北京朝阳海外学人创业大会

OVERSEAS TALENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

2017 OTEC · Plan

OTEC (Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference) is a comprehensive platform dedicated to serving entrepreneurs who want to start up business in China. It's held by the Beijing Chaoyang district government together with Western Returned Scholars Association and ZhenFund. The aim of OTEC is to offer entrepreneurs with various forms of resources, including but not limited to talents, projects, technologies, markets, capitals, policies and services, working spaces and products, and to make Chaoyang district as the top choice for overseas entrepreneurs.

The conference has been held consecutively for four years and has attracted more than 12,000 entrepreneurs, 3,000 projects and 100 investment organizations from 20 countries and regions along the way. More than 400 projects has successfully got funded, and over 200 of them has already settled in Beijing.

2017 OTEC Start Date: April 15th, 2017
Official Website: http://otec2017.tocbd.gov.cn


2017 OTEC consists of various events besides competitions, such as OTEC Summit, Startup Trip in China, Entrepreneurship Programs (Phoenix School) and so on. Detailed information on the competition part of OTEC is following.

1. Competition Agenda

2017 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 Domestic Preliminary Competitions and Domestic Final Competitions, most of which will take place in Beijing.

Domestic Preliminary Competitions include:

  • Top-tier Alumni Special
  • Her Startup Female Special
  • International Entrepreneurs Special
  • Xi'an Special

Domestic Final Competitions include:

  • Culture and Creativity Final
  • Consumption Upgrade Final
  • Big Data and Application Final
  • Medical and Healthcare Final
  • Energy and Environment Final
  • Artificial Intelligence Final
  • Xi'an Final

Overseas Competitions (outside of China)

Thirteen preliminary competitions will be held in the following cities around the globe: Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Singapore, London, Helsinki, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

The Global Final Competition

The winners from Domestic Competitions (in China) and Overseas Competitions (outside of China) are qualified to attend the Global Final Competition in Beijing on August 18th-19th, 2017.

More specifically, the First Place of Overseas Competitions (except for those in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur), the First and Second Place of Domestic Final Competitions in Beijing and the First Place in Xi'an Final, will attend the Global Final Competition.

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: culture and creativity, consumption upgrade, big data and application, medical and healthcare, energy and environment, artificial intelligence.

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

3. Competition Schedule

Domestic Competitions

No. Competition Date Cooperative Organization Advancement Qualification
Special Her Startup Female Special in Beijing July 8 TechBase Top 1 advance to Beijing Final
Special Top-tier Alumni Special in Beijing July 8 Alumni Associations Top 2 advance to Beijing Final
Special OTEC Preliminary July 13 Hong Tai Newspace Top 2 advance to Beijing Final
Special OTEC Preliminary July 20 Hong Tai Newspace Top 2 advance to Beijing Final
Special Techcode Science Technology Special July 20 Techcode Top 2 advance to Beijing Final
Special International Entrepreneurs Special in Beijing July 22 Foreign Chambers of Commerce Top 2 advance to Beijing Final
1 Consumption Upgrade Special Final in Beijing August 4 am OTEC Organizing Committee Top 2 advance to the Global Final
2 Big Data and Application Final in Beijing August 4 pm OTEC Organizing Committee Top 2 advance to the Global Final
3 Medical and Healthcare Final in Beijing August 11 am OTEC Organizing Committee Top 2 advance to the Global Final
4 Culture and Creativity Final Final in Beijing August 11 pm OTEC Organizing Committee Top 2 advance to the Global Final
5 Artificial Intelligence Special Final in Beijing August 12 am OTEC Organizing Committee Top 2 advance to the Global Final
6 Energy and Environment Final in Beijing August 12 pm OTEC Organizing Committee Top 2 advance to the Global Final
7 Xi'an Final July 30 OTEC Xi'an Committee Top 1 advance to the Global Final
8 Phoenix startup special Early September    

Overseas Competitions

No. Competition Date Cooperative Organization Advancement Qualification
1 Harvard China Forum, Boston, United States April 22 Harvard China Forum,ZhenFund 1st Place advance to the Global Final
2 Toronto, Canada April 27 Digital Media and Gaming Incubator 1st Place advance to the Global Final
3 Boston, United States June 17 Liaoyuan 1st Place advance to the Global Final
4 New York City, United States June 21 Silicon Dragon 1st Place advance to the Global Final
5 Tel Aviv, Israel June 27 Startup East 1st Place advance to the Global Final
6 Silicon Valley, United States June 29 Day Day Up 1st Place advance to the Global Final
7 Berlin, Germany July 19 TechCode 1st Place advance to the Global Final
8 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 20 Investible 1st Place join Startup Trip in China
9 London, United Kingdom July 21 Learning Without Borders 1st Place advance to the Global Final
10 Singapore July 25 Investible 1st Place advance to the Global Final
11 Bangkok, Thailand July 28 Investible 1st Place join Startup Trip in China
12 Sydney, Australia August 3 Investible 1st Place advance to the Global Final
13 Tokyo, Japan August 6 Chinese Entrepreneurs in Japan 1st Place advance to the Global Final

2017 OTEC Global Final Competition(25 candidates)on August 19, 2017

4. Competition Prize

The winners of the 2017 OTEC Global Final Competition, Overseas Preliminary Competitions and Domestic Competitions will receive following prizes.

Prize Champion of Overseas Preliminary Competitions Top 2 winners of Domestic Final Competitions Champion of the Global Final Competition
1,000,000 RMB financing    
Nomination for Phoenix Plan (Government grant from 100,000 to 300,000 RMB)
5,000 RMB air fare reimbursement (3,000 RMB for Asian cities)    
Free working space 3 months 3 to 6 months 3 to 12 months
Free fast-lane company registration (in Chaoyang District, Beijing)
Qualification of Phoenix School enrollment
Attending Startup Trip in China
Connect founders to 3 Chinese VCs
Famous startup media coverage
Policy consulting service on talent introduction, industry and financing
One-stop policy consulting service on
resident status, working permit, foreigner visa and green card

5. Benefit for Cooperative Organizations

  1. 2,000 USD as sponsorship for each cooperative organization who helps organize Overseas Competitions
  2. 10,000 RMB as sponsorship for each cooperative organization who helps organize the Domestic Final Competition (in Beijing)
  3. 5,000 RMB as sponsorship for each cooperative organization who helps organize the Preliminary Competition (in Beijing)
  4. 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)
  5. Entrepreneurship and innovation policies workshop and consulting service
  6. Co-organize Startup Trip in China tour, which includes OTEC Summit, Startup Exhibitions, Investor Meetup, Incubator and Coworking Space Visits, etc.
  7. Special issue and media coverage during OTEC events

6. Requirements on Preliminary Competitions

  1. At least have 50 candidates apply for the competition
  2. All candidates should register through official online application entry http://otec2017.tocbd.gov.cn/apply
  3. Clearly designate at least one person to manage the competition, facilitate the communication and learn about general OTEC background
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The competition should be held in the form of roadshow,including 4 minutes presentation + 4 minutes Q&A with the judges
  7. Provide video recordings of the whole competition (at least 30 minutes long);
  8. The subject of the preliminary competitions should in line with OTEC
  9. Use official OTEC visual identity materials with authorization, display OTEC promoting materials during the OTEC season
  10. Provide free or discounted working spaces for the candidates who enter the Global Final Competition
  11. Provide other services if possible
  12. All the terms above should be signed in the form of written agreement.

OTEC Organizing Committee
April 2017

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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