5G IN Award

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5G Innovation and Investment Group by GSMA is pleased to announce the 5G IN Award 2020, focusing on honouring and accelerating the most innovative startups and the investment of new technologies within the startup community.

The top 6 startups will be selected from the submissions and award as the 5G IN Award Winner 2020. The top 6 startups will also be invited to pitch in front of the 5G IN Judges Panel from the world well-known investment organizations and 3 startups will be awarded as the 5G IN Award Winner – Investors Choice and rewarded with a FREE pod at 4YFN [4 Years From Now by GSMA www.4yfn.com] at MWC Barcelona 2021 in Barcelona, Spain.

Award Selection Process

Entries OpenWednesday, 20 May 2020
Application CloseFriday, 12 June 2020
Announcement of Top 6 StartupsWednesday, 24 June 2020
Top 6 Startups Pitch & Award CeremonyThursday, 2 July 2020

Award Packages

5G IN Award Winner Top 6 Startups

  • Pitch in front of an audience of investors, media and corporates invited by GSMA
  • Be interviewed and reported as the 5G IN Award Winner through GSMA global marketing channels
  • Media visibility through dedicated 5G IN Award newsletter
  • Featured in 5G Award Winner themed social media promotion
  • Be introduced to GSMA 5G IN Founding Members and key VCs for further partnership and investment
  • Have the privilege to attend 5G IN Business Matching event at least once at FY2020

5G IN Award Winner – Investor Choice
(3 startups from Top 6)

Apart from all the benefits for 5G IN Award Winner Top 6 Startups, the 5G IN Award Winner – Investor Choice will be awarded a FREE pod at 4YFN [4 Years From Now by GSMA www.4yfn.com] at MWC Barcelona 2021 in Barcelona, Spain (Original price: 2,500 EUR)

Judge Panel

Wang JianzhouGSMA Senior Advisor
Sha YuejiaGSMA Advisor for Innovation
Huang HaiboManaging Director, China Mobile Fund Management CO., LTD
Tang JieManaging Director, Tianjin Tsinlien Investment Holding Co., LTD
Edward TianChairman, CBC Capital
Jiang JianManaging Director, Mount Morning Capital
James ShenVice President of Qualcomm and Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures
Xing XiaoProfessor, Director of the Department of Accounting,
School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University;
Executive VP of Institute for Global Private Equity, Tsinghua University

About 5G IN

The 5G Innovation and Investment Group initiative was launched by GSMA in September 2019 in China with twelve companies as the founding members, who are China Mobile Fund Management Co. Ltd, China Mobile Capital Holdings Co. Ltd., China Telecom Investment Co. Ltd., China Unicom Capital Investment Holding Co. Ltd., China Broadband Capital, Mount Morning Capital, Orient Securities Capital Investment Co. Ltd., Huawei, ZTE, Shenzhen Valley Ventures, CSDN, Deloitte China.

During this key window phase of 5G development, the group will fully leverage the global resources of GSMA mobile industries; aggregate key leadership opinions from leading investment organizations and academic communities in the mobile industry, and discover high-quality start-ups in the fields of AI, IoT, edge computing, cloud computing, big data, 5G network, security, chipset, AR/VR/XR, Fintech and more vertical applications to match the innovation and investment and drive the development in the tech industry.

Submit your entry now for 5G IN Award 2020


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