HKU DreamCatchers 100K

HKU DreamCatchers 100K

DreamCatchers, HKU's entrepreneurship series launched in 2015, provides a platform to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship. The HKU DreamCatchers 100K was launched in early 2016 to provide seed fund for young entrepreneurs to kick off their businesses. There were over 140 applications and 20 teams were shortlisted after 5-minute pitch rounds in April. Their business ideas cover various areas like catering, biomedical, social innovation, hardware, etc. Each team has been assigned a mentor from start-ups or the industry.

The Final Pitch was held on August 28 at Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU where 18 teams pitched before a panel of judges and a full house to compete for ten $100,000 awards. The winners are:

  1. Chillazy: A physical hammock lounge for the exhausted working class
  2. CONZEB: To build a fully automated instrumentation for easy and simple cancer screening
  3. DNA Replicator: To provide an affordable and portable PCR machine for DNA am in schools and developing countries
  4. Living Tissues Company Limited: To develop an automated system to fabricate cartilage from stem cells and biomaterial for repair in-house with minimal human interference
  5. MedEXO Robotics: Exo-Stabilizer: public affordable wearable robotic device for Parkinson's disease patients
  6. Movabar: TA platform (Web & App) and system for off-site food & beverages (F&B) catering services
  7. Motion: To enable an affordable solution for self-contained motion tracking and sports training for the general public and professionals alike
  8. RECIPIO: A revolutionary digital receipt solution that replaces traditional paper receipts to streamline the whole aftersales process, while enhancing customer loyalty
  9. ROOTS: Your curated online food and food lifestyle marketplace that revives the everyday artisan and his/her products through a community-driven platform of experienced foodies
  10. Smiley Box: To deliver boxes of toys to households on a tiered and annual subscription basis, which will be recycled to generate educational opportunities for underprivileged children later

There was also a People's Choice Award, which was supported by HKU Graduates Association, and it went to RECIPIO.

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