ChinaBang Awards, an annual ceremony recognizing the best Chinese startups, is entering its fourth year in 2015. As the brainchild of TechNode, ChinaBang Awards honor innovative ideas, startups and entrepreneurs in more than twenty categories to recognize their achievements over the past year.
To guarantee the justice of the awards, the award process will combine the results of an online poll with judgements from a specialist committee, taking into consideration aspects such as the startups’ innovation, growth potential and market influence.
In 2014, ChinaBang visited the domestic cities of Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Xi’an and Chengdu in search of the most promising startups nationwide. Our footsteps then went international in seeking innovative overseas startups as well as helping domestic companies to establish global presences.
With a goal of further breaking down geographical barriers across regions and startups, ChinaBang is now recruiting creative startups and entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, with support from local partners Cyberport, HKSTP, StartupsHK, Startup College and others. We will build a stage for Hong Kong entrepreneurs to show off their products and services to the public, and to impress investors from renowned VCs like Station HK, Gobi Partners, IDG, GGV, CyberAgent, Cherubic Ventures, Ameba and Yunqi Partners, at a roadshow event slated for March 11st.
Demo teams will receive feedback and suggestions on their future development from mentors and peers. TechNode’s reporting team will also be onsite to interview the entrepreneurs, while the roadshow will be recorded and promoted on our official video site TechNode TV.
Besides operating ChinaBang events,TechNode held a wonderful TechCrunch China/TechNode conference in mid-August last year and introduced eight Chinese startups at TechCrunch Disrupt SF a month later.
As the co-organizer of Asia Beat Taiwan 2014, we have invited a group of Chinese tech veterans to share their insights, including Tiger Shen, VP from Qihoo 360; Harry Wang, Managing Partner of Liner Ventures; Ted Lai, Partner of AngelVest; Tina Cheng, Partner at Cherubic Ventures; eCloud Valley CEO Spenser Liu, and Phil Ren, founder of productivity tool Mingdao. In addition, we will also bring domestic startups, such as smart watch H. Tang, personal finance service Qiandaren, and smart scooter Coolpeds, to pitch at the event to introduce them to broader Asian audience.
If you are with a startup looking to be included in the pitch event, please fill out this form. Alternatively, you can nominate your favorite Hong Kong startups by scanning the QR code below via WeChat. Finalists for the demo will have a greater chance of nomination for “The Best HK Entrepreneur of the Year” at ChinaBang Awards.
This will be a fun event for all of us. We look forward to seeing you there!
Editing by Mike Cormack (@bucketoftongues)