Revamped Beyond Expo’s 'Fund At First Pitch': Elevating The Stakes And Intensity Of Investment Opportunities | Techsauce

Revamped Beyond Expo’s 'Fund At First Pitch': Elevating The Stakes And Intensity Of Investment Opportunities

Save the date for the BEYOND International Technology Innovation Expo (BEYOND Expo), Asia's leading tech event happening in Macao from May 22nd to 25th, 2025.

Shifting away from the conventional DEMO DAY format, BEYOND Expo 2024 proudly introduces the new “Fund at First Pitch” session, also known as “Extreme Speed Pitch”. This innovative pitching session injects heightened excitement and competitiveness into the realm of investment, akin to a high-stakes poker game featuring esteemed investment institutions. 

Since its launch, “Fund at First Pitch” has connected technology innovators with investors, offering a five-minute stage to showcase innovation. Past events have attracted top global investment institutions like Temasek, Hillhouse Capital, IDG Capital, and Lightspeed China, facilitating hundreds of connections and driving business growth.

Expanding the exhibition area, this year BEYOND Expo promotes the integration of technology and industries, overhauling the investment and financing sector with improved services and faster interactions, bridging the gap between innovators and investors.

Beyond Expo is inviting 150 renowned investment institutions and investors to establish a communication bridge between innovators and capital. In collaboration with CICC Capital, BEYOND invites elite investment institutions worldwide to this grand event, shaping the future of business. Top investors* from China, Brazil, the Philippines, and beyond will collectively shape the future of business.“Extreme Speed Pitch” isn’t just a showcase – it’s a platform for multidirectional communication, introducing leading investors in consumer technology, climate tech, and healthcare fields. Startups get 180 seconds to make a strong statement about their technology and business model, with successful ones receiving exclusive exposure to a global audience and media. This is an opportunity to transform innovation and passion into tangible results.

Rules

  1. When each entrepreneur steps onto the stage, they’ll have the attention of dozens of investors.
  2. Spin the roulette to decide speaking time, between 60 to 180 seconds.
  3. After the speech, investors will place their “Poker Chips”. Each chip shows the investment institution’s interest in the project.
  4. The top 10 entrepreneurs with the most Poker Chips get to showcase their projects on the world stage.
  5. At the BEYOND Expo 2024 closing ceremony, you’ll present your project to numerous investors, with a global audience and media coverage.

Additional Info:
There are separate investment tables for three sub-brands. The event runs on May 23 and May 24, 2024. Entrepreneurs can speak once per day, for a total of two opportunities.Investors change daily. Each entrepreneur can receive one chip per day from the same investor.

Event Information

Dates:
ConsumerTech: May 23-24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 2:00-4:00 pm
ClimateTech: May 23-24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 2:00-4:00 pm
Healthcare: May 23-24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 2:00-4:00 pm

*Collaborator list (in random order): Sequoia Capital, Hillhouse Investment, Matrix Partners, IDG Capital, GGV Capital, CMC Capital, Sinovation Ventures, Fosun RZ Capital, Everbright Limited, Lightspeed China Partners, SBCVC, SCGC, Shenzhen Angel FOF, Bits x Bites, 5Y Capital, InnoAngel Fund, Yunqi Partners, Creation Venture, LQ Pacific, Dingxin Capital, Jinding Capital, SHEN Impact Venture, 500 Global, AC Ventures, Accelerating Asia, Antler, Appworks, Aurelia Ventures, ATM Capital, BEENEXT, Cocoon Capital, CodeBase, Disrupt Technology Venture, Do Ventures, East Ventures, Farquhar Venture Capital, Forge Ventures, Fusion Fund, Global Brain, Gobi Partners, Good Startup, GP Investments, InnoVen Capital, Headline, Insignia Ventures Partners, Kaizenvest, Kairous Capital, Kickstart Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Monashees, MDI Ventures, Monk’s Hill Ventures, NLVC (Northern Light Venture Capital), Orbit, Openspace Ventures, ParticleX, Pipeline Capital, Plug and Play APAC, Quest Ventures, Sparklabs Taiwan, True Global Ventures, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India, Alpha JWC Venture, etc.

Entrepreneur Participation Guide

Qualification for Participation

  1. Participants must be exhibitors or attendees of BEYOND Expo.
  2. Participants are required to register. Click here to fill out and submit the Entrepreneur Registration Form on the official website.
  3. Participation priority: BEYOND Standard Booth Exhibitors > BEYOND Startup Kiosk Exhibitors > Pre-registered attendees
  4. The BEYOND Organizing will give priority to Standard Booth Exhibitors for participation in the event.
  5. Special Note: Entrepreneurs should prepare their pitch (maximum duration of 180 seconds) in advance.

Participation Process

  1. Entrepreneurs will get a confirmation email and further instructions from the BEYOND Organizing Committee before the event.
  2. On the event day, arrive at the designated location, check-in, and follow staff instructions to enter.
  3. Use the “Wheel of Time” game to know your speaking duration.
  4. Set up equipment with staff help, then start your pitch.
  5. Staff will time your presentation and collect Poker Chips.
  6. After each pitch session, entrepreneurs can talk more with investors who gave them Poker Chips.

Pitching Rules
The top three to five companies in each sector with the most Poker Chips will win. They’ll get the chance to present at the closing ceremony.

  1. Winners must join a rehearsal on the May 24 evening. If they miss it, they might lose their pitching chance.
  2. Prepare a presentation deck under 5 minutes.
  3. Winners can prepare backstage for 30 minutes before the closing ceremony on May 25, 2024.

Investor Participation Guide

Participation Process:

  1. Investors must register on the official website.
  2. Organizers will inform investors when the investment tables open. Arrive early to get 20 Poker Chips per session.
  3. Investors must know the rules, participate actively, and vote for entrepreneurs. They are not allowed to give chips to the same entrepreneur multiple times.

Registeration

Click here to access the official registration channel, and submit the Investor/Entrepreneur Registration Form to complete registration.

About BEYOND Expo

The BEYOND International Technology Innovation Expo (BEYOND Expo) is Asia’s leading annual technology event. Serving as a dynamic platform since 2021, BEYOND Expo not only showcases global technological innovations but also provides a unique opportunity to foster innovation upgrades across diverse industries and regions. BEYOND Expo has attracted participation from Asia’s Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, unicorn companies, and emerging startups. Through a multifaceted approach involving expos, summits, and various activities, BEYOND Expo has successfully cultivated an innovative ecosystem, propelling collective development in the Asia-Pacific region and the global technology innovation industry.

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