It was 10 days of being outside of the comfort zone and intense work. 60 participants from more than 25 nationalities worked really hard to turn their startup ideas into reality.

Mentors and speakers from top-notch companies from all over the world helped and inspired young entrepreneurs to go from ideation to pitching to investors. Ready to know who were the winners of this challenge?

In this post, you’ll find out more about the top teams, members and the problem each startup are working to solve.

First Place


An AI-driven coach bot for students, where you can ask any question related to your university, studies, exams, lifestyle or ask for advice and get answers from your peers through an interactive AI bot.

BotAid Team

Team: Agata Odzienkowska | Syddansk Universitet (Denmark), Han YUAN | Hong Kong Baptist University, Maciej Czyz | Warsaw School of Economics (Poland),  Paulina Godlewska | Warsaw School of Economics (Poland),  and Tianrui Chen | Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

Awards: Expedited interview with Alchemist Accelerator | HAG Consulting Accelerator Program | Article for Global Reach in European Academy Network

Second Place


A mobile app that allows people seeking mental help to assess their mental health and anxiety as well as keeping track of it, and to improve themselves. While being surrounded by a positive community of people striving for better mental health.

Team: Kevin Bieber (Switzerland), Laura Czypulovski (Hong Kong),  Rama Satya| Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences,  Tim Rupke | Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (Switzerland), and Vanessa Vorteil | Taliin University. 

Awards: HAG Consulting Accelerator Program | Article for Global Reach in European Innovation Academy Network

Third Place

Eat With Me

Food tastes better when we eat together. Eat With Me is an app to connect people with eaters around them with the same interests. Eating parties & events organized by hosts and restaurants.

Team: Bobby Jia – Chinese University of Hong Kong, Edison Lo – University Of Hong Kong, Senru (Elaine) Yang – University Of Hong Kong, Vilma Mattila (Finland), and Yueyang Wang – University of California-Santa Cruz (USA). 

Award: HAG Consulting Accelerator Program

Special Prize

Building Blocks

Building Blocks is a cloud-based web platform that helps startups advance from startup creation stage to startup growth phase by providing financial data and metrics that can be directly used in pitch decks when approaching investors.

Team: Jeremy Morons | Monash University  (Melbourne, Australia),  Jennifer Mpho Lebethe | University of Cape Town – (Cape Town, South Africa), Christian Filemon | Nanyang Technological University – (Singapore), Kavya Agarval | Nanyang Technological University – (Singapore), and Rebecca Huang (Taiwan/Taipei).

Award: 10 hours of post mentoring from Sino Inno Lab 

Do you want to be part of these start team next year? Apply now for EIA Summer Program 2020.