OTEC APAC PITCH 2017

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The Chance To Pitch at OTEC Sydney

The shortlisted APAC OTEC candidates will receive the opportunity to pitch at the final round in Sydney on the 4th of August 2017.

The top 2 startups on the night will be selected by an expert panel of judges and will be awarded a place to compete in the international Beijing OTEC Finals. This is an exclusive opportunity to fast track your startup’s expansion into China, build an international network of high level connections, and learn valuable insights from leading VC’s and investors.

Places are strictly limited so register now.

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date: 4th August 2017

Venue: Haymarket HQ, Level 2/63 Dixon St Haymarket NSW 2000

 

Prizes You Could Win

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Startup Trip to China

Join over 60 top VC funds and startups from 28 countries in Beijing, China at the international OTEC 2017 conference. The prize includes flights, accommodation and  a ‘geeks on a bus’ trip to visit the top 10 Chinese technology companies (e.g Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent). Meet China’s leading VC’s in person and get the opportunity to pitch your business to secure investment and fast track your expansion into China.

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Investible Bootcamp (valued at $4,500 AUD)

Investible’s 5 day bootcamp is a chance for entrepreneurs to improve their business, sales and marketing strategies with a group of mentors and experts in the bush and out of your comfort zone. Train your business eye so you can make decisions on issues and opportunities like a master entrepreneur so you can excel in your startup.
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Chance to Pitch for 1,000,000 RMB

Australia’s top 2 startups will be selected by an expert panel of judges from Australia’s ecosystem to attend the OTEC conference. Only the 1st place will get to compete in the OTEC finals in Beijing for $1,000,000 RMB (approx $47,000 USD) in an equity free grant.
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3 Months Free Working Space

Receive 3 months of free coworking space which offers the functionality and flexibility needed to help your startup succeed.

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Nomination for Phoenix Plan

Opportunity to receive 100,000 RMB set up grants (approx $14,700 USD) as part of the “Phoenix Plan” (governmental financing policy)

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Connect to Chinese VCs

Connect with China’s top 50 VC’s, angel investors and corporate leaders to build your network and increase the prospect of receiving investment for expansion into China.

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Flights and Accommodation to Beijing to Attend OTEC 2017

Receive a free flights and accommodation package (4 days) to attend OTEC 2017 in Beijing, taking place on August 17th and 18th.

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OTEC APAC Sponsors & Partners

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Apply to pitch

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FAQ’S

OTEC (Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference) is an annual conference in Beijing that aims to secure funding for startups. The event has been held consecutively for four years and has attracted more than 12000 entrepreneurs, 3000 projects and 100 investment organizations from 20 countries and regions along the way. The 2017 series begun in April, and has spanned across 20 overseas entrepreneurship competitions in Eastern U.S., Seattle, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Sydney, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Israel, Japan, Singapore, London, Germany, Finland and other cities.

All teams pitch for up to 4 min + 4 min Q&A:

  • All pitches will be recorded

Teams are to be assessed on:

  • Team
  • Market
  • Business model
  • Future projection of the business

Startups who can enter:

  • Established less than 3 years old

  • Established company

  • Have a customer base

  • Have a revenue stream

  • Have not received Series A funding

Categories:

  • Culture and creativity

  • Consumption upgrade

  • Big data and application

  • Medical and healthcare

  • Energy and environment and

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Established less than 3 years’ old
  • Established company
  • Have a customer base
  • Have a revenue stream
  • Have not received Series A funding
  • Has a China-focused expansion plan