Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest - Global Final

Parkyard Hotel, Shanghai
Oct 13th-14th, 2017

Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest Global Final

HistoWiz Wins the 2017 CACSC

Finalists from 25 regional contests across China and international regions showcase their innovation

Shanghai, October 14, 2017 – HistoWiz, a New-York based biotech startup that automates histology by building an intelligent tissue platform for cancer researchers, presented its winning business idea and was named the global winner of the Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest (CACSC). This was a highly competitive event with the winners from all 13 of the regional competitions in China and 12 overseas markets (across Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Middle East and the United States) coming together to compete in the global final. The solutions offered by the finalists ranged from big data, artificial intelligence, new retail to smart devices.

Following an intensive pitch process, HistoWiz impressed judges with their business concepts and great commercial potential. The judges also noted the importance of technological support to allow HistoWiz to turn these ideas into reality.

As the 2017 global champion, HistoWiz will be included in the Alibaba Innovation Center's global strategic customer support program. The program aims to empower promising startups with the most advanced technology such as cloud computing and big data, as well as comprehensive and in-depth access to Alibaba Group resources. The company will also be invited to join the 2018 Computing Conference in Hangzhou, the flagship event hosted by Alibaba Group and a major worldwide exhibition in the field of cloud computing.

“We are thrilled to win the 2017 Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest Global Final. Winning this competition will help us enter the Chinese market and partner with local hospitals to provide automated histology service and pathology expertise to Chinese patients. Our intelligent tissue platform will be hosted on Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud's scalable infrastructure will help us process and store hundreds of terabytes of pathology image data which can be used to develop automated cancer diagnostic tools,” said Ke Cheng, Founder and CEO of HistoWiz.

In its third year, the Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest supports startups from around the globe with Alibaba Cloud's strong ecosystem and innovative suite of cloud computing infrastructure services. Over 2,000 startups participated in regional competitions held globally in 2017. The expanded international and regional format consisted of competitions held in Australia, France, Germany, China(Hong Kong), India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States, showcasing innovation across a wide range of industries and markets.

As part of the program, finalists of each regional contest receive free credit for Alibaba Cloud services as well as customized technology solutions designed by Alibaba Cloud architects. These benefits are intended to help them scale their businesses rapidly and smoothly. In addition, participating startups will gain better access to overseas markets and benefit from networking with various venture capital investors within Alibaba Group's ecosystem.


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