|MIT-CHIEF Business Plan Contest - First Round Deadline is 9/12/2011|
MIT-CHIEF (MIT-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum) presents to you the MIT-CHIEF "Pitch to China" Business Plan Contest, which strives to connect new technologies and business models with investment funding and experience from both China as well as overseas. We are dedicated to facilitating overseas entrepreneurs with resources in China and helping them both enter the Chinese market as well as bring about positive change for both China and the world as a whole.
6 teams will enter the final competiton for a total of $18,000 in cash prize, no string attached!
First prize (1 team): $10,000
Second prize (2 teams): $2,500 each
Third prize (3 teams): $1,000 each
Contestants will also be able to:
Have an opportunity to present business ideas, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and investors from both China and abroad
Exchange ideas with invited guests of MIT-CHIEF, including researchers, well-known entrepreneurs, and policy-makers.
Have an opportunity to receive critiques and advice from investors, successful entrepreneurs, professors, and lawyers.
Promote business plans to the mass media and potential customers.
Attend lectures at MIT-CHIEF given by well-known MIT scholars, seasoned entrepreneurs, and lawyers.
Present your business idea at a poster exhibition at the MIT-CHIEF conference.
Gain access to entrepreneurial resources from our partners to accelerate your business.
Meet face to face with representatives from industrial parks and high-tech zones in China.
Confirmed judges (ordered by confirmation date)
Xiaoping XU Founder, Zhen Fund
Xiaojun LI Partner, IDG Capital Partners
Sanford SELMAN Founder and Managing Director, Asian West LLC
Wei GAO Founder, US Group Discount and Axcel Photonics;
Mentor, MIT Venture Mentor Service
Zhongli ZHENG Owner, WinBos Chemical Materials Co., LTD
Madge MEYER Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer and
Technology Fellow, State Street Corporation
Hai LIU Executive, GSR Ventures
Wei ZHANG Associate Professor, Tsinghua University School of Economics
Ting XIA General Manager, China Xingyue Group
How to enroll
You will need to submit an executive summary that answers key business questions to enroll in the contest. (Please visit our website for detailed requirements)
Agenda (US Eastern Time)
Sep 12, 2011 23:00 Deadline for Project executive summary submission
Sep 26, 2011 21:00 Announcement of Semi-finalists
Oct 1-2, 2011 Course: Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
Lecture: Entrepreneurship in the Technology Sector and Law
Oct 16, 2011 23:00 Deadline for business plan
Nov 4, 2011 21:00 Announcement of Finalists
Nov 19, 2011 Private Meeting and Dinner with Investors
Nov 20, 2011 Finale
For more information, please go to >> http://mitchief.org/contest
Contacts: Xin ZHAO (857-756-6001) firstname.lastname@example.org
Wener LV (857-928-5137) email@example.com
Danyang WU (617-435-5767) firstname.lastname@example.org