The Global Fast Track brings together the world’s innovative fintech companies that already have commercial customers in their home market and beyond to showcase their business solutions and connect with regional corporates and investors.
We help your business be viable, visible and scalable in Hong Kong, Asia, and Beyond.
We work with Corporates, Investors and Service Providers who can all introduce varied opportunities for the growth of your business in Asia. Scroll below to see Alumni Champions from 2021, and stay tuned for 2022 Champions to be announced soon!
“It was a positive experience participating this year. Thanks for your regular communications and reminders, I had a great time speaking to all the quality startups.”
“Venturing into a new market like we are doing can be quite overwhelming – and joining your program makes the start of our journey as smooth as possible. I am very grateful for that.”
“Through the programme, we have established useful connections with some FinTech companies for collaboration exploration. We look forward to partnering in future programmes.”
“The programme is well-curated from the beginning to the end, and we are impressed with the line-up of the champions we have this year. Thank you for all the great support and communications in the past months.”
“Thank you very much for all your help over the Fast Track programme this year, it has been incredibly fruitful experience for us. I look forward to the opportunity to participate again next year.”
Global Fast Track 2022 is a flexible, hybrid programme involving 1-2-1 meetings, a pitching competition, and consultations with government, regulators and mentors to develop your market entry and growth strategy.
There is no fee for Global Fast Track 2022.
For matchmaking, we are looking for FinTechs with existing solutions that fit our key verticals. Companies should have an existing product or solution, and be able to demonstrate some traction in your home market, be that through acquired customers/clients, revenue generated, or investment received. This information will need to be provided on the application form. For companies to be eligible to join the pitching competition, they must meet the following criteria:
- Annual Revenue or Investment of less than USD 50M
- Established in or after 2009
Applications open in June and close in September. A specific deadline for applications will be announced in due course.
There will be a virtual semi-final for each vertical, with 8-10 companies selected to pitch in each of them. Pitches will be judged by Corporate and Investor Champions, with the highest scoring company from each semi-final advancing to pitch in the Global Final. The Final will take place in hybrid format at Hong Kong FinTech Week - any companies present in Hong Kong will pitch live on stage, while companies unable to travel to Hong Kong will be dialed in to pitch online remotely. The winner will be announced immediately following the Final.
Global Fast Track 2022 is a hybrid programme, meaning you can participate in person in Hong Kong or online from anywhere in the world. The only activities that are not hybrid are a potential networking evening in Hong Kong, and a potential site visit in Shenzhen. All pitching, matchmaking meetings, mentoring sessions and regulator meetings will be accessible in person or online.
The winner of the pitching competition will receive a publicity campaign through HK FinTech Week communications channels, and a complimentary exhibition booth for HK FinTech Week 2023.
We work with Hong Kong large corporates in a range of sectors who are looking for financial technology to improve their business, and who are actively engaging with scaling FinTech companies. We also work with different Investors, from VCs to family offices, all with different portfolios and investment criteria, who have an interest in investing in FinTech. New for 2022 are Service Champions who provide services and infrastructure to support companies’ growth in the region. They can offer support and advice to help you achieve your business aims in Hong Kong and Asia.
The 1-2-1 matchmaking part of the programme is open to all qualified applicants, whether you are participating in the pitching competition or not. Matches are made based on our Corporate Champions’ requirements for the types of solutions or companies they are looking for. We evaluate and screen all applicant companies and make recommendations to our Champions based on their needs. Participating FinTechs can also express an interest in Champions, and Champions can choose to act on those expressions of interest accordingly. There is no guaranteed number of meetings per participant, as the meetings are driven by business needs.