China High-Tech Week 

The Nordic-China Startup Forum

NCSF is a non-profit, volunteer-based and community-driven organisation Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in September 2017 in Stockholm. 

NCSF grew out from a Swedish-Chinese student group in Uppsala University to become a global organisation, and today it is one of the largest European-Chinese startup- & tech event platforms, with local groups in 10 cities and 5 countries.

 

What is the China High-Tech Week?

The China High-Tech Week is an annually recurring event that takes place in China and the five Nordic countries. Arranged by the Nordic-Chinese startup- and tech communities, its purpose being to elevate and connect our two ecosystems.

We want to mobilize the Nordic and Chinese startup communities. Help local groups establish close and long-term relationships with local and national communities, brand the Nordic startup- & tech scene in China and the Chinese one in the Nordics. We accomplish this by bringing Nordic startups/scale-ups to China and assist Nordic companies with introductions to investors, customers, talent, and partners.

Qualification criteria:

  • Innovation Enabled By Technology: The Hi-Tech Weeks invites companies from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland, Nordic companies focused on technology-driven innovation with a B2B/B2B2C business model, often (but not limited to) software or hardware products. Companies can be focused in Industry verticals or horizontal, such as technology-focused. We are less interested in companies with no technological innovation, such as purely consumer-focused services.

 

  • Minimum Viable Company: Have a minimal viable product (MVP). That is, at least a first version of a product or service that have been used by a paying customer you are able to refer us to.  Proof of Technology: At least one happy referable paying B2B customer. The customer could be a one-time-only paying customer, whatever the scale of the transaction, and is referable today. The referable customer has put the product into use.

How to join Hi-Tech Week China

Step 1: Sign up to pitch

  1. Register to pitch in city/event/date of your choice here. Beware of respective deadlines
  2. Upload your video-pitch and PPT-presentation
  3. Answer the questionnaire

 

Step 2: You are selected to pitch!

  • Confirm your participation within 24 hours
  • You will be pitching among other tech startups
  • Our judges will select the startups most fit for China to join Hi-Tech Week China

 

Step 3: Welcome to Hi-Tech Week China

  • Confirm your participation/cancellation (deadline 1st of September 2019)
  • Start preparing with your personal NCSF-assistant & interpreter in China
  • You will join a group of 20 tech-startups. See program here (link)
  • Get organized: Visa, flight ticket, hotel. We will keep you informed with details.
  • Attend the Dragon Gate Kick-off party before departure (in Stockholm)
  • Back your bags and come with us to China

Dates (To Be Determined)

Main Event Schedule 2019

  • May
  • 15th Helsinki
  • 18th Lund
  • 23rd Stockholm
  • June-July
  • Beijing (TBD)
  • Shanghai (TBD)
  • Shenzhen (TBD)
  • September
  • 19th Copenhagen
  • 21th Uppsala
  • 25th Oslo
  • November
  • Shanghai (TBD)
  • 13th-14th Shenzhen
  • 15th Guangzhou
  • 17th-19th Beijing

Programme (More details to be provided in September)

  1. Kick-off event at Dragon Gate before departure (in Stockholm)
  2. Bus transport between events & meetings in China
  3. We translate your pitch deck to Chinese
  4. Polish your message to fit China
  5. Assign you with a personal assistant & interpreter
  6. Liaison the following according to your needs:

– Chinese & Nordic investors

– Chinese customers

– Chinese business partners

– Chinese talents

Financing

Financing by Qianhai government is 10.000 per participant. We have food provided at our events through the support of our local partners. NCSF is a non-profit student driven NGO. All of our events are free and we only have the income provided by sponsors.

For more info on NCSF kindly see here.

 

Questions:

Kindly contact Nordic Apiary – (info@nordicapiary.comfor any questions regarding your application for Hi-Tech Week China.

 

We are excited to evaluate your application and looking forward to meeting you soon.

 

Best Regards, 

The Students of the Nordic-China Startup Forum

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