Why Attend

About Startup Launchpad 2018

Over 2000 participants, more than 50 international speakers, $40,000 USD for the winner of the Startup Launchpad Investment Competition, a chance to show your idea at the Startup Launchpad Exhibition. Don’t miss #SULP18 – Asia’s Largest Tech Hardware Startup Show.

For the 6th time the tech ecosystem will meet in, Hong Kong from April 11th to 14th at AsiaWorld Expo– the biggest expo center in Hong Kong. For 4 days we will hold exciting talks and panel discussions on topics ranging from challenges to innovation, IoT & big data, investment trends and emerging technology like blockchain, fintech, etc. We expect at least 3k participants from all around the world. Additionally over 300 exhibitors will showcase their hardware products to 35,000 buyers and retailers in the Launchpad exhibition.

Beside the conference program, Startup Launchpad also includes numerous side events including, networking events with investors, startups, speakers and buyers, a dedicated event for investors and a pitching competition.


AsiaWorld Expo
Hong Kong


Wednesday to Saturday
April 11 – 14, 2018

What to expect from Startup Launchpad

More than just a tradeshow

Startup Launchpad Pitch Competition – Get a chance to pitch at the Startup Investor Forum and win $40,000 USD in cash plus possible investments from the investor only audience. Grab countless business contacts, money and media!

Startup Investors Forum – VC’s, PE’s, Angels, Family businesses and corporations come together and network, learn new processes and systems in the startup investment sector.

Startup Exhibition – Exhibit your hardware product to 35,000 buyers and retailers looking to source the next shelf ready products.

Buyer Corner – Meet global buyers one on one and present your products to them. You can arrange and schedule meetings on our platform.

Experience Zones

Networking Sessions

Our Speakers

See who is confirmed to speak at #SULP18