第六届北京朝阳海外学人创业大会

6th OVERSEAS TALENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) is a comprehensive platform for entrepreneurs to innovate and start up business in China. It is initiated by the Beijing Chaoyang district government together with Beijing Chaoyang Overseas Talent Center and co-organized with ZhenFund, Pegasus Brigade, and China Convoy Group. The aim is to offer entrepreneurs with various forms of resources, including but not limited to “projects, funds, technologies, talents, services, policies, spaces and markets” also provides incubators and acceleration services. The OTEC has successfully held five times so far and attracted more than 18,000 entrepreneurs from 20 countries and regions including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Israel, Australia, South Korea, and Singapore, etc. Nearly 4,000 projects, and more than 100 venture capital institutions leaders were participated in. More than 400 projects has successfully got funded via OTEC, and over 200 projects has already settled in Beijing and other places of China.

2018 OTEC Start Date: April 6th, 2018
Official Website: www.china-otec.com


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2018 OTEC consists of various events besides competitions, such as OTEC Summit, Startup Trip in China, Returnees' Achievement Exhibition and so on. Detailed information on the competition part of OTEC is following.

1. Competition Agenda

2018 OTEC Competition includes:

  • Domestic Competitions (in China)
  • Overseas Competitions (outside of China)
  • The Global Final Competition

Domestic Competitions (in China)

Domestic Competitions is consists of five specials Domestic Preliminary Competitions and Domestic Final Competitions.

Domestic Preliminary Competitions include:

  • Energy and Environment Special
  • Data Intelligence Special
  • Medical and Healthcare Special
  • Consumable and Entertainment Special
  • Industrial Upgrading Special

Overseas Competitions (outside of China)

Eighteen preliminary competitions will be held in the following cities around the globe: Harvard China Forum in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Seattle, Toronto, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Bangkok, Mexico City, Rome, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

The Global Final Competition

The top 6 from Domestic Final Competitions (in China) and top 6 Overseas Final Competitions winners (outside of China) are qualified to attend the Global Final Competition in Beijing on August 10th, 2018.

The Global Final Competition will award the First, Second and Third Place winners, as well as other participating teams in the competition.

2. Team Qualification

Any team or company founded by either overseas returnees or foreign entrepreneurs, under 3 years and before Series A round, can join the competition. Competing projects can be in any of the following domains: Energy and Environment, Data Intelligence, Medical and Healthcare, Consumable and Entertainment, Industrial Upgrading.

Competition format: 4 minutes presentation + 4 minutes Q&A

3. Competition Schedule

Domestic Competitions

No. Competition Date Cooperative Organization Advancement Qualification
1 Energy and Environment Special in Beijing July 12th-13th OTEC Organizing Committee,
China Convoy Group
Top 2 advance to the Domestic Final
Data Intelligence Special in Beijing Top 2 advance to the Domestic Final
Medical and Healthcare Special in Beijing Top 2 advance to the Domestic Final
Consumable and Entertainment Special in Beijing Top 2 advance to the Domestic Final
Industrial Upgrading Special in Beijing Top 2 advance to the Domestic Final
  Domestic Final Competition August 9th pm OTEC Organizing Committee,
China Convoy Group
Top 6 advance to Global Final

Overseas Competitions

No. Competition Date Cooperative Organization Advancement Qualification
1 Harvard China Forum, Boston,
United States
April 6th Harvard China Forum,
ZhenFund
1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
2 Toronto, Canada April 27th IT’S A STARTUP 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
3 Silicon Valley, United States July 5th Red Threads 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
4 Stanford University, United States May 6th ZhenFund 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
5 London, United Kingdom July 6th Learning Without Borders 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
6 Berlin, Germany June 13th TechCode 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
7 Tel Aviv, Israel July 17th Startup East 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
8 Boston, United States March 29th / July 29th InnCube & Lair East 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
9 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 20th Investible & Infin8 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
10 Mexico City, Mexico July 13th MEXCHAM 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
11 New York City, United States June 18th Silicon Dragon 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
12 Bangkok, Thailand July 23th Investible & Infin8 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
13 Sydney, Australia May 11th Investible & Infin8 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
14 Singapore   A STAR 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
15 Milan, Italy June 29th Tech Silu 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
16 Seattle, United States May 13th 海外青年华人协会 & Vestlink 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
17 Copenhagen, Denmark June 21th 超级蜂巢 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
18 Jakarta, Indonesia July 26th Investible & Infin8 1st Place advance to the Overseas Final
  Overseas Final Competition August 9th pm   Top 6 advance to Global Final

Global Final Competition(12 teams)August 10th pm

4. Competition Prize

The winners of the 2018 OTEC Global Final Competition, Overseas Competitions and Domestic Competitions will receive following prizes.

