JUMPSTARTER is a not-for-profit initiative curated by Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund that provides a platform for all entrepreneurs and young people to jump start their dreams in Hong Kong. It is also a first-of-its-kind startup event focused exclusively on showcasing quality startups and providing high-impact networking opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Operating for less than 5 years
  • Raised less than US $ 20 million in funding to date
  • Currently between the Seed and Series C stages of funding
  • Possess an innovative product or service
  • Desire to make Hong Kong or other cities in the Greater Bay Area be part of your future plans
Focus Areas

JUMPSTARTER welcomes startups from all sectors, including but not limited to:

  • Art Tech
  • Deep Tech
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare
  • Sustainability


  • Pitch Top Investors & Corporates
  • Win Up to US $ 4 Million in investment
  • Gain Brand Recognition & Media Exposure
  • Connect with Alibaba Ecosystem
  • Access Mentorship & Training
  • Explore HK & GBA Startup Ecosystem
  • Online Submission: 
    Teams are required to submit their pitch deck via the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund Service Platform. The pitch deck should consist of the following:
    • A PowerPoint presentation of up to 15 slides in PDF format, including but not limited to:
    • Founder Background and Story
    • Team Profile
    • Value Proposition and Product / Services Description
    • Market Size and Target Segment Analysis
    • Business Model
      • Pricing, Cost and Unit Economics
      • Acquisition, Distribution and Supply Chain
      • Entry Barrier and Competitive Analysis
      • Scalability, Growth and Risk Factors
      • Historical Milestone, Operation & Financial Traction and Future Development Plan
    • Fundraising History and Plan
    • Hong Kong or GBA Nexus
    • Current Operation Location
    • Future Plan in Hong Kong or the Greater Bay Area
    • A 1 to 2-min Video Introduction
    • As a founder, tell them about yourself, your team, your vision and mission, your startup (what your company does and for what customer), Why you? Why are you doing this?
    • Video Guideline:
      • Submit an access link to watch and download
      • Video background color: White
      • Length: 1-2 mins
      • Aspect ratio (mobile vertical): 9:16
      • Minimum resolution: 1080 x 1920 or 4K
      • Video format: MP4, MPEG-4, .mov
  • Online Screening & Scoring
    • The screening and scoring will be processed by the AEF team.
    • A total of 100 teams will be shortlisted for the Semi Pitch.
  • Pitch Day
    • Present your business pitch ideas in either English, Cantonese or Mandarin
    • Present your pitch deck in English only
    • The pitch timer will begin once you start your pitch
    • Semi Pitch: Top 100
      • Each shortlisted startup takes part in online pitch
      • 5-min presentation + 3-min Q&A
    • Top 10 Teams are selected by a panel of judges for Final Pitch
    • All pitching sessions will be recorded and publicly presented online.

Application Deadline: November 28th 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage