SVIEF Start-up Contest is a chapter of Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) annual conference. Its main purpose is to cater to the needs of the rising start-up business, by bridging both US and China with efficient platform for communication and networking, beneficial innovative start-up environment and information sharing, diverse cross-strait partnership on technology, talent, capital, and market, etc., and integrate venture capital and high-tech industry

The 5th SVIEF Start-up Contest Spring will be held on March 7th in Silicon Valley, and we are now accepting registration. SVIEF Start-up was successfully held four times since

 
2011. This time the SVIEF Start-up includes 3 contest seasons, and the final around will be held at the 5th SVIEF conference. More than 50 qualified projects from the previous contests were settled in the technology centers throughout different cities in China with the help of the committee, and they got the financial and policy support from local government as well as the investment and support from top500 companies.

SVIEF Start-up Contest will still be the most important part of this year’s SVIEF Conference. We will build 10 startup star projects. Through the critiques from professionals and famous VP mentors of the presentations, the one-on-one VP meetings, and the promotions by different all kinds of medias, we will give our fully support to get enough investment and pave the road of development for the startup entrepreneurs.


• The SVIEF Start-up will include Spring and Summer two preliminary contests and Autumn final round.
• Spring season will a special game performance, and Chinese experts in this field will be the judge.
• The top 3 complimentary start-ups will have the training chance by VC mentors from both US and China
• Based on the registration, we will set up the “Most Popular Prize”, “Most Creative Price”, and “Best Product Prize” to help the participants to present their projects and make their dream come true.
• Networking opportunity for valuable connections with the most influential business leaders from Top 500 companies through SVIEF Executives Club
• Fully support top 10 projects through government policy support, VC investment, strategy cooperation with famous companies, local resources allocation and etc.



Feb 22nd
Feb 25th
Feb 26th
Mar 7th
Mid-June
Sep 26th
application deadline
top 20 announcement
demo training by VC mentors
2015 SVIEF Spring round
2015 SVIEF Summer round
final presentation and award ceremony


• Who Can Apply: Innovative high-tech entrepreneurs-Research groups, Start-up companies-Project with leading technology or serice in market Etc.
• Project Fields: Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing and Big Data, Wearable Device, Smart City, Game App, Software and IT, Bio-Medicine, Green Energy, etc.
• Qualified Team: Entrepreneurs based in US or China, Chinese entrepreneurs intend to return to China, Product/project need expand market in China or US.


Qualified applicant projects (Up to 50)

• 3 Passes for 2015 SVIEF Startup Summer Contest (Mid of June)
• 3 Passes for 2015 SVIEF General Pass (SVIEF Startup Contest Finale passes included)

  • Top 30 projects:

    • 1 start-up booth on 2015 SVIEF exhibition hall
    • 5 Passes for 2015 SVIEF Startup Summer Contest (Mid of June)
    • 5 Passes for 2015 SVIEF General Pass (SVIEF Startup Contest Finale passes included)
    • Project presentation on 2015 SVIEF Startup Preliminary Contest commented by famous VC mentors
    • 3 complimentary start-up training by VC mentors from both US and China for investment, product design, market niche, and presentation skills, etc.
    • Opportunity to one-on-one VC Meeting

    In addition, Top 10 Projects will get:

    • 10 Passes for 2015 SVIEF General (SVIEF Startup Contest Finale passes included)
    • 5 VIP pass to 2015 SVIEF, including US-China Night Cocktail Banquet
    • Project presentation on 2015 SVIEF Start-up Contest Finale commented by famous VC mentors One year SVIEF Innovators Club Membership
    • Opportunity to visit cities and high-tech parks in China to seek support and fund from China government





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