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This year, the application will remain open until 24 November 2018.

 

Where heritage meets innovation.

Kaleidoscope Lab, a mentorship-driven startup initiative powered by ­HSH, offering a unique 12-week programme of coaching, mentorship and commercial assistance to fast-growing technology-based companies to define what’s next in tech for luxury hotels.

We would like to invite two Hong Kong based start-ups to join our first cohort, based at the HSH Research and Technology Lab in Wong Chuk Hang in Hong Kong.

HSH Kaleidoscope Lab Space Address: 2/F, 50 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

 

A NEW APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION

As HSH subtly transforms into a technology-assisted, future-facing group, we are opening our doors to fast-growing tech specialists with smart ideas to help us create new experiences for our staff and guests.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:

stage 1 

Stage 1: LEARNING

A learning stage featuring an intensive go-to market commercialisation workshop delivered by our partner SRI International (Stanford Research Institute International) Centre for Innovation Leadership, known as the soul of Silicon Valley!

 stage 2

Stage 2: MENTORSHIP

A mentorship stage featuring mentorship and guidance from HSH executives, community partners, and influencers.

 stage 3

Stage 3: PITCH

A pitch stage, where the startup will be able to pitch their refined product back to our company to secure a proof of concept in our global hotels or a commercial agreement.

 

PROGRAMME DETAILS:

This year, the programme will run from 28 January 2019 to 12 April 2019. We are currently seeking Hong Kong based startups for this pilot cohort but are looking to working with global talent in the near future.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Pre-pitch Briefing: December 6, 2018
  • Pitch Night: January 22, 2019

Event Details:

Selected start-up finalists will be pitching their ideas for cohort selection at an ‘Invite Only’ evening cocktail held on the second day of StartmeupHK festival at the iconic Felix rooftop restaurant on the 28th floor of HK’s Grande Dame, The Peninsula Hotel, overlooking Victoria Harbour.

In addition to the pitch night, the event will feature a ‘Future of Tech in Hospitality’ panel and a networking event.

Time: 5:30PM – 9PM

Venue: Felix, 28/F, Peninsula Hong Kong

To request an invitation, please contact coreyli@peninsula.com.

 

BENEFITS TO SELECTED STARTUPS

Mature* innovative global start-ups who can benefit from our expertise in luxury hospitality will acquire and develop their knowledge, real-world business expertise, and connections made internally within HSH, and externally with industry specialists and leaders, and ‘friends’ of HSH.

* Mature: Secured financing, basic business structure, initiated operations or trading.

 

Successful applicants can secure a proof of concept (POC) or commercial agreement.

 

We are looking forward to supporting a new generation of startups with the potential to revolutionize the luxury hospitality industry! If you have any questions about the lab, please feel free to contact sallyosborne@peninsula.com or coreyli@peninsula.com.