Apply to the G-Startup Competition

January 5, 2017

G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. In 2016, G-Startup invested over $1,000,000 in startups.  

G-Startup Worldwide is hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2017 including Beijing, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Tokyo, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley. The local winners of G-Startup Worldwide at selected competitions receive investment. The winner also receives a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner and receive an additional $250,000 investment! All regional winners have the opportunity to go through a boot camp with Google Launchpad Accelerator.  

Since 2010, G-Startup alumni have raised $11.6 Billion. Didi alone has raised $11 Billion. We have also had 8 startups get acquired by companies like Google, Amazon, Alibaba, Apple and Pinterest. 

Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executives.  

G-Startup judges are world famous venture capitalists and tech leaders. Some of our judges include:  

  • Hans Tung, Managing Partner of GGV Capital  

  • Tim Draper, Managing Director of Draper Associates  

  • Aydin Senkut, Founder of Felicis Ventures 

  • Neil Shen, Founder of Sequoia China   

  • Dave McClure, Founder of 500 Startups  

  • Lei Jun, Founder and CEO of Xiaomi  

  • James Shen, Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures 

Nothing shows what is possible like our amazing alumni:   

  • Didi Kuaidi - Beijing 2013 “Most Innovative App” Winner - $35B Valuation   

  • App Annie - Beijing 2010 Finalist- Raised $157M from Sequoia, IDG, IVP 

  • Wandoujia- Beijing 2012 Finalist – Raised $128M & acquired by Alibaba  

  • Apportable – Silicon Valley 2013 – Raised $11.4M & acquired by Google 

  • Unisound - Beijing 2013 Finalist - Raised $107M from Qualcomm Ventures  

 

Startup Eligibility:   

Funding: Raised a round but less than $2 million  

Traction: Minimum viable product built and showing initial signs of traction in local market in terms of users, engagement, ARPU etc.   

Industry: AI, Mobile, IoT, wearables, FinTech, Cyber Security, Smart Cars, AR/VR, Space, Robotics/Drones, Education, Health, AggTech, Social and eCommerce  

Mission: Preference given to startups with innovative products that will make a positive impact on the world  

Geography: Startups can be from any country in the world  

 

 

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