We believe entrepreneur can bring positive changes to the world, therefore Big Salad Acceleration Program plans to recruit talented first-staged startup teams over the world, via the platform provided by Big Salad, 60 selected teams will promote their projects to investors, social media and audience from across the world, which helps teams to obtain financing opportunities, media coverage and exposure.
Before debuting on the platform, startup teams will participate a 3 – months Acceleration Program provided by Big Salad, to develop projects efficiently, we will help talented startup team to build up business model, products and marketing strategies.
Big Salad Acceleration Program
Bid Salad Acceleration Program aims to ‘be an accelerator to widen the horizon of future entrepreneurs’. Entrepreneurs, investors and professionals from different industries will be your mentors to help you avoid black spots in business effectively and build up business model efficiently.
Join Acceleration Program will help you…
A. Experienced mentors
Big Salad invites entrepreneurs, investors and professionals from different industries to take up the role of mentors, including Guo Lie, the founder of MyoTee&FaceU, Zhou Yuan, the director of marketing department of TaoBao web, the marketing team of Tencent… These mentors will help you on your path of entrepreneurship.
B. Focus on 4 thematic streams: product, financing, business model and marketing
Professionals from 4 thematic streams will talk about the perspective of investors viewing projects, investment trend and financing market, will also help you build up a brand and business model.
C. Technology over the world
You peers are from across the world, foreign technical group will also participate, meanwhile, business incubators from Silicon Valley and investors of investment institution will be your mentors, you will get to know how the top scientific and technology corporations built up.
Moreover, we will send at least 2 selected startup teams to Finland to participate SLUSH and 10 – days Global Impact Acceleration Program in November. Selected teams will meet over 1700 entrepreneurs and 800 investors from 100 countries over the world, in other words, selected teams will obtain an opportunity of roadshow and learning experience oversea.
D. Platform for Big Salad alumni
Selected teams can free install in our workplace in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Furthermore, selected teams will be our alumni, we will provide a platform for our alumni to meet up with over 200 investment corporations from both China and foreign countries, in order to help alumni obtain investment effectively and efficiently. We will also help startup teams to select Development Service Providers, startup teams will get to know Big Salad cooperative partners, including LeanCloud, OsChina, Tencent Group Innovation Space and Upyun.
E. Big Salad Demo Day
Selected Acceleration Program startup teams will debut on Big Salad Demo Day, investors and audience will witness how you change the world.
Criteria to participate Acceleration Program
1. Product prototype must be ready
2. Core startup team is full-timed participating, at least 1 technical developer is required
3. Projects are from, but not limited in the following 3 fields:
Music, animation, game, video, sports or even social media, we welcome all types of entertainment projects
we are looking forward to see all innovative startup teams, such as intelligent hardware, artificial intelligent (AI) and virtual display.
c. Consumption Upgrade
We are concern about consumption upgrade, such as catering and transportation field.
Gratitude to our supporting partners
Big Salad Acceleration Program is supported by the following corporations
Big Salad Acceleration Program Mentors
Gu Min Man – Director of Management, ZhenFund
Qiu Bin Bin – Director of Investment, 3W Fund
Xu Jian Hai – Shanghai Representative, K2VC & Founder, Ikeepu
Zhao Chen – Partner of Management, Plug and Play China
Ma Rui – Partner, 500 Startups
Du Jian – Associate Director of Investment, Shenzhen Capital Group Co., Ltd
Wang Li Ping – Associate CEO, Purple Bull Startups
Liu Jun Yu – P4 Product Manger, Tencent & Director, Tencent Group Innovation Space
Hu Hao – M4 Marketing Expert, Tencent & Founder, 腾讯青腾创业营
Hu Mao Wei – Founder, 51yund App
Xie Ran – Shenzhen Representative, K2VC
Zhang Yong – Anchor, FM97.1 UUP
Zhou Yuan – Partner, Cmall
Zheng Huan De – Product Director, China Renaissance
Xiao Guo Xun – Founder, Sexy Salad
Bao Ai Le – Founder, Lagou & Founder, 3W Coffee
Selection Process and Timeline
Application Process：By 28th July 2016
Interview：28th July 2016– 3rd August 2016
Decision making of Investors and audience：3rd August 2016 – 7th August 2016
Acceleration Program starts：13thAugust 2016
Big Salad Roadshow：20th October 2016 – 22th October 2016
Acceleration Program Fee
We will charge each startup team RMB￥3000. If you attend all courses and events, we will fully rebate RMB￥3000. Startup teams can install booth on Big Salad DEMO Day, and participate Big Salad Roadshow.
Don’t hesitate, come and join us!
Complete the Application Material including
1. Online Application Form
2. 1 - min Video
Please introduce your project. You can also introduce your startup team member and other information you want to include. Video should be within 1 minute. No editing and effect is needed. Please upload it to QQ Video and attach the URL to an applicable blank of the online application form.
1 – min video is only used for Acceleration Program Selection; we will keep it confidential.
Feel free to contact us anytime for more information