About

The 2018 InnoSTARS competition is a platform that connects U.S.-based technology companies with Chinese investors, corporates, and strategic partners. Organized by the US China Innovation Alliance (UCIA) and China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC), supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the P.R. China (MOST), this competition aims to provide U.S.-based technology companies a better understanding of the market opportunities available in China.

How much time will companies have to present?

10-minute pitch and 5-minute Q&A

Who will be in the audience?

InnoSTARS Preliminaries will have an audience including: corporates, early-stage technology executives, investors and investment advisors.

Why should companies compete?

Qualified preliminary winners will be extended an invitation to join the 2018 three-city China road-show to compete in the InnoSTARS Semi-finals, and potentially even the finals. The road-show will include introductions to Chinese environmental corporates, universities, regulators, and investors interested in U.S. innovation. Semi-finalists’ round-trip China airfare, hotels, and meals are covered by InnoSTARS, and winners receive cash prizes and media recognition.

Industries of Focus

  • Healthcare and Biotechnology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Environmental Technology
  • Renewable Energy and New Materials
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Augmented/Virtual Reality

Location

Online

Agenda

TIME AGENDA
8:45AM-9:00AM Judge briefing
9:00AM-9:45AM GROUP A: 3 PITCHES
9:45AM-10:00AM Break
10:00AM-10:45AM GROUP B: 3 PITCHES
10:45AM-11:00AM Break
11:00AM-11:45AM Group C: 3 PITCHES
11:45AM-12:05PM Judge Discussion
12:05AM-1:00PM Lunch Time + Networking
1:00PM-2:00PM GROUP D: 4 PITCHES
2:00PM-2:10PM Break
2:10PM-2:55PM GROUP E: 3 PITCHES
2:55PM-3:05PM Break
3:05PM-4:20PM GROUP F: 5 PITCHES
4:20PM-4:40PM Judge Discussion

Judges

Greg J. Micek

Founder

Houston Inventors Association

Yunpeng Zhang

Assistant Professor

University of Houston

Sunny Nadolsky

CEO

MediBookr.com

Cedar Wang

Achome

Rashmi Kilam

Managing Director

Bouin Capital LLC

Sunny Zhang

Director

Z Lab

Diana Rivera

Principal and Project Consultant

Verada Consulting

Bruce Ge

President

F50

Organizers

Partners