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YDC Young Entrepreneur Challenge 2014
Upcoming Events

  JAN -   FEB


Briefing at universities in HK

  4 FEB - 28 FEB


Student Online Registration

 17 MAR


Deadline for Submission of Executive Summary (1000 words)

 29 MAR


Workshop 1: "What do you need to be the next"

 14 APR


Announcement of 36 qualified teams for Round 2 Competition

 26 APR


Workshop 2: "Inside the mind of a successful entrepreneur"

 5 MAY


Round 2 (Semi-Final Round): Deadline of Submission of Business Plan (no more than 5 pages) with one minute visual presentation

 17 MAY


Workshop 3: "Business Plans that sell"

 22 MAY


Networking event 1

  3 JUN - 11 JUL


Voting on one minute visual presentation by general public

 4 JUN


Announcement of 8 qualified finalist teams for Round 3 Competition

 7 JUN


Workshop 4: "Passion and the Entrepreneur"

 19 JUN


Networking event 2

 4 JUL


Round 3 (Final Round): Deadline of Final submission Full Business Plan with maximum 30 pages

 12 JUL


Final Round: Presentation by 10 qualified finalist teams

 17 JUL


Awards Presentation Ceremony

 21 NOV


Networking Event 3


Judging Criteria and Guidelines

Judging Criteria

Time to show your true qualities. A good business plan contains many sound characteristics that mark it out as a quality proposition. But judges will be looking closely at all aspects of the teams and their submissions with a keen eye on to finding the elusive proposals that are destined to make history. Judges will be looking at the following criteria (amongst others) during their deliberations.

  1. Innovation and Creativity
  2. Execution and Practicality
  3. Market Potential & Growth
  4. Team Dynamics
  5. Investors' Return
  6. Workshop Attendance Records

Most Popular Visual Presentation Award

What should be included in the one-minute video presentation?

The video format is the most direct and impactful means of presenting information. Deliver it well, and it will pay dividends in ways no other media can match. You are looking to seriously impress here. Go ahead, unleash the director in you!

Each video will be subject to an open and public online vote as well as assessment by the judging panel. The objective is to simply convince the general public that your business proposal is the best. The video with the most votes wins*. Videos should either be in MPEG, AVI or MOV format of under 30MB in size.

Submitted entries should be the original work of entrants. Entrants found to be guilty of plagiarism will be disqualified from the "most popular visual award" competition.

Credit must be given to owners of materials, whether photographs, videos or film clips, whose work appears in part or in whole in the entrant submission. Any unauthorized use of third party material may result in disqualification.

In the event of the disqualification of a winning entrant for any reason, the Organizer may decide at its sole discretion to select another winner based on the same judging criteria.

The Organizer’s decision on all matters relating to the competition including disputes and results will be final and no correspondences or discussions shall be entered into.

The Organizer reserves all rights to matters relating to the competition including competition rules, disputes and disqualification.

* Winning the Best Visual Presentation stage is not a guarantee of progression into the final round.


How are entries evaluated?

The judging panel is composed of the elite members of venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs and industry professionals. They will place submitted proposals and their teams under close scrutiny. Are proposals viable? What returns will investors get? How convincingly is the idea presented?

Proposals that are likely to stand a chance will be those that have a foundation in creativity and innovation, a solid business proposition, sound strategy, reasonable financial analysis and a plausible execution plan. Demonstrate the merits of your proposal and see yourself progress to the finals.




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