Founders, Co-Founders, and teams of Early Stage and Growth Stage startups are encouraged to apply to G-Startup 2011 (deadline March 11, 2011). G-Startup takes place during the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing, which is Asia’s largest Internet conference. The event is designed to facilitate networking among mobile Internet leaders and many investors, thought leaders, innovators, executives, early adopters and press attend the event.
At G-Startup twelve startups are selected to pitch for six minutes in front of a panel of ten respected venture capitalists and angel investors. The top three finalists move on to the final round where they will present on the main GMIC stage, in front of 2,000 conference attendees. An exhibition booth is also available to the twelve startups on the main GMIC floor.
Applying to G-Startup 2011 is free, however, please note that if selected, chosen teams will need to get themselves and any materials to Beijing. Prizes are still being determined, however, there will most likely be an opportunity to join a Chinese incubator. As China is a global hotbed of the mobile Internet industry, exposure to and familiarity with the Chinese market is a huge opportunity for startups in this industry.