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The 10th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day Opens Next Thursday

11 May 2018 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 10th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 17-18 May.  Featuring more than 270 exhibitors, the two-day event showcases a wide range of innovative technologies, products and supporting services tailored for entrepreneurs. A series of pitching, matching and networking activities will be held, supporting start-ups to build connections, acquire information, seek funds and recruit talents.

The scale of the Imaginarium Zone has doubled this year, featuring more than 140 start-ups in the fields of medical tech and biotech, fintech, green tech, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic technology.

Start-up Runway will be held concurrently with the E-Day.  Under the theme “Start up Right· Scale up Fast”, more than 40 successful entrepreneurs will share their experience on starting up and scaling up, and they will also discuss technology trends and business opportunities including AI, IoT, fintech, healthtech and edtech in a series of seminars. We cordially invite you or your representatives to cover E-Day and related events. Details are as follows:


Date & Time:

17 May (Thursday) 11am – 6:30pm

18 May (Friday) 11am – 6pm


Hall 1D and 1E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,

1 Expo Drive, Wanchai


Media Registration:

Hall 1E Concourse, Harbour Road Entrance, HKCEC

HKTDC Media & Webcast Centre, Expo Drive Entrance, HKCEC



Media Tour

Opening Ceremony


16 May(Wednesday)

17 May(Thursday)





Media Centre

The Assembly, Hall1E


Eddie Lee, Senior Product Promotion Manager, HKTDC and selected exhibitors

Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government; Raymond Yip, Acting Executive Director, HKTDC



Start-up Express – Pitching Final


18 May (Friday)




The Pitchathon Spot, Hall 1D


Vincent HS Lo, Chairman, HKTDC

Hilary Yip, CEO, MinorMynas

Judging Panel:

Antony Leung, Group Chairman & CEO, Nan Fung Group; Joe Lee, Co-founder, Kuaidi Group; Derek Yeung, Co-founder, Chef Nic Holdings Limited; Duncan Chiu, Co-founder, Radiant Venture Capital; Erica Ma, Co-founder & Community Advisor, Cocoon; Lap Man, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Beyond Venture; Prof GuanHua Chen, Co-founder, Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform


20 start-ups will pitch-off for joining a series of missions and exhibitions for free, to build network, market business and attract potential investment.

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC’s Communications & Public Affairs Department:

Angel Tang                            Tel: (852) 2584 4544                       Email:
Beatrice Lam                         Tel: (852) 2584 4049                       Email:

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