Elevator Pitch Competition 2018

The Story

 Date: 26 Oct, 2018
 Duration: 7 hours
 Venue: International Commerce Centre (ICC) Sky100
 Platform: Facebook (available on mobile devices and computers)
 Region: Worldwide



  • Provided seamless live streaming of the competition in a high-speed elevator where space is limited and internet access is restricted
  • Effectively enlarged audience base and received over 10,000 views on Facebook
  • Allowed worldwide audience to enjoy this international event occurring in a confined elevator through various digital devices without geographical constraints
  • Enabled contestants to watch the pitches of their competitors onsite through the screens


Elevator Pitch Competition, "EPiC" in short, is a fun-filled international start-up event organized by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. 100 start-ups were selected to pitch their ideas in a 60-second elevator ride at ICC, the most iconic skyscraper in Hong Kong and competed for the chance to win an investment prize up to US$120,000. As the Live Streaming Sponsor, TFI is entrusted by HKSTP to provide patented lightning fast encoding technology and state-of-the-art live streaming solution, enabling stable live streaming in a narrow elevator with limited networking facilities. This broadens audience reach and successfully engages people in the thrilling competition in real time.

The Client

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body that has one simple goal – to transform Hong Kong into the regional hub for innovation and technology development. Since 2001, HKSTP has been carefully building a tech-based ecosystem that connects stakeholders, nurtures talent, facilitates collaboration, and drives innovation to commercialisation. Currently, more than 600 technology companies and approximately 13,000 technology talents call Hong Kong Science Park home.