Supernova Global Pitch 2020 (North America Region)

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A global pitch competition that connects outstanding startups around the world with a cash prize up to $28,000.

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Supernova Global Pitch 2020

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What is Supernova?

Lair East Labs’ Supernova Global Pitch Competition will bring together top startups with a global vision to pitch for equity-free prize money, investment and market-entry opportunities in China, and the attention of media and investors from the Greater China Area. Participation is entirely free of charge. The competition is hosted by Lair East Labs, in collaboration with LiangCang Accelerator, an Alibaba-affiliated startup accelerator.

Supernova Global Pitch 2020 focuses on connecting and supporting outstanding startups around the world impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. It is an exceptional opportunity to pitch your business to an active tech market with extensive investment pools.


  • Top Winner (x1): USD $28,000 Cash
  • Silver Award (x4): USD $14,000 Cash
  • Bronze Award (x7): USD $7,000 Cash
  • Selected founders will also be awarded:

    • $10,000 in AWS Promotional Credit valid for two years
    • One year of AWS Business Support (up to $5,000)

    Selected founders will pitch their startups online to top VCs from both America and China. All online demos or pitch sessions will also be live-streamed to a broader audience worldwide.

    Past judges and investors include but not limited to:

    Important Dates

    • April 20, 2020 - application open
    • May 31, 2020 - early decision deadline
    • June 20, 2020 - application deadline
    • June 24, 2020 - online pitch with VCs in America
    • July 30, 2020 - all selected applicants will be notified
    • Early-November 2020 - Semi-final Round
    • Mid-November 2020 - Global Final Round

    How to apply?

    UPDATE: Online Pitch with VCs @6/24

    Our judges are from (ongoing update):

    • Connecticut Innovations
    • One Way Ventures
    • The Venture Collective
    • Story Ventures
    • TSVC

    About Lair East Labs

    Lair East Labs is a startup accelerator based in New York that empowers founders to expand internationally. At the heart of Lair East Labs lies the 10-week accelerator. Each year 8 -12 startups take on our program and receive investments of $50K. Our 10-week program combines the best of two worlds - learn from alumni founders of top Silicon Valley-style accelerators and gain access to a mentor and investor network with extensive experience navigating the Asian markets. In the first three years of operation, our portfolio companies have raised $27 million funding after completing the accelerator. For more information: please visit:

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