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電梯旅程爆發創業構思 創新空運系統奪百萬元投資基金

香港科技園公司希望電梯募投比賽可讓參賽的初企掌握介紹創業構思的技巧,助他們邁向成功。
香港科技園公司希望電梯募投比賽可讓參賽的初企掌握介紹創業構思的技巧,助他們邁向成功。

只要夠創意及掌控市場需要,短短60秒的電梯旅程就有機會換來14萬美元(約109萬港元)投資基金!「電梯募投比賽2018」(Elevator Pitch Competition 2018)早前舉行,100間初創企業精英要在電梯内以60秒時間,向評審介紹他們的創業構思,結果由建立創新空中輸送系統方案的美國初創DASH Systems勇奪冠軍。主辦機構希望今次活動,可讓參賽的初企掌握介紹創業構思的技巧,助他們邁向成功。

由香港科技園公司主辦的「電梯募投比賽2018」,剛於10月26日在全港最高的環球貿易廣場(ICC)電梯內舉行,比賽吸引多達591間來自全球的企業申請參加,其中100間公司成功躋身比賽,一決高下。

香港科技園公司行政總裁黃克強表示:「電梯募投比賽可以令初創公司體驗如何在短時間內向投資者推銷自己嘅產品,令投資者產生興趣,呢樣推銷能力有時甚至比起產品本身更加重要,希望初創公司可以喺呢方面有進步。」他又指,香港科技園公司將繼續為初創企業發掘機遇,培育他們成長。

入圍的100強初創企業涵蓋廣泛的技術領域,他們於比賽當日施展渾身解數,務求在乘坐電梯的短短1分鐘時間內,向一眾投資者及專家進行電梯路演,推介創業構思,以爭奪10強位置。

經過一輪緊張比賽,最終由建立精確空中輸送系統的DASH Systems勇奪全場冠軍,贏得14萬美元的投資基金。「我在電梯內盡力分享公司產品特性,令評判清晰了解當中概念。」該公司創辦人Joel Ifill分享突圍秘技,又謂比賽甚具挑戰性,自己感到非常開心能夠入圍10強,最終奪冠而回,「我一定要向科技園公司說謝謝,它和政府大力幫助初創企業,令我們有更多機會和渠道發展。」

另外,Joel又介紹公司的得獎項目,外表像「竹蜻蜓」的載貨空投包有4隻可全方位活動的飛翼,讓飛機能在無需跑道或着陸的情況下直接從空中投下貨物,完成送貨程序,由於當中不需倚賴車輛或配送中心,運送速度比傳統商業速遞公司的貨機空運快5倍。來自美國的Joel又指,相關技術已經非常成熟,亦曾參與過國內一些賑災救援服務。

雖然冠軍只得一個,不過活動讓參賽者與來自不同國家的投資者會面,估計全日共吸引逾千名投資公司、初創企業、業界人士、企業培育計劃與加速器計劃代表等到場參與,互相交流,探索合作機會。

「好開心呢個活動吸引到愈來愈多公司同投資者到場,今年好多參賽者、產品同概念都更加貼地,唔會單單得個概念,好多都可以即刻投入市場,呢個係一個非常大嘅進步。」評審之一的香港中晶資本集團主席周建新博士指出,比賽創造了獨一無二的平台,吸引了本港以及來自世界各地的初創企業參加及交流創新思維,而且參賽的初企愈來愈多,證明本港作為初創樞紐的地位在國際社會備受肯定。

另外,今年活動加入了新項目「小小企業家」(Kidtrepreneur)比賽,11位有志成為企業家的小朋友向評判介紹他們的創新意念,一展風範。奪得冠軍的關芷羚是遊戲程式Stethoscopers的創辦人,該遊戲讓玩家由基礎開始了解醫學知識,並透過醫學詞彙測驗開啟更高關數,為下一代醫生帶來更有趣的學習方式。

Joel指,其技術能讓飛機在無需跑道或着陸的情況下直接從空中投下貨物,曾參與過國內一些賑災救援服務。

DASH Systems擊敗來自世界各地的99間入圍企業,勇奪冠軍寶座,贏得14 萬美元投資基金。

今年活動加入了新項目「小小企業家」(Kidtrepreneur)比賽,讓有志成為企業家的小朋友一展風範。

(前排右起)創新及科技局副局長鍾偉強博士、香港科技園公司主席查毅超博士及香港科技園公司行政總裁黃克強,與逾千名參賽者和來賓進行千人大合照。

周建新博士指出,參賽初企愈來愈多,證明本港作為初創樞紐的地位在國際社會備受肯定。

香港科技園公司行政總裁黃克強表示,初企的推銷能力非常重要。

活動匯聚逾千名來自全球的企業家、創投基金公司代表、天使投資者、業界人士、企業培育計劃與加速器計劃代表,以及創科界的領導者互相交流。

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