Global Final

Create @ Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest - Global Final

November 14 & 15, 2018 in Hangzhou, China

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60+ Finalists Gathering at Hangzhou for the Global Final
The Create@ Startup Contest was first held in 2015, as a series of contests for global entrepreneurs sponsored by the Alibaba Group. This is a competition among the best startup entrepreneurs in the technology field, sponsored by the Alibaba Innovation Center (AIC), in collaboration with international media, venture capital investors, partners and business leaders from around the world. From 8 china domestic contest divisions in 2015, to 17 divisions in 2016 (9 from domestic china, 8 from overseas) to 25 divisions in 2017 (13 domestic divisions, 12 overseas), involving 13 international regions and areas, covering more than 40 domestic city in China and oversea cities, more than 9000 teams participated the contests . In 2017, 65 teams entered the final competitions, 45 teams went to Shanghai to join the global final, they are all the top teams before A round, with the largest valuation exceeding $390 million. The total value of the 45 teams is close to $5 billion. Within three months after the competition, 4 of the teams got the next round of financing, one of which was 200 million RMB, besides, there’re 10 teams financing in-depth communication. Over the next year, it is forecasted that more than 50% of the teams are expected to finance the next round.
Global Final Agenda

Nov 14th AM

Global Final Kick Off

Nov 14th PM

Teams Presentation

Nov 15th AM

Teams Presentation

Nov 15th PM

Prize Presentation Ceremony

Global Final Highlight
Team Presentation
Team Interview

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Awards and Prizes
Global Champion
Become a member of the Alibaba Innovation Center Global Strategic Customer Program
Collect as Important Case Study into the book ' Innovation Above the Clouds' on sale worldwide
Receive promotion in all 43 Alibaba Global Innovation Centers
Opportunities to join the 43 Alibaba Global Innovation Centers
Division Champion
An invitation to a first round interview from the Alibaba Investment team
Win up to $50,000 USD Alibaba Cloud resource credit
Free return flight tickets to the global finale in Hangzhou
Meetings with famous investors
'Belt and Road' Technology Innovation Exhibition

'Belt and Road' is a socially responsible global community project which promotes inclusive development.

Olympic Startup Community

Create@ is known as the "Olympic Games" of the entrepreneurial community in China and is recognized as a leading global startup competition.

Access to the Alibaba Ecosystem

Allow your business to grow through utilizing one of the world’s largest international business ecosystems.

Be a Part of a Global Startup Community

Learn from some of the leading startups in the most exciting industries from all over the world.

Alibaba Innovation Center
Get exposure through the annual star startup qualification in the Alibaba Innovation Centre
1 on 1 Sessions with Cloud Experts
Sit down with a solution architect to optimize your IT infrastructure to better fit your company’s needs.
In-depth Interviews with Industry Media
Receive opportunities to interview with some of the top media and journalists in the industry.
Get an ‘In’ with Investors
Your company will have the opportunity to be recommended and put on the radar of 30+ Chinese and oversea investment firms.

1. Startup Program contestants must respect the contest result and not dispute it.

2. Teams orCompanies who have participated in Startup Program will no longer receive Alibaba Cloud resource credits once they have successfully obtained financial assistance.