Team Selection
 
 
Intel APEC Challenge is designed for 30 preselected startup teams to present in a competitive process in front of an international panel of expert, judges and investors. It seeks to connect entrepreneurs with the innovation needs of these enterprises, build international business relationships, and facilitate fundraising activities between investors and startups across Asia- Pacific region.

‧ Top Start-ups will get chances to present to VCs and industrial seniors
‧ 6 min pitch in front of Top Investors
‧ 4 min Q&A and feedback from top VCs, angels, and entrepreneurs
Early-Stage (Capital raised <US$250,000)

Giving young companies the chance to pitch their products and services and learn from experienced executives, investors, and innovators.

As a collaborative event with Intel Global Challenge, we welcome teams from the following economies, including: India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Growth-Stage (Capital raised >US$250,000)

Giving companies the chance to prove their business model and showcase their innovation to a panel of serial entrepreneurs and VCs.

This competition is open for all APEC economies, including: Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States and Vietnam.

Early Stage Teams Selection Criteria:

To be selected for the Intel APEC Challenge, a company must satisfy the following selection criteria:

  • The innovation and novelty of the basic business idea
  • Each start-up team must include a current student (bachelor, master, or PhD) or recent graduate (up to 4 years after bachelor’s or master’s graduation as of June 30, 2009 or point of entry) from an accredited university or college. Attendance of the student is not required for the Intel APEC Challenge, but is required to attend the “Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley”.
  • Start-up teams are limited to receiving up to a combined $250,000 in funding from debt and equity funding sources including, but not limited to, venture capital, angel investors, or private funding sources. Funding limitations exclude any grants received.
  • The proposed venture must not have been in operation for more than 3 years, with the start of the venture marked by first income or first patent, whichever occurred first.
  • The proposed venture may not be a wholly owned subsidiary of an existing entity (either for-profit or non-profit).
  • Start-ups should not be in violation of any intellectual property rights.
  • Start-ups should demonstrate a commitment to responsible and ethical business practices.

Growth-Stage Teams Selection Criteria:

To be selected for the Intel APEC Challenge, a company must satisfy the following selection criteria:

  • The innovation and novelty of the basic business idea
  • The proposed venture may not be a wholly owned subsidiary of an existing entity (either for-profit or non-profit).
  • Start-ups should not be in violation of any intellectual property rights.
  • Start-ups should demonstrate a commitment to responsible and ethical business practices.