Huawei Spark Ignite 2021 - Global Startup Competition


Business Plan Tech & IT

Location (s):

  • Online


Fire up your startup and take it to new heights with Huawei!


Are you DARING enough to push past the boundaries of the status quo and stimulate growth into a brighter future? 

Huawei is calling on Startups across the globe to join Huawei Spark 2021 for a chance to enter the Huawei Spark Accelerator program and play a key role in defining the disruptive technologies of tomorrow!

This year, we have a new track - Mobile Applications - with Huawei AppGallery to discover and nurture innovative mobile apps with high growth potential.

If you have a business entity or clients in the Asia pacific region, and have commercially available services/products in one of the fields below, then Huawei wants to hear from you!

*Startups that are already a part of the Spark cohort, past winners of AppsUP 2020, or startups currently part of Huawei’s partner network are not eligible to compete.

Fields of Interest  

  • Transportation: Technologies that enhance and improve traditional transportation
  • Financial Services & Insurance: Innovative integration of technology in the financial and insurance sector
  • Media & Gaming: New technologies that can disrupt the burgeoning media & gaming industry
  • Education: Digital solutions that enhance educational services
  • Internet: Technologies that utilize the internet to provide groundbreaking products and services
  • Mobile: Innovative mobile solutions that provide smart life services
  • Sustainability: Leverage AI/ML, Cloud, & IOT to support energy efficiency, stimulate low carbon consumption, and track/predict carbon emission and facilitate carbon trade
  • MICE: SaaS, XR solutions that delivers better MICE (meeting, incentive, conferences, exhibition) experiences pertaining to a post-covid world



Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:


This Challenge is open and offered solely to:  

  • Startup. A business entity, regardless of its business area. Startups may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to provide proof of (i) company registration by submitting a registration certificate issued within the last three (3) months, or ongoing company registration, or any trade registry and proof ensuring the registration of the entity in the relevant country, and (ii) a valid professional insurance policy subscription.

All the documents that may confirm the Participant’s eligibility may be required prior to awarding any prizes (e.g. identity document, registration certificate, student card etc.).


Deadline: August 10, 2021

Program Starts: September 25, 2021

Program Ends: November 08, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:

Prizes & Incentives  
Submit your proposals for the chance to be rewarded by Huawei:

For the Top 2 Winners:  

  • USD 125K Cloud Credits
  • Admission to the Huawei Spark Program “Accelerate” Tier
  • Admission to Huawei Spark Fire
  • Admission to Spark Go-China program
  • Fundraising Support

For the 3rd to 5th Place:  

  • USD 80K Cloud Credits
  • Admission to the Huawei Spark Program “Accelerate” Tier
  • Admission to Huawei Spark Fire
  • Admission to Spark Go-China program
  • Fundraising Support

For the 6th to 10th Place:  

  • USD 40K Cloud Credits
  • Admission to the Huawei Spark Program “Incubate” Tier
  • Fundraising Support

For the 11th to 15th Place:  

  • USD 20K Cloud Credits
  • Admission to the Huawei Spark Program "Incubate" Tier
  • Fundraising Support

For the 16th to 30th Place:  

  • USD 5K Cloud Credits

Mobile App Track:  

  • Top 2 Winners: USD 50K worth of Go-To-Market resources and support
  • 3rd: USD 25K worth of Go-To-Market resources and support
  • 4th & 5th: USD 10K worth of Go-To-Market resources and support
  • The Top 5 will be shortlisted and fast-tracked to AppsUP 2021 expert review stage (2nd phase), having the chance to win from a prize pool of USD200,000.
  • Access to 5-week structured programming academy
  • 1 year's access to Huawei Mobile Innovation - DIGIX Lab's offline space and online resources

Exclusive matching with Venture Capital firms:  

  • Opportunity to meet with top tier venture capital firms of Spark VC partners
  • 1-on-1 fundraising consultation session (45 minutes) with HKSTP venture. Caveats: pertain to startups who want to expand business into Hong Kong.

Mentorship Opportunities  

  • One-to-one pre-competition mentorship session with Huawei mentors for Top 15 selected startups
  • Opportunity to be coached by spark Advisory Council, comprising of 20 C-level industry leaders
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