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星期三, 2月 03, 2016

哈佛中國論壇2016 首辦創業大賽

已有18年歷史,預定今年(2016)4月8日至10日舉行的哈佛中國論壇(Harvard China Forum),儼然呼應中國大陸的“大眾創業,萬眾創新”,將首次舉辦“哈佛中國論壇創業大賽(Harvard China Pitch)“,邀請創業團隊分成健康醫療及消費品,科技及媒體,社會影響及非牟利等分三大類,在麻州波士頓市的海恩斯會議展覽中心(Hynes Convention Center)競比。
首輪評審包括真格基金合夥人徐小平,隆領投資創辦人蔡文勝,空中網技術長楊寧,瑞峰資本合夥人李豐,梅花天使創投合夥人吳世春等人。

etc.3月1日截止報名,查詢詳情可上網www.harvardchina.org/pitch
Interested in developing a startup business related to China
Looking for personal advice and investment from top VCs and entrepreneurs?
Want to win attractive prizes for presenting your startup ideas?
 
Register for Harvard China Pitch NOW!
About Harvard China Forum
Founded in 1998, Harvard China Forum (HCF) is the leading student-organized conference in North America on the challenges, trends, and issues impacting China. We engage leaders from business, academia, and politics in discourse that offers insight and generates new ideas. For 18 years, HCF has provided an unrivaled platform for leaders to debate and address questions that will shape the future of China. This year's Pitch Competition will take place during Harvard China Forum held at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center on April 8–10, 2016.
Pitch Categories
 Examples
Consumer Goods
and Healthcare
  • Products and services for consumers
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease
  • Healthcare delivery and data analysis
Technology and Media
  • Software: web, mobile, online platforms, etc.
  • Hardware: devices, appliances, robotics, etc.
  • Information systems and content delivery
Social Impact and Non-Profit
  • Poverty alleviation and economic development
  • Sustainable solutions to social issues

These categories are intended only to organize the entries and will be interpreted broadly, so do not worry if your idea does not perfectly fit into one category.
 
Eligibility
  • Each entry must fit one of our categories and relate to China in a specific way.
  • Participants must have legal rights to the ideas and technologies they propose.
  • Each team must have at least two members (the contest does not require members to be students).
  • Each person can be part of only one entry. 
How to Participate
  • If you are eligible, register at www.harvardchina.org/pitch. You will submit a written proposal in either English or Chinese to explain your idea (see below for guidelines).
  • The judges will provide feedback to all contestants and select up to eight finalists to pitch in either English or Chinese at HCF 2016. The judges may also invest directly in any proposals they find compelling.
Guidance on Written Proposals
 
Proposals must meet the following requirements:
  • Clearly state team members’ names in English (and Chinese if applicable)
  • Contain at most four typed pages (in either English or Simplified Chinese) Additional pages will not be read, and teams that violate these requirements may be disqualified.
The following sections are intended to guide your thinking, but they are not strictly required. Please structure your proposal in the way that best presents your idea and addresses the most important issues:
Overview
Problem Statement
Solution and Technology
Customer Profile
Competition 
Sales and Marketing
Organization and Management
Finance and Investment
First-round Judges
Xu Xiaoping 徐小平 Founder, ZhenFund
Cai Wensheng 蔡文胜 Founder and Partner, Longling Capital
Yang Ning 杨宁  Chairman, CTO, Kongzhong.com     
Sheng Xitai  盛希泰 Partner, Angel Plus
Li Feng 李丰  Founding Partner, FreesFund
Wu Shichun 吴世春 Partner, PlumVentures
etc.

Xu Xiaoping at HCF 2015
Tentative Schedule
February 1, 2016   Registration opens
March 1, 2016   Submission deadline
March 21, 2016   Finalist announcement
April 9, 2016   Finalist pitches at HCF 2016
 
HCF 2015
Tentative Prizes
1st Place    US$3000 + tickets to HCF 2017 + tickets to HCF 2016 VIP Dinner
2nd Place  US$2000 + tickets to HCF 2017
3rd Place   US$1000 + tickets to HCF 2017

*All teams will receive feedback from the judges. Finalist teams will have the opportunity to connect directly with potential investors, partners, and mentors at HCF 2016. Most importantly, any proposal (both finalists and non-finalists) may receive significant investment from our judges.
Co-sponsor: Discovery Investment Group
                                
The founding members of Discovery Investment come from Goldman Sachs, UBS, Startup-Bootcamp, etc. It aims to discover the most promising start-up companies and assist them to be the game changers for this era. Past investors that Discovery Investment has worked with include: Xu Xiaoping, Shen Nanpeng, Li Feng, etc.

Contact Us
Please contact us at pitch@harvardchina.org if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at HCF 2016!
If you would like to attend Harvard China Forum 2016, you can register for the conference at harvardchina.org/register. Tickets will be released in March. It is not necessary to attend the forum to enter the first round of the pitch competition.