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Are you the next Australian start-up to pitch and win 1,000,000 RMB in Beijing?

Come join us to watch MELBOURNE Pitch Heat #01 to select Australia's top 2 x innovative start ups and meet industry leaders, angel investors, corporate partners and passionate entrepreneurs.


Investible & Infin8 Ventures are partnering to hold a series of pitch events in Australia and Asia to identify the top startups who will be given the opportunity to pitch to entrepreneurs, angel investors, corporates and VCs at OTEC, Beijing in August.

The winners will compete to win the chance of a lifetime for a startup entrepreneur.

OTEC (Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference) is an annual conference and a comprehensive platform dedicated to serving entrepreneurs who want to start up business in China. Held by the Beijing Chaoyang district government together with Western Returned Scholars Association and ZhenFund. The aim of OTEC is to offer entrepreneurs with various forms of resources, including but not limited to talents, projects, technologies, markets, capitals, policies and services, working spaces and products, and to make Chaoyang district as the top choice for overseas entrepreneurs.

OTEC 2017 will begin in April 2017, 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.

The conference has been held consecutively for four year and has attracted more than 12000 entrepreneurs, 3000 projects and 100 investment organizations from 20 countries and regions along the way. More than 400 projects that joined has successfully got funded, and over 200 of them has already settled in Beijing.


Date: Monday 3rd July 2017

Time: 5.45pm arrival for 6pm start -8.30pm

Location: York Butter Factory, 62-66 King Street - Melbourne


Building on the success of 2016 pitch series where we had over 400 attendees, 100 applications and 20 x startups pitch. A series of pitching competitions across Asia and Australia will be held for startups to attend the OTEC conference in Beijing on the 18th and 19th August 2017.

2 x teams from Australia will get pitch for the 1 million RMB prize money.

There will be post conference event where startups will get to pitch for funding from angel investors and VCs.

Details of 2017 competition:

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

Judging Criteria and process of the competition:

  • 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


  • Culture and creativity

  • Consumption upgrade

  • Big data and application

  • Medical and healthcare

  • Energy and environment and

  • Artificial intelligence

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The shortlisted winners will get a place on the final pitch held on the 3rd August 2017.

Top pitches of the night will be chosen by panel of Judges.

If you are a start up APPLY now to register to pitch or visit www.investible.com/OTEC2017

This is an exclusive networking event and tickets are very limited.

Contact: connect@investible.com

Thank you to all our Sponsors!

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