THero Global Startup Competition 2021

The THero Global Startup Competition is back to find the best startups looking to expand their businesses to China. It’s the fifth year that Brinc hosts THero globally. For 2021, more media exposure is available for teams and since the competition will be virtual, startups can participate remotely without the concern of differences in location, timezones or travel restrictions. Apply now! Supercharge your startup in the world’s fastest growing market.

Competition requirements

Any startup looking to expand their business to China is welcome to apply. Startups will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Impact of your technology/product/service
  • The extent to which your business is relevant to Chinese consumers, corporates, or investors

 

Competition Timeline

  • August 24th, 2021 – Applications Open
  • October 29th, 2021 – Applications Close
  • November 1st – 19th, 2021 – Review and online interview
  • November 29th, 2021 – Final pitch (virtually

Prizes

Grand Prize (Top 3)

Will receive:

  • USD $15,000 cash upon incorporation

Additional prizes include:

  • Free office space for 1 year in Guangzhou

Note:

  • Incorporation grant issued upon completion of your business registration in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China.

Ready to supercharge your startup?

Don’t miss this opportunity to set up your business in China and take your startup to the next level.

Organizers

The THero Global Startup Competition is hosted by the People’s Government of Tianhe District, Guangzhou Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, Guangzhou Municipal Industry and Information Technology Bureau, and organized by the Bureau of Science, Technology, Information, and Industry of Tianhe District, the Administration Commission of Tianhe Central Business District, the Administration Commission of Tianhe Science Park, Guangzhou Science Technology and Finance Service Center and Brinc.

Brinc is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. We are one of the most active venture capital firms in the world.Since its inception in Hong Kong, Brinc has invested in over 200+ companies via its 13 accelerator programs and offices in 6 countries. Its team members are located in 9 countries around the world in order to support the Brinc global portfolio of investments which spans more than 38 countries.

Partners

Provincial Economic Development Agency of Limburg, Kingdom of Belgium

Développement FRANCE-CHINE

Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce

JETRO

Consulate General of Israel (Guangzhou)

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Guangzhou)

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland (Guangzhou)

Startup Grind Guangzhou/Shenzhen

La French Tech

Founder LAIR

LinkClub

Past competitions

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November 29th, 2021
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November 29th, 2021
Supercharge your startup in the world’s fastest growing market.
November 29th, 2021
Supercharge your startup in the world’s fastest growing market.