Huawei Cloud Startup Ignite Competition 2023

Calling all growth startups in the APAC region. Do you have what it takes to bring your startup to new heights with Huawei? We want you!

Timeline Step by Step



Application | 9 May - 14 Aug


    Register on the platform and submit your proposal deck of 13 slides in English (PDF format), addressing the following:

    • Executive Summary – 1 slide
    • Problem Statement – 1 slide
    • Service and Business Model (e.g. what is your service and business model), and how money works (e.g. pricing structure)? – 1 slide
    • Sales & Growth Transaction – 2 slides
      • Service revenue of (up to) last 3 years and revenue forecast for 2023
      • Size of client/user base, reference client/project
    • Market Potential – 1 slide
    • Competitive Landscape – 1 slide
    • Solution Outline – 3 slides
      • High-level solution architecture
      • Solution USP
      • Solution development roadmap & key challenge(s)
    • Strategy/Business Growth Roadmap – 1 slide
    • Funding Received – 1 slide
    • Team – 1 slide

    Participating startups are also required to complete the participation form describing the background of the company. Join the HUAWEI Cloud LinkedIn Group to score additional points! The deadline for the submission will be on 14 August 2023, at 11:59PM (SGT/GMT+8).

    To expedite the selection process, please ensure to provide accurate and complete information in the participation form. The Huawei team will be reviewing all submissions during the application phase. After you have submitted your proposal, you will be notified on the platform within a few days whether your startup has been selected to go forward into the next stage of the challenge - an opportunity to be selected in the Top 100.

Shortlisting #1 | 15-22 Aug

  • Huawei judges to vote for the Top 100 startups based on the following criteria:

    • Relevance
    • Market Potential
    • Service Model
    • Business Traction
    • Technology USP Scalability & Limitations
    • Financial Viability


    The Top 100 startups will be selected for the next round. The results will be announced by 22 August 2023.

Deepening | 23 Aug - Sep 15

  • The selected startups will need to submit a 2-minute video introducing their solution - elevator-pitch style! This is where startups will take a deep dive into their business model, technology differentiation and team complementarity.  


Result Announcement  |18 Sep 

  • The Top 15 finalist startups will be selected for the next round. The results will be announced by 18 September 2023.

Mentoring | 19 Sep - 16 Oct

  • The Top 15 finalists will undergo mentoring by Huawei specialists to develop their product and improve their business pitch.

Final Event | 17 Oct

  • The Top 15 finalists will pitch live to a Huawei jury panel. More details about the format of the Final Event to come, so stay tuned!

  • The Grand Winner will be fast-tracked to compete as one of the Top 50 Global Startups of SLINGSHOT 2023 as part of the SLINGSHOT x SWITCH event.



Insight Sharing Webinars

Unlock a world of new possibilities with Huawei's Insight Sharing Webinars for startups! Throughout the programme, you'll have exclusive access to a series of webinars that will provide you with invaluable insights to help take your startup to the next level. Watch this space for more details!

Upcoming webinars:

20th July, Thu
1 hour, 5pm-6pm SGT
Stay tuned!
10th August, Thu
1 hour, 5pm-6pm SGT Stay tuned!