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.
Global Fast Track 2023 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 2023.
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 the Global Scaleup Competition, you can review the selection criteria here.
Global Fast Track 2023 is a hybrid programme, meaning you can participate in person in Hong Kong or online from anywhere in the world. For the Global Scaleup Competition, the 13 semi-finals are held in person across 12 cities and offer one virtual event. All 13 semi-final winners will win a USD 1,000 reimbursement for their flight ticket to join in person at the Hong Kong FinTech Week conference. All semi-finalists will pitch on stage at the conference.
All 13 semi-final winners will win a USD 1,000 reimbursement for their flight ticket to join in person at the Hong Kong FinTech Week conference. The winner will win priceless exposure, a publicity campaign through Hong Kong FinTech Week communications channels, prizes, funding, and grants from Industry Leaders, and a complimentary exhibition booth for Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 valued at USD 1,900.
We work with large Hong Kong corporates in a range of sectors looking for financial technology to improve their business and actively engaging with scaling FinTech companies. We also work with different Investors, from VCs to family offices, all with other portfolios and investment criteria, who have an interest in investing in FinTech. Service Champions 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.