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[Calling for FinTech Talents!] Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) 2021-22
31 Jul 2021 (Sat)
Enquiry:sisi.yuen@polyu.edu.hk; 3400 2621

Gain Global Insights at World-class Financial Technology (FinTech) Training!

The Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) aims to groom university students/ fresh graduates for future FinTech start-ups, with an online entrepreneurship boot camp by prestigious overseas university and opportunities for HK$100,000 cash grant!

 

CUPP PROGRAMME OFFERS 

  • Online Entrepreneurship Boot Camp by prestigious overseas university
  • Mentorship and insight from FinTech industry elite
  • Pitch your FinTech business idea to investors
  • HK$100,000 grant by Cyberport Creative Micro Fund

 

CUPP PROGRAMME TIMELINE 

 

POLYU SUPPORTS

  1. PolyU Proof-of-Concept (POC) Funding Scheme will support shortlisted teams with HK$5,000 fund to strive for the awards.
  2. PolyU Innovators Exchange, an online talent-matching platform for students and graduates of PolyU to form teams/ start-ups to innovate for competitions or real-life solutions.

 

ELIGIBILITY (via PolyU nomination) 

Project

  • FinTech projects with components in AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity

Team Leader (i.e. Principal Applicant)

  • Team leader (i.e. principal applicant) must be (1) PolyU member (including HKCC and SPEED) and (2) a Hong Kong Permanent ID Card holder

Team Composition

  • Between 18 to 30 years old (upon 4 Aug 2021)
  • Either undergraduates or postgraduates
  • Either current students or recently graduated within 3 years from the co-organising universities (PolyU including HKCC and SPEED, CityU, HKBU, LingU, CUHK, HKUST, OpenU, HKU)
    *mix of eligible applicants from different co-organising universities is allowed
  • Team size: max. 5
    **only 3 members in each team could join the Online Entrepreneurship Boot Camp overseas
  • Good command of English

 

APPLICATION (via PolyU nomination)

Submit online application with
(1) a 15-slide pitch deck (PDF)
(2) CVs of all team members; and
(3) copy of student ID/ graduation certificate of all team members

Apply NOW! (Deadline: 31 Jul 2021 (Sat)

Please read the below before your application.

 

CUPP PROGRAMME JUDGING CRITERIA

  • 30% - Project Management Team
  • 30% - Business Model and Time to Market
  • 30% - Creativity and Innovation of the Proposed Project, Product and Service
  • 10% - Social Responsibility

 

CUPP PROGRAMME FEE OR DEPOSIT (TO CYBERPORT)

Applicable to successful applicants only:

  1. Non-refundable Admission Fee (paid upon successful admission) (HK$1,000)
  2. Refundable deposit (HK$2,000)
    refundable upon full attendance and performance of the participants in CUPP 2021-22, as assessed by Cyberport.

**CUPP teams shall join all activities (i.e. including Demo Day) throughout CUPP programme period. Cyberport reserved the right to request CUPPers and/or CUPP Teams, to pay back all the fees incurred in the CUPP programme (e.g. CUPP Online Entrepreneurship Boot Camp fee).

 

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