The Grand Finals of the 4th China ASEAN New Smart City Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition were held from 23-24 Sep 2021. It is organized by Cloudbae, a subsidiary of Alibaba in Nanning.
This is in celebration of The China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) is an international economic and trade event co-sponsored by the central governments of China and ASEAN countries. CAEXPO is a prominent platform that integrates friendly communication, economic & trade cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges and aims to deepen dialogue and reciprocal cooperation.
The highly esteemed judges in China are captains of their industries and seasoned Venture Capitalists. The competition has 2 divisions: China and ASEAN, and each division have 2 categories: Startup and Comprehensive.
The ASEAN Division Startup Category winners are:
- First Place: Global Cerah
- Second Place: EX10
- Third Place: Tasty Octopus
The ASEAN Division Comprehensive Category winners are:
- First Place: CBE Eco-Solutions
- Second Place: Aimazing
- Third Place: Stayr
All 16 Grand Finalists of the ASEAN Division are selected from the top 8 teams from each category (Startup and Comprehensive) in the Prelims held on 23-24 August 2021.
After more than a month of coaching, mentoring, and Business Orientation experts from China, the Grand Finalists were able to refine their pitch for the inroad into China’s market.
“Every year we see the ASEAN Grand Finalists raising the bar in their preparation and pitches for the inroad to China Market.” – Caleb Low, Chairperson of the ASEAN Division.
In 2020, The China-ASEAN New Smart City Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition is one of the most-watched startup competitions in China, televised to over 15 million viewers in the region