Program Name: It’s A Start Pitch Competition 2018

Program Funding and Details:

In April of 2018, ten startups will be selected to pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and judges at Digifest 2018. All startups have the opportunity to pitch their business idea, convince the judges of its value, and impress the crowd in 5 minutes for the chance to win $5000 cash, space along with an opportunity to attend Beijing’s Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference.

Critical Dates:

  • January 26, 2018 – Applications Due
  • February 16, 2018 – Semi-Finalists Announced
  • March 3, 2018 – Semi-Finalist Creative Camp Program
  • March 23, 2018 – Business Model Canvas & Video Due
  • April 6, 2018 – Finalists Announced
  • April 27, 2018 – It’s A Start! Pitch Competition
  • August 2018 – OTEC Conference and Global Pitch

Eligibility Criteria:

If you have an idea for a smart sustainable future product or service, please submit an application. Everyone from creative professionals, budding entrepreneurs, new startups, students or recent graduates are invited to submit. Whether your business is a Mobile App, Game, VR/AR Media, Digital Design, AI, or Robotics, you should pitch your ground breaking ideas.


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