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Create @ Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest - ANZ

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First held in 2015, Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest (CACSC) consists of a series of contests for global entrepreneurs in the technology field. It is sponsored by Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center (ACIC), in collaboration with media outlets, venture capital investors, and top-level partners worldwide.

We are pleased to invite you to participate at CACSC in partnership with the City of Melbourne and Startup Victoria to be held on August 23rd, 2018 in Melbourne. This year, top finalists of Melbourne will be invited for a city battle on September 14th 2018 that will be held in Shanghai, China where innovative startups from Shanghai, Boston and Melbourne will be chosen to compete. The 6 finalist teams selected from the Shanghai City Battle will be invited to pitch at the Global Final in November 2018 in Hangzhou, China.

Prize to be Won:

Global Final Winner

  • Bring into Alibaba Innovation Center Global Strategic Customer Supporting Programme
  • Collect as Important Case Study into the book ' Innovation Above the Clouds' on sale worldwide
  • The Champion team will be intensively presented in 43 Alibaba Global Innovation Centers
  • Get Priority to join 43 Alibaba Global Innovation Centers

Shanghai City Battle Winner

  • Win the qualification of First Round interview and communication from Alibaba Investment
  • Up to USD$50,000 Alibaba Cloud resource credit
  • Free return flight ticket to the Global final in Hangzhou
  • Direct communication with international investors

Melbourne Finalists

  • USD$10,000 Alibaba Cloud resource credit
  • Pitch training session with Startup Victoria
  • Brand awareness and visibility with local Australian VC and investors

Other Benefits

  • 1-on-1 workshop with Alibaba Cloud Solution Architect
  • In-depth interviews with mainstream media
  • Promotion on the official Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest website

How Does It Work?

  1. Registration. Register your business via the link below to be entered into the comtest.
  2. Event tickets: Reserve your event tickets via this Eventbrite page
  3. Shortlisting. Based on the briefs received, we will shortlist entrants for the first round of our contest
  4. First Round: Pitch against some of the best ANZ startups on the 22nd August, 2018 in Melbourne
  5. Second round: City battle contest in Shanghai takes place with the top finalists from Shanghai, Boston and Melbourne*. (Date: September 14th)
  6. Third round: Global final. The top 6 of the second round will be invited to the global final in China. The top three have a chance to pitch, the three runner ups will do a Q&A session with investors**. Location: Hangzhou. Date: November 15/16 (TBC).

For each of round, entrants will pitch their business and be assessed by a judging panel consisting of VC’s, business leaders and Alibaba execs. Global Final dates will be confirmed soon.

Eligibility criteria

Registration closes on August 2nd for CACSC Melbourne 2018. A shortlist will be notified for pitch training with Startrup Victoria. Our ANZ final will take place on the 23rd August.

To qualify for CACSC, your startup must:

  • The company's country of registration is in Australia
  • Officially registered as a company for no more than 3 years
  • The company is on the stage before Series A financing
  • Have a clear business model
  • Annual turnover under AUD30 million

*Travel & Accommodation cost will be sponsored by Alibaba Cloud for 1 team member of each startup who qualifies for the Shanghai city battle.

**Travel & Accommodate cost will be sponsored by Alibaba Cloud for 1 team member of each startup who qualifies for the Hangzhou global final.

Startups wishing to pitch should sign-up by August 2nd, 2018.

SIGN UP HERE

Good luck!



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