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  The Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund is organizing a pitch competition for startups from across the world. The Jumpstarter Global Pitch, as it’s called, offers innovative tech-driven ventures the opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of their solutions, for a chance to win a share of $5 million in investments. If you are looking for global visibility, an audience with investors, and funding to support your venture, here’s an opportunity that could grant you all of that.
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This competition is open to startups in ArtTech, BioTech, AI and Data, Robotics, FinTech, HealthTech, Industry 4.0, Sustainability, Web 3.0, and related industries. They are invited to get through multiple stages of the competition leading up to its finale, an onstage pitch, which will take place in Hong Kong in November 2023.


Companies and startups that enter this completion could benefit from it in the following ways:
  • Receive a share of $5 million in investment, and HK$1 million (a million Hong Kong dollars) in cash
  • Get the chance to pitch their solutions to investors and leaders in the global tech
  • Enjoy international coverage from global media and increased visibility
  • Take advantage of an opportunity to exhibit for free
  • Plug into the Alibaba ecosystem and enjoy the advantages that come with it

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This competition is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Should be a founder or co-founder of the startup for which they are applying
  • The startup has been operational for less than 5 years; it could be at the idea, early, or growth stage
  • Must have raised less than $20 million up until its entry into the competition
  • A startup should be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of its solution and how it has positively impacted its target market
  • Must be willing to add Hong Kong and the broader GBA (Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area) to the locations in which it has a presence

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Entries will close on March 14, 2023. If you would like to enter the Jumpstarter Global Pitch Competition, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Business Wire
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This article was first published on 8th March 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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