MIT-CHIEF Business Plan Contest

posted Aug 16, 2011, 7:53 PM by Yongli Wang


Thanks to the extraordinary development over the past 30 years, today's China has arrived at a key turning point of its growth with tremendous economic opportunities for rising entrerpreneurs around the world. China's rapid development has also encountered a number of recent issues, many of which can be taken on by innovation, technology, and a global vision for the future. Having arrived at these crossroads, MIT-CHIEF (MIT-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum) presents to you the MIT-CHIEF "Pitch to China" Business Plan Contest, which strives to connect new technologies and business models with investment funding and experience from both China as well as overseas. We are dedicated to facilitating overseas entrepreneurs with resources in China and helping them both enter the Chinese market as well as bring about positive change for both China and the world as a whole.


Any individuals or teams who aim to develop business ideas in the China market using innovative technologies and business models are welcome to register for the contest. You will need to submit an executive summary that answers key business questions to enroll in the contest (Please visit our website for detailed requirements). Judges will evaluate projects upon a number of criteria, including but not limited to feasibility, innovativeness, soundness of the technology, China market focus, and teamwork. The final winners will be awarded a total prize of $10,000.


Contestants will be able to:
  • Compete for a total of $10,000 in cash prizes.
  • Have an opportunity to present business ideas, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and investors from both China and abroad
  • Exchange ideas with invited guests of MIT-CHIEF, including researchers, well-known entrepreneurs, and policy-makers.
  • Have an opportunity to receive critiques and advice from investors, successful entrepreneurs, professors, and lawyers.
  • Promote business plans to the mass media and potential customers.
  • Attend the lectures for contestants by MIT well-known scholars, seasoned entrepreneurs, and lawyers at MIT-CHIEF.
  • Participate the poster exhibition of your business idea at the MIT-CHIEF conference.
  • Access to entrepreneurial resources from our partners to accelerate your business.

Agenda (US Eastern Time)

Sep 12, 2011 23:00     Deadline for Project executive summary submission
Sep 26, 2011 21:00     Announcement of Semi-finalists
Oct 1-2, 2011              Course: Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
                                    Lecture: Entrepreneurship in the Technology Sector and Law
Oct 16, 2011 23:00     Deadline for business plan
Nov 4, 2011  21:00      Announcement of Finalists
TBD                             Private Meeting and Dinner with Investors
Nov 20, 2011               Finale

Confirmed Judges  已确认大赛评委
Xiaoping XU/徐小平          Zhen Fund/真格基金创始人
Xiaojun LI/李骁军             IDG Capital Partners/IDG资本中国合伙人
Sanford SELMAN             Asian West LLC
(More Judges to be confirmed, please stay tuned.  更多评委正在确认中,敬请期待)

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