The second day of InnoVEX can be a tense period as the results of the semi final round of the pitch contest is announced. At the same time, there were many pitch and match events done on the second day as well, it is the quintessential day for matchmaking, pitch, and networking in InnoVEX.
In InnoVEX 2019, the second day had a packed agenda in the Pi Stage, featuring 2 pitch & match sessions, as well as the InnoVEX Pitch Contest semifinal round. The first Pitch & Match session, titled InnoVEX Matchmaking Powered by TTA x AAN had the startups pitch to an audience of accelerators. The winner is Antipara Exploration Inc.; who will be inducted to a soft-landing program with focus on industry & investor matching; as well as a free seat in Taiwan Tech Arena for 6 months.
The InnoVEX Matchmaking Powered by TTA x TIEC was joined by 69 startups from Canada, France, South Korea, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, and US. In total there were 240 matchmaking sessions with 45 attending VCs from Belgium, Israel, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and US.
With an extraordinarily large number of participants, this year’s InnoVEX Pitch Contest semifinal was separated into 2 sessions: on May 29 and May 30. Out of the 143 startups from 25 countries and regions that joined, 31 continued to the semifinal stage and after today, only 10 will pitch to the judges for a chance to win the prizes.
The 10 finalists are from Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Their industries are in Health & Biotech, Security, Hardware & IoT, and Fintech/ Blockchain/ E-commerce. The InnoVEX Pitch Contest has hit the highest in InnoVEX history this year. The judges for the final round are from TTA, Hardware Club, Taiwania Capital Management Company, ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Alchemist Accelerator, and Qualcomm Incorporated.
The Grand Prize has increased to a value of USD 100,000; with special prizes from Startup Terrace worth a total USD 300,000, Taiwania Capital worth USD 10,000, and Qualcomm Incorporated worth USD 10,000. The finalists will compete for the prizes worth a total of USD 420,000.
The InnoVEX Pitch final round will begin on May 31,14:30 in the Center Stage and will also be livestreamed to the InnoVEX Twitch channel.
The finalists are:
MedFluid (Taiwan)(Health & Bio Tech)
MTAMTech Corporation(Taiwan) (Health & Bio Tech)
Onesoftdigm (South Korea) (Hardware & IoT)
KikaGO (Hong Kong)( Hardware & IoT )
Fin2B(South Korea) (Fintech, Blockchain, E-commerce)
Jowin Biopharma(Taiwan) (Health & Bio Tech)
Chelpis (Taiwan)(Fintech, blockchain, E-commerce)
Thermovision Biotek Inc (Taiwan)(Health & Biotech)
BayPay Pte Ltd (Taiwan) (Fintech, blockchain, E-commerce)