Yes, as long as your startup is on a mission to solve a social and environmental issue(s) in Asia. You may categorize your startup as “Your Impact Area” in the application form.
Please check our eligibility page to confirm.
We believe in the power of good ideas. The idea stage stream is open to original, innovative, groundbreaking social innovation ideas addressing one of ASIA’s 10 impact areas and must be submitted from Hong Kong. Submissions that show outside-of-the-box thinking, understanding of the social issue and determination to turn the idea into action will be prioritized.
Applicants are only allowed to submit their idea via our online application form. Please email us if you experience any difficulties with your submission.
Whilst you can participate in the Award as a team, if you are residing outside of Hong Kong and in the event that your startup is selected as a finalist, ASIA will only provide return air tickets and accommodation for one member within your team. Of course, we encourage other members to join the award presentation ceremony held in Hong Kong at their own costs.
We provide return air tickets to Finalists selected from the following list of qualified Asian countries/cities, subject to the addition or removal of countries/cities at the sole discretion of SVhk: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. If your country is not listed, please contact us for further enquiries.
Yes, you may submit more than one submission as long as they are different social startups or ideas. We encourage you to submit what has the greatest potential to generate social impact with financial sustainability.
The judging panel will only judge those ideas that are in English or Chinese. If you are unable to fulfill this requirement, please seek help on translating your application into the appropriate language.
All finalists must attend the Grand Finals in Hong Kong in person or through a representative from the team
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