Online Startup Weekend 2020 (Lingnan University)

2616 7538 9:00 AM - 5:36 PM (Mon-Fri)

Innovation for Smart Ageing

Today Hong Kong is ageing, by the year 2036, 31% population will be aged 65 or above.

Meanwhile, life expectancy is growing for both men and women. Costs for social and health care keep rising to help to deliver better care for all.
Ageing of society represents one of the significant challenges for the 21st century, different countries need to stimulate new thinking, solutions, and approach of collaborations for ageing well.
Currently, the Hong Kong government is promoting to use gerontechnology as a part of the solutions and allow the elderly to stay active in the community with the support of technology. Innovation for present and future generation are developed to support the health and care delivery of the future.
Under the "LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project", we will organize this 54-hour startup competition and workshops to target new and great ideas for the smart ageing.
The ideas may cover the interface of gerontechnology, technological innovation for smart home, mobile applications, service designs, dining, e-health and wellness solutions, transport etc.
Our hope is to work with participants for the most exciting innovations and to mobilize different stakeholders to co-create new solutions for better ageing.
** We will bring this network together in a 54 hour online Techstars Startup Weekend to develop prototypes which will contribute to solving the challenges of population aging.**

About Startup Weekend Competition

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event. It helps entrepreneurs obtain related education, launch businesses, build networks, learn skills, join communities, save money, and more.
Groups of young entrepreneurs, developers, startup enthusiasts and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.
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Supporting Organizations


Professor CHENG Leonard K, BBS, JP

President, Lingnan University

Eleanor Kam

Head of Ageing Innovation,
New World Development Company Limited

Stephanie Law

Managing Director, Culture Homes

Kim Cheung

Project-In-Charge, Tuen Mun District Council Yan Oi Tong Youth Space


Alvin Cheung


Amy Cheng

Sweet Stories

Queenie Man

Founder & CEO
The Project Futurus

Dr. HUANG Genghua

Research Assistant Professor and Education Officer
Lingnan University

Tim Tiu

Executive Secretary
Windshield Charitable Foundation

Clube Ng

eHealth Research Institute Limited

Kitty Yip

Addoilmusic Ltd.

Ceci AuYeung



Felix Wong

Growth Manager, WHub

Head of Growth, APAC, AngelHub

Event Schedule

Event Register




SEK G09, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun

Notice: The team is watching the novel coronavirus situation closely, this event would be switched to use Zoom video conferences if necessary, please use this page as your resource of record.