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AsiaWorld-Expo , April 11 - 14 , 2018

WIN $40,000 USD CASH

Do you have what it takes to launch your idea off the ground? Find out at the Startup Launchpad Investment Competition. Pitch to some of the most influential investors in the Asian investment community, including Partners at Vectr Ventures, SOSV, Cocoon and more for a chance to win $40,000 USD Cash

APPLICANTS

TOP PRIZES

Guaranteed kiosk to all 10 semifinalists at the Startup Launchpad Exhibition worth $25,000 to get retailer feedback on your product plus exposure to VCs, corporates and angels searching for investment opportunities. Winner takes home $40,000 USD cash prize.

GRAND PRIZE

SEMI-FINALISTS GET FREE KIOSKS AT THE STARTUP LAUNCHPAD EXHIBITION WORTH $25,000

WINNER TAKES HOME $40,000 USD CASH

ACCESS TO THE STARTUP LAUNCHPAD EXHIBITION

ACCESS TO NETWORKING EVENTS WITH INVESTORS

ACCESS TO STARTUP FACTORY TOUR IN SHENZHEN (CHINA)

SEMI FINALISTS

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FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM. BE AS PRECISE AS POSSIBLE

SHARE THE LINK TO YOUR 1 MINUTE PITCHING VIDEO

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PAY THE APPLICATION FEE THROUGH THE LINK ON THE CONFIRMATION PAGE

ATTACH THE FINAL VERSION OF YOUR PITCHING DECK

HOW TO APPLY

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YOU MUST BE A SEED OR EARLY STAGE STARTUP

YOU MUST HAVE A WORKING PROTOTYPE

IMPORTANT DATES

FINALS ON THE INVESTOR PITCH STAGE

28 FEBRUARY 2018

SEMI-FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT

11 APRIL 2018

STARTUP CONTEST APPLICATION PROCESS

SEMIFINALS ON THE STARTUP STAGE

15 MARCH 2018

12 APRIL 2018

Get Your Startup Pass Today to Enter SLIC!

What does Startup Pass Get You?

 

2 Startup Launchpad Conference 4-day pass worth USD 300 each

 

Access to all Startup Launchpad Exhibition areas

 

Application for SLIC

 

Access to other global startup exhibitors

 

Access to Global Sources Consumer Electronic Show

 

Access to all startup networking events

 

Access to 3-day South China startup eco-system 

tour (excluding accommodation and meals)

What extra perks do I get as a Pitch Competitor?

  • No problem. The top 10 semifinalists automatically get a free kiosk at the show. For the rest of you, feel free to email us at launchpadhk@globalsources.com

We want you to succeed and become the next unicorn so we’ve included lots of extra perks for startups who apply Including:

  • Networking opportunites with the investors and expert judges
  • Access to our factory tour where we take startups to different factories in China and explain to them how to source
  • Access to our Exhibition show at the Startup Launchpad Expo
  • Access to our conference program featuring international speakers and topics ranging from innovation to IOT & Big Data
  • Your startup featured in our investors booklet, distributed to all investors attending Startup Investors Forum
  • & more!

Will I get to meet and network with the judges?

Am I guaranteed to pitch?

FAQ

Unfortunately, only 10 startups will be selected to pitch in front of our investor panel. Once your applications are sent in, we will narrow it down to 10 startups based on the following criteria: 

  • Business Model: (0 - 10 points)
  • Team: (0 - 10 points)
  • Market Validation: (0 - 10 points)
  • Presentation: (0 - 10 points)
  • Product Idea: (0 - 10 points)

What if I also want to exhibit at the Startup Launchpad Expo?

How long will I have to pitch?

  • Of course! Our judges are generally more than happy to have a chat with startups pitching. We only ask that you can be respectful of their time and of others who may want to speak with them as well. You will also have access to the 250 Investor attendees to the Startup Investor Forum.
  • Top 10 semi-finalists will have 5 minutes to pitch and 3 minute of Q&A at Startup Launchpad pitch stage on Day 1 
  • Top 3 finalists will have 10 minutes pitch with 10 minutes for Q&A at the Startup Investment Forum to a fresh group of panel judges

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