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STARTUP LAUNCHPAD INVESTMENT COMPETITION

WIN UP TO $100,000 WORTH OF PRIZES

AsiaWorld-Expo , OCT 18 - 21, 2018

Applications for our second Pitch Competition are now open to startups from all over the world. 


Apply now for the Startup Launchpad Investment Competition in Hong Kong 


To Win $100,000 worth of prizes and even possible investment. 

ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS & BECOME INVESTOR READY

Meet Potential Investors, Alliance Partners & Consumers

LAST YEAR'S WINNER

WHO CAN APPLY?

1. You have a hardware product or a retail solution

2. You have a working prototype or MVP of your product

3. You are less than 5 years old

4. You are a seed or early stage startup

THE SLIC APPLICATION IS FREE TO ENTER GIVEN THAT YOU FIT THE REQUIREMENTS

WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO APPLY?

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WE WILL APPROVE OR DENY YOUR APPLICATION

FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM. BE AS PRECISE AS POSSIBLE

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HOW TO APPLY

ONCE APPROVED, UPLOAD YOUR PITCH DECK

YOU MUST BE A SEED OR EARLY STAGE STARTUP

YOU MUST HAVE A WORKING PROTOTYPE

IMPORTANT DATES

FINALS ON THE INVESTOR PITCH STAGE

15 AUGUST 2018

SEMI-FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT

18 OCTOBER 2018

STARTUP CONTEST APPLICATION END DATE

SEMIFINALS ON THE STARTUP STAGE

15 SEPTEMBER 2018

19 OCTOBER 2018

  • Of course! Our judges are generally more than happy to have a chat with startups pitching. We only ask that you be respectful of their time and of others who may want to speak with them as well. You will also have access to the panel of judges as well as the 37,000 global retailers, 6,000 manufacturers and 300+ startups.

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

  • Top 10 semi-finalists will have 5 minutes to pitch and 3 minutes of Q&A at Startup Launchpad pitch stage on Day 1 
  • Top 3 finalists will have 10 minutes to pitch with 10 minutes for Q&A on the Startup Investment Day in front of a fresh group of panel judges

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

  • Networking opportunities 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 covering the Future Of Retail

FAQ

Am I guaranteed to pitch?

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)
  • 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

Will I get to meet and network with the judges?

How long will I have to pitch?

What extra perks do I get as a Pitch Competitor?

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