Prize Champions of each Overseas Preliminary Competitions Qualification for Domestic Final Champion of the Global Competition
1,000,000 RMB entrepreneurship fund -- --
Nomination for Phoenix Plan (Government grant from 100,000 to 300,000 RMB)
5,000 RMB transportation reimbursement (3,000 RMB for Asian cities) -- --
Free startup incubators working space 12 months 12 months 12 months
Chances for overseas business incubator    
Free fast-lane company registration(in Chaoyang District, Beijing)
Qualification for CEO training of Phoenix School enrollment
Attending Startup Trip In China(includes 3 cities)  
Connect founders to 3 Chinese investment institution
5,000,000 startup loan and bank loan refers
Famous startup media coverage
Policy consulting service on talent introduction, industry and financing
Consulting service on resident status, working permit, foreigner visa and green card
Selected for "Outstanding programs support plan"
Investment from Technology innovation and entrepreneurship guidance fund in Chaoyang District

5. Benefit for Cooperative Organizations


  1. 2,000 USD as sponsorship for each cooperative organization who helps organize Overseas Competitions
  2. 5,000 RMB traffic and accommodation reimbursement for one person from each cooperative organization who helps organize Overseas Competitions (3,000 RMB for Asian cities)
  3. Entrepreneurship and innovation policies workshop and consulting service
  4. Co-organize Startup Trip in China tour, which includes OTEC Summit, Startup Exhibitions, Investor Meetup, Incubator and Co-working Space Visits, etc.
  5. Special issue and media coverage during OTEC events

6. Requirements on Preliminary Competitions


  1. At least have 50 candidates apply for the competition
  2. Clearly designate at least one person to manage the competition, facilitate the communication and learn about general OTEC background
  3. Promote OTEC events with OTEC logo in highlighted position, spread the news 3 to 5 times using for example official website, WeChat public account or other relating media
  4. Organize the competition and select appropriate teams as candidates, invite 5 to 7 judges in consultation with OTEC Organizing Committee, who will help train the judges
  5. The competition should be held in the form of roadshow,including 4 minutes presentation + 4 minutes Q&A with the judges
  6. Provide video recordings of the whole competition (at least 30 minutes long);
  7. The subject of the preliminary competitions should in line with OTEC
  8. Use official OTEC visual identity materials with authorization, display OTEC promoting materials during the OTEC season
  9. Provide free or discounted working spaces for the candidates who enter the Global Final Competition
  10. Provide other services if possible
  11. All the terms above should be signed in the form of written agreement.

OTEC Organizing Committee
April 2018

合作政府机构 Cooperating Government Agencies

欧美同学会 Western Returned Scholars Association
北京海外学人中心 Beijing Overseas Talent Center
北京市人力资源和社会保障局 Beijing Administration of Human Resources and Social Security
海外学人工作联席会 Beijing Overseas Talents Service Joint Council
朝阳区委宣传部 Propaganda Department of Chaoyang
朝阳区委统战部 United Front Work Department of Chaoyang
朝阳区直机关工委 Work Committee for Offices Directly under Chaoyang
朝阳区委政法委 Political and Legislative Affairs Committee of Chaoyang
朝阳区委教工委 Education Commission of Chaoyang
朝阳区委社会工委 Chaoyang Social Affairs Committee
朝阳区委农工委 Rural Work Committee of Chaoyang
朝阳区委非公经济工委 Work Committee of Non-State Owned Economy of Chaoyang
朝阳区国资委 State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Chaoyang
朝阳区科委 Science and Technology Commission of Chaoyang
朝阳区商务委 Commission of Commerce of Chaoyang
朝阳区住房城乡建设委 Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Chaoyang
朝阳区信息办 Cyberspace Administration of Chaoyang
朝阳区投促局 Chaoyang Investment Promotion Bureau
朝阳区发改委 Commission of Development and Reform of Chaoyang
朝阳区外办 Foreign Affair Office of Chaoyang
朝阳区金融办 Financial Affairs Office of Chaoyang
朝阳区卫生局 Health and Family Planning Bureau of Chaoyang
朝阳区财政局 Finance Bureau of Chaoyang
中关村朝阳园管委会 Administration Committee of Zhongguancun Chaoyang Park
CBD管委会 Administration Committee of Beijing Central Business District
文创实验区 Chaoyang Culture Industry Innovation Experiment Zone
奥林匹克公园管委会 Administration Committee of Olympic Park
望京留创园 Overseas Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Park of Wangjing
温榆河管委会 Administration Committee of Wenyuhe Area
广播电视新闻中心 Chaoyang Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television

合作风险投资机构 Cooperating Venture Capital Organizations

创新创业空间联盟 Cooperating Coworking Spaces

校友会联盟 Cooperating Alumni Network

猎头联盟 Cooperating HR Service Agencies

合作使馆商会 Cooperating Embassies and Chambers of Commerce

导师网络 Network of Mentors

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