The winners of our Pitch Event will have the amazing opportunity to get featured on one of Hong Kong’s leading crowd funding platform ‘SparkRaise”.

SparkRaise empowers individuals everywhere to band together and bring ideas to life. They are an online fundraising platform, where people who share creative, entrepreneurial and philanthropic interests can spark ideas, funds and connections. They also have an inbuilt social network for creatives that spark social good.
SparkRaise has been used to fundraise for projects as diverse as a music school for an orphanage in Myanmar, Hong Kong ‘s largest indie band, the first co-created travel guide ever to be crowdfunded, as well as the first eco-friendly cork yoga mat in Hong Kong. SparkRaise was also used by HKUST for the first ever crowdfunding campaigns to be integrated into course curriculum at business school in Asia.



Executive Coaching Opportunity for Entrepreneurs by CORE Coaching:

 Soma is a certified executive coach and corporate facilitator with over a decade of experience in the financial sector and over five years of experience as an entrepreneur. Her focus is to drive capacity building across entrepreneurs and executives and help them grow in an authentic way. As a certified executive coach, she is passionate about growth and supports her clients through their professional and personal transitions.
Soma is a co-Founder of Zaya Learning Labs ( in Mumbai, India since 2012. She helped set up this social enterprise for implementing technology solutions to increase access to education for low-income learners in India and abroad. She has extensively used coaching to grow the young talent in her start-up, and has also been actively involved in fund raising efforts. Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF) is an angel investor in Zaya.
Soma grew up in India and currently lives in Hong Kong. As a self-taught artist, she has had six solo art exhibitions in Hong Kong, Prague and Mumbai. She is also an avid marathon runner and trekker. Keeping healthy – mind, body and soul – is an intrinsic part of her life’s philosophy and reflects in the name of her coaching and consulting venture – CORE Coaching.


TakeOut Comedy:

 Win a chance to attend some of the best stand-up acts in Hong Kong, hosted by none other than Asia’s first fulltime Comedy Club ‘TakeOut Comedy’ Hong Kong. Founded by Jami Gong, at TakeOut Comedy there are weekly regular standup comedy shows, Improv shows with Peoples Liberation Improv (HK’s ONLY regular performing Improv Troupe), and monthly professional international comedians.
Jami also conducts Standup Comedy workshops and does corporate training using standup comedy. He produces all the TakeOut Comedy events including The Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival and The Annual Hong Kong International Improv Festival. When Jami is not at The TakeOut Comedy Club, he can be found hosting events, performing and teaching standup comedy in HK and Asia.




The winner of the event will also be the proud recipient of a beautiful handcrafted and versatile jacket by CAYA HK. Founded by Charu Mehrotra, CAYA is an eco-lifestyle brand dedicated to promoting hand-made,natural and sustainable clothing and home furnishings. It celebrates the spirit of India and its time-honored craftsmanship in this modern world. It aims to showcase heritage Indian weaves with a contemporary twist, on a global platform.

What is the thread that runs across the CAYA brand? For one, its products that are all about style and substance – high quality, natural fibers made in classic and unique designs and long-lasting home-wareEqually important are the people who make these products and making a positive difference in their lives. Last but not the least, happy and loyal customers. 

CAYA HK was also one of our winners of Season 1 of the Buckstarter Pitch Night !


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