We want to hear your story, your work and ideas. Come, take inspiration and spread inspiration! 


HiddenTruffles  proudly presents “BUCKSTARTER – HK’s FIRST AND ONLY STARTUP PITCH NIGHT  for Small & Home Businesses” . 

The BuckStarter pitch night is HTs’ startup think tank program set up exclusively to bring to spotlight HK’s finest small and home businesses that do not receive enough attention, professional spotlight and focus in the startup circles. Through our pitch night program we will provide a half-day Mentoring workshop and Business pitch guidance session which will be followed by an Elevator pitch night and The Finals pitch night dispersed through the whole month of May. We would like to invite high-quality creators of businesses that help build or bring into HK, their unique products and services that improve the quality of life and the local economy. Our mission is to help the B2C entrepreneurs & aspirants with the opportunity for ample spotlight and exposure to connect with mentors, advisors, investors, peers and their audiences.  This event is open to all small & home business entrepreneurs who may already have their business running or aspirants with ideas who want to start-up soon. Our participants will include energetic and motivated mom-preneurs, dad-preneurs, 9-5 job goers, homemakers and individuals who want to take the magical leap. The event is also designed to provide opportunity for branding, marketing and publicity for all our participants and their businesses. 

The most interesting ideas and business pitches will win the pre-finals round to compete in the Finals. Special points will be awarded for social and community welfare projects. 



 If you said yes to any of the bullets below, this will be the right platform for you.  Kindly apply below.

  1. Entrepreneurs looking to add professional credibility to your business, plan and approach.
  2. Entrepreneurs looking to gain business pitching experience to understand how to envision the future of their business and tackle its roadblocks
  3. Entrepreneurs who want to understand the pulse of HK small biz Start-up community
  4. Entrepreneurs looking for partners, co-founders or team members can also present here
  5. Entrepreneurs looking for networking opportunities with like minded entrepreneurs, industry experts, mentors, investors and looking to connect directly with their audience
  6. Aspirants seeking idea validation and support from mentors, judges, investors and fellow – participants
  7. Businesses seeking potential funding for launch, expansion or scaling up.

If you have any questions, feel free to write to us anytime. E : /


After submitting the online Application  and one time registration fee below, the event welcomes you in 3 stages.

Stage 1 : Mentoring workshop and Biz Plan Presentation guidance for participants
                Date :  May 17 6.30-8.30 pm

Stage 2 : 5 mins Elevator Pitch and PPT presentation + Q&A, May 22, 6.30-8.30pm
                Date :   May 22 , 6.30-8.30pm
Stage 3 : Final pitch by top 5 participants and a panel discussion by the judges who will include successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors and speakers.
                Date :  May 24 , 6.30-8.30pm 

* The most interesting business idea will be selected as the winner based on the Judges and Audience vote that will be cast at the end of the evening.

PRIZES : The Winner and runner-up will receive fabulous prizes / cash prizes at the end of the competition. 


Kindly fill up application form and payment registration in this section.

  1. Application Link
  2. Payment Registration: 
    • Regular   : SOLD OUT
    • Early Bird : SOLD OUT

All major Debit/Credit cards accepted

Registration type


Nicole Denholder
Founder and CEO
Next Chapter
MAY 17, 22

Lori Granito
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Foodie,
TEDx Executive speaking Coach

MAY 24

Michelle Lam
Founder & Managing Director
Spoilt HK
May 22

Nidhi Kush Shah
Founder & Director,
Alchemy Consulting Asia
MAY 17

James Bernardo
 Program Director
Garage Society
MAY 24

Gene Soo
Co-Founder and Serial Entrepreneur
May 24


Jennifer Cheng,
MAY 24


If you’d like to be a sponsor for this exciting event please feel free to write to us. Gold & Silver Sponsor options available. E :


Secure your spot to come and witness the finals. See what makes HK’s entrepreneurs stand apart!

The event will start with the top 5 pitches followed by a talk session by HK’s star speakers, start-up community pioneers and successful entrepreneurs who will inspire you with their stories that could change you forever!  
Date    : 24th May, 6.30-8.30 pm,
Venue : WeWork Tower, 535 Jaffe Road, CausewayBay