Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition 2021 for Startups & Entrepreneurs worldwide (US$1 million in investment)

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Application Deadline:October 19th, 2020

JUMPSTARTER is a not-for-profit initiative curated by Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund that provides a platform for all entrepreneurs and young people to jump start their dreams in Hong Kong. It is also a first-of-its-kind startup event focused exclusively on showcasing quality startups and providing high-impact networking opportunities.

Startups

  • Startups come to the JUMPSTARTER platform to pitch their business ideas, network with potential corporates and investors, and get advice from top-notch industry experts.

Requirements

JUMPSTARTER 2021 is open to startups from all around the world that fulfil the following requirements:

  • Operating for less than 5 years Raised less than US$20 million in funding to date
  • Currently between the Seed and Series C stages of funding 
  • Desire to make Hong Kong part of their future plans
  • Possess an innovative product or service

ONLINE SUBMISSION

Teams are required to submit their pitch deck via the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund Service Platform (https://apply.jumpstarter.hk) . The pitch deck should consist of the following:Mandatory

A PowerPoint presentation of up to 15 slides in PDF format, including but not limited to:

  1. Founder Background and Story
  2. Team Profile
  3. Value Proposition and Product/Services Description
  4. Market Size and Target Segment Analysis
  5. Business Model
    • Pricing, Cost and Unit Economics
    • Acquisition, Distribution and Supply Chain
    • Entry Barrier and Competitive Analysis
    • Scalability, Growth and Risk Factors
    • Historical Milestone, Operation & Financial Traction and Future Development Plan
  6. Fundraising History and Plan
  7. Hong Kong Nexus
    • Team Background and Current Operation
    • Future Plan

Optional
A 2 to 3-min Video Presentation/Corporate Video


Online Screening & Scoring

  • The first round of screening and scoring is processed online by AEF
  • A total of 200 teams will be shortlisted for Round 1 of the Semi-Pitches

Wild Cards

Two wild cards are provided. Teams are allowed to re-enter and submit their pitch deck if they have not been shortlisted.ONLINE PITCH

On Pitch Day

Present your business pitch ideas in either English, Cantonese or Mandarin

Present your pitch deck in English only

Our pitch timer will begin once you start your pitch on stage

Semi Pitch (Round 1) [Top 200]

  • Each shortlisted startup takes part in 1:1 online pitch
  • 5-min presentation + 3-min Q&A
  • Top 20 Teams are selected by AEF & Partners for Round 2

Semi Pitch (Round 2) [Top 20]

  • Each startup is required to submit 1-min Video in advance
  • 3-min presentation + 5-min Q&A
  • All pitching sessions will be recorded and publicly presented as 4 episodes of webcast
  • Top 10 Teams are selected by a panel of judges for Final Pitch

Application Procedure

  • Submit Business Proposal (BP) – a 15-slide Powerpoint in PDF format. BP Detail
  • Apply via https://apply.jumpstarter.hk.
  • TWO wild cards are given to applicants during the 1st Deadline Application. Apply Now
  • All applications will be scored and reviewed by our honorable judges. Judges
  • The shortlisted teams will be informed. Let’s prepare for the Online Pitch.

Timeline

KEY DATES

GLOBAL CALLOUT 1st Deadline: Aug 31, 2020 
2nd Deadline: Sep 25, 2020 (First Wild Card)
3rd Deadline: Oct 19, 2020 (Second Wild Card)
SEMI-PITCH ROUND 1 Batch 1: Sep 16, 2020
Batch 2: Sep 23, 2020
Batch 3: Oct 15, 2020
Batch 4: Oct 22, 2020
Batch 5: Nov 12, 2020
SEMI-PITCH ROUND 2 Nov 25, 2020 DUE DILIGENCE
Dec 2020 – Jan 2021 GRAND FINALE 2021 (Event Date To be announced)
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SEMI-PITCH ROUND 1 Sep 9, 2020 (80 Teams / Top 200)
Oct 7, 2020 (80 Teams / Top 200)
Oct 28, 2020 (40 Teams / Top 200)
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SEMI-PITCH ROUND 2 Nov 16, 2020 (Top 20)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition 2021

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