Apply now: Get $25K - $200k Funding & Mentorship

The Asia Blockchain & Fintech Startup Competition is a prestigious virtual elevator pitch contest where top Asian founders or companies targeting the Asian Blockchain and/or FinTech ecosystem will showcase business ideas to the panel of experts, accomplished entrepreneurs and investors.


EDGE196 combines three vital elements to enable Startups to succeed inside a unique ecosystem:

Money, Mentorship and Market Access.

Access a network of mentors with expertise in law, marketing, communications, finance, technology, research, leadership, compliance. With EDGE196 deals get approved, products and solutions are vetted, funds are available, partnerships are forged and results are delivered.

Application deadline: 15th January 2021

Complete the application form below to enter the competition, and a chance to win up to $200,000 of investment and mentorship


  • Top finalists will be announced by 25th January 2021

  • Each of the 6 finalists will receive between $25,000 to $200,000 investment and mentorship

  • All funds awarded are investments

  • Subject to due diligence and the execution of appropriate investment documentation

  • The deadline for applications to be submitted is 12:00 Noon GMT on 15th January 2021


  • Startups working on innovative solutions related to Blockchain and/or Fintech technology

  • Companies that are less than 5 years old

  • Offering innovative, technologically advanced, and scalable products and services

  • Showing initial signs of traction

  • Individuals cannot be members of more than one team of applicants

  • Startups can be from any country in the world but should be relevant for Asia

Would you be interested in becoming one of our 196 countries' Ambassadors? You will have the opportunity to organize city meetups with founders, have your own budget to run EDGE196 events, get stylish goodies, participate in strategy calls with EDGE196 executives...and much more.