INFINITI LAB 3.0 recently concluded its nine-week program with a successful Demo Day held at Loft 22, in Hong Kong’s Central district.
INFINITI LAB is designed to empower ambitious startups to reach their full potential. The program finds driven innovators and entrepreneurs and supports them to help turn ideas into action.
INFINITI LAB opened with a thought-provoking speech by renowned Futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson about the future consumer journey. Following this, seven startups pitched their business to more than 100 investors and key retail partners, in hope of securing partnerships and funding to propel their businesses to the next phase.
Among the investors and partners were retail companies like DFS, Nielsen, Hysan, Shanghai Tang and Bluebell Group that attended to learn about the startups’ innovative solutions designed to enhance the Future Consumer Journey. The event also attracted high-quality print and broadcast media interest.
As a result of Demo Day, startup Thinqs validated its online-to-offline search model in the Asian market and gained interest from a number of Hong Kong retailers.
Additionally, startups actiMirror and Rover Parking have secured investment funding connections, and Rover Parking is in discussion to partner with Infiniti to expand their parking network in Canada.
Cove is in negotiation with property developers in Hong Kong to launch a pilot together with INFINITI using our vehicles to provide a shared mobility solution; while both Synapbox and Wyzerr have already piloted their products within INFINITI and have developed global service packages to attract wider corporate partnerships.
Manomotion has partnered with V777 (a INFINITI LAB 2.0 alumni startup) to develop a revolutionary prototype—combining advanced hand gesture recognition with Virtual Reality to create a concept for the future of digital showrooms. V777 technology was used at INFINITI’s all new QX50 global unveil in Los Angeles. Manomotion is also in discussion to explore longer-term product collaboration with INFINITI.
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