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Asia Hot-tech Battle

First held in 2016, Asia Hardware Battle started as an international hardware startup competition aiming to provide a platform for Asian science and technology innovation ecosphere to exchange ideas and help each other grow.

After four years of successful battles, we have decided to take it up a notch and reposition Asia Hardware Battle to Asia Hot-tech Battle to include more cutting-edge technology into our target industries. We welcome all innovative entrepreneurs and startups to join us in the effort to encourage the exchange and discovery of the latest “hot” and trendy technology in Asia.

Hot-tech

Focusing on cutting-edge technology, including but not limited to consumer electronics, Iot, AI, 5G, Fintech, Automobile technology, Proptech, Smart retail, Medical, Education, Foodtech, etc.

  • Champion
  • Most Innovative Solution
  • Most Promising Startup

MEET TOP INVESTORS

Access to investment and financing matchmaking services. Meeting with more than 100 investment institutions and top VCs online/offline.

SPONSORED TRAVEL

Sponsored travel for the grand final.

MEDIA EXPOSURE

Receive exclusive media package from TechNode to increase international market exposure.

EMPOWER YOUR BUSINESS

Become a TechNode Global+ member, where tech innovation leaders from across Asia can use our community resources to connect with capital, collaborators, and a variety of technology services to share and grow together.

Schedule

Online Application

April-July


Submit your project online for regional competition. Preliminary screening will be conducted based on the materials submitted.

City Pitch

June-September


Shortlisted startups will pitch at the regional competition. Regional winning teams will get exclusive media coverage.

Grand Final

October


Regional winners will be shortlisted for the Grand Finale. The final teams will also attend subevents like VIP Dinner, corporate visits, and meetings.

Alumni services

Afterward


After the competition, the organizing committee will follow up on the outstanding teams to the demand side of the industry, investors, government, and media, accelerating industry transformation and outreach.

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Eligibility

Innovative projects with cutting-edge technological ideas

Product design completed and doable product prototype available

Series B or earlier;
market entry fewer than 2 years
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Sub-events

corporate visits
VIP dinner
VC Meetup
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