Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Accelerator

DemoDay 2021

DemoDay 2021 Overview
In June 2021, we announced our new Project AsiaForward initiative to bring digital transformation to local enterprises in Asia and nurture fresh talent. As part of Project AsiaForward, we are launching the Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Accelerator. Here a series of Demo Days will be held, offering startups the chance to be selected for the Global Startup Accelerator and become part of Alibaba Cloud’s global ecosystem.
We will invite startups from all stages and industries.
Sign up and pass the qualifier to reach DemoDay
Winners will walk away with $60,000 in cloud credits

Prizes and Benefits

Prize/Benefits Sign Up Winner
Alibaba Cloud Credits 3,000 USD 60,000 USD
Connect to our VC partners from Southeast Asia and China
A chance to get 1-on-1 technical support from Alibaba Cloud
Potential media exposure from 30+ media companies in Asia
A chance to become an Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Star
An exclusive "Go China" package
Join Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Accelerator

DemoDay 2021 Events Schedule

1

DemoDay Malaysia x KrAsia

Sept. 10, 2021

2

DemoDay Malaysia

Oct. 10, 2021

3

DemoDay Hong Kong x KrAsia

Oct. 13, 2021

4

DemoDay Singapore x TIA

Oct. 26, 2021

5

DemoDay Indonesia

October 2021

6

DemoDay Malaysia

Nov. 11, 2021

7

DemoDay Singapore x SWITCH

November 2021

8

DemoDay Indonesia

November 2021

9

DemoDay Vietnam

November 2021

10

DemoDay Indonesia

November 2021

11

DemoDay Hong Kong

November 2021

12

DemoDay Malaysia

December 2021

Rules and FAQs

Each DemoDay event has two stages.
Stage 1: Qualification - Register your startup information and submit your business plan to participate. Participants from Alibaba Cloud, VC Partners, KrAsia, and TIA will decide and judge the finalists.
Stage 2: DemoDay Final - Go through a close-door live online session, impress the judges with your presentation, and win fabulous prizes!

How Do I Participate?

- Complete your registration (e.g. provide your company's basic information)
- Submit your Business Plan

Who Are the Judges?

- Alibaba Cloud SA Leaders and Country Managers
- VC Partner Representatives
- KrAsia and TIA Operating Experts

What Are the Criteria for Qualification?

- Business Development (40%): Address industry pain points and develop new technology during product development
- Business Model (40%): Commercialization of products or services, existing revenue channels, and existing collaborative partners
- Potential for Internationalization (20%): Status of overseas expansion and future plans

How Do I Know if I’m Qualified for DemoDay Final?

All results will be revealed via the DingTalk group.

Who Will Be in the Close-Door Session?

- Qualified Startups
- The DemoDay Judging Panel
- Staff from Alibaba Cloud, 36Kr, and TIA

What Is the Agenda of DemoDay Final?

- Opening Session (5-10 mins.): Opening address from Alibaba Cloud Country Manager
- First Half (~40 mins.): Presentations + QA Sessions
- Intermission (~10 mins.)
- Second Half (~40 mins.): Presentations + QA Sessions
- Ending Session: Wrap Up + Conclusion

How Long Should My Presentation Be?

Your DemoDay Final presentation should be around eight minutes.

VC Partners

Judges

Chandra Firmanto

Managing Partner
Indogen Capital

Chandra Firmanto is the founder and managing partner of Indogen Capital, and is also a serial entrepreneur and experienced managing director with a demonstrated history of working in the investment banking industry. Indogen Capital aims to be the best founders' partner and helping well-performing startups to penetrare network over 150 cities across Indonesia. Indogen's milestone best practices have continuously given birth to various successful startups both in domestic and overseas, those who are not only successful but also grow well in winning the respective market.

Dave Ng

General Partner
Altara Ventures

Dave Ng is a General Partner at Altara Ventures, a leading Southeast Asia based venture capital firm. At Altara, he focuses on backing the next generation of promising entrepreneurs building for the region and beyond. Previously, Dave was Head of Southeast Asia for Eight Roads Ventures where he led investment and portfolio activities for the region. Before that, he was Venture Partner at B Capital Group, where he helped launched its Asia office. Over the past decade, Dave has the opportunity to partner up with many talented founders, including at FreeAgent CRM, LeadIQ, Ninja Van, Carro, StashAway, Akulaku and Icertis.

Do Bui

General Partner
ThinkZone

Mr. Bui Thanh Do is the General Partner of ThinkZone Ventures. Prior to ThinkZone, he has 11 years of experience in entrepreneurship and startup support activities. His expertise range from product development, business mode, management, to finance and fundraising. He founded and acted as COO of TechElite INC, which successfully called for Series A investment with 2 products: bigtime.vn and worktime.vn; co-founder of iSpeaking.org (an English-teaching center chain).

Ed Chan

Partner
Gaorong Capital

Mr. Ed Chan focuses on investment and post-investment management in new consumption market. Prior to joining Gaorong Capital, Ed was previously the Operating Partner for SoftBank’s Vision Fund, the Vice Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited. In addition, he was the President and the CEO of Walmart China from 2006 to 2011, and was once the Director of North Asia Region at the Dairy Farm Group. He was also the Managing Director of BMG in Greater China. Ed began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co working in both Hong Kong and the United States. Ed is also an independent director of Yum China, Hong Kong Link Real Estate Investment Trust, and Australia Treasury Wine Estates. Ed Chan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a master degree from the Sloan School of Management, MIT.

