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The 2016 ‘Win-in-Suzhou’ Oceania Start-up competition New Zealand is now officially launched

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

If you would like to start your business, this is your chance to be spotted.

The 2016 ‘Win-in-Suzhou’ Oceania Start-up competition New Zealand is now officially launched

Following the opening up of Sydney Australia 2016 ‘Win-in-Suzhou’ Oceania Start-up Competition, the New Zealand start-up competition has also been officially launched in Auckland on 21st of March. The launching ceremony has luckily gained full support from all walks of life in Auckland, Consul Fang dongbo has given an opening speech on behalf of the General-consulate of P.R China in Auckland with 40 other attendees from New Zealand Scientist Association, government-sponsored overseas students Association, masters and doctors Association as well as local New Zealand start-up elites and local media representatives. The first prize winner Doctor Mingming ZHANG of 2015 Oceania start-up competition has also shared his experiences in visiting Suzhou at the launching ceremony.

Suzhou is city boasting 2500 years of history; it is a well-known cultural city in the world with the nick name of ‘paradise on earth’. 30 years of opening up and reform policy has brought Suzhou many opportunities which helped it achieved fast economic growth through generations of culture and innovation. Its results can easily be seen worldwide.

Suzhou has strong atmosphere for start-ups, up to now, it has 277 registered venture capital companies managing over 90 billion RMB investing in overall 1800 projects. Start-up investment has become an important component of Suzhou’s Technology financing and capital market.

This year’s Oceania start-up competition is an important part of Suzhou’s worldwide ‘Win-in Suzhou’ competition, its doors are open to all high-level start-up talents and striving to achieve great development with these talents by offering the first-class policies and environment.

After the launching, the organizer of this event Winglong Pty Ltd Australia has been invited to have a tour around R&D departments of various universities in Auckland; representatives from Winglong had meetings with people from R&D units, venture incubators, venture capitals, angel funds and venture investment organizations. Those meetings have helped people to know more about local start-up environment in New Zealand and increased the confidence of connecting Australia and New Zealand with Suzhou through this year’s competition.

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Visit TIH snow venture angel investment, incubator of Messey University, New Zealand government funds, NZ digital technology women’s start-up base

During the launching ceremony and follow up visits, the general-manager Emily Hung from the organizer has promoted the annual Suzhou International Elite Week program and welcomed local people who are interested in knowing about Suzhou and wanting to start a business there to register for this year’s Elite Week in Suzhou from 10th to 12th of July.

For more information, please scan the International Elite Week Wechat account:

In addition, the first round of cut-off date for candidates supplying their applications from New Zealand will be extended for two more weeks till 16th of Aril. Due to visa and air fare needed by NZ teams, we will announce the candidates who have been chosen to enter the final competition earlier this year (before end of May) for you to make preparations to Sydney.

For more information, please refer to the website: www.startupoceania.com.au

Speech by Consul Fang from the General-Consulate of P.R China in Auckland

Speech by Emily Hung from the organizer-Winglong Pty Ltd Australia

Speech by the first-prize winner Dr. Zhang of 2015 ‘Win-in-Suzhou’ Oceania start-up competition

Group photo

Photo with VIP attendees (from left to right: Vice-president of the Association of Postgrads & Phds: Mr. Wang jiaqi from government-sponsored overseas students association,  Mr Zhang from Huarong finance company, education consul Mr.Chen, Dr. Su from NZ royal Science Academy, Dr. Lu from NZ Chinese scientists association, consul Fang, Emily Hung from the organizer-Winglong Pty Ltd Australia, Dr. Zhang first prize winner of 2015 start-up competition, and representatives from Chinese business council Nicole and lisa)