INVESTMENT COMPETITION

30,000 GLOBAL BUYERS & INVESTORS | HKD 500,000 WORTH OF PRIZES

At Asia’s Largest Retail Startup Show
October 21, AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong

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PITCH YOUR STARTUP AT SLIC!

The Startup Launchpad Investment Competition (SLIC) is back for the fourth time to help the best and brightest startup companies to scale up their businesses. The Top 10 finalists will be selected to pitch in front of an investor panel, receive a free exhibitor booth for all 4 days of the show, and will compete to win over HKD $500,000+ in prizes.

This time, we’re looking for not just the latest innovative hardware gadgets, but also retail, supply chain, logistics, and hospitality solutions. Whether you’re building enterprise software or industrial IoT, a cool new wearable or AR for the workplace, give it a shot!

Startups from anywhere in the world are welcome.

To be considered, be sure to apply by August 21.

Check out highlights from our last competition!

8.21

Deadline for SLIC applications

8.31

Top 10 SLIC finalists to be notified

10.18

1:1 Pitch Coaching with a VC

10.21

Pitch Finals on Main Stage at Startup Launchpad

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REWARDS FOR
TOP 10 FINALISTS

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Only 10 startups will be chosen to receive:

  • 7-min pitch + 5-min Q&A on Main Stage with VC panel on October 21

  • Free Launch Pod (2m x 0.5m furnished booth) for 4 days

  • Free Tickets to the Future of Lifestyle Conference

  • 50% off registration for our Startup Launchpad Workshops

  • Fast track into the HKSTP Elevator Pitch Competition to win up to US$150K cash prizes

  • 1:1 Pitch Coaching before the finals with Betatron

  • Highlight during Media Tour / VIP Buyer Tour / Global Sources Buyer Marketing Video

  • Your product info in Product Catalogs distributed to our VIP Buyers



Your startup should apply if…

  • You have a hardware product or a retail/logistics/supply chain software solution

  • You have a working prototype or MVP of your product, and ready-for-sale within 6 months

  • You are a startup (<5 years) who has raised at least US$100,000 funding or demonstrable sales achievements

  • Founder or Co-Founder is able to introduce the product in English.

  • You are available to attend the exhibition dates all 4 days, October 18-21.

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SHOULD YOU APPLY?

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PRIZES

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners:

Special Prizes:

  • 1 startup will be selected for the next Kaleidoscope Lab program with the Peninsula Hotels

  • 3 startups will be selected for Fast Track application to next Betatron accelerator cohort


Past Winners

Since 2018, SLIC has been been attracting international startups from across the globe. In the past, SLIC winners have gone ahead to develop commercial solutions in the fields of food tech, industrial tech and medicine, including:

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MADx

Spring 2019 Winner

MADx (Austria) developed a smart allergy explorer, a device that runs multiple tests to check for allergen sensitivity

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Bagel Labs

Fall 2018 Winner

Bagel Labs (South Korea) created a smart tape measure compatible with mobile devices, offering a wide measurement range

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Lecker Labs

Spring 2018 Winner

Lecker Labs (USA) has created a connected yogurt maker with effortless automation & revolutionary zero-waste pods

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SLIC Prize Sponsors

 

 SLIC Community Partners