Golden Ticket go Hong Kong 2018


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GIN and Advantage Austria Hong Kong  jointly sponsor 5 Golden Tickets for Austrian later-stage startups in TECH in order to give them the opportunity to participate in the RISE Festival 2018. The chosen startups each get a booth at the conference in order to ideally present their companies and leverage business opportunities. There is also an emphasis on investor & mentor meetings as well as pitching sessions.

The RISE Festival 2018 takes place from 9-12 July 2018 in Hong Kong. 

Application closed 25 May 2018.

RISE festival

The RISE festival is the largest TECH conference in Asia and gives entrepreneurs in the technology sector the opportunity to build strong connections in Hong Kong and meet potential partners from all around the world. 


Big data, software design, bitcoin, robotics, and many more topics are covered by exclusive events with great networking opportunities.

The conference is well know for inviting amazing speakers to their panels. For this years RISE Festival the following speakers have been announced: Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum, Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, Ray Chan Co-Founder & CEO of 9GAG, Sean Rad the Founder of Tinder and many more. 


Hong Kong is not only valued for its position as the "doorway to Asia" it is also known for its vast importance as a Startup Hub. The fields of tech and finance  have gained international recognition for being future-oriented and setting new standards.

As the "doorway to Asia" this startup hotspot poses great benefit to companies looking into production facilities in mainland China and investment opportunities beyond the borders of Hong Kong.  



Golden Ticket

Application closed.

For more information about the event, follow this link. 

Watch the trailer here!

Each Golden Ticket includes: 

The chosen startups will additionally get the chance to apply for a spot in the RISE Pitching Session and the Mentor Hours (application closed June 14th).

Selected startups: 

The following startups were chosen to participate in the RISE Conference 2018. 

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 Artivive - Artivive is an augmented reality tool that allows the creation and consumption of art worldwide. Artist as well as galleries can offer new dimensions of art by linking classical artworks with digital techniques through the Artivive platform.

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Connect - Connect offers a digital networking app in virtual reality. All digital content can be connected in a modular manner and used in a customized virtual home. 


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 INS - INS Insider Navigation offers indoor navigation without the use of additional  hardware. With the easy-to-implement software development kit any venue becomes recognizable for any device with a camera.  


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 Prewave - Prewave predicts risk events by transforming unstructured social media streams into highly structured event predictions. The prewave techology is based on 5 years of PHD research at the Vienna UT.


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 Scio -  Scio adds intelligence and shapes intelligence by offering printed electronics on flexible substrates, creating thousands of  new products. 

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Shot Tracer App by Visual Vertigo - The patented technology behind the Shot Tracer App lets you track your golf ball flight by using your smartphone. It has become the best selling spots app in over 20 countries. 



 SIMAX - Simax provides a software translating text into sign language through an avatar system. The fluent sign language translator translates phrases rather than individual words resulting in an animated video. 



GIN refunds 60% of expenses for the acceleration program as well as accommodation and travel costs up to €2.500,- 

GIN & Advantage Austria Hong Kong jointly provide the RISE 2018 tickets for free to all Golden Ticket winners.

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Please contact Carina Margreiter for more details.

Annamaria Andres

+43 57755 1312

Carina Margreiter

+43 1 501 75 259

Jan Arpe

+43 5 775 513 20