Global Competition Schedule & Signup
3Regional competition finalists
Eligibility for Alibaba Cloud’s international startup program Create@Alibaba Cloud where participants will win USD $10,000 credit in cloud resources and free 1 on 1 Cloud infrastructure solution planning with Alibaba Cloud Architects.
ICP application support, making it easy and smooth to set up your website and applications in China.
Opportunities to connect with investors/incubators/co-working spaces in China.
Co-marketing opportunities with Alibaba.
Awards provided by CACSC regional partners (will indicate in regional contest page).
2The winner of regional session
In addition to the resources mentioned above, the winner of the competition will also receive the following:
USD $50,000 credit to be used on Alibaba Cloud products and services.
An invitation to the Alibaba Cloud Yunqi Conference for the world final. There the winner will have the opportunity to meet the top investment firms in China and gain coverage from global media.
1The champion of CACSC world final
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the winner of the global final will receive the following rewards:
A place in the Alibaba Cloud’s18 Founders program, to receive the USD $216,000 credit to be used on Alibaba Cloud products and services, and a tailor-made marketing support plan which will give the winner access to global media exposure and opportunities to meet with investors.
Competition Entry Requirements, Rules & Criterion
- A registered company, and with launched products.
- Officially registered as a company for no more than 5 years.
- Not yet a public listed company.
- Annual revenue is less than USD $500,000.
- Have a clear business model, innovative products and a good potential to grow.
Startups sign-up regional contest through Alibaba Cloud website and our partners’ channels.
Each region selects 8-10 startups to attend the regional final.
Each regional final selects one or two regional champions.
Around 20 regional champions all over the world compete the world final in Yunqi Conference, Hangzhou, China.
- The contest committee will take considerations of the following aspects to make the choices: the background of the founder team, the innovativeness, the market competitiveness and potential, and the presentation skill.
Meet the Judges
Dr. Alex LIN
Head of Infocomm Investments
CEO of London & Partners
Head of Incubation Programme, HKSTP
Business Development Director, IT sector, Paris&Co
Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures
Founder and Managing Director of Jubilee Capital
Head of Global Strategic Projects, Alibaba Cloud International
Executive Director, HK Entrepreneurs Fund
Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Co-founder & Managing Partner, East Ventures
Managing Partner of CoCoon Ignite Ventures
Managing Director of Alibaba Group France
Founder & CEO of Cocoon Networks
Head of Trade, Technology Team, UK Trade & Investment
Partner at Cathay Innovation
Xiaowei Rose LUO
Associate Professor at Department of Entreprenurship and Family Business Enterprise at INSEAD
Co-founder of Serrinnov Investment, General Secretary of ACECE
Associate at Cathay Innovation