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Last updated 7/11/2017

Interested in bringing your startup to China? APPLY BY 7/13/2017

What You Will Get

1. Nomination for Phoenix Plan (Government grant from 100,000 to 300,000 RMB)
“凤凰计划”资助(10-30万)

2. Free fast track company registration (In Chaoyang District, Beijing)
零费用注册公司

3. Policy consulting service on talent recruiting and industry financing
人才及产业资金政策咨询

4. One-stop policy consulting service on resident status, work permit, foreigner visa and green card
落户居住证等一站式咨询

5. Connect founders to 3 Chinese VCs
对接三家创投机构

6. Well-known startup media coverage
国内知名科技媒体报道

7. 1,000,000RMB financing
100万创业奖励资金

8. 5 million startup loans
500万创业贷款

9. Air fare reimbursement
交通补贴5000元

10. Free Startup Trip across China
Startup Bus创业之旅

How to Participate

TIME
OTEC Global Competiton – August 19, 2017
全球比赛 – 2017年8月19日

QUALIFICATION
Any team or company founded by entrepreneurs all over the world, within 3 years old and before Series A round, can join the competition.
不设门槛,任何有海外学习经历的朋友都可以参加。
但为公平起见,若以创业公司/团队的形式参赛,成立时间不应超过3年,且融资情况应为A轮以前。
具体项目方向无限制。

COMPETITION FORMAT
4 minutes presentation + 5 minutes Q&A + One day exhibition, including pitching to investors and the public on stage
4分钟的idea陈述与评委进行5分钟的问答交流,并获得一天免费向公众和投资人展示的机会。

REWARDS
All startup companies selected to the on-site competition will have access to free startup classes and mentors.
所有参与比赛的创业公司都能获得免费的课程和指导。

How to Apply

Submit your application for OTEC competition
form online before July 13 at

otec2017.tocbd.gov.cn/apply

or
Send BP, industry, country, short company description, round of fundraising and number of team members to

Chris.Zhang@sosv.com

OTEC Competition Organizers

OTEC, a comprehensive platform dedicated to serving startups with their business in China, which has been held for four years and attracted over 12,000 entrepreneurs, 3,000 projects and 100 investment organizations from 20 countries and regions along the way.

海外学人创业大会(OTEC),致力于服务在中国创业的创业公司。至今为止,OTEC已经举办了4年,并吸引了超过12000个企业家、3000个项目以及来自20个国家地区的100家投资组织。

Chinaccelerator, a leading startup accelerator in China, is a mentorship-driven program helping internet startups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV with $300M AUM operating eight global accelerators. Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training and resources from mentors, partners and investors. The robust and supportive alumni network continues into the startups’ post-Chinaccelerator lifespan.

作为中国规模最大的创业加速器之一,中国加速背后是管理着3亿美元、在全球设立了八家加速器的SOSV风投基金。中国加速每年经营两届加速项目,帮助来自全球的创业公司进入中国市场,也帮助中国公司走向世界。中国加速主要关注电子商务、金融科技、数据营销以及教育等生活类创业项目。它集合了来自全球的顶级导师、合作伙伴和投资人,为创业者提供更广泛的视角和更丰富的资源。

 

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JOIN THE RISING CITY FOR STARTUPS AT XIAMEN INNOVATION COMPETITION: APPLY BY 7/10/2017

Xiamen, a south-eastern port-city with mild climate and colonial buildings, has always been a popular holiday destination. It’s also a strait across from Taiwan island.

This beautiful city is never meant for tourism only. It’s a rising star on the south-east coast of China for innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly for advanced manufacture, chips, biotech and fintech.

Now it’s a great opportunity for you to win up to $10,000.00 and up to 6,000,000 RMB award plus many more incentive policies from Xiamen!

SVIEF now calls for nation-wide start-up teams to join:

The First China Xiamen Innovation Competition
Submit project:http://www.svief.org/xm
(Registration has already started and ends strictly on July 10th.)

Key Dates to remember:

  •  August: Preliminary Stage, Internet selection.
  • September: Oversea Final Round, with roadshows in Silicon Valley. (We will post the exact date and time as the event approaches.)

Aboutthe Competition

The First China Xiamen Innovation Competition is organized by Xiamen High-Level Talents Recruitment Office, Xiamen Torch High-tech Industrial Development Zone, SVIEF, Xiamen High-tech Innovation Center and Xiamen Padmate Marketspace. All projects will be reviewed by a selection committee consists of experts and leaders in the industry from both the U.S. and China. The winning teams could win a prize of $2,000-$10,000 and get admitted to the “Double Hundreds Talents Project.” If you and your team choose to go to Xiamen for future development and launch their projects successfully, you could earn a substantial support of 1,000,000 RMB up to 6,000,000 RMB and enjoy certain incentive policies from Xiamen government.

