Do You Have What It Takes?

Do you have a groundbreaking startup in the making? Do you think you have what it takes to impress a panel of startup experts here at If you do, then you have already passed the first test on your way to winning potentially ~$60,000 USD! Sign-up for Brinc’s Startup Contest, supported by InvestHK and THero, to compete with some of the world’s most innovative startups and win the support of a global network, support for business registration in the Pearl River Delta, and a nice sum of cold, hard cash. You guys are the future, let us help you get there!

Why should you enter this contest?

Whatever stage you may be in, every company can benefit from exposure. Whether you win the competition or only make it to the top 20 teams, you will have the opportunity to promote your product on a global stage.     


What Exactly can you receive?(Better Visual on right)

  • Exposure to Chinese investors & big corporates through the competition  as well as a chance to demo at either the StartMeUp HK or the Guangzhou International Innovation Festival
  • Chance to get seats on Brinc's accelerator program
  • Access to a vast network in China
  • Assistance to set up a business entity in Guangzhou, China
  • Access to the local community/ ecosystem

Ultimately, Brinc is looking for innovative Hardware products, wrapped within a scalable business model, with the potential to make an international impact. Don’t know if you’re product is exactly that? Don’t worry! Apply anyway! We will evaluate your idea and if we believe you have potential, then we can help polish your idea into a perfect product pitch. To learn more about the competition, read below.



Minimum viable product built and showing initial signs of traction in local market in terms of user engagement.


AI, Mobile, IoT, Wearables, Cyber Security, Smart Cars, AR/VR, Space, Robotics/Drones, Education, Enterprise, Health, AggTech, Social and eCommerce


Preference given to startups with innovative products that will make a positive impact on the world.



Contest Stages:(Better Visual)

Phase 1: Send Business Proposal with application. Due August 15th

Initial Screening: 20 teams will be selected by August 20th

Phase 2: Selected teams will join a face-to-face 360 call with the Brinc team

Semifinals: 10 teams will be selected for continued training by October 20th

Phase 3: Teams will receive assistance for setting up business entities in Guangzhou, along with ~$15,000 USD. In addition Brinc will also offer Pitch assistance/training

Finals: Teams will go through an internal Brinc Pitch Competition to select the top 3 teams

Phase 4: Top 3 teams will be sent to either StartMeUp HK or Guangzhou International Innovation Festival (then split to either competitions)


Early stage teams will be entered into the StarMeUp HK Festival.

Max prize: ??

Further advanced/grown teams will be entered into the Guangzhou International Innovation Festival competition. 

Max prize: ~$60,000 USD