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mini Business Innovation Gymnasium (mini BIG) is a 5-minute video pitch contest for students to express their creativity and innovative startup ideas.

In a 5-minute video, address the problem you are solving along with your solution. Ideas that help people, business, community, the planet or address big challenges are awesome - but an idea to solve individual problem is welcome too!

For Team Leader

Stage 1: Submit the Registration Form on or before 15 December 2023

  1. Read the Guidelines and Eligibility carefully.
  2. Write down your name and other information on the form.
  3. Write down your idea name on the form.
  4. You are not required to submit the information of your team members at this stage.
  5. One team to complete one form only.
  6. Submit another form if you have 2 or more ideas.

Stage 2: Submit the Application Form on or before 5 January 2024

  1. Team Leader will receive an application form to provide us the information of all your members.
  2. Team Leader MUST submit the application form together with your 5-minute video link to


  1. The contest is open to all HKBU students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

  2. Participation can be in teams (no more than 6 members) or as an individual.

  3. Ideas should have never been presented in the:
    - Final round of Dean’s Cup Business Innovation Gymnasium (BIG)
    - mini Business Innovation Gymnasium (mini BIG)

  4. Take a look at some tips about << How to plan your pitching >>

  1. Registration Form Submission Deadline: 15 December 2023
  2. Application Form and Video Link Submission Deadline: 5 January 2024
  3. Result Announcement: early February 2024

  • Cash Award: Each winning team will receive HK$1,000.
  • Certificate: Each winning student will receive a certificate.

  • Judges include teaching members of the School of Business, HKBU and/ or industry practitioners.
  • Judging criteria will cover innovativeness and problem addressed.
  • Personal information collected will only be used for the purpose of application, verification and communication.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to use all or any parts of the entries in promotional campaigns. In all cases, no specific notification or payment will be given to the entrants.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to amend the program of the rules and regulations.
  • Should there be disputes, the Organiser reserves the right to the final decision.