Introducing GMIC2012 G-Startup Competition: Let the Games Begin!

G-Startup, hosted by the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) is excited to announce that online applications for the G-Startup Competition and Exhibition are now open!

The G-Startup Competition is a powerful platform for startups and has helped past participants get a kick start in today’s competitive mobile Internet industry.

Things are going very well thanks to the win on GMIC 2011. As a result of GMIC, we attracted $750K in angel funding. The win has also given us a huge buzz in the media and builds credibility.
– Jesper Lodahl, CEO of SmarTots, 1st Place Seed/Early Stage Winner

We invite all startup entrepreneurs with a mobile Internet based product or service to apply!

The first 50 applicants will receive 2 free appSpace tickets 
AND a 60% discount for the Executive GMIC pass.


How It Works In Brief

12 pre-selected finalists will pitch at the G-Startup Competition, engage in a round of Q&A, and be judged by a team of top level venture capitalists and angel investors. Startups from the Startup Exhibition will have the opportunity to present fire pitches and compete for the wildcard spot to enter the competition.

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G-Startup Competition will run 2 tracks
Seed/Early-Stage:  Giving young companies the chance to prove their worth and showcase their innovation to a panel of serial entrepreneurs and angel investors. 


Growth-Stage:  Offering the chance for growing startups to battle it out and gain the chance to pitch in front of respected VCs as well as reach top media exposure.
Selected Startups Will Receive: 

  • 3 Complimentary GMIC Executive passes
  • 1 Free Exhibition booth
  • 1 pass to the VIP/speakers dinner
  • Q&A and feedback from top VCs, angels, and entrepreneurs
G-Startup Winner Prizes: 

  • Pitch on the main GMIC stage
  • International media coverage and exposure to an expected audience of over 2,500 investors, industry leaders, and early adopters
  • Winner of each track will be recognized at the GMIC 2012 Awards Gala
  • …and of course, gain bragging rights!
  •  Service prizes to be announced
G-Startup Guidelines 

  • Must be a mobile Internet based service/product
  • Can be from any country in the world
  • Presentations must be given in English or Chinese; translations in both languages will be provided
  • Prototype, demo, and/or PowerPoint slides are required and will help in selection process. (Use of Slideshare is recommended but not compulsory)
  • Application for the G-Startup competition is free!
Important Dates 

Application Submission Deadline 

Finalists Announced

G-Startup Competition

April 7th, 2012 

April 30th, 2012

May 10th, 2012

Register Here!