Jumpstarting innovation

The 2022 JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition is being sponsored and supported by 3 Hong Kong, with the Grand Finale being held at the K11 MUSEA in mid-May. In addition to immersive art, NFT art pieces and experience zones, there are also a series of keynote speeches and talks.

Kenny Koo, Executive Director and CEO of Hutchison Telecom HK Holdings (HTHKH), with renowned Japanese digital artist, Akiko Yamashita shared their views on the meaning and future of NFTs for the telecoms industry. They pondered the downside of the NFT marketplace and the role of 5G in the Metaverse, asking the question; “Have NFTs changed the concept of art forever?”

3 Hong Kong also reserved a private session during the event for corporate customers. The two winning start-ups, Gense Technologies and Open Ocean Engineering shared their secrets to success with audiences, as did Top Innovation Award winner VoiceAI Technologies. Customers were able to tour the exhibition hall and experience art tech through NFT art devices, as well as interacting and exchanging ideas with the winning start-ups.