Immediate Release
Top 15 EYE Program Teams Announced

Young entrepreneurs and startups to receive dedicated mentorship and Innovation Boost training


June 28, 2016, Hong Kong - EYE Program, powered by Google and supported by leading corporations, announced the Top 15 teams (http://www.eyeprogram.org/apply.html). These young entrepreneurs and startups will work closely with program’s Corporate Partners including Asia Miles, HKT, and New World Development Company Limited to co-create products and solutions related to lifestyle loyalty programs, information and communications technology (ICT), and smart living.

Themed “Innovation in Everyday Life”, the EYE Program aims to drive “Collaborative Innovation” across industries, by connecting leading corporations and startups. This year, the program received over 250 applications. 30 teams were invited to the Pitching Day hosted at HKT on June 25, and present their business ideas to the judging panel composed of 17 professionals, executives and entrepreneurs. Top 15 teams got selected and will receive dedicated mentorship, Innovation Boost workshop and training, as well as Insight Nights hosted by the program’s Corporate Partners. The teams will also pitch for the Top 6 spots on August 20, and receive opportunities to shadow with the innovative leaders and showcase their business solutions during their visit to Singapore in September and Gala Event in October.

The program also invited Leonie Valentine, Director of Customer Experience APAC of Google; Stephen S.Y. Wong, CEO of Asia Miles; Tom Chan, Managing Director, Commercial Group of HKT; and Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian, Executive Vice-chairman and Joint General Manager of New World Development Co. Ltd.; to share their insights on innovation and industry development, and how they support startups and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. Click here for the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM7u0Wpq02Q.

The EYE Program 2016 is also supported by Supporting Partners including blueprint, Center for Entrepreneurship of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Cyberport, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Hang Seng Management College - Executive Development Center, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Institute for Entrepreneurship, InvestHK, Jumpstart Magazine, K11 Concepts Limited, Lan Kwai Fong Group, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Wave, Uber, Visa Hong Kong Limited, and W Hub;Strategic Partner SLLIN Consultants; and Overseas Partners including Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), DBS Innovation, Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL) - BASH, and Resort World Sentosa.


During EYE Program Pitching Day hosted at HKT on June 25, Top 15 teams pitched their ideas and business plans to a panel of judges composed of 17 professionals and executives.


Top 15 teams for EYE Program 2016 (in alphabetical order):
  1. 36Link
  2. Bonnect HK Limited
  3. Chears Technology Company
  4. Control Free
  5. FeedMe Guru
  6. GreenActs
  7. HomeTaste
  8. iSTYLEUP
  9. Lifespans Ltd
  10. Palapal
  11. Poplet
  12. Preface Holding
  13. Room 3 Limited
  14. Shop Easy Logistic
  15. Yolo Getaway

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About EYE Program 2016

Think 10X, not 10%. EYE Program 2016 is found based on Google’s philosophy and empowers both entrepreneurs and corporates in Hong Kong by making collaborative innovation possible. The program serves as a platform for entrepreneurs, corporates, business executives, government and investors to collaborate, generate and implement innovative ideas that tackle everyday business issues and bring values. More on website: www.eyeprogram.org

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Betty WONG
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