Jeffrey Seah

Partner (Asia Fund)
Quest Ventures

Jeffrey Seah is a Partner at Quest Ventures, a top venture capital fund in Asia. Prior to this, Jeffrey co-founded a transformation advisory partnership specializing in go-to-market, corporate venture capital, digital transformation and corporate reorganization strategy & implementation for Asia-based MNCs. Before that, Jeffrey spent more than 26 years in the advertising and media industry. He was CEO, Southeast Asia and Chair, Asia Digital Leadership Team of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), part of Publicis Groupe.

Kore Su

VP
Hofan Capital

Kore Su, VP of Hofan Capital, specializes in consumption upgrades, intelligent hardwares, Cross-boarder E-commerce, has invested several early stage startups such as Fenxiang, Qingquanchushan, Banchengyun, Resellee, Freebeat, Voilà!, etc.

Melissa Ho

VP of Investments
Wavemaker Partners

Melissa focuses on retail and distribution, marketing and media, sustainability, proptech, and funtech investments, as well as the Indonesian and Malaysian market. Prior to Wavemaker, she led Shopee’s Regional Marketing (Partnerships) team, where she sourced and nurtured strategic platform-wide partnerships across synergistic industries. She also held various roles at Singapore Airlines, from corporate strategy, fuel procurement and hedging to product innovation and management.

Nazier Ariffin

VP of Strategic Investments
TMI

Nazier Ariffin supercharges founders who are creating vital change through Indonesia’s largest telco —Telkomsel‘s strategic fund and has almost 7 years of experience in tech, with more than 30 investments under his belt and is an active writer/speaker on all things technology and entrepreneurship. He does walks-and-talks with radio podcast Startup Hour, you can find him online on Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

Pui Yan Leung

Executive Director (Investment)
Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India (SEAI)

Leung Pui Yan joined Vertex in 2020 as the Executive Director (Investment) of Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India. She focuses on opportunities in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Vertex, Pui Yan was a Director of Investments and Operations at Singtel Innov8, the corporate venture arm of telco group Singtel. In her role, she built a pipeline of tech startups that fit with the firm’s investment themes, established strategic alliance and managed partnerships with key ecosystem stakeholders.

Qiu Kai

Investment Vice President
Capital Nuts

Qiu Kai, Investment Vice President of Capital Nuts, focuses on early to mid-stage startups with international expansion. His investments include CNE Express, Lilysilk, Mesmooth, 7or9, EPROLO, Plustwo, etc.

Randolph Hsu

Founding Partner
Ondine Capital

Randolph Hsu, founding partner of Ondine Capital. Invested companies in Greater China Area with advanced technology like Hiscene, Sigmastar, Smartmicro, Blueocean Smart, etc. Also invested companies in Southeast Asia with consumer technology like Carsome, Snapask and Love Bonito, etc.

Raditya Pramana

Partner
Venturra Discovery

Prior to Venturra, Raditya Pramana was an investment professional at IMJ Investment Partners and responsible of the fund's early stage VC investments in Indonesia. Raditya was awarded with Forbes Indonesia 30Under30 in 2020 and chosen as one of the Young Leaders for Indonesia by McKinsey & Company, and finished as a top 10 Graduate. He holds his B.A. from Binus International University, and enjoys backpacking and photography.

Sky Cai

Invest Manager
ZWC Partners

Sky is one of the founding team members of ZWC Partners and heads up the Southeast Asia operation and manages ZWC Partners’s Southeast Asian portfolios including Wiz.Ai, Target Media Nusantara, GoPlay, Ritase, etc.

Thomas Tsao

Founding Partner
Gobi Partners

As a co-founder, Tom has grown Gobi Partners from its original base in Shanghai to a regional firm with 11 offices across Asia. He has close to 30 years of experience in venture capital, operations, fund management, and investment banking. Over the last 20 years, Tom has actively helped entrepreneurs build companies and create value. He has invested in 200+ startups, achieved over 40 exits, and returned US$550 M to investors. He was named one of China’s Top Venture Capitalists from 2013-2017.

Tony Qu

Partner
ATM Capital

Tony Qu graduated from Peking University with a bachelor’s degree in physics in 2000. He holds an MBA degree from Tsinghua University and an EMBA from CEIBS. Mr. Qu has extensive investment experience. Joining the strategic investment department of Alibaba Group as an early-stage member, Mr. Qu started his investment career from 2007 and has participated in investments in Meituan, UCWEB, Baozun, Sougou, Lily & Beauty etc.In 2018, Mr. Qu founded ATM Capital. The flagship investment projects led by him include leading emerging cosmetic brands in Indonesia and the largest E-commerce enablers in Southeast Asia.

Weisheng Neo

Principal
Qualgro Partner

Weisheng is a Principal at Qualgro, with a focus on data, SaaS, EdTech, and AgriTech. He is involved across the investment process, and works with portfolio companies in Southeast Asia, especially in Singapore and Indonesia. Prior to Qualgro, he led an EdTech startup in Southeast Asia, and also worked at Alibaba Group in China. He previously worked in strategy at Parthenon Group. Weisheng holds a BA from Singapore Management University, and a Wharton MBA.