)

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, participants will form teams, brainstorm, design products, validate business ideas and pitch in front of experienced judges on Sunday evening. Some people will meet their co-founder at the event. Some may even move on to start a company after the exhaustive, yet inspiring, event. The 3 winners of Startup Weekend Hong Kong @ Lingnan University will get a chance to enter the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge and other prizes.

Date:   12 - 14 Oct 2018 (Fri-Sun)
Time:   12 Oct 2018 (7:00pm – 9:30pm)
             13 Oct 2018 (9:00am – 9:00pm)
             14 Oct 2018 (9:00am – 10:00pm)
Venue:   Sin Cho Ming Function Hall, New Academic Block

Outfit:    Startup Weekend Hong Kong T-Shirt with Jeans / Semi-Formal
Deposit: HKD100 for Lingnan University Staff and Students (Lingnanian will receive a full refund after full attendance). Please visit LBY101 to pay the deposit to secure your place


For enquiry, please contact Nick at 2616 8072 or



Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2018 (Closed)

Students are invited to form teams of 2 - 4 and brainstorm innovative solutions that can tackle major pain points in the airlines industry, covering areas in improving mobile app engagement; streamlining offloaded passenger compensation process; unlocking new shopping experience, installing food and inventory tracking systems, etc.

Participants are required to submit their ideas online before the 30th of Sep, 2018. All those who have qualified will be flown to Singapore for the final pitch on 27th of Oct, 2018.

For more details, please visit

Please directly contact the organzer for any enquiry.



第四屆中國『互聯網+』大學生創新創業大賽 (Closed)