First place winner 建安华夏/Zion China is awarded a $100,000 investment ($50,000 from GWC Innovator Fund, and $50,000 from 500 Startups), $5,000 in Facebook ad credits and a trip to Silicon Valley to compete for an additional $250,000 at G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals.
About the G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Beijing 2017 Winners:
First Place:健安华夏（北京）科技有限公司/Zion China, kinetics of glucose metabolic. www.zionchina.com
Second Place: 北京佳格天地科技有限公司, data-driven decisions for farmers to maximize productivity. www.gagogroup.cn
Third Place: 禾赛科技, LiDAR for autonomous vehicles. www.hesaitech.com
Since 2010, G-Startup alumni have raised $11.6 Billion. Didi alone has raised $11 Billion. We have also had 8 startups get acquired by companies like Google, Amazon, Alibaba, Apple and Pinterest. The G-Startup Worldwide program invests over $1,000,000 in startups annually. We have received 546 applications from 48 countries; these startups made breakthrough innovations in the sectors of AI, agriculture, medical insurance, health tech, logistics, food, and more.
One-third of the 15 finalists are big data companies. For the future of big data companies, one of our world-renowned judges, Phil Chen from Horizons Ventures points out that the biggest challenge is for us to turn it into a product through different techniques to make it commoditized. But for the participating companies, many teams are ready to go next stage.
Anu Hariharan, a partner at YC, also gives her input on how to evaluate a startup that gets the next round of funding. She focuses on three factors: team, market validation, and opportunities.
Together G-Startup and all partners succeeded to organize an event offering opportunities for startups around the world to receive global publicity and to pitch world renowned VCs for their next round of fundraising. Special thanks to our Global Startup Enabler, Facebook’s Fb Start, Sequoia Capital and Strategic Partners, 500 Startups, ZhenFund, and China Growth Capital. Also, we’d like to express our gratitude to our Startup Enablers, Tencent创业, Tencent共创空间, and InnoAngel. In addition, with the support of our promotional partners including 36Kr, Microsoft Accelerator, 将门, Day Day Up, New Frontier Investment, AWS, Kr Space, VC.CN, and 無界空间, we have built a better startup ecosystem for our startups. Lastly our thanks to our Media Partners including 创客中国，创客猫，白鲸社区，TechBase and People Square.
Additionally, G-Startup is excited to partner with Facebook’s successful startup program, FbStart, to help entrepreneurs around the world access resources and scale their business. G-Startup Beijing’s Top 15 will automatically be accepted into Facebook’s FbStart program. Benefits include Facebook ad credits, free partner services, user testing support, and mentorship from Facebook’s product managers and engineers.
About G-Startup Worldwide
G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find high-potential, early stage startups, invest in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. The G-Startup Worldwide program invests over $1,000,000 in startups annually. G-Startup Worldwide is hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2017 including Beijing, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Tokyo, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley. The local winners of G-Startup Worldwide at selected competitions receive investment. The winner also receives a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner and receive an additional $250,000 investment! All regional winners have the opportunity to automatically be admitted to Facebook’s FbStart program and a boot camp with Google Launchpad Accelerator. Any eligible startup from around the world may apply here.
GMIC, the Global Mobile Internet Conference, hosts mobile executives, entrepreneurs, developers, and investors from around the globe and across platforms to build partnerships, to learn from industry thought leaders, to better understand mobile technology trends, and to shed light on how mobile is positively changing the world. GMIC is the official home for G-Startup Worldwide competitions. For more information, please visit http://www.thegmic.com/.
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