Founded by the Hong Kong and South China university and business school alumni clubs of Harvard, Columbia, MIT and Stanford, ATEC has created an event that fosters active engagement of our alumni either as startup founders, mentors or investors (both individual and institutional).
We believe technology and entrepreneurship are key pillars in value creation and are deeply rooted in the brands of the universities that our founding alumni clubs represent. We want to create an event that is synonymous with technology and entrepreneurship and a competition that is able to attract the most promising startups affiliated with our alumni club organizers with regional/global ambitions and the leading angel and VC investors in the region.
While 2019 was the first year of ATEC and we drew well over 400 attendees, ATEC was actually created as a merger of the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong Annual Startup Competition which had been running since 2015 and the Columbia University Asia Technology Conference which was started in 2018.
ATEC is a non-profit organization and all net proceeds from the event go to annual prize money for the startup competition.
ATEC mission is to create the pre-eminent annual university alumni club sponsored technology conference and startup competition in Asia focused on next generation technology and startups affiliated with our alumni club organizers with regional and global ambitions.
STARTUP APPLICATION GUIDELINES
ALL TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS ARE WELCOME TO APPLY
If you are a founder, investor or executive of a startup and would be interested in taking part in the ATEC startup competition, please submit a business plan to us for our consideration.
ATEC Competition Committee will review all submissions and select a group of 20 Semi-Finalists. Semi-Finalists will be given the opportunity to pitch live to the ATEC Steering Committee. From the Semi-Finalists, we will select 8 Finalists that will present live either in-person or remotely at ATEC 2021 scheduled for Saturday March 6, 2021 at Cyberport in Hong Kong.
Winners will be selected based on a combination of ATEC Advisory Council, VC judges and audience voting. We will name first, second and third place winners.
A prize money pool of over HK$200,000, shared between the 3 winners of the competition.
Please email your 10 page PDF along with the URL link to your video (optional) to email@example.com
We suggest using Vimeo or YouTube for hosting your video and send us the link. Please do not send large video files.
Dec 10, 2020: Business Plan Submission Due
Dec 15, 2020: Alumni Club Nominations Due
Early Jan 2021: Semi-Finalists Announced
Jan 2021: Semi-Finalists Present to ATEC
Feb 1, 2021: Finalists announced
Mar 6, 2021: Finals