On October 27th and 28th, Neo, in collaboration with Cyberport, Web3Labs, and Invest Hong Kong, will present a two-day event titled "HK Web3 Evolution." This event serves a dual purpose: celebrating the one-year milestone of Hong Kong's progressive Web3 policies and hosting the grand finale of the Neo APAC Hackathon. Set to unfold at Cyberport, Hong Kong, a vibrant ecosystem for Web3 enterprises, the event promises to be a significant convergence of key players in the Web3 industry.
Riding the wave of Hong Kong's active support and the burgeoning atmosphere of Web3 development, the event will have a keen focus on interpreting Hong Kong and Pan-Asia policies, exploring the future trajectory of the Web3 industry, facilitating partnerships and collaborations, bridging capital with technology, and providing a stage for the shortlisted teams of the Neo APAC Hackathon to compete for the grand prize.
We are privileged to have invited esteemed Hong Kong Officials, academics, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, etc. to bear witness to this significant milestone moment in Neo's expansive journey in Hong Kong.
Our co-hosting partners, Cyberport, Web3Labs, and Invest Hong Kong, as well as our co-organizers, MetaEra, Newman Capital, and Blockchain Academy, will play pivotal roles by providing distinguished speakers and judges, connecting valuable resources, and orchestrating media exposure for this event. Our esteemed media partners, including Forkast, Odaily, Foresight News, BlockBeat, PANews, CoinPost, Coin98, CoinNess, De Things, Coinlive, Followin, and many others, will contribute to the event's far-reaching impact.
- Johnny NG Kit-Chong, Member of the Legislative Council
- Duncan Chiu Tat-kun, Member of the Legislative Council
- Caspar Wong Chun-long, CEO of G-Rocket
- Jack Kong, CEO of iPollo and Nano Labs
- Da Hongfei, Founder of Neo
- Anthony Cheng, Founder of Newman Capital
- Yijin Li, Founder of Terminal3
- Prof. Chi Sun Poon, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Lennix Lai, Global Chief Commercial Officer of OKX
- Jeffrey Ding, Head of Research at Hashkey Exchange
- King Leung, Head of Financial Services and Fintech at Invest HK
- Glenn Woo, Director at Blockdaemon
- And more.
Prizes and Benefits
All 10 winning teams from the 5 City GAS Stations will be invited to the Hong Kong Finale. Additionally, 10 more teams will be shortlisted from online submissions and granted $1,000 in travel support to attend.
The 20 teams will compete for the final grand prize: $10,000 for each of the 5 tracks.
Neo will also be scouting projects with the potential to receive further post-hackathon grants, totaling $1 million.
- If you're interested in attending as a partner, please contact @carolyn_1197 on Telegram for collaboration.
- To attend the event as an audience member, simply click the "Register" button on lu.ma.
Let's make history together at the Neo APAC Hackathon Finale in Hong Kong!
DAY 1 October 27th
09:30 - 10:00 | Registration
10:00 - 10:10 | Opening Remarks by Johnny Ng Kit-chong, LogCo & CPPCC Member
10:10 - 10:20 | Opening Remarks by Prof. Lei Zhibin, HKUST, Web3 Association
10:20 - 10:35 | Keynote Speech by Peter Ren, CEO of CyberPort
10:35 - 10:50 | Keynote Speech by Da Hongfei, Founder of Neo
10:50 - 11:00 | Web3.0 Global Incubation Program Kick-off Ceremony
11:00 - 11:40 | Panel Discussion: Exploring the Future of Web3 in Hong Kong: A Regulatory Context
11:40 - 12:10 | Panel Discussion: Driving Change: Unique Approaches to Fostering Web3 Development Across Asia
12:10 - 13:00 | Lunch Break
13:00 - 13:30 | Panel Discussion: Strategies for Success: Hong Kong's Promising Web3 Trajectory
13:30 - 14:00 | Panel Discussion: Funding the Revolution: The Impact of Incubation Programs
14:00 - 14:15 | Coffee break
14:15 - 18:00 | Hackathon: Teamwork and Mentoring Sessions
DAY 2 October 28th
10:00 - 10:30 | Registration
10:30 - 10:50 | Keynote Speech by King Leung, Head of Financial Services and Fintech, Invest HK
10:50 - 11:20 | Panel Discussion: Ensuring Security and Privacy in the Web3 Sphere
11:20 - 12:00 | Panel Discussion: Seizing the opportunity: How Hong Kong can be the epicenter of virtual asset development
12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch Break
13:00 - 13:30 | Panel Discussion: Synergy Unleashed: Where Web3 and AI Converge
13:30 - 14:30 | Roadshow (DeFi, AI and Web3 ), Q&A Session with Judges
14:30 - 15:00 | Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Potential of Real-World Assets: Strategies and Insights
15:00 - 15:10 | Coffee break
15:10 - 17:45 | Roadshow (all other sectors), Q&A Session with Judges
17:45 - 18:00 | Closing Remarks by Chiu Duncan, Legislative Council Member
18:00 - 18:15 | Judge Review and Winner Announcement. Prize Distribution. Group Photo
*The agenda may be subject to minor changes based on the availability of our guests and logistical considerations.
All the projects should be deployed in Neo N3 or EVM testnet. For more detailed requirements, please refer to Rules and Judging Criteria.
Please be aware that photos will be taken during the event for promotional purposes, including press releases and social media.
Regarding Participation of Minors:
Participants under the age of 18 cannot register for the Hackathon.
Regarding Alcohol during Event Time:
Alcoholic beverages may be provided during the networking time. However, the consumption of alcohol by minors is strictly prohibited. If any underage individuals are found consuming alcohol, they will be immediately asked to leave by the event organizers.