With the wide-spread of entrepreneurial spirit and quick-adoption of new technologies, heated China technology sector has been seeing so many new ideas, interesting products and inspiring startups emerging upon the scene probably everyday.

 The young who fresh out of school and the elite who have established their position in big corporation; the coders who have their brain filled with JQuery, Rails, Big Data, Github and Stackoverflow and the product/design guys who have dived into user experience-centered design, information architecture, recommendation algorithm, they inspired each other with innovative sparks that eventually leads to a disparate set of unseen cool stuff to make people’s life better in forms of either web-based products or mobile apps that could help people share their life with those they care, get cheaper flight tickets and hotel rooms for a cozy vacation with those they love and have afternoon fun through playing touch-enabled games with those they want to hang out with.

For entrepreneurs, in an age that Internet infrastructure is maturing,  APIs is one-click away for harness, social graph and platform has been created for utilization, talented people with complementary skill set are everywhere and hot money is on the table, start ing your own cause might be as exciting as the journeys embarked upon by explorers like Christopher Columbus and  Ferdinand Magellan.

So to set out your own expedition, don’t launch your product stealthily without being noticed by anyone, come to TechNode’s Launchpad competition and launch your new product or new features in a stage that will be ruled by you in front of a panel consisting of top-notch investors, serial entrepreneurs and more than 500 audiences that are ready  to clap for you at any time.

Winners of the Launchpad will be eligible to money awards, cutting-edge gadgets, a potential trip to Finland to explore the origins of Angry Birds.

More Information about TechNode LaunchPad:


A great opportunity up for grab for entrepreneurs and founders to announce their startups in front of the who’s who of Chinese technology sector including A-list investors and the most accomplished entrepreneurs.

Winner will be eligible to money awards, cutting-edge gadgets, a potential trip to Finland to explore the origins of Angry Birds.


Please go to http://chinabang.technode.com/launchpad/ for submission. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting today (Jan 11). So you’re encouraged to apply for Launchpad as early as possible. Application will be closed by month-end(Jan 31 24:00).

All submissions will be kept confidential.


10 to 15 startups will be selected to present their idea in front of a panel consisting of investors and serial entrepreneurs.

Each team has 6 minutes for presentation (with PPT) and 6 minutes for taking questions from panelists.

Each team will be rated by the panelists and the winner will be announced in the end of ChinaBang conference.


All applicants should:

  • Founded in less than a year, with a working product to demo;
  • Without too much media exposure;
  • With innovative thinking.


Application: Jan 11 – Jan 31

Announcing Finalists: Febr 1

Presentation: 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Feb 19 2012 (Sunday)

Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.

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  1. Sounds very interesting, we are interested.

    Any ideas when the Judges/Investors will be announced?

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