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The 2017 Shenzhen Nanshan "Entrepreneurship Star" Contest is now opened for registration from innovative startups in Silicon Valley.

This contest is organized to help establish China's Shenzhen Nanshan district as an international innovation center that attracts China's domestic and the world's most innovative startups, and expand international cooperation.

While this is not a fund raising pitch event, this annual startup contest since 2008 has provided exposure to more than 200 Chinese and international startups raised later went on to raise more than $430 Million (RMB 3 Billion) in funding. This event has generated more than 1000 media reports, involved over 3000 contest judges, investors, academic professors plus over 3000 collaboration activities.


BASIC (Blue Angel Startups & Innovation Club), the co-organizer of this year's contest for the Silicon Valley round will select 60-80 innovative startups from Silicon Valley to participate in Round 2 (of 2) of the Silicon Valley contest. Anitoa System, LLC from Silicon Valley won last year's contest with a RMB100,000 (~$14,000) prize, and ChemiSense Inc. was awarded the unique “Peacock Returnee” Prize plus RMB 10,000 (~$1,400) prize money.


If you’re a startup (less than 5 years old) that solves a real, significant problem with technological innovation and like to get China exposure, please apply to be an in-person contestant to this year's contest! We encourage startups especially in following industries 1). The Internet and mobile Internet, 2). Biomedical, 3). New incoming Industries (Aerospace, Military, Ocean, Wearable device), 4). Smart hardware, 5). Culture Innovation (industrial design), 6). New material, 7). New energy, 8). Advanced Manufacturing, 9). The Internet,10).High Info Tech to register to the limited 60-80spots available.


CONTEST JUDGING CRITERIA

Please note that this is not a fund raising event. This is a startup competition where you are presenting your startup in person in real time to a panel of on-site contest judges. Your presentation will be judged
based on the problem/product/market fit, technology innovation, team strength and business model.

2017 "Entrepreneurship Star" Contest Steps:

  1. Auditions Contest Round (to be held on Sept 02 in SV U.S.)

  2. Industries Contest Round (to be held later this year in China)

  3. FINAL CONTEST ROUND (to be held later this year in China)


Total contest prizes amount to RMB 7 Million (~US$1 Million) with the following categories:

1. ENTERPRISE Category*:

Industries Contest Prize: (60 winners, ~$200,000 or RMB 1.4 MM total prizes)

First Prize: 1 winner of each Industry @ RMB 50,000 (~$7,100)

Second Prize: 2 winners of each Industry @ RMB 30,000 (~$4,200)

Third Prize3 winners of each Industry @ RMB 10,000 (~$1,400)

FINAL CONTEST PRIZES: (10 winners, ~$300,000 or RMB 2.1 MM total prizes)

Champion (1 winner) @ RMB 500,000 (~$71,000)

Second Prizes (2 winners) @ RMB 300,000/each (~$42,000)

Third Prizes (3 winners) @ RMB 200,000/each (~$28,000)

Outstanding Prizes (4 winners) @ RMB 100,000/each (~$14,000)

* Enterprise Category definition:
1) Company founded after Jan 1, 2012 (not more than 5 years old. REQUESTS Business Registration Certificate ).
2) 2016 revenue must be less than RMB 200 Million (~
$29 Million).

2. EARLY STAGE STARTUP Category*:

Industries Contest Prize: (60 winners, $200,000 or RMB 1.4 MM total prizes)

First Prize: 1 winner of each Industry @ RMB 50,000 (~$7,100)

Second Prize: 2 winners of each Industry @ RMB 30,000 (~$4,200)

Third Prize 3 winners of each Industry @ RMB 10,000 (~$1,400)

FINAL CONTEST PRIZES: (10 winners, $171,000 or RMB1.2 MM total prizes)

Champion : 1 winner @ 300,000 RMB (~$42,000)

Second Prize: 2 winners @ 200,000 RMB/each (~$28,000)

Third Prize 3 winners @ 100,000 RMB/each (~$14,000)
Outstanding Prizes: 4 winners @ 50,000 RMB/each (~$7,000)


* Early Stage Startups Category definition:
1) No less than 3 person core team members, that has YET to register as a company and will register within 6 months after the contest.
2) Owns proprietary technology patent/s with working prototype developed.

OTHER BENEFITS

Competition winners may also enjoy other benefits including policy support from the Shenzhen Nanshan district government, investment/financing opportunities, entrepreneurial/incubator space at the Nanshan district and business services support including entrepreneurial training, mentoring, intellectual property application, local talent acquisition assistance, promotional support etc.

RSVP

Please register and then submit your contest pitch deck or business plan to
bp@basicVC.com Please submit your presentation deck in PowerPoint format (not PDF) to allow proper slide paging on the projector. Please in your deck include one page that clearly state what is the real world problem (pain point) or opportunity that your product or service intend to solve.

You will be presenting to a panel of onsite judges. We expect around 60+ startups to participate in this Round 2 Contest.

Contest application deadline:
Sept 20, 2017

Pitching Date/Time:
Sept 23, 2017, 13:00 PM - 19:30 PM PST

Time allocated per contestant: 5
mins (3 mins presentation &demo + 2 mins Q&A)

Place: Western Digital, 951 Sandisk Drive, Milpitas, CA, 95035


ORGANIZERS:

Final contest in China to be hosted by Shenzhen Nanshan District Government and Shenzhen Municipal
Science & Technology Commission.

Organizer: Nanshan District Science Technology and Innovation Bureau, Nanshan District Hi-tech Venture Service Center.

Executed by Shenzhen Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Promotion Association

Co-Organizers: ZGC Innovation Center, BASIC, SV Intentional Open Platform, DayDayUp, Cardinal Pitch Club

Co-Operators: US-China Association High-level Professionals (UCAHP) , SV Start-up Alliance,
SVIEF, The US Asia Innovation Promotion Association, SVC Angel Fund.

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