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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

MEDIA EXPOSURE

TOP 15 will get media coverage worth RMB50,000 by TechNode.
TOP 3 will get an additional exclusive media package worth RMB200,000 by TechNode, including a private video interview, featured page on TechNode home page, and posts on all TechNode SNS channels.

MEET TOP INVESTORS

Access to investment and financing matchmaking services. Meeting with more than 100 investment institutions and top VCs online/offline. TOP 15 will also get exclusive FA services provided by NodeVenture, including business plan ideation, funding reception, making overseas expansion strategies for local firms as well as drafting localization plans for foreign companies.

FREE WORKSTATION

Top 15 teams will get 3 workstations from NodeSpace Chengdu free of charge for a year.

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

November


Regional winners will be shortlisted for the Grand Finale.

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;
OR New Product with 2 years or less market penetration
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Sub-events

corporate visits
VIP dinner
VC Meetup
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