Apply Now! Shenzhen Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition

The German Industry & Commerce South & Southwest China constantly strives to support innovation cooperation for companies from Germany and China and they are looking for your help!

From January to April, the German Industry & Commerce South & Southwest China will work together with the 3rd China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition and organize the German preliminary round in Berlin. This competition aims to support foreign startups to connect with China’s hi-tech industry for mutual benefits and cooperation. Winners of the division will be able to attend the finals in Shenzhen, the “Silicon Valley of Asia”, with financial support and attractive startup programs.

Through this competition, startups will be able to meet likeminded entrepreneurs from all over the world and discover the “Silicon Valley of Asia”. Meanwhile it is a great chance for ambitious startups to build up closer networking with Chinese innovation ecosystem and expand their business globally from China with supports from government, finance and investment institutions.

The competition is open to all foreign startups with no restrictions on nationality with cash prizes of over 11.2 million RMB in total (around EUR 1.5 million) and an individual cash prizes up to RMB1.4 million (EUR 0.2 million). The venture capital pool from 40 investment institutions reaches RMB 25 billion (EUR 3.25 billion).

Competition Timeline

28.02.2019 Application Deadline

21.03.2019 Berlin Division Competition

09-10.04.2019 Semi-Finals in Shenzhen

12.04.2019 Finals in Shenzhen

The registration for the competition is free:

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