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About Startup World Cup

Startup World Cup (SWC) is a world-class startup event platform under Pegasus Tech Ventures, which gathers world-class entrepreneurial companies, venture capital institutions, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Every year, we partner with some of the world's largest conferences and tech events to host 70+ regional startup competitions in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. The regional winners will compete for the US$1,000,000 grand investment prize in America.

We will host the Startup World Cup Asia Finale 2023, an event of StartmeupHk Festival, to provide a platform for entrepreneurial minds and foster technology innovation. The champion of the Asia Finale will be awarded a prize of 30,000 HK Dollars. With the invaluable support of SWC's global resources, startups will have the opportunity to exponentially expand their businesses.


9:00am - 9:30am


9:30am - 9:40am

SWC : Welcome to a Future Unlimited 
Jeff Wu | Partner
Pegasus Tech Ventures China

9:40am - 10:00am                                            Opening Remarks

Prof Dong Sun, JP | Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry

Wendy Chow | Head, Innovation and Technology - Information & Communications Technology

Tony Ho | Chief Project Development Officer

10:00am - 10:45am

Theme Speeches

Theme-1: ldeas from the Arctic - How lceland and China could grow together
Gunnar Pall Tryggvason | Founder & Managing Director
Alfa Framtak

Theme-2: From GBA to Silicon Valley: The unicorn journey of female entrepreneurs
Danielle Li | Founder & CEO
Popshop Live

Theme-3: Real-life Example: How we used AI to help doctors and patients
Marina Domracheva| Founder & CEO
3D Predict

10:45am - 11:00am

Tea Break

11:00am - 11:30am

Panel-1: How Can Hong Kong Embrace Global Technology Innovation

Moderator: SongLin Chen;
Panel Discussion: Anina Ho, David Wan, Lily Zhang, Valerie Bertele

11:30am - 01:00pm

Lunch Break

01:00pm - 04:00pm

SWC 2023 Asia Finale Startup Pitch

Panel Judge: Ashley Xiong, Cedric Zhao, Hrvoje Krkalo, LangTao Hu, Lemma Li, Luke Ran, Ng Hok Ming Angus, and Sam Sun

04:00pm - 04:15pm

Tea Break

01:30pm - 04:00pm

Panel-2: Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital Economy

04:45pm - 05:15pm

Moderator: Sophie Yao;
Panel Discussion: Angela Feng, Ashley Xiong, Lavina Tauro, Shan Yu

Panel-3: How Can Hong Kong Green Finance Create a New Economic Map

Moderator: Daniel Wu;
Panel Discussion: Janet Tang, Sam Sun, Steven Chiu, Tat Lee

STARTUP WORLD CUP Asia Finale 2023 Winner Announcement

05:15pm - 05:30pm


05:30pm - 06:00pm

Note: event agenda is subject to change 

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