G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Taipei
Enabling Innovative Startups to Change the World
G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable thG-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world.
G-Startup Worldwide will be hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2016 including Tel Aviv, Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangalore, Taipei, Sou Paulo, Seoul and San Francisco.
The winner of G-Startup Worldwide will receive a $50,000 investment prize and the second place winner will receive a $20,000 investment prize. The winner will also receive a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the 2016 G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner. The second place winner overall will receive an additional $120,000 winner and the Global Winner will receive an additional $250,000 investment!
In 2016, G-Startup Worldwide will invest $1 million into 18 companies around the world. Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executives.
G-Startup judges are world famous venture capitalists and tech leaders. Some of our judges include:
-Lei Jun, Founder and CEO of Xiaomi
-Dave McClure, Founding Partner of 500 Startups
-Jenny Lee, Managing Partner of GGV Capital
-Tim Draper, Managing Director of DFJ
-Neil Shen, Founder of Sequoia China
Nothing shows what is possible like our alumni:
-Didi Kuaidi - Beijing 2013 “Most Innovative App” Winner - $20 Billion Valuation
-App Annie - Beijing 2010 Finalist - Raised $154m from Sequoia, IDG
-Polar Rose - Beijing 2010 Finalist - Acquired by Apple in 2010
-OpenGarden - Silicon Valley 2014 Winner - Raised $12.8m from August Capital
-Filld - Silicon Valley 2015 Winner - Raised $3.25m Seed from Lightspeed Venture Partners
-Hyperverge - Won Bangalore 2015 - Raised $1m seed from NEA
Funding: Raised a seed round but less than $1.5 million
Industry: Mobile, IoT, wearables, VR, Drones, Robotics, Education, Health, Cloud, Social and Commerce
Mission: Preference given to startups with innovative products that have a chance to make a positive impact on the world
Geography: Startups can be from any country in the world more