Dragons’ Gate Pitch Competition 龙门创业小赛

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Meeting Room Upstairs, Toronto Public Library - Deer Park Library

40 Saint Clair Avenue East

Toronto, ON M4T 1M9


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Have you watched Dragons’ Den and wanted to be part of the show? This month at Startup4Chinese, you get an exciting opportunity to do that by joining our Dragons’ Gate Pitch Competition on December 19th!

The name Dragons Gate is inspired by a popular Chinese saying: Carps Jump Over the Dragon Gate (鲤鱼跳龙门). If a carp successfully makes the jump, it is transformed into a powerful dragon. Therefore, We named this event Dragons’ Gate as a metaphor for courage, perseverance, and accomplishment. We hope to use this competition to inspire attendees, while they may have fun and engage with talented entrepreneurs in Toronto.

有没有看过最火的创业投资真人秀《龙穴》?是不是幻想过自己有一天也能成为其中的参赛选手?在这个月Startup 4 Chinese @ GTA的活动上,机会来了!欢迎你加入我们12月19日的“龙门创业小赛”!!



English and Chinese pitching are both welcomed, while judges would communicate primarily in English.


Pitch Submission

  • Submission ends on Saturday, December 16th at 11:59 pm. All presenters MUST submit your idea here.

  • If you have a presentation deck, please email your deck to Bryan at prior to Sunday, December 17th at 11:59 pm.



Competition Details

  1. Presenters are ordered alphabetically by the first name.

  2. Each presentation must be kept within 3-5 minutes.

  3. Each presentation is followed by a 1-minute Q&A session with judges.

  4. Winners will be voted by everyone on site, including both judges and audiences.

  5. Winners include King of Carp (the best pitcher), Woman Entrepreneur Award (the most inspiring pitch by a woman), and Social Entrepreneur Award (the best startup pitch in Social entrepreneurship). We want to see more women and social entrepreneurs for this event :)

  6. All attendees will be entered into an end-of-day lucky draw. One lucky audience will win one of the best business book of all time: Good to Great by James Colin (hardware copy).

所有展示将以提交者的First name按字母顺序排序。





所有现场观众将会参与抽奖。有一名幸运观众将会获得一本经典商业书籍《从优秀到卓越》(Good to Great)。

Competition Prize

  • All pitchers will receive Cloud Computing Resources worth CA$100.

  • King of Carp: Cloud Computing Resources worth CA$500 + An amazing Mystery Prize- Spoiler Alert: it has something to do with co-working space...

  • Woman Entrepreneur Award: Cloud Computing Resources worth CA$300 + A hardware copy of Good to Great by James Colin

  • Social Entrepreneur Award: Cloud Computing Resources worth CA$300 + A hardware copy of Good to Great by James Colin






  • Benny Chang: 12+ years of experience in Business Entrepreneurship who has built three startups since 2005

  • Bryan Zheng: Founder of Startup 4 Chinese @ GTA. Longtime tech & media engager.

  • Lucy Zhao: Founder of Aircari; UofT alumni

  • Steven Zhang: Founder of Future Man Tech (未来人科技); Full Stack Engineer with sense and sensibility

  • Vivian Bai: EVP of Nebulae Wealth, Master in Finance, Senior Financial Advisor, Member of EFILE Association of Canada, Registered Efiler.



Lucy Zhao:UoT毕业,Aircari 创始人。


郑柯,Bryan:Startup 4 Chinese @ GTA 创始人,17年IT、互联网与媒体经验。

Whether you want to be a presenter or simply have fun while learning something new, you are more than welcome to RSVP here, and together we can make a leap over the Dragons’ Gate possible!


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Drinks & Snacks

Drinks & Snacks will be provided and sponsored by SpeedyCloud (


Closest major intersection Yonge Street and St. Clair Ave. East. Located one block east of Yonge Street on the north side of St. Clair Ave.

Public Transit: TTC St. Clair subway station, exit St. Clair Centre.TTC streetcar St. Clair Ave.

Parking: Paid parking on Alvin Ave 1 block east of Yonge and north of St. Clair Ave.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 647 924 2836 or add me on WECHAT: bryanzk


有任何问题不清楚,请打Bryan电话:647 924 2836


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