Here’s a Peek Into Cyberport’s Month-Long Web 3.0 Event Seriesby Fintech News Hong Kong October 20, 2023
Cyberport, Hong Kong’s Web3.0 hub, is launching a series of Web 3.0 events called “Web3 Innovators Season” from October to November to deepen public awareness of the industry, foster exchange in the industry, and accelerate the development of the local ecosystem.
Since the allocation of HKD 50 million in the 2023-24 Budget earlier this year, Web3 Hub@Cyberport has developed rapidly and brought together over 210 Web 3.0 companies and startups.
It focuses on three key pillars to promote the development of the Web 3.0 ecosystem, including talent cultivation, industry development and public awareness of the industry.
In late August this year, the Web3 Living Lab was launched and officiated by the Financial Secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po.
Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport said,
“As Hong Kong’s Web3 Hub, Cyberport is committed to promoting the development of blockchain and Web 3.0 technologies. The series of themed events from “Web3 Innovators Season” will bring together internationally renowned industry leaders, experts, developers and entrepreneurs, providing a platform for the local and international Web 3.0 community to explore technology innovation, cross-industry collaboration and entrepreneurial opportunities.
We will continue to work with partners from different sectors to cultivate talents, promote industry development and raise public awareness of the Web 3.0 industry to drive the development of the Web 3.0 ecosystem and energise entrepreneurship in Hong Kong.”
ETH Hong Kong
The series kicks off with the inaugural ETH Hong Kong event, organised by the Ethereum community, which will be held at Cyberport from 22 to 24 October.
Co-hosted by Scroll and Newman Capital with Cyberport as the Startup Ecosystem Partner, the event will feature Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin for the keynote address and brings together over 50 industry leaders and experts to share unique insights and expertise.
Moreover, industry elites from around the globe will be invited as guest speakers to focus on technical discussions and roundtable discussions on Ethereum technology, including technical frameworks, underlying protocols, cross-chain technologies and more, to collectively explore the future development of blockchain and Web 3.0 technologies.
BeWater and Scroll will organise hackathons to deepen the development and innovation of Web 3.0 technologies.
2023 Cyberport Venture Capital Forum
The 2023 Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF), with the theme – “Venture Forward: Game Changing through Innovation” will be held this 31 October – 1 November.
The aims to explore the burgeoning optimism among investors and entrepreneurs seeking to harness the awakening global economy and capitalise on the limitless potential of emerging technologies such as Web 3.0 and artificial intelligence (AI).
Post-event activities include Ahoy!, Web3 Scholars Conference and Future of Web 3.0, which will explore the infinite potential of this emerging technology in collaboration with different experts.
Other Web 3.0 Events to Check Out
In addition to these marquee events, the Web3 Innovators Season will also feature a number of other events and activities, such as:
Big Demo Day on 26 October: This event will invite local renowned companies and well-known Web 3.0 experts from around the world for seminars and exchanges. The roadshow session will include presentations by various projects to showcase their business potential.
NEO APAC Hackathon Hong Kong Finale on 27-28 October: This competition features prizes up to HKD10,000, alongside a substantial post-hackathon grant fund of HKD1 million. Members of the Legislative Council and venture capital institutions will also participate in the event.
Future of Web3.0 on 1 November (post-CVCF event): This event will explore the prospects of DePIN and its massive adoption. It will also launch the DePIN Appchain project and establish the Web 3.0 incubation initiative, Future3 Campus, at Cyberport.
Ahoy! on 2-3 November (post-CVCF event): This event will feature a pitching competition featuring two rounds of selection to further evaluate outstanding project opportunities. Representatives from the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau and InvestHK will attend as guest speakers.
Web3 Scholars Conference on 4 November (post-CVCF event): This event will focus on topics such as blockchain security, cryptography, and more. Multiple universities and developer communities will participate, and speakers from academic institutions around the world will share insights.
Explore the Sea of Innovation By Jumpstart on 8 November: This event will be held at the Ocean Park and will include speaker sessions, treasure hunts, investor matching, and talks at the Shark Tank. It will also feature an exclusive VIP dinner and Women in Web3 networking session to connect innovators and entrepreneurs.