Submission Rules

HKUST-Sino One-Million-Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2021

(A)  Applications Submission

  1. All submissions will be in English and must be submitted online (https://ecenter.ust.hk/events/hkust-sino-one-million-dollar-entrepreneurship-competition-2021-0) before application deadline. No paper entries will be accepted.
  2. Deadline of application: April 14, 2021.
  3. All applications are required to submit a 1-page Teaser in PDF file.

(B)  1-page Teaser Submission for Round 1 Assessment

  1. All entries are required to submit a 1-page teaser (single-sided A4 size).
  2. Must be written in English, not exceed 1 pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, A4 size. Contents of the teaser may refer “1-page Teaser Guidelines”.
  3. Additional covering sheeting, title page, appendices, or other pages are NOT allowed and will result in disqualification.
  4. Must include team name, team composition, team leader, exhibit and contents.
  5. Submitted in PDF file.
  6. At this stage it is no need to submit business plan.

(C)  Product Introduction Video and Poster for Round 2 Assessment

Product Introduction Video
  1. Teams entered Round 2 are required to submit a Product Introduction Video.
  2. Contents of the video may refer to “Product Introduction Video and Poster Guideline”.
  3. Deadline of submission is June 10, 2021, 23:59. Teams not meeting this deadline may be disqualified.
  4. Format:
    • Video Length: Up to 1 minute long
    • Language: English
    • File Formate: MP4
    • File Size: Less than 200 MB
    • File Name: Your team name
    • Resolution: 720p
  5. The video must not infringe on any third-party rights (logos, music, intellectual property, etc.).
  6. The video must not contain obscene, violent, pornographic, defamatory, objectionable, insulting or any of the controversial and inappropriate content. HKUST Entrepreneurship Center reserve the right to remove the video with offensive contents from the website.
  7. All decisions made by the judging panel are final.
  8. Any violation of rules may result in disqualification from the competition, subject to the final discretion of HKUST Entrepreneurship Center.

Product Introduction Poster
  1. Shorlisted teams for Round 2 are required to submit a Product Introduction Poster
  2. Format:
    • File Format: PDF
    • Language: English
    • Dimension: 1-page in 980 x 1390 mm
    • Resolution: 300dpi
    • File Size: Less than 100 MB
    • File Name: Your team name
  3. Contents of the poster may refer “Product Introduction Video and Poster Guideline”.

(D)  Short Business Plan Submission for Round 3 Assessment

  1. Shortlisted teams are required to submit ONE short business plan in 3-5 PowerPoint slides and submitted in PDF file format. Contents of full business plan may refer "Short Business Plan Guidelines".
  2. Deadline of submission is July 2, 2021. The submitted version will be sent to the judging panel for background study before the 3-minute Pitch. Changes are not allowed after the submission. Teams not meeting this deadline may be disqualified.
  3. The Short Business Plan will be used for presentation in the 3-minute Pitch.
  4. Appendix and supporting slides are not required.
  5. The Business Plan must be written in English.

(E)  Full Business Plan Final Version Submission for Final Assessment

  1. Shortlisted teams are required to submit ONE full business plan in not more than 10 PowerPoint slides and submitted in PDF file format. Contents of full business plan may refer “Full Business Plan Guidelines”.
  2. Deadline of submission is July 21, 2021, 08:00. Teams not meeting this deadline may be disqualified.
  3. The Business Plan must be written in English.