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AI and Robotics Venture Day

17 MARCH 2019, 10:30hrs

Research Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (Lecture Hall, Second Floor). Address: No.10, Nanshan High-tech Science Park.

Technology is evolving faster than ever. Trends such as advanced robotics, cloud computing, big data, smart grids, and Artificial Intelligence are radically changing the business and social landscape, reshaping the nature of our cities and economies, and changing the boundaries of what is possible and what is not. Such technologies bring enormous challenges to society, in terms of job-creation, security and sustainability, but at the same time provide the potential to help solve social challenges including the quality of healthcare and education, resource allocation, energy conservation and reduction of waste.

With the aim of facilitating that process, IE School of Human Sciences & Technology (HST) and the CUHK, Shenzhen CIDE are launching the first Social Challenge Tech Venture Day in Shenzhen, China. The Challenge will provide a cutting-edge, highly competitive program designed to identify and support start-ups that have the ability to use AI, Robotics or other advanced technology to solve current social issues and challenges.

In the coming months, we will select 10 from up to 100 start-ups based on their originality, financial viability, and ability to have a positive impact on major Social Challenges, education, healthcare, resource allocation, smart cities, resource allocation, energy conservation, waste reduction, social issues and other challenges.

Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a selected audience in Shenzhen composed of investors, government officials, business pioneers, and representatives of key industries. They will also have the chance to meet world-leading experts in their field and receive advice, insights and best practices.

Our goal is to create real networking and investment opportunities for those entrepreneurs that have ideas that can truly address these needs and social challenges.

SPEAKERS & INVESTORS

Jan Smejkal
Co-founder and Partner at 5X Ventures

Grace Zhang
Chapter Director of Startup Grind Shenzhen

Wilton Chau
Chairman of Pan-Asia Venture Development Platform

Lane Becker
Strategist at 18F

Chadwick Xu CEO of Shenzhen Valley Ventures

Lucia Figar
Chief of Corporate Innovation and Ventures at IE University

Nacho Mateo
Chief of Investor Relations at IE Business School

Minesh Pore Head of the Global Sources Launchpad

Mark Sai Chack
Partner at CGP Tech Fund

Ami Dror
CEO Leaplearner
Diego Wu
Group CEO at Aman Lotus

Tina Choi
Head of Sales North Asia Region at Dyson

Luis Maldonado
Senior Digital Financiaol Services Specialis IFC

Alejandro Buriel Rocha
Director Greater China Office IE University

CRITERIA TO APPLY

Who can pitch?
We are looking for top Startups working on tech sectors such as advanced robotics, cloud computing, big data, smart grids or Artificial Intelligence among others.

Start-ups must also meet the following criteria:

• Innovative – product/service, business model, and/or route to market
• Scalable – international commercial potential & scalable business model
• Team – relevant skills & experience mix
• Market – clear & large market opportunity
• Status – must have full time dedicated team and product/service in the market with early traction (stakeholders and/or users)

WHAT'S THE PRIZE

First Prize

The winner of the Shenzhen Venture Day will win a Cash Prize and the chance to pitch on IE’s stage during South Summit, and up to five team members will be invited to Madrid for a one-week acceleration program with flights and accommodation included, the week prior to South Summit. At south summit you will get the chance to win a full pass to the event (Access to the investor Den, conferences in all stages, one on one meetings and matchmaking service with investors and big corporations, etc.) taking place in beginning of October 2019.

In addition, the winner of the Startup Competition will have access to a 50% scholarship for one of the IE High Impact Online Programs (HiOP). The winner will choose the program they prefer, and the scholarship will apply to the entire winning Startup team (up to a limit of 10 team members). The winner startup will have a term of 6 months from the Venture Day celebration to enrol in the program. More info about the HiOPs here.

Second Prize

The second place will win a sponsored trip to Dubai for IE’s Venture Day in Dubai for up to two team members with flights and accommodation included, and an automatic qualification among the five startups that will pitch at the event. This is a great opportunity to meet new investors, customers or establish future partnerships.

Additionally, the 5 finalist Startups will have access to a 30% scholarship for one of the IE High Impact Online Programs (HiOP). The 5 finalists will choose the program they prefer and will have a term of 2 weeks from the Venture Day celebration to enroll in the program.

AGENDA

10:30 - 10:45
Registration
10:45 - 11:00
Welcome and Opening Speech
Alex Buriel Rocha
11:00 - 11:25
Keynote Speaker
Chadwick Xu
11:25 - 12:10
Panel Discussion
12:10 - 12:40
Lunch Break
12:40 - 13:40
Startup Competition
13:40 - 14:00
Keynote Speaker
Jan Smejkal
14:00 - 14:15
Coffee Break

14:00 - 14:15
Panel Discussion
14:55- 15:15
Keynote Speaker
Speaker to be announced
15:15 - 15:45
Junior Startup Competition
15:45 - 16:05
Keynote Speaker
Lane Becker
16:05 - 16:20
Closing Ceremony and Winner Announcement
16:20 - 17:20
Networking Lunch & CCB Signing Ceremony

SPONSORS & PARTNERS
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – Center for Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship

ALEX BURIEL
Director - IE Greater China Office
alex.buriel@ie.edu

HANS MUNTHE-KASS
IE Entrepreneurship
hans.munthekaas@ie.edu

 

Dear Friends,
Welcome to a great opportunity for Startups in SZ!

IE Venture Day Shenzhen March 17 @ Chinese University of Hong Kong in SZ
Below is the link to our webpage were you can stay tuned about general information about the event as well as speakers and participants that will also be present at the event. you can also sign up to attend the event or apply for the startup competition there.  Please be aware it is still being updated.
https://www.ieuniversity.cn/sites/default/files/Shenzhen-Venture-Day.pdf
If you also know any startups I would love to share with them the link to our startup competition for starters:
https://www.f6s.com/shenzhentechventureday/apply
Through that link they can apply to be on of the 5 finalists that will pitch at the venture day and win amazing prizes:
1st Place:
- Prize Money (Amount TBC)
- Trip to Madrid including flights and accommodation (For up to 5 members of the team) for a one week accelerator program at IE, followed by the chance to pitch on IE’s stage in the South Summit in order to win a full Pass to the Event (Access to the investor Den, conferences in all stages, one on one meetings and matchmaking service with investors and big corporations, etc) taking place in beginning of October 2019
- For 2018-2019´s Venture Days, the winner of the Startup Competition will have access to a 50% scholarship for one of the IE High Impact Online Programs (HiOP). The winner will choose the program they prefer, and the scholarship will apply to the entire winning Startup team (up to a limit of 10 team members). The winner startup will have a term of 6 months from the Venture Day celebration to enroll in the program.
2nd place:
- Paid trip to Dubai for two members of the team including flights and accommodation for two team members to participate in the IE Venture Day Dubai and automatically qualified to pitch at the event
- 30% Scholarship on the High Impact Online Program
Additionally, the 5 finalist Startups will have access to a 30% scholarship for one of the IE High Impact Online Programs (HiOP). The 5 finalists will choose the program they prefer and will have a term of 2 weeks from the Venture Day celebration to enroll in the program.

Event Details

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:30am - 6:30pm
Pricing Info: 
Free entry, sign un via the pdf link on Eventbrite
Booking Phone Number: 
18320749980
Place Address (English/Chinese): 
深圳市南山区高新科技园南区粤兴二道 10 号(科苑南路西侧)香港中文大学深圳研究院大楼(二楼报告厅) Research Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (Lecture Hall, Second Floor), No.10, Nanshan High-tech Science Park, Shenzhen






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