Are you the next Australian start-up
to pitch and win 1,000,000 RMB in Beijing?


In 2017, the Chaoyang (Beijing) GovernmentInfin8 Ventures, and Investible (OTEC APAC) will be hosting multiple rounds of pitching competitions in Sydney to select the two top Australian startups to attend the Overseas Talent and Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) 2017, where they will be given the opportunity to pitch to entrepreneurs, angel investors, corporates and VCs.

OTEC is an annual conference in Beijing that aims to secure funding for startups.  OTEC brings together top entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs and innovation-centric corporates from across the world.  This year, OTEC will be bringing together over  60 top VC funds and startups from 28 countries. 

OTEC 2017 aims to build on the success of 2016 and 2015 where over 300 startup projects were presented and funded. 

To start your application for the Phoenix Pitch Competition, click here.


The top two Australian startups who win the competition will have the opportunity to attend the International OTEC Conference 2017 in Beijing, China.

The benefits to the startups who win at OTEC APAC 2017's Phoenix Pitch Competition

  • Flights to and accommodation in Beijing, to attend OTEC 2017
  • Geeks-on-a-Bus trip to visit Top 10 Chinese Technology companies (e.g. Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent)
  • Opportunities to receive 3 – 12 months of free working space
  • Recommendations to top 50 Angels and VCs in China
  • Meet with thousands of international entrepreneurs
  • Opportunity to receive 100,000 RMB set up grants (about $16,000 USD) as part of the “Phoenix Plan” (governmental financing policy)
  • Win 1,000,000 RMB of equity free and in-kind prizes at the OTEC Final (about $166,000 USD)
  • Opportunity to access up to 5,000,000 RMB (approximate $850,000USD) in Entrepreneurship Loan
  • Every applicant has opportunity to access funding through Infin8 Ventures platform
  • China OTEC Media exposure (online)


And the best thing? No equity stake!



See events page. 

OTEC Beijing – August 17th and 18th, 2017


Think you got what it takes?
Click here to start your application now