SPRINTER GRAND DEMO DAY - LET’S CELEBRATE!
The SPRINTER Grand Demo Day was held on 28 September 2022 to celebrate the achievements of SPRINTER 1 & 2. The SPRINTER programme, co-organised by HKSTP and HSBC, brought together tech ventures, investors and corporate partners to co-create innovative solutions for various industries in Hong Kong in the past five years. Tech ventures were also provided with essential business knowledge and skills, as well as co-creation and PoC opportunities with corporates and SMEs in the manufacturing, logistics, buildings and related industries, to help them prepare for further growth. The in-person event, which involved experience sharing, panel discussion and solution showcase, was a great opportunity for investors, corporate partners, and tech ventures in the industry to connect with each other! (from right to left) Christina Ong, Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC and Aldous Mak, Chief Financial Officer, HKSTP officiated at the SPRINTER Grand Demo Day. More than 100 investors, corporate partners, and tech ventures gathered at the event and exchanged ideas. Christina Ong, Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC shared the Bank’s commitment in accelerating innovation and transformation across different sectors in her welcome speech. (from right to left) In the first fireside chat session, Jaff Lau, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC; Mingles Tsoi, Chief eXploration Officer, ParticleX; and Felix Wong, Sales Director, Acquaintance Enterprises Limited shared how tech ventures and investors could gear up for growth through the SPRINTER programme. (from right to left) In the second fireside chat session which was moderated by Michael Au, Associate Director, Partnerships, HKSTP, the panelists Edmond Yau, CEO, Koln 3D Technology (Medical) Limited; Joey Cheung, General Manager, UFL Group; and James Leung, Business Development Director, Geek+ Limited shared the challenges that corporates and tech ventures might face during their co-creation journey and the importance to keep innovating in order to find the right opportunities. In his closing remarks, Aldous Mak, Chief Financial Officer, HKSTP shared the achievements of the SPRINTER programme over the past five years and thanked HSBC and all participating investors, corporate partners, and tech ventures in strengthening the innovation and technology ecosystem in Hong Kong. 15 tech ventures showcased their ideas and innovative solutions at the event to inspire participating investors and corporate partners.