The ChinaBang Awards, an annual ceremony recognising the best startups in China is entering its fifth year in 2016. As the brainchild of TechNode, the ChinaBang Awards honour innovative products, startups and entrepreneurs in more than 20 categories.
This year, we’ve made quite a few additions and changes to the lineup. In order to reach out to amazing startups nationwide – not just Tier I cities – this year’s ChinaBang awards ceremony will take place in Chengdu on March 30-31. Many second-tier cities, like Chengdu, have seen a surge of growth in the startup space and are no less innovative than their Tier I counterparts.
We’ve also added a “Top 50 Most Innovative Startups in Southwestern China” award to recognise exciting startups in the region and empower more passionate entrepreneurs and startups.
This year, we also have a “Female Founder of the Year” award to embrace the growing number of influential women in the startup ecosystem as not only entrepreneurs but investors. We are also recognising great design and marketing with awards like the “Most Creative Marketing” award for startups.
At TechNode, we believe that Chinese startups must think beyond China and establish a global presence in order to be truly disruptive and impactful. That’s why we’ve added a “Best Overseas Expansion” award for ChinaBang in 2016. This award recognises outstanding Chinese companies that are not only successful in the domestic market, but also understand overseas users, abide by international business regulations and create great products that possess universal usage and appeal across different regions.
Our writers will be on-site to interview entrepreneurs. The whole event will also be aired on Technode TV, our official video channel.
We are very excited to invite you and your startup to take part in this year’s ChinaBang award ceremony! Here are the award categories for ChinaBang 2016:
Award categories for companies
Most Innovative Technology
Best Software Design
Best Hardware Design
Most Creative Marketing
Best Education Product and Service
Best E-Commerce Application
Best Startup Founded by Expats
Best Overseas Expansion
Best Fin-Tech Application
Award categories for individuals
Investor of the Year
Founder of the Year
Youth Founder of the Year
Female Founder of the Year
Most Versatile Founder of the Year**
Special award categories
TechNode Editor’s Pick
Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in Southwestern China
How to apply
Visit our official ChinaBang 2016 page and register as a nominee for all prize categories that apply. If you’re not sure which category you or your startup should apply for, let us know in the last box of our online application form. After registering, you can submit your application, which also includes a ticket for the event.
We celebrate all kinds of innovation in China’s startup ecosystem and look forward to seeing this year’s nominees. See you at ChinaBang 2016!
*Please note that when we say ‘product’, it includes not only software and hardware but also websites and even official WeChat accounts.
**By most “versatile,” we are talking about founders who have pivoted from one industry or background to a drastically different one. An example is Yonghao Luo, Founder of Smartisan. Before going into the smartphone business, he was an English teacher.
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