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About the Competition

In order to deepen the implementation of the new quality productivity development strategy driven by technological innovation, and to better support the creation of a new highland of "CBD+science and technology innovation" in Shangcheng by deepening the application of high-tech to compete for future industrial development, the third "Sprint Forward in Golden Boots" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition in Shangcheng District is held. Excellent innovation and entrepreneurship projects are widely solicited from around the world, and high-level talents from home and abroad are invited to gather in Shangcheng. At the same time, cooperation between Hangzhou and Hong Kong is deepened to jointly promote the formation and development of new quality productivity, providing intellectual support for the breakthrough year of Shangcheng's industry.

  • Launch of the competition

    July 23rd

    The announcement of the competition was issued, and the third "Sprint Forward in Golden Boots" innovation and entrepreneurship Competition in the Upper city was officially launched. Focusing on the six industrial areas of electronic information, life and health, new energy materials, intelligent manufacturing, meta-universe, high-end services (financial technology, data services, new consumption, etc.), we will collect projects for key domestic economic zones such as the Yangtze River Delta, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Sichuan-Chongqing Economic Circle, as well as overseas regions such as the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
  • qualifier

    Early September

    The preliminary competition will be organized in the form of written review, and a review group composed of investment experts and industry experts will select about 120 high-quality projects.
    Selection mechanism: According to the opinions of review experts, combined with the registration situation, regional industrial development direction, etc., about 120 projects are determined according to the proportion of the final round.
  • semi-final

    Mid September to mid October

    The rematch is planned to be held during the "2024 Hangzhou International Talent Exchange and Project Cooperation Conference", and the projects entering the rematch will be in the form of comprehensive competition, with Hangzhou and Shenzhen as the central cities of the roadshow, and five Hangzhou rematch and one Shenzhen match and outstanding enterprises visiting outside the province will be organized by field, and road shows will be maintained week by week. Authoritative venture capital institutional investors and well-known industry experts will be invited to form a review group. Project applicants (main participants) will adopt a combination of offline roadshow/online video roadshow, and select 30 top projects according to project quality and landing feasibility, among which the top 12 projects will enter the final.
  • Yaji and the final

    At the end of October

    1. Yaji
    Organize the top 12 project leaders to participate in the project precision docking salon in Hangzhou, and invite the leaders of relevant departments in the district, leaders of the street (platform), and entrepreneurial mentors to negotiate with the project on landing matters.
    2. Finals
    The final consists of 12 high-quality projects. Chief venture capital investors and top experts in the industry are invited to the site for interactive review. Participants will show their projects on the spot. After comprehensive evaluation, the first, second and third prizes will be awarded and the award ceremony will be held.

Land policy


The competition has 1 first prize, 4 second prizes, 7 third prizes, and 18 winners. If the winning project achieves landing and transformation in Shangcheng District within six months after its establishment, it can be compared with the A-level, B-level, C-level, and D-level entrepreneurial projects of outstanding high-level talents at home and abroad in Shangcheng District, and will be given up to 10 million yuan, 5 million yuan, 3 million yuan, and 1 million yuan in entrepreneurial project funding, respectively. All award-winning projects that have been successfully implemented and transformed as required will be included in the management system of the "Sprint Forward in Golden Boots" entrepreneurial project in Shangcheng District. They can enjoy full interest subsidies of up to 10 million yuan in bank loans for three years, up to 2 million yuan in equity incentives, and 50% rental subsidies for up to 1000 square meters of office space (used for enterprise research, production, or operation) within three years.

Newsletter for the Competition

Competition video


  • 2023 ShangCheng Organization Department "Sprint Forward in Golden Boots" innovation and entrepreneurship competition promotional video

  • Promotional video for Shangcheng District

  • Replay of the launch ceremony of the 2023 Sprint Forward in Golden Boots Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

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