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
  • November 15th, 2021 – Applications Close
  • November 1st – 19th, 2021 – Review and online interview
  • December 4th – Final pitch (virtually)


Grand Prize (Top 3)

Will receive:

  • USD $15,000 cash upon incorporation
Additional prizes include:
  • Free office space for 1 year in Guangzhou
  • 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.