foodpanda Innovation Scholarship 2017

Do you think out of the box? Do challenges get you excited? Do you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg?

If the answer to all these questions is YES, then put your awesome ideas into an innovative business plan and win HK$12,000 to support your education!

If you were to start an online business in Hong Kong, what would you do?

To answer this question, we need you to prepare an innovative business plan in form of a presentation highlighting how you would start and run an online business in Hong Kong. Find the guidelines here.

General information

Foodpanda is the leading online food delivery marketplace and service provider in Hong Kong. Our love for fantastic meals, the digital age, and a steadfast dedication to our customers define everything that we do.

As a corporate firm, foodpanda recognizes the importance of empowering the societies we operate in. The foodpanda Innovation Scholarship is a merit-based award to challenge, inspire, and reward the next superstars in Hong Kong.

The scholarship includes:

One time scholarship award of HK$12,000 cash to support your tuition or any other education expenses.

The best applicant may have the opportunity of collaborating with the experts at foodpanda to put their plan into action.

The first 100 successful submissions will receive HK$100 worth of foodpanda voucher regardless of outcome.

How can I apply?

To apply for our scholarship just submit your innovative business plan.
Follow these guidelines.



  • Applicants should be full-time students enrolled for academic year 2016/2017 in one of the universities and colleges in Hong Kong
  • Applicants should be Hong Kong residents
  • Applicants will be required to send an innovative business plan
  • Enter as an individual or as a team. For a team application, the prize money will be divided amongst members of the team
  • foodpanda employees and their immediate family members are not eligible for the scholarship


  • Follow this link to read an exclusive interview of Dandan Tong, the winner of foodpanda Hong Kong 2016 scholarship.
  • Also, here are the thoughts of our winners in Singapore.

Application Guidelines

Candidates are invited to download the application form and to send them via email together with the requested supporting documents to [email protected]

In order to process your application, please submit the following documents:

  • Completed application form, available here
  • Proof of enrollment for academic year 2016/2017
  • Latest academic record
  • Innovative business plan

Please submit all requested documents in PDF, Power Point or MS Word files

Time Frame

Academic year 2016/2017

  • 30.06.2017
    Deadline for submitting applications
  • Application evaluations
  • 31.07.2017
    Successful candidate notified on foodpanda website and via email
Selection Committee
  • Develops, reviews and assesses the criteria of the Scholarship program
  • Evaluates proposals submitted by candidates and selects worthy applicants for the scholarship

The Selection Committee is composed of:

  • Alex Roth, Managing Director foodpanda Hong Kong
  • Julian Stoß, Vice President Marketing - Asia Pacific
  • Daphne Tsaoussis, Head of Brand - Asia Pacific

What are you waiting for?
Remember the deadline is Friday, June 30th. Submit your application today!

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