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HKDAS Hackathon 2023

This is a 2-day event for Future Entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to leading venture capitalists and industry leaders and get their advice on Blockchain/ Metaverse/ Web3 technologies & ESG approaches in businesses and our society. It is a fast track to obtaining professional mentoring consultation, growing a business network and putting ideas into a real business.

Actualize your ideas

  •  Win cash prize up to HK$100,000

  • Fast-track to seed funding or incubation programmes

  • Fast-track to internship program

  • Access exclusive CEO mentorship and talent program

  • Certificate presentation 

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Entry Requirements 

The Hackathon is open for all aspiring future entrepreneurs. Application can be made by teams of no more than 5 members.


Teams are required to submit the application form online.


After submitting the form, please also send your pitch deck to for our record. Demo video is also accepted as supplementary materials.


The pitch deck should be up to 15 slides in PDF format, including but not limited to:

  1. Market Analysis

  2. Value Proposition and Product/ Service Description

  3. Business Model

  4. Implementation Plan

  5. Fundraising Plan

  6. Team Profile

  7. Social Impact (if applicable)


Semi-pitch on Hackathon Day 1

  • 5-min presentation

  • 5-min Q&A by judging panel


Final pitch on Hackathon Day 2

  • 10-min presentation

  • 5-min Q&A by judging panel

A prerequisite to enter the Hackathon is to become HKDAS member. Please register now if you haven't done so.

Judging Criteria

20% Innovation and Creativity

  • Evidence of innovative advances in product, service, application, adoption, etc.

  • Value proposition


20% Business Viability

  • Ability to address user requirements in the target field

  • Improved competitiveness in terms of effectiveness and efficiency

20% Market Potential

  • Ability to generate revenue

  • Scalability

20% Development Plan

  • Go-to-market strategy

  • Product roadmap

10% Social Impact

  • Contribution to the collective wellbeing of the society

10% Presentation & Delivery

  • Ability to articulate the project ideas


Champion: Cash Prize HK$30,000

1st Runner-up: Cash Prize HK$20,000

2nd Runner-up: Cash Prize HK$10,000


The Most Innovative Award: Cash Prize HK$10,000

An award to spotlight the team delivering the most innovative solution that can create a solid Web3 use case.


The Best Business Idea Award: Cash Prize HK$10,000

An award to recognize the team with the greatest business vision in ESG.


The Best Progress Award (2 places): Cash Prize HK$10,000

An award for the team achieving greatest progress after the competition.

Competition Timeline

Call for Application

1 Dec 2022 to 21 Jan 2023 (extended!!)


Application Screening

Early to mid-Jan 2023

Announcement of Top 10

31 Jan 2023


Hackathon – Mentorship & Semi-final Pitch

4 Feb 2023


Hackathon – Final Pitch & Award Ceremony

5 Feb 2023


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