The competition heats up: It’s the BREAKTHROUGH semi-finals

Anna O'Hare
Published on May 19, 2016
BREAKTHROUGH is our startup competition for unfunded Hong Kong startups. The long list of applications was whittled down to 50 startups who’ve made it through to the semi-finals. Now things are heating up. The semi-finalists battle it out against each other in venues across the island. You could be there, watching the ambitious startups pitch. Links to book your spot in the audience are below.

Venue 1: Cyberport

hk-breakthrough Inside an office at Cyberport A creative digital cluster with hundereds of community members, Cyberport is the perfect place to host a pitching competition. They’ll be opening their doors to this mix of startups: Grouptap Limited Origami Labs Pinot (HK) Media Limited Cliques EnVision BrandChamp Steel Available LUXSENS BiteUnite DDScanner To support these startups, cheer them on at the semi-final at 2pm on Wednesday, May 25 at Cyberport. Book your place in the audience.

Venue 2: HKSTP

HKSTP believe the future is in our hands. More than 500 tech companies use the space to build businesses in electronics, biotechnology, precision engineering, information technology and green technologies. Meet the startups who are pitching there: Neoma Popmap Kawa archiparti Pop up finds Metisa PAKT Limited Fab Pros App Trusu easi6 To support these startups, cheer them on at the semi-final at 2pm on Monday, May 23 at HKSTP. Book your place in the audience.

Venue 3: Blueprint

Blueprint is part co-working space, part accelerator. It’s a place for tech collaborations and networking for everyone from startup newbies to serial entrepreneurs. Check out the startups pitching for their place in the BREAKTHROUGH finals: MoVertical Boutir Human-Robot Skipmenu Backers Acoustics Innovation Ltd Deal N Ship Target Wealth Near.pro FansWiFi To support these startups, cheer them on at the semi-final at 9am on May 24 at Blueprint. There’s no need to RSVP for this event, just come along to Blueprint, 17/F, Cornwall House Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay.

Venue 4: The Hive Studios

The Hive Studio is a place for creatives to meet and collaborate. Not only do they have meeting rooms and desks, they also have a fashion photography studio. They’re welcoming 10 startups into the space for one of the BREAKTHROUGH heats. Meet the startups pitching here: Swapit Carwash Hirely Events TravelFlan MedEXO Robotics 29th Century Natives HelloTalk By The Way FESH To support these startups, cheer them on at the semi-final at 7pm on Friday, May 27 at The Hive Studies. Book your place in the audience.

Venue 5: CoCoon

Entrepreneurs, creative talent, successful leaders and investors come together at this coworking space by the Causeway Bay. And now, these BREAKTHROUGH startups will be pitching to try and secure their place in the final: Inclr DreambigCareer Intralogue Hurated b2lunch Lifespans, Ltd. iKnewit OneHouse Accosys Scooter Technology To support these startups, cheer them on at the semi-final at 10am on Thursday, May 26 at CoCoon. Book your place in the audience.