After a series of intense pitching sessions, Gense Technologies, which was funded by the HKUST Entrepreneurship Fund ("E-Fund") and supported by the HKUST Technology Transfer Center's Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities ("TSSSU"), was named the winner of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund/HSBC JUMPSTARTER 2022 Global Pitch Competition ("JUMPSTARTER 2022"). The team has competed with over 600 startups from more than 60 countries and regions worldwide. Gense Technologies, along with another winning team, is eligible for a total investment of up to USD4 million.


About HKUST Entrepreneurship Fund

The HKUST Entrepreneurship Fund (“E-Fund”, is a HK$50 million fund committed by the University and managed by Technology Transfer Centre (TTC), to invest in HKUST start-ups, strengthen the promotion of entrepreneurship spirit and facilitate knowledge transfer. Since its inception in 2020, E-Fund has invested in over ten start-ups, formed partnerships with over twenty Co-investment Partners, and hosted a number of workshops and training sessions for our students, alumni, and faculty.

About Gense Technologies

Gense Technologies (, a Hong Kong based start-up founded by HKUST alumni, offers an affordable and portable self-help medical imaging device for early detection and management of some of the world’s most expensive liver, lung, and kidney diseases. 

JUMPSTARTER is a not-for-profit initiative created by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund that provides a platform for all entrepreneurs and young people to jump start their dreams in Hong Kong. It is a first-of-its-kind startup event focused exclusively on showcasing quality startups and providing high-impact networking opportunities. Its goal is to build, empower and boost Hong Kongs startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship by bringing entrepreneurs, corporations, investors and the public together, helping to transform Hong Kong into a leading hub for global innovation and technology. For more information, please visit the website:


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