What is Runway to RISE?

Runway to RISE travels to 8 cities in Asia, we host pitch competition with our partners in those cities. We pick 1 winner from each of the 8 cities to come to RISE to compete (and represent their country) against the other 7 teams on the BREAKTHROUGH stage with 1 overall winner taking the prize at RISE 2018 and winning an Alpha stand at Web Summit in Lisbon in November.

Sponsors & Partners

8 Korean Startups – 1 Winner!

RISE is only 4 months away! Who will represent Korea at RISE Hong Kong? Runway to RISE is partnering with 500v2 to bring the best Korean Startup to Hong Kong. They will be hosting Runway to RISE Seoul where you can meet the local community for pitching competitions, panel discussions and great networking. The 8 cities this year will be:

1. Seoul
2. Tokyo
3. Shanghai
4. Beijing
5. Taipei
6. Singapore
7. Bangkok
8. Hong Kong


The Greater Bay & Seoul Connection

The “Greater Bay Area” refers to the Chinese government’s scheme to link the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing into an integrated economic and business hub. By 2030, the region is expected to play a leading role in advanced manufacturing, innovation, shipping, trade and finance. This will be a great opportunity for Korea to expand their global network into Hong Kong and China.


• 3 free tickets to RISE
• 1-day ALPHA exhibition stand
• Request investor meetings
• Access mentors and investor database
• Access to exhibition floor on all 3 days
• Access to workshops, pub crawls and all talks.
• pitch on the BREAKTHROUGH stage.

Our Speakers

*subject to change


Details to be announced soon!
  • Pitch Competition

    June 14, 2018

  • 18:00 - 18:10

  • 18:10 - 18:40

  • 18:40 - 19:10

  • 19:15 - 19:30

Hurry Up!