INternational student Track

HKUST-SINO One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2024


We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking addition to the highly esteemed HKUST-SINO One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2024. In our continuous endeavor to foster global innovation and collaboration, we are introducing an exclusive International Student Track, specifically designed for students from our esteemed global partner universities.  

We extend our warm invitation to students from our global partner universities to express their interest in participating in the International Student Track of the HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2024.  

In addition to competing for the International Entrepreneurs Awards, the top-performing international team in the competition will be eligible for exceptional benefits. This includes the opportunity to receive the HKSTP Ideation Program offer, facilitating their entrepreneurial journey and expanding their exposure in the vibrant ecosystem of Hong Kong. Furthermore, the top five teams will receive funding support of up to HKD20K per team to cover transportation and accommodation expenses.  

Detailed information and application guidelines can be found Here. The application deadline is 5th July 2024, and we encourage all eligible students to seize this unique opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial talent on an international stage.  


Participants:  The International Student Track is exclusively by invitation only. Teams representing partner universities must seek nomination from their respective institutions to obtain the invitation code required to complete the application process. 

The team must have at least 1 partner university’s current student in order to be eligible for application. More details on the eligibility please refers to “Application & Eligibility”.

Submissions: All submissions will be in English and must be submitted online (Link to be provided when the application platform is opened), no paper entries will be accepted. There will not be a limit on the topics for submission, however, we encourage applicants to focus on the technology and innovation driven business. The topics can be related to nanotechnology, information technology, renewable energy, environment, healthcare, financial services, logistics and social enterprise. For submission details, please refer to “Submission Rules”. 

Judging Process: The assessment process consists of 3 rounds: 5-min Pitching Session with 3-min Q&A Session (via Zoom) and 5-min Pitching Session with 7-min Q&A Session (in person) which will take place from July to Oct 2024. For details of the judging process, please refer to “Judging Process”.

Cash Award Distribution: International Track Winning teams must be a registered company in either Hong Kong or their home country to get the cash award. The company name should be the same as the team name.

Application Deadline: We invite interested parties to submit their online applications with their Round 1 Pitch Deck for the Round 1 Assessment on or before 12 July 2024.