Dongsheng–Dao Ventures U.S.-China Entrepreneurship Competition for 2016

Deadline Extended, Prizes Increased!

Have you thought about expanding your business on the global front? China is one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in the world, and now, you have the unique opportunity to compete for the chance to become a part of this growing economy.

Dongsheng Science and Technology Park in Beijing, located at Zhongguancun, China’s equivalent of Silicon Valley, is one of China’s leading accelerators for technology and environmental companies. It is partnering with Sino-American investment and advisory service firm, Dao Ventures, to bring its Global Entrepreneurship Competition to the U.S. for the second time.

This competition, to be held in Arlington, Virginia at Arlington Economic Development, will bring early/seed-stage or growth stage technology companies from around the globe together to pitch their products and services for the chance at cash prizes, significant investments, mentoring and the chance for free office space in one of China’s top accelerators.

First Place winners in the first round will be invited to participate in the final round of competition in Beijing in December.

Companies in early/seed-stage or growth stage are encouraged to apply. The competition is focused on companies looking to expand to China and who may want to entertain exploring operational representation in China.

Participants have the chance to win:

  • $10,000 cash prize for 1st place U.S. winner
  • $5,000 cash prize for 2nd place U.S. winner
  • $2,000 cash prize for 3rd place U.S. winner
  • 1st and 2nd place winners will receive an economy ticket (up to $2,000) to Beijing and five nights stay at a four-star hotel, to participate in the final competition in mid-December
  • Grand Prize of $160,000 in the final international competition in Beijing
  • Prospective investment meetings with Chinese investors
  • Free office space in Dongsheng’s Beijing accelerator
  • Consulting and mentoring services worth up to $30,000

Timeline:

  • Application deadline: Nov. 20, 2016
  • Top 10 U.S. finalists chosen: Nov. 22, 2016
  • Presentations in front of panel and Award Ceremony: Dec. 1, 2016

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.