Aortyx was one of the 10 finalists of the Elevator Pitch Competition (EPiC), organized by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). This exciting tech start-up challenge invites hundreds of small technologic companies to share their case through an “elevator pitch”. Aortyx earned a US$ 6,000 prize.
An “elevator pitch” is a summary of the start-up’s business model, ideally delivered in a short time but compelling enough to get a follow-up meeting from a potential investor or collaborator. Since 2016, the HKSTP has used this tool to create an international event that has scaled up, attracting significant attention.
This year, the EPiC competition allowed winning up to US$ 100k with a 60 seconds elevator pitch, besides giving the opportunity to meet potential business partners and investors individually and attend intensive training.
More than 600 start-ups from 40 different countries participated, and more than 1500 business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors attended. It is a big success for Aortyx to be honoured by being amongst the Top10 winners companies, taking innovation to new heights.