Swanston Hall
Melbourne Town Hall
90-130 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia

Partnering with Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center (ACIC), the City of Melbourne and Startup Victoria, we're pleased to invite you to participate in the Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest taking place 23 August 2018 in Melbourne.

First held in 2015, Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest (CACSC) consists of a series of contests for global entrepreneurs in the technology field. The event is sponsored by Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center (ACIC), in collaboration with media outlets, venture capital investors, and top-level partners worldwide.

This year, top finalists of Melbourne will be invited for a city battle on 14 September 2018 held in Shanghai, China where innovative startups from Shanghai, Boston and Melbourne will be chosen to compete.

The six finalist teams selected from the Shanghai City Battle will be invited to pitch at the Global Final in November 2018 in Hangzhou, China.

Prizes to be won:

Global Final Winner
  • Bring into Alibaba Innovation Center Global Strategic Customer Supporting Programme
  • Collect as Important Case Study into the book ' Innovation Above the Clouds' on sale worldwide
  • The Champion team will be intensively presented in 43 Alibaba Global Innovation Centers
  • Get Priority to join 43 Alibaba Global Innovation Centers
Shanghai City Battle Winner
  • Win the qualification of First Round interview and communication from Alibaba Investment
  • Up to USD$50,000 Alibaba Cloud resource credit
  • Free return flight ticket to the Global final in Hangzhou
  • Direct communication with international investors
Melbourne Finalists
  • USD$10,000 Alibaba Cloud resource credit
  • Pitch training session with Startup Victoria
  • Brand awareness and visibility with local Australian VC and investors
  • 1-on-1 workshop with Alibaba Cloud Solution Architect
  • Interviews with mainstream media
  • Promotion on the official Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest website
Startup Victoria Bonus Prize Package: Also on offer to the pitch night's overall winner is Startup Victoria's Prize Package
  • Austrade: Participation in the Landing Pads program at a location of your choice (Singapore, Berlin, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Shanghai)
  • Bravo: 1 x half day User Experience (UX) Design Workshop valued at $1500
  • Crazy Domains: 1 x hour consultation with a web expert and free comprehensive website health check, valued at $279
  • Coglan Duffy & Co: 1 x hour of free legal advice
  • Connect Labs: $4000 worth sales and marketing technology audit for your startup to get found, get leads and get customers
  • Deskworkx: 2 x 1 month of coworking with a dedicated desk
  • General Assembly: $500 credit for classes & workshops with a 6-month validity
  • Inspire9: 2 x full time subscription for 1 month
  • Law Squared: $2500 credit to use the Cubed by Law Squared platform
  • Northraine: 10 hours x machine learning training and consultation
  • SendGrid: $5,000 credit to winner and $3,000 credit to finalists
  • Stripe: $50,000 fee free processing
  • SquarePeg Capital: 30mins x consultation with the team

Contest details

Date: Thursday 23 August 2018
Venue: Swanston Hall – Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Cost: Free (registration is required)

Find out more and register