MIT Node – The Blue Innovation Challenge 2020 Fintech Competition

MIT Node – The Blue Innovation Challenge 2020 Fintech Competition

Organized by Blue Insurance Limited (“Blue”) and supported by partner MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node (“MIT Node”), the Blue Innovation Challenge 2020 Fintech Competition is accepting applications until 30 Sep (Wed).

The competition aims to create a hub where innovative startups and social enterprises can demonstrate their creative ideas and solutions to challenge the status quo of the financial industry. Winners of each award will receive cash prizes (3 judges awards, HK$200,000 for each award and 1 public vote award in HK$50,000 offered by Blue), adding up to HK$650,000, and the chance to be offered proof-of-concept opportunities by Blue and free access to MIT Node!

Startups incorporated in Hong Kong Incorporated in HK or GBA up to 5 years (60 months), with technology-based ideas and solutions, including AI, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT and 5G are welcome to apply. (*startups incorporated less than 1 year are welcome)

What you can expect:

  • Judges to perform paper screening, select 15 semi-finalists and roughly 50 teams for public vote from all applications
  • 2 face-to-face judging sessions: Pitch Day on 31 Oct, select 8 out of 15 startups; Contest Day on 21 Nov, select 3 winning teams out of 8
  • Public Vote in Oct, engage public to vote for their favourite solution ​

 

Apply Online: https://www.blue.com.hk/innovation-challenge (Apply by 30 Sep (Wed)

Info Session [ 24 Aug (Mon) | 3pm HKT]

Join the Blue Innovation Challenge 2020 Fintech Competition info session to understand how to apply, the timeline and the awards and prizes!

Date: 24 Aug 2020 (Mon)
Time: 3pm – 3:45pm
Format: Online webinar

Registration: Click HERE

Enquiries: hkinnovationnode@mit.edu

 

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