Testimonials

Contestants

“InnoSTARS roadshow in China proved to be an excellent crash course to introduce us to the Chinese entrepreneurship community and begin building relationships. We found the events to be immersive and the connections to be meaningful. We highly recommend startups considering the Chinese market to participate in this event.”

Antina Lee / Co-founder, Perseus Mirrors

“An epic journey into the heart of the largest market in the world, InnoSTARS is harnessing the human spirit of entrepreneurship to bridge innovation between the US and China. A must for any aspiring founder looking to go global.”

Jeffrey Wilson / CEO and Co-founder, Kasita, Inc.

“The InnoSTARS Roadshow was a great introduction to the Chinese Life Science industry and the landscape of potential investors in China.  I learned a lot about what Chinese investors want and how my product might best enter the Chinese market.”

William Altman / CEO, CorInnova

“The trip to china for the InnoSTARS competition was very enjoyable and a real eye opener. Enjoyable because of the focus on innovation and being in the same space as other innovators, an eye opener because it really highlighted for us the scale and nature of the opportunity for doing business in China and for helping Chinese food businesses do business outside of China.”

James Thomas Flynn / Founder and CTO, Harvest Water Cooper

“We received a diverse overview and small taste of what is possible in China. Of course, it has made us hungry for more!”

Christine Lerios / VP Marketing, Restream Inc.

“InnoSTARS was a great program to help explore new business opportunities for our company in the Chinese market. We learned many things and got in contact with intermediaries and representatives that could help us launch research studies in China. Beyond the trip,we feel part of a lasting community that can help us grow and scale our company.”

Jim Schwoebel / CEO, NeuroLex Laboratories Inc.

“InnoSTARS was a great platform for a quick glance into the Chinese economy, we had the chance to talk with government officials as well as businessmen to get an idea of the scope of the industry and the velocity of its members, if you want to see what China is all about you should come with InnoSTARS”

Wang-tsu Liu / COO, Happinss

“Great opportunity to learn about the market and culture in China. Any early stage company interested in building business relationships, or doing business, in china should highly consider getting involved with InnoSTARS.”

Andrew Dewey / Founder and CEO, Organiponic, Inc.

“We know the China market is essential to our company and that the timing to enter this market is just perfect. Nevertheless, we have no prior experience doing business in China so the InnoSTARS program was most helpful understanding the ‘big picture’ and the ‘rules of the game’.”

Apostolos Lerios / VP Strategy, Restream, Inc.

“Great matchmaking sessions, very hands on staff from InnoSTARS”

Timothy Chen / Founder and CEO, Sereneti Kitchen

“Amazing event and best opportunities for startups to get help from Chinese Market.”

Omar Barlas / Founder, Orbii

“All the logistics were well organized. The choice of the hotel in Changzhou was great as well.”

Loris Canizares / Strategic Planