Still enjoying your weeklong October 1st national holiday? But don’t forget the exciting startup gala TechCrunch Beijing is just around the corner in November 5th to 8th. Together with the annual event, TechCrunch China’s premiere startup competition Startup Competition is also back, ready to receive applications from new and yet-to-launch startups with innovative ideas.

For those who aren’t yet familiar, Startup Competition is a series of biannual events where 15 semi-finalists will have the opportunity to present their products live onstage at TechCrunch summits, facing questions from judging panels and peer entrepreneurs alike.

Venture capitalists that have confirmed to participate the event as our judge are from some of the most privileged investment institutions home and abroad, such as ZhenFund, SBCVC, Gobi Partners, Panda Capital, Cheetah Mobile, Cherubic Ventures, Yunqi Partners, iResearch Capital, Innospace, Ameba Capital and so on.

In addition to get valuable feedbacks from industry experts, the 15 semi-finalists will be able to get two free passes to TechCruch events, a booth in startup alley as well as opportunities to demo your product to hundreds of venture capitalists and our media partners.

In the end, however, there can be only one winner who will walk away with final prize. Former participants of competition include uprising drone maker Ehang and cloud virtualization tech company VMFive, both of which have secured millions of funding.

Though our event is based in Beijing, we encourage startups from across China and around the world to apply as long as you are TMT startup and before A round financing. This time we will break the applicant startups into six groups according to the verticals they are engaged in, namely, mobile internet, online finance, lifestyle and consumption, culture and creativity, smart hardware and miscellaneous.

Please click here to check more information and sign up for the event by October 16th.

Don’t hesitate, cause this might be your chance to make everything happen.

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via or Twitter.