COMPUTEX being the biggest ICT trade show in Asia, globally well-known platform for buyers, each year average visitors are more than 130K, in which along oversea visitors are over 40K. Through InnoVEX Pitch, it brings in business opportunities for startups to network.
2018 pitch we had over 18 countries more than 100 Startup applied, 43% were from international Startup groups. We also had from USA, Japan, Malaysia, Belgium 17 international venture capitalists been our judges for the pitch event, which shows that InnoVEX has received internationally recognition among global startup teams.
2019 InnoVEX Pitch competition is open for registration from Oct 19th 2018, we wish to bring outstanding Startups an opportunity to global exposure and have a chance to become our 2019 grand prize winner and take home 30k USD!
This year pitch categories are:
- AI & Big Data
- AR/ VR/ MR
- 5G Applications
- Consumer Tech
- Fintech, Blockchain & E-Commerce
- Enterprise Software
- Hardware & IoT
- Health & Biotech
Total Prize pool reached over 420,000 USD in value!
Grand prize InnoVEX Taiwan Tech Award include cash prize of USD 30,000, provided by Taiwan Tech Area, offering the final wining team 1 year free stationing in their working space (value at 20,000 USD),plus the winning team is offered to join TTA/TIEC training programs. (value at 50,000 USD)
(Please check the pitch regulation for eligibility for the training programs)
There will also be special prizes given at the InnoVEX Pitch Contest from Taiwania Capital, Linkou Startup Terrace, and Qualcomm Incorporated.
Special Awards Details:
- Taiwania Capital Innovation Award: Taiwania Capital Management Corporation will select one winner from teams participating in the Pitch Contest. The winner will receive 10,000 USD. The criteria for this award are for startups with innovative technologies and international competitiveness, award is specifically aiming towards IoT or bio-medical related teams as first priority, but other startups with promising technology will also be considered.
- Startup Terrace Award: Must agree to station in Startup Terrace for one year and collaborate with Taiwanese enterprises before the end of stationing. Teams fail to do so will result in disqualification of winning the award and the prize money. Maximum 5 winning teams will receive 60,000USD each and subsidies for stationing in Startup Terrace, among the 5 prizes, 1 is “JIC Award”, aiming to be given to 1 team that use AWS cloud service for their core product or service, If no suitable teams, prizes will not be awarded. ( Teams interested in registering for the Startup Terrace Award or JIC Award must comply with the Startup Terrace Award agreement, by selecting the box in order to participate)
- Qualcomm Innovation Award: Qualcomm will select one winner from teams participating in the Pitch Contest. The winner will receive US$10,000. The criteria for this award are for startups with innovative technologies and international competitiveness, and those in AI & Big Data, AR/VR/XR, Hardware and IoT, 5G Applications are as first priority. Other startups with promising technology will also be considered.