Jumpstart Programs


Organized by Jumpstart Media, Jumpstart Awards puts the spotlight on fresh startups in the Asia-Pacific region by acknowledging their achievements, highlighting their future potential, and celebrating their current contribution to the startup community.

The awards are split into 10 categories, and winners will be announced and featured in the July 2019 issue of Jumpstart Magazine, where the Startup of the Year will be on the cover. With a broad distribution network and a readership that ranges from tech enthusiasts to founders and investors, this allows for incredible exposure and recognition in the global startup community.

Winners are selected by a panel of judges who are prominent investors, ecosystem builders, and industry leaders in the region.

Launched in 2016, Jumpstart Kids is a summer program for kidtrepreneurs aged 8 to 12. Workshops are weeklong and hosted by Jumpstart Media, who find guest speakers within the startup ecosystem to present various topics & skills on entrepreneurship. All proceeds go to charity, or to the sponsorship of future kidtrepreneurs.

In 2018, the kidtrepreneurs competed with their peers in EPiC (Elevator Pitch Competition) at ICC, Hong Kong. Jumpstart Media volunteers provided them training to deliver 1-minute pitches in the sky100 elevator before a live panel of judges. Finalists then delivered their pitches on the same stage as 100 other startups and entrepreneurs in front of a huge crowd and rolling cameras, a valuable and inspiring experience for all!

In the words of one of our star kidtrepreneurs, “It was supercalifragilisticexpialidociously fun!!!”

The STILE Initiative is a 4-month investment-backed residential incubation program, a collaborative project combining the forces of Stan Group, one of Hong Kong’s premiere property developers, with the modern approach of Jumpstart Media, a one-of-a-kind ecosystem builder in the APAC region. This combined network covers the entire corporate spectrum, ranging from successful startups to multi-national corporations across dozens of verticals. It aims to provide startups with accommodation, top-quality mentorship, investor matching, and real-world projects.

This is a community of ecosystem builders, investors, and experienced mentors committed to driving innovation and incubating only the best startups in ten major cities of the APAC region: Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney & Melbourne.