Congratulations to those selected to attend Startup Launchpad HK 2018!

Thanks to all the participants who submitted an application, and congratulations to the final winners that are eligible to go to Hong Kong with us on October 18-21! Lets rock the crowd at Global Sources Startup Launchpad!

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Winning teams, get ready to make some money making deals!

Selected teams will receive:


Rules for Registration:

In order to apply, your team MUST meet the following requirements:

  1. Taiwan-based tech startup (at least 1 engineer/developer on team, producing a software or hardware/IoT product)

  2. Company (headquarters, branch, or subsidiary) is *registered in Taiwan at the time of application submission

  3. At least one founder is a Taiwanese citizen or, if a foreign resident, legally employed in Taiwan by the registered company* (through entrepreneur visa, APRC, JFRV)

  4. Product must have strong potential in hardware, enterprise, or retail market.

  5. Hardware products must be ready for taking orders (manufacturing completed or to be completed soon) and software products must be launched and ready for new subscribers or service contracts at the time of application.

  6. Founder or co-founder must attend the trip AND must be able to introduce the product in English

  7. Attendee must be available travel for Oct. 17-21, 2018.

    8.Attendee must attend the following mandatory pre-trip meetings:

  • September 20 (TBC) Orientation Day  

  • 1:1 training sessions, pre-trip marketing & PR, and booth preparations  

  • October 12 Pre-Departure Meeting

Selection FAQ:

  • What criteria will be used to select the teams?

Primarily, teams will be selected based on how ready they are to exhibit to an international audience and sign new purchase orders or contracts.

The event organizer reserves the right 1) to make the final decision on the trip qualifications of a selected team, and 2) at the event organizer's discretion, to amend the final number of teams to be taken on the trip.

  • If our team is accepted, how many team members can join?

Winning teams will be sponsored to bring one team member, which must be either a Founder or Co-Founder. (Round-trip flight, hotel accommodations, conference pass, and exhibition space are included.) If additional team members would like to attend, they must arrange their own travel plans and cover their own costs of attendance.