Asia Hot-Tech Battle x Life’s a Pitch to ignite innovation

By Suzanne Loo

TechNode has held events to promote startups for five years, beginning with Asia Hardware Battle in 2016, and adding the Life’s a Pitch series, an online fundraising event in April 2020. This summer, they’re coming together to create the Asia Hot-Tech Battle.

Welcoming startups in our broadest range of verticals yet, Asia Hot-Tech Battle will focus on emerging technologies that drive developments across industries, encourage quality innovation in Asia’s tech ecosystem, and have applications across different fields and professions, including consumer electronics, internet of things, artificial intelligence, fintech, smart mobility, proptech, new retail, medtech, edutech, and foodtech.

Every startup that attends will have a chance to pitch to leading Asian VCs including Gobi Partners, Qiming Venture Partners, Burda Principal Investments, Kairous Capital, and Lightspeed China Partners.

All participating startups will get to pitch to leading Asian VCs and have a chance to proceed to the AHB grand finals.

City pitches will be held in Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Wuhan, Chengdu, Xi’an, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, and Vietnam (we will continue to monitor the event climate as the situation evolves).

 Participation Requirements: 

  • Startup applicants should display tech innovation and have a commercialized product or working prototype
  • Startups that have successfully achieve seed funding up to Series B ONLY

 Participants have opportunities to receive the following: 

  • Virtual meetups with top-tier VCs
  • Progress to AHB finals to compete with other outstanding startups from different parts of Asia 
  • TechNode exclusive media coverage for the top 15 finalists.
  • Cash prizes, industry networking, and financial advisory services for the winning startup.

The first session of Asia Hot-tech Battle x Life’s a Pitch will be held on June 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. (GMT+8). Please apply to join the battle here.

Dates for future events: 

AHB & Life’s A Pitch 2

July 16, 2020, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (GMT+8)

AHB & Life’s A Pitch 3

July 30, 2020, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (GMT+8)

AHB & Life’s A Pitch 4

Aug. 13, 2020, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (GMT+8)

Visit the AHB website for more information.