YDC SCP Program - JC InnoMind®

InnoMind® Competition

  • Introduction
  • Activities
  • Enrollment
  • Results


About the Competition

YDC believes that the creativity from secondary students is unlimited. They are also capable of presenting their ideas but they lack a suitable platform to demonstrate their abilities. With the experience we gained from tertiary business pitch competitions, the InnoMind® Competition is newly launched in 2017 to encourage secondary students to research, develop and present their ideas properly.

The InnoMind® Competition aims at inspiring students to think creatively for solving problems and encouraging them to put their creativity into practice. It offers students a valuable chance to showcase their innovative and business ideas in front of seasoned executives. Winning schools will receive cash sponsor to organize an exchange tour or extra-curricular activities for students, which enhance their knowledge on the society and increase their exposure to the world.

Finalists will receive one-to-one guidance from business professionals and be given instant feedbacks by seasoned judges. This will be a valuable starting point for youngster to develop their business plan and build their network.

Prizes and Awards

-Best Entrepreneurship Award
$10,000 cash sponsor for school activities or exchange tours and $5,000 cash prize for the awarded team

-Best InnoMind® Plan Award
$10,000 cash sponsor for school activities or exchange tours and $5,000 cash prize for the awarded team

-Best Social Impact Award
$10,000 cash sponsor for school activities or exchange tours and $5,000 cash prize for the awarded team

-$1000 book coupon for All finalist teams


  • 0131 May 2020 - Application Deadline

    All participating teams are required to submit the signed application form with school teacher approval on or before 31 May 2020.

  • 0230 June 2020 - Proposal and Video Submission

    All participating teams are required to submit a 2-page proposal and a 30 seconds to 1 minute promotion video on or before 30 June 2020.

  • 0324 July 2020 to 8 August 2020 - Mentorship Period

    10 teams are selected to enter the final round and each finalist team is paired with a seasoned entrepreneur or a mentor who provide guidance and support to help make the best headway during the competition.

  • 048 August 2020 - Final Pitching Day

    Given 5 minutes for each presentation, each team has to conduct their entire presentation within the time limit in any form. The presentation will be immediately followed by a 10-minute Q & A session with the judging panel.

  • 05August 2020 - Awards Presentation

    All results of the competition will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of YDC SCP Program – JC InnoMind® in July every year.


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Eligibility And Entry Criteria:

-InnoMind® Competition is open to all secondary school students in Hong Kong.
-Each school should only have up to 10 teams to join the competition.
-Participating teams must consist of 1 to 4 member(s). Each team may draw members from different forms. Team members are not allowed to join more than 1 team.
-Each team should nominate a team leader to be responsible for keeping the team’s information. The team leader will also be the point-of-contact with YDC.
-Each team should submit the 2-page proposal and the 30-second to 1-minute promotion video before the deadline.

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