We bring you big news today: we are advancing to the grand final of Jumpstarter organised by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund, with the chance to win the overall spot, and receive up to US$1 million in investment commitment.
When the world's leading FinTech company, Alibaba, selects you as one of their top 3 FinTech firms, you know you’re heading in the right direction.
Over the next 5 months, Hong Kong startups from 8 categories - FinTech, Robotics, Health Ageing, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, Smart City and Sensors & Advance Material - will come together to showcase their technology and skills, and only 3 companies from each category will proceed onward to the finals. Participants are judged based on market potential, innovation and creativity, Hong Kong Nexus and community impact.
On 21st November, the finalists will compete to secure the investment deal with Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund. It is going to be an exciting day for all of us! Being a FinTech representative in the grand final is a great honour and we are ready to make our mark.
Closer home, we welcome Mirco Milletari as our newest addition to the team. A data scientist and everything geek, Mirco previously worked with Universitàdegli Studi di Roma Tre, A*STAR and NUS. Now he joins our team of scientists from Singapore to the UK to advance our research in Deep Learning and Neural Networks in Finance (scroll down to know more about him).
It’s going to be an exciting month, so stay plugged in.
Ned Phillips & team