• Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
  • 5001 Great America Parkway
  • Santa Clara, CA, 95054
  • United States

The Silicon Valley Regional Competition of the 1000 Plan Start-up Contest is one of the best opportunities of the year to join top-notch startups and renowned U.S.-China investors in finding out about the hottest world-changing innovations.

Backed by Oriza Holdings and hosted by SVC Venture Club, this competition will gather around 12 top-notch startup teams in North America, who are going to pitch the most brilliant idea in VR/AR, HCI, IoT, HealthTech, FinTech, TMT, AI, Wearable Tech etc. Distinguished industry experts and renowned investors from China and the U.S. will join together to judge the contest and provide valuable insights on innovative trends in the Silicon Valley and in China. 

Some of the attending guests are:

-Mr. Feng Deng, Founder of Northern Light Venture Capital;

-Mr. Jun Shao, Managing Partner of DT Capital Partners;

-Mr. Lianyong Chen, Founder and Managing Partner at Frontline BioVentures;

-Mr. Will (Yiwei) Jiang, Fouder of N5 Capital;

-Mr. Alex (Xiaofeng) Pan, Managing Director at GSR Ventures;

-Mr. Jason (Quansheng) Li, Founder and Managing Partner at Delta Capital;

-Mr. Fei Luo, Chairman, Managing Director, and General Manager at Green Pine Capital Partners;

-Ms. Wei Ji, Managing Partner at Meridian Capital China;

-Mr. John Yu, Managing Partner at Oriza Ventures;

-Mr. Chengwei Liu, Mr. Xianghong Lin, Ms. Qing Xu and Mr. Jipeng Wang from Oriza Holdings.

Co-hosted by the “1000 Talent” Venture Capital Community and the Association of Thousand Plan Experts, the 1000 Plan Start-up Contest, first launched in 2012, is an annual event that takes place in major global cities with top-tier startup teams, entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. By bridging the gaps between capital, market and industry, the contest provides startup companies worldwide with the opportunity to enter and thrive in the Chinese market with funding, resources and policies to support and smooth out localization.

Backed by some of the most renowned enterprises and venture capital firms, the contest gathers top-tier entrepreneurs and investors. Led by Mr. Neil Shen (Co-founder, Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China) and Mr. Jeffery Zhijie Zeng (Senior Managing Director of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited), the judges consist of business leaders at prestigious institutes such as Northern Light Venture Capital, Oriza Seed Fund, Tsing Capital, Delta Capital etc. 

Winning startup teams will have the opportunity to attend the final competition held in China, in October, 2016. Besides funding opportunities, final winners will receive cash rewards, fundraising consulting services and full scholarships for 2017 “Sandlake” Startup Bootcamp. All finalist startups will receive one-on-one mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and investors, potential funding opportunities offered by 50+ renowned funds, consulting services throughout the entire localization process and free value-added services including resource matching and brand promotion.

The 1000 Plan Start-up Contest is an international event. All startups are encouraged to apply and will be pitching in English.



Register here to get early bird/general admission/partner exclusive tickets.

For contestants

To apply, please send pitch deck/business plan to bp@svcventureclub.com by June 05.

Booth rental

A Limited number of booths available for startups to showcase their projects. For more information, please send inquiry to contact@svcventureclub.com with subject title "1000 plan booth rental".