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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 hackathon@hkdas.net 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

Prizes

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

Organizer

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Co-organizer

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Venue Partner

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Sponsors

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