InnoVEX 2023 Pitch Contest Registration Open for Global Startups

 2023-02-23 By: InnoVEX Team

InnoVEX 2023 will take place from May 30 to June 2 in TaiNEX Hall 2 (Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2). As one of the organizers of InnoVEX, Taipei Computer Association (TCA) will organize the InnoVEX Pitch Contest to promote participating startups not only to the judges, but also to viewers and visitors.

InnoVEX Exhibitors interested in the InnoVEX Pitch Contest can sign up to join from February 20 to May 5. Following the innovation trends from around the world, the InnoVEX Pitch Contest will focus on 16 main categories, including AI & Big Data, ESG & Green Tech, Mobility & Vehicle Technology, and more. The InnoVEX Pitch Contest will feature a judge panel consisting of global investors; both VCs and CVCs invited by the organizer.

The InnoVEX 2023 Pitch Contest is open only to exhibitors of InnoVEX 2023 and the participating startups must be founded after January 1, 2015. Teams not yet registered as a company; including: university teams, research teams, early stage startups, etc. are also welcome to exhibit and pitch at InnoVEX 2023.

To help promote startups on the international stage, the awards of the InnoVEX 2023 Pitch Contest will include both cash prizes as well as professional resources and direct matchmaking opportunities with the participating VC judges. With more partners and sponsors expected to join, the first group of confirmed awards are announced.

The InnoVEX 2023 Pitch Contest Grand Prize this year will offer more networking and connecting opportunities, as well as promotion resources for the winner. In total, the winner will receive a free stand for InnoVEX 2024, promotion resources from the organizer (including news interview, video interview, and InnoVEX online exhibition), as well as an opportunity to matchmake with VC judges after the exhibition is over.

In addition to the Grand Prize, other prizes include the Future Star Award which is aimed for early-stage startups that have not been established as a company yet. The winner of this award will receive publicity & promotion resources from the organizer and an opportunity to join matchmaking events with VC judges after the event.

Sponsored by the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA) , the Startup Terrace Award (ST Award) for InnoVEX 2023 will have 2 winners. Each winner of the award will receive USD 20,000 cash prize and a residency at the co-working space at Startup Terrace (1 complimentary seat for 1 year).

This year, Qualcomm will also sponsor the Qualcomm Innovation Award which will consist of USD 10,000 cash prize. This award will focus on startups with innovative technologies and international competitiveness; especially the ones in 5G and AI & IoT applications. Startups in other industries with promising technologies will also be considered for this award.

KPMG will also sponsor the KPMG Award for the Pitch Contest. Dedicated for Taiwanese startups, the winner will receive startup consultation resources valued at USD 10,000 which is similar to the compulsory courses for entrepreneurs in the 3rd KPMG Energize Program. In addition, the winner will also receive 7 hours free consultation with KPMG and be given a priority to participate in KPMG Meet & Match, Startup Bootcamp and other exchange activities.

The top 10 finalists of the InnoVEX 2023 Pitch Contest will also be awarded with matchmaking opportunities after the event, 1 short video interview, as well as one InnoVEX Night Party ticket for free. The InnoVEX Night Party is an opportunity for startups, VCs, government representatives, and VIPs to connect and network in a more direct and casual setting. This year, the InnoVEX Night Party will be held on May 31 in Courtyard Taipei and everyone can join in.

Onsite exhibitors must officially obtain a booth while online exhibitors must complete their online exhibition registration before registering for the Pitch Contest. Startups interested in joining the Pitch Contest can refer to the InnoVEX Pitch Contest page for more details.

InnoVEX 2023 Pitch Contest Award Sponsorship Open for VCs, CVCs, and More!

Organizations including government organizations, VCs, and CVCs interested in joining the judging process or to get a direct connection with the participating startups can also join as a sponsor for the InnoVEX 2023 Pitch Contest. Sponsors for the Pitch Contest will also be included as a sponsor for InnoVEX 2023 and receive promotion through the organizer newsletter and social media promotion.

About InnoVEX

Started in 2016, InnoVEX is a startup focused exhibition organized by Taipei Computer Association (TCA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). Positioned as the innovation hub of Asia, InnoVEX gathers startups and their innovations with global VCs, CVCs, manufacturing partners, buyers, and media.

Click here to register for InnoVEX 2023.