HONG KONG, JULY 11-13, 2017


2 stages. 3 days. The battle to be crowned 2016’s best startup is on. Have you got what it takes?

Applications are now closed.

What is PITCH?

PITCH is the startup competition at RISE that brings together the world’s leading early-stage startups for a live on-stage battle. PITCH features 60 of our top exhibiting startups.

How does PITCH work?

PITCH is open to any startup attending RISE that has received under $3million in funding to date and has not had a discernible change in business model in the previous 3 years.

The top 60 startups that apply will present on stage at RISE in front of our distinguished judging panels and hundreds of attendees. Following the group stages, 12 startups will advance to the semi-finals.

Just 3 startups will make it to the Final, live on RISE Centre Stage and will battle it out for a chance to be crowned “Winner of PITCH at RISE 2016”.

At each stage of the competition, startups pitch for 4 minutes, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A from the judging panel.

Previous winners of PITCH include

Some of our previous judges

It launched us to a global stage. Connecterra, 2015 Winner, PITCH at Web Summit.

It helped us generate traction. re:3d, 2015 Winner, PITCH at Collision.

Winning the competition was thrilling. Codacy, 2014 Winner, PITCH at Web Summit.

How do I apply?

All applications are recorded and passed to an independent panel of judges for assessment. The list of successful applicants which will be announced on our blog on May 11, 2016.

Applications are now closed.