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You may remember last spring the City of Austin partnered with e-commerce giant Alibaba to help Austin companies get in front of Alibaba TaoBao store owners to see if there was interest in their products. The experience was a positive one by all eleven companies who participated! We are ready to do this high energy livestream event again during SXSW 2018 with more Austin area companies.
 
If you are a product based company or know one, please share and APPLY NOW! Applications close January 12th. It is a quick application. Couple important things to note: product type & process…
 
Products of Interest: Beauty, health & fitness, milk, baby & maternity, spirits/liquors, apparel (sneakers are of particular interest), electronics, and natural based products
 
Process: City of Austin & Alibaba teams will be entering into close support with you to get your product ready for export as soon as we make final selections in mid-January. We will be setting you up with an Alibaba SP (service provider) who will handle all your exporting and importing into China for Alibaba platforms; they will essentially act as your distributor. This work will be provided at no additional cost to you, but will require your time and participation. This work will be completed before the actual pitch night so you can accept orders right away after the pitch. More info on this can be found on our website.