Application Details

Student Affairs Office Entrepreneurship MetroChallenge: Up to HK$100K Implementation Fund for Entrepreneurship Application Details

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Programme is open to all current part-time, full-time and distance learning students at all academic level and recent graduates[1].
  • An individual applicant is eligible to apply. The team size must be from 1 to 10 members, ideally with complementary backgrounds and knowledge.
  • Applicant can form team with non-HKMU members. For teams consisting of more than 4 members, at least 2 members of the team must be from HKMU.
  • Each Team Member can join only one team, and each team is allowed to submit one application.
  • The Team Leader should be a current student from HKMU or recent graduates from HKMU who carries a valid student status, and hold a core role in the team at the time of application.
  • The Team Leader would be act as the contact person who coordinates the communication between SAO and other team members.
  • The team is not required to be a business registered company. The team can be an early-stage company that had established no more than 5 years.

[1] Alumni graduated in academic year 2022 and 2023 are eligible.

Application Schedule

March - April
March - April

Briefing & Training Sessions

21 April (Sunday), by 23:59
21 April (Sunday), by 23:59

Application Deadline

Team need to submit 5-page pitch deck for 1st round selection\

By 26 April (Friday)
By 26 April (Friday)

Initial Screening

The selected applicants will be informed

1 May - 25 June
1 May - 25 June

MetroLab Funding for Prototype

  • MetroLab Subsidy $5000 to be provided to the 1st round selected teams to build up MVP, including prototype and market testing/validation
  • Teams need to showcase their ideas in Entrepreneurship Day 2024
  • Each team should join the consultation session with the appointed advisors 2 times to consolidate their idea before complete their proposal
26 June (Wednesday), by 23:59
26 June (Wednesday), by 23:59

Deadline of Porotype / MVP Proposal Submission

Team need to submit

  1. 1-page business proposal
  2. 15-page pitching deck
  3. Max. 4-minute short video to describe their project / completed porotype / MVP
By 28 June (Friday)
By 28 June (Friday)

2nd Round Shortlisting

4 July (Thursday), TBC
4 July (Thursday), TBC

Final Presentations & Assessment

The shortlisted team will be invited to join the closed-door pitching

5 July – 18 July
5 July – 18 July

Consultation & Pitching Rehearsal

Each team is entitled to receive 1 individual coaching session on event showcasing and pitch polishing skills

18 July (Thursday), TBC
18 July (Thursday), TBC

Entrepreneurship Day 2024

  • The awarded teams will be invited to join the event to showcase their idea and have 1-minute Elevator Pitch on stage
  • Prize Announcement

Judging Criteria​

Hackathon Webpage Icon (1)
Business Model (30%)
Innovation and
Industry Disruption (20%)
Feasibility and
Commercial Viability (20%)
Team Capability (20%)
Potential Social or
Community Impact (10%)