October 22, 2016
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Submit Your Startup
- Opportunity to pitch onstage to VC’s at Seattle Startup Challenge Winner receive complimentary trip to China’s largest International startup hub. (All costs covered by organizer Nan hai.)
- Complimentary demo booth at Seattle Biz-Tech Summit Two Seattle Biz-Tech Summit Lunch Pass ($270 Value)
- Complimentary Seattle Biz-Tech Summit expo passes for your team
- Visibility to our network of investors & 1,000 potential new customers
- International media coverage & digital branding on nanhaiseattle.com site
- Tech: Incorporate tech in their business
- Age: Startup less than 5 years
- Funding: Have less than $3M of funding
- Revenue: Have less than $15M of revenue
- Team: Have fewer than 20 employees
Seattle Startup Challenge
In partnership with the Seattle Entrepreneurship Club, Nan Hai is proud to host the Seattle Startup Challenge. The event gives 10 innovative tech startups the chance to pitch their brands to investors and venture-capital firms from the U.S. and China. It’s the perfect opportunity for up-and- coming businesses to network and potentially be rewarded with funds to launch their startups.
Seattle Entrepreneurship Club (SEC)
Seattle Entrepreneurship Club (SEC) was founded by a group of professionals and entrepreneurship enthusiasts in the Greater Seattle Area. Its mission is to network the high-level professionals and entrepreneurs around Seattle, build a communication and collaboration platform for startup business, venture capital, and professionals, and support different parties’ pursuit of success, so as to encourage the startup activities and enrich the entrepreneurship culture in the Seattle community and beyond. Meanwhile, SEC values the partnership and cooperation with organizations from different areas and fields in both China and North America, in the spirit of fostering the exchange of enterprises, talents, and culture. Since founded in the April of 2008, SEC has attracted and developed more than 1000 entrepreneurship lovers as members and is counting.
Qiao Meng Yuan (QMY) High-Tech Development Zone
Qiao Meng Yuan (QMY) High-Tech Development Zone is a startup hub created by the Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and its’ local governments for overseas Chinese entrepreneurs. Currently there are ten hubs located in Beijing, Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Hebei, Fujian, Fuzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Zengcheng, Guangdong, Jiangmen and Changsha.
2016 Seattle Startup Challenge Judges
Founder and President, Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.
Managing Partner at Andra Capital
Marketing Manager of GWC
Managing Partner, Tsing Capital
CEO, Outlines Venture Group / Co-Founder, MOZ
Founder and General Partner, Wisemont Capital
Founding Partner, New Highlands Ventures
Founding Partner, New Highlands Ventures
Managing Director, China Strategic Investment, ARM
Associate of Madrona Venture Group
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Featured on Startup Made in USA
The 2015 Seattle Startup Challenge was featured on Startup Made in USA-the first talk show in China about innovative organizations overseas, focusing on entrepreneurs and their companies’ startup stories. These entrepreneurs come from different industries, such as e-commerce, Internet finance, and the sharing economy, and include Airbnb’s founder Nathan Blecharczyk, Coursera’s founder Andrew Ng, and Ahalife’s founder Shauna Mei. This startup series is currently being distributed through popular Chinese portal websites and radio stations.