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Huawei Spark 2020 – Global Startups Competition – For Deep Tech Startups Worldwide

Huawei Spark 2020

The Huawei Spark 2020 is calling for applications for its global competition search for startups solutions. This is an opportunity to fire up your startup and take it to the new heights with Huawei.  

Basically, Huawei is calling on Deep Tech Startups across the globe to join this competition for a chance to enter the Huawei Spark Accelerator program to power your startup with financial, go-to-market, mentoring, and networking support, and more. 

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The initiative is looking for innovative startups with pioneering solutions on 5G, AI/Machine Learning & Analytics, Internet of Things, Mobile Edge Computing, and/or Mobile & Saas Applications. 

No matter where you are, if you are looking to further expand your startups in the Asia Pacific, this is the opportunity to leverage technology and innovation leadership of Huawei to create a fully connected and intelligent world, as a friend and partner. 

Categories

The global competition is in the following categories;

  • 5G Applications: A “killer” application that unlocks the true features and potential of 5G, e.g. mMTC, URLLC, eMBB. 
  • AI/ML Analytics: Applications and solutions that demonstrate significant improvement, e.g. productivity, economics etc. with the use of AI and machine learning
  • IoT: With the proliferation of IoT devices, what do you bring to this world with the use of IoT technology (devices, connectivity and platform).
  • Mobile Edge Computing: As a cornerstone of 5G and IoT, how does your solution leverage MEC in order to bring benefits to enterprises and consumers?
  • Mobile & SaaS Applications: Any digital enablers/disruptors that leverage mobile and web-based applications.

Prizes

The prizes are in three forms; the top 2 winners, 3rd to 5th winners and the 6th to the 15th position winners in the competition.

For the top 2 winners, each winner receives:

  • Admission to the Huawei Spark “Accelerate” Tier
  • USD 125k Cloud Credits
  • S$30K of Startup SG Grant
  • Fast track to SLINGSHOT 2020 – Top 100 global startups
  • Invitation to SLINGSHOT virtual Gear Up workshops 

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For the top 3rd to 5th winners, each receives:

  • Admission to the Huawei Spark Program “Accelerate” Tier
  • Up to USD 125K Cloud Credits
  • Invitation to SLINGSHOT virtual Gear Up workshops

For the top 6th to 15th winners, each receives:

  • Admission to the Huawei Spark “Incubate” Tier
  • USD 10K Cloud credits. 

Huawei Spark 2020 Timeline

  • Registration and proposal submission August 10 – October 4
  • Online Vote – Shortlisting of top 15 startups October 5 – 18
  • Mentoring – Guidance on further submission October 19 – Nov. 1
  • Second online voting – Shortlisting of Top 5 Nov. 2 – 9
  • Final Event – Finalist pitch for a spotlight in Slingshot 2020 Dec. 7 – 11

The Huawei Spark 2020 Final will be an event as part of SFF x SWITCH 2020 and partner competition of SLINGSHOT 2020. Due to the COVID-19 situation, it will be hosted virtually. And the top 2 winners of the competition will be fast-tracked to compete as a Top 100 Global Startup at SLINGSHOT 2020.

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Go from idea to starting your business in 30 days

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The deadline for entry for the Huawei Spark 2020 is October 4, 2020. So, if you are a startup with innovations in the listed categories, register on Agorize using this link; https://slingshot.agorize.com/en/challenges/huaweispark2020?lang=en

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