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Program benefits

  • Massive Prize Pool: Over USD 11 million
  • 7 x First Prize: 300,000 USD (2 Million RMB]
  • 21 x Second Prize: 150,000 USD [1 Million RMB]
  • 42 x Third Prize: 75,000 USD [500,000 RMB]
  • 70 x Additional Winning Prize: 30,000 USD [200,000 RMB]

In addition to the cash prices all participating startups who get into the preliminary round can benefit from:

  • Investor matchmaking (These are 1st tier investors like GGV, Skysaga, Sequoia, etc.)
  • PoC introductions (Fortune 500 companies, leading corporates also from the Chinese side)
  • Pitch training (you will get support from the HICOOL team to prepare your pitches for the Chinese audience)
  • Mentorship
  • Media exposure
  • Visa support
  • Company setup support
  • Loan support if needed
  • Green-card support if requirements are met

About this program

Join the prestigious HICOOL Global Entrepreneurship Competition in Beijing, ranked 3rd globally in startup ecosystems. Compete for a share of over $11 million in prize money and gain unparalleled access to top investors and corporates. This competition is a must for any ambitious technology startup in the early or growth stage. With benefits like investor matchmaking, mentorship, media exposure, and more, your startup’s potential is limitless. Don’t miss this chance – apply now and elevate your startup on the world stage!

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