Global Pitchfest

Global Pitchfest is part of the Venture Leaders China program where ten start-up entrepreneurs from Switzerland are invited to pitch their projects aiming at China market. It is also the evening program of Lift China 2014We’re now calling for ten Chinese and international start-ups to join us on stage for the title of Global Pitchfest Champion.

How can I apply?

Option one Did you recently launch a startup in China and want to train your pitch, while getting more visibility for your business? (Don’t worry – you don’t have to be Swiss or Chinese. Every nationality is welcome!) Join us and meet innovators, startup entrepreneurs, and mentors from the globe. Leverage our network and know-how to expand your business opportunities. Each entrepreneur will have 1 minute to pitch their company to the audience. The event will end with a catered networking cocktail function. The evening is for fun! Are you ready? Then join our lineup of presenters by contacting Lijun Zhang via Option two Or you can Join us to choose the champion! By using our polling system, you will choose the 3 best pitchers of the night. Then, our jury will pick the final winner! For limited free tickets, please register here before 8th September or just scan the QR code below. _collection_link_barcode_event_2014-07-03_77321577

Event Details

time: 18:30-21:30, 10th September, 2014

Venue: Power Station of Art, Shanghai


18:30 Doors Open & Registration

19:00 Opening address & warm up

19:10 Pitching #1 begins!

Rule of Game #1

4 groups of start-ups; each start-up has max 60 sec-pitching

in any creative form of presentation such as slides, video, storytelling, performance etc.

Audience vote the most impressive start-up after each group

Key : Catch the eye of audience;concise & explicit

19:40 Top 4 announced & Movie Break

19:50 Pitching #2 begins!

Rule of Game #2

Finalist has 3-min presentation, followed by Q&A

Jury vote the Champion upon Start-up impact: business opportunity ;

Entrepreneurial drive: pitch skills ;

Global Gut feeling

20:25 Global Pitchfest Champion announced

20:30 Networking cocktail

21:30 End

Have a look at our rewards for you!

Reward for the champion:

  • Round-trip ticket between shanghai/Beijing and Switzerland (economy class)
  • Guided tour to the Swiss leading innovation incubator EPFL 
  • Visit to the Swiss national start-up organization Venturelab to know the local startup and innovation ecosystem
  • Opportunity to connect with 2 European senior coaches in the field
  • Ticket to Lift 2015 in Geneva
  • Ticket to Swiss Innovation Forum 2014 (optional)

Each participant will receive a nice Swiss gift and an exclusive opportunity to media coverage!

You can speak either English or Chinese as the event will be facilitated by interpreters.

Big thank you to our start-up community partners!

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