About the Challenge

Judging Criteria

The judging panel comprises renowned entrepreneurs, business executives, school principals, professors and venture capitalists from Hong Kong and overseas. All participating teams will be assessed based on their submissions, as well as their presentations at the Semi-Final and Final rounds of the competition in Hong Kong.

Key assessment criteria

Content of business plan (75%)
Innovation and Creativity of the Product or Service 20%
Market Analysis 20%
Management Model 10%
Financial Viability 15%
Social Impact and Sustainability 10%
Presentation at the Semi-Final/Final rounds (25%)
Delivery 10%
Time-management 5%
Q&A Session 10%

All submissions will be evaluated according to a paper-based assessment. Up to 20 teams from each division will be shortlisted and invited to join the Semi-Final and Final rounds of the competition in Hong Kong. Round-trip economy airfare and accommodation will be provided for a maximum of three student members from each shortlisted team.

All shortlisted teams are required to deliver a formal presentation to the judging panel in the Semi-Final round. From the Semi-Final, four teams from each division will be selected to enter the Final round – and will deliver an additional presentation to the judging panel.