Q1: What is the “Double Hundreds Talents Project”

A1: In 2010, the Xiamen government launched the Double Hundreds Talents Project, which aims to attract 100 high-level talents from abroad and 300 pioneer-entrepreneurs each year, in respond to the high demand of Xiamen’s developing pillar industries and emerging industries.
 
Double Hundreds Talents Project Highlights
 
Since first launched in 2010, the Double Hundreds Talents Project has seen prominent results and has successfully attracted distinguished talents from all over the world. The project committee has named 790 distinguished talents and entrepreneurs up until today. 70% of the talents had oversea experience, and over 80% of them have PhD degrees. Selected companies are mainly from industries including Electronics, Optoelectronics, Software Information, Integrated Circuits, New Materials, Biomedicine and other key developing emerging industries in Xiamen Municipal.
 
Projects that have launched successfully in Xiamen have seen rapid development with higher than average growth rate and better economic indicators than average companies. In 2016, the “Double Hundreds Talent Project” companies reached total revenues of 3,596.00 million yuan. Average y-o-y growth rate is 90%. The companies have received approximately 1 billion yuan subsidy fund from city and district governments. Till now, “Double Hundreds Talent Project” companies have attracted investments of 4,142 million yuan and reached overall asset value of 6,207 million RMB. Total market value of the companies has exceeded 70 billion yuan. One of the companies recently completed IPO in Hong Kong and four companies have received equity investment from large public companies and state-owned enterprises. Some other Double Hundreds Project companies are preparing for IPO in the near future. No doubt, the “Double Hundreds Talent Project” plays an important role in the social and economy development. 
 
Key Incentive Policies

  • The committee will provide 1 million RMB to each high level abroad talent
  • The committee will provide 1 million to 5 million RMB as New Venture Fund for pioneer-entrepreneurs, in addition to free five-year 100-500 square feet rental space for business development.
  • Enterprises are subject to other incentive policies on housing purchases, spouse employment, and schooling.

Q2: How to enroll in the Double Hundreds Talents Project?

Register for the SVIEF Xiamen Innovation Competition now by scanning the QR code below. All participating projects will be evaluated by the Double Hundreds Project Committee. The winning projects have the opportunity to receive $2,000-10,000 in prize. If the project launched in Xiamen Successfully, the team is eligible for rewards from 1,000,000 RMB to 6,000,000 RMB and will be subject to specific incentive policies. If your project is invited to Xiamen for demo and you are traveling from outside of Asia, there will be travel subsidies of up to 5000 RMB.

 Q3: How to register for the Competition?

  1. Fill out project information on http://www.svief.org/xm
  2. After first intention submission, the system will automatically lead you to Xiamen Double Hundreds Project Online Application page. Please fill out the information as requested. Note: you must submit project information on the Startup Competition registration page first in order to be considered for the Double Hundreds Projects applications.
  3. Please download the PDF file and send it to bp@svief.org for judges to review
  4. Registration ends on July. 15th 2017
  5. All information must be filled out in Chinese characters!

Q4: What are the eligibilities for the Competition?
 

A4:
1. If your project belongs to (not limited to) the following categories:

a. New information technology

b. Semi-conductor and integrated circuit

c. Smart hardware and smart manufacturing

d. Internet of things technology

 

You are eligible to participate in the Xiamen Innovation Competition

 http://www.svief.org/xm

 

2. Other requirements

a. Average applicant has five or more years of experience in domestic and abroad R&D and project management. Must hold at least 20% equity in the company. Willing to bring knowledge, project and capital to Xiamen Municipal. Must meet at least one of the following criteria:

i. Project leader is the leader in a certain field or industry that has strong market potentials

ii. Project must own independent patent or proprietary technologies that could potentially be put into productions

iii. Projects should be able to help accelerate growth of Xiamen key industries

Q5: How can my project be selected?

A5:

1. Preliminary stage: Online Contest

Time: August 2017 to September 2017

Projects will be evaluated according to the “Double Hundreds” criteria, and selected projects will enter the second round (final round)

2. Second round: Project Demo Session

Time: September 2017 (exact time to be determined)
Location: Silicon Valley, CA, United States

Selected projects in the second round will participate in the live defense session with the judges. The committee will select one best project, two runner-ups and three third prizes.

3. Project Review

A special committee consist of Xiamen government officials will determine whether Projects could be admitted to the Double Hundreds Project.

4. Project Launch

The Talent Introduction Special Committee of Xiamen will invite the admitted projects to Xiamen for roadshow and demo. After projects launched in Xiamen, the projects will receive relevant subsidy.


Come join us and win your $10,000.00 awards!
Register now: http://www.svief.org/xm
Feel free to reach to xx@svief.org for any questions.