MAR 26-27, 2025 • ASIAWORLD-EXPO, HONG KONG
JUMPSTARTER 2025
Global Pitch Competition
WHY APPLY?
TAKE YOUR STARTUP TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Pitch to top investors & corporates
Win a share of up to US$5 million investment
Gain global recognition & media exposure
Connect with Alibaba ecosystem
Free exhibition opportunity
Sponsored travel to HK for the Grand Finale
TOP 100
TOP 30
Final Pitch
WINNER
Opportunity to Pitch to Renowned Judges
Exposure to Top Investors and Corporates
Basic Brand Exposure on JUMPSTARTER Website (name and link)
Opportunity to join Alibaba Netpreneur Training Program
Enhanced Brand Exposure on JUMPSTARTER Website (name, logo, link, profile, video feature) and Social Media Channel
Mentorship
Sponsored Travel to Grand Finale in Hong Kong
Designated Grand Finale Booth
On-Stage Final Pitch at Grand Finale
Top Investor Meeting Line-Up
Up to US$5 million investment
Cash Award
WHAT DO THE JUMPSTARTER
FINALISTS SAY?
WHO CAN APPLY?
JUMPSTARTER 2025 IS OPEN TO STARTUPS AND SCALEUPS
FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD THAT FULFIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
Startup:
Startup must have raised less than US$20 million in funding to date.
Scaleup:
Scaleup posses at least
US$10 million in valuation to date
Applicant must be the Founder or Co-founder of the startup/sacleup.
Startup/Scaleup must possess an innovative business idea or product or service, and demonstrate how your innovation and technology has impacted your business, your industry and the people.
Startup/Scaleup desires to make Hong Kong and/or other cities in the GBA part of your future plans.
INDUSTRY FOCUS
JUMPSTARTER WELCOMES STARTUPS FROM ALL
INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
ART & ENTER-
TAINMENT
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
CONSUMER
CLIMATE TECH
ENERGY
FINTECH
HEALTHCARE
WEB3.0
REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION
TIMELINE
JUMPSTARTER GLOBAL PITCH COMPETITION
OPENS FOR ONLINE APPLICATION WORLDWIDE
SELECTION PROCESS

ONLINE SCREENING & SCORING

  • The screening and scoring will be processed by the AEF team.
  • A total of 100 teams will be shortlisted.

DUE DILIGENCE

Why And How Due Diligence Is Conducted?

  • To ensure all finalists are qualified for the Final Pitch, the top 30 finalists are required to go through a due diligence process conducted by the Investment Manager of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund before advancing to the FINAL pitch.
  • Due diligence is a rigorous evaluation of an investment opportunity before the commitment to invest. The process involves an in-depth investigation of the market opportunity, business model, key performance metrics, and management team.

FINAL PITCH – TOP 30
(ONSTAGE PITCH)

  • Present your business pitch ideas to a panel of judges in either English, Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Present your pitch deck in English only
  • Pitch Rule: To be announced.
  • All pitch sessions will be recorded and publicly displayed online.
JUDGING CRITERIA
30%
Innovation and Industry Disruption
Evidence of innovative advances in product, service, application, adoption etc
Potential to disrupt the relevant industry
Value proposition
20%
Market Potential, Business Model & Scalability
Ability of the idea to generate revenue
Competitiveness, barriers to entry, first mover advantages etc
Unit economics and scalability
20%
Traction and Further Development Plan
Operation and financial metrics, milestones and achievements since inception
Forecast and product roadmap
20%
Team Background and Strength
Capabilities and expertise to execute the business plan
Passion, ambition, vision, culture
10%
Impact
Creating a long-term positive impact on your industry, local/global communities and the world
Being socially responsible, or sustainable by fulfilling at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
BONUS
* Bonus Score 5% (max.) will be added to the total score if the company has Hong Kong or the Greater Bay Area nexus (Founder Background + HK / GBA Plan)