[eNews] Competition in Beijing Rewards AI Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial teams specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) took the spotlight at the 2019 HKUST-AXON “AI” One Million Dollar International Entrepreneurship Competition in Beijing. Ten finalists from across the nation vied for the one million yuan cash award from the judges in the finals on August 31.

The champion Voibook Technology is a startup which uses an AI-enabled aid to help users with hearing impairments. Its founder SHI Chengchuan stated the competition has provided him valuable learning experience and networking opportunities to further expand his business.

The competition in Beijing was organized by the HKUST Business School Mainland China Office, in partnership with AXON Technology (an enterprise founded by an HKUST EMBA alumnus) as the title sponsor this year. The competition attracted 212 teams into the first-round selection.

As a flagship entrepreneurship event of HKUST, the annual competition has become a major platform for empowering entrepreneurship since 2011. The event has extended from Hong Kong to six other cities in China including Beijing, Foshan, Guangzhou, Macau, Shenzhen and Zhongshan.


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