Oct. 13th, 2016
Hong Kong

The first Elevator World Tour event in Asia, was held at Hong Kong’s tallest building; the International Commerce Centre (ICC). The Elevator World Tour Hong Kong, an APAC Innovation Summit 2016 Series event, was presented by HKSTP and Startupfest.

Hong Kong’s best startups delivered their elevator pitches—in an actual elevator— for a chance to win a $120,000 USD investment.

The Prize


investment prize in USD
Not a traditional venture capital fund, our model is to bring together a group of angels and investors who each put in $10,000 for a maximum prize of $100,000.


Philippe Telio Founder Startupfest

Jamie O'Hara Managing Partner at Grise Global Groupe

Carman ChanClick Ventures

Patrick AlbertGNAC Sarl

Samson TamHong Kong Business Angel Network

Thomas CheungInnoaccelerator Limited

Rosana WongOphylla Venture Holdings Limited

Drew DorweilerIJW Dorweiler Ltd.

Gordon YenRadiant Venute Capital Limited

Alfred LinSpeedPixel Technology Limited

Edward LiuWI Harper Group

Alan ChowFocus Capital Group Limited


Thursday, Oct. 13th, 2016

Registration Opens
Elevator Pitches in Elevator
Cocktail opens, Mini-exhibition, Artwall, etc.
Welcome Speeches
Shortlisted startups selected and pitch on stage
Top 3 finalists announced, followed by special Q&A
Judges announce the winner!
Party ends


Canada’s leading Startup event, in partnership with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), will host one hundred of Hong Kong’s most promising startups as they pitch a panel of investors and experts, hoping to secure fame and funding.

Each entrepreneur has only the time it takes to ride the elevator to the top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), Hong Kong’s tallest building, to convince judges they’re the best. 10 Startups will be shortlisted for the prize. Amongst the 10, 3 finalists will be selected and brought back for further questioning. There will be one winner of the investment prize!