Application Deadline - July 31st, 2019
'Make It In China'
China is the world’s largest market and manufacturing hub and you need to start thinking about it now! THero and Brinc are bringing the ‘Make It In China’ Startup Contest to 9 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions to see if you have what it takes to ‘Make It In China’! The contest hopes to introduce international hardware startups to China’s manufacturing ecosystem to establish strong supply chains with local partners so they can scale their product manufacturing successfully.
Apply now for the chance to pitch at our Regional Semi Final Pitch Contests in 9 cities: Berlin, New York, Paris, San Francisco Bay Area, Singapore, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Toronto.
The Top 3 startups from each Semi Final will be chosen to participate in the finals in Guangzhou, China on November 2nd, 2019.
Startups will be judged on the following criteria:
Innovation and creativity
Impact of their technology/product
Displaying what value working in Guangzhou / The Greater Bay Area can have for their business
Readiness to manufacture in China
We are looking for hardware startups that have hit the following milestones:
Have a prototype
Looking to set up a supply chain and manufacture in China within the next 12 months
Could be a startup that has manufactured outside of China and is looking to scale production with a Chinese factory or a startup looking to manufacture a first production batch
Have some revenue, pre-sales or have raised money for their idea
That’s it! Almost any physical/hardware startup or idea can apply!
CHANCE TO WIN OVER USD $100,000 WORTH OF PRIZES INCLUDING A FREE TRIP TO CHINA!
Finalists (Top 27 startups) will receive:
An all expenses paid trip (Flights & Hotels) to attend the Guangzhou International Innovation Festival in China
Up to USD $65,000 in Brinc Services discounts to help support establishing your supply chain in China, ramping your manufacturing and production management
Top 10 teams receive a grant worth USD $15,000 CASH in a new China bank account if they incorporate a branch office in Guangzhou, Tianhe
Top 10 teams receive a rent reimbursement that covers up to USD $15,000 if they rent space in Guangzhou, Tianhe within 12 months of the 2019 Make It In China Finals
Exclusive benefits from Alibaba Cloud, Indiegogo, WeWork LABs China, Dingyi Consultant for local legal setup/taxation, and more
Regional Semi Finalists (Top 90 startups) will receive:
USD $5000 in Brinc Services discounts to help support your manufacturing needs e.g. manufacturing management, sourcing, and more (Not valid for Finalists as additional discount)
June - 31st July: Applications
1st - 15th August: First Round Selection
16th - 30th August: Second Round Selection
1st September - 11th October: Regional Semi-Final Pitch Contest
1st - 6th November: 'Make It In China' Startup Contest Final & One full week of events, exposure, training and learning how to Make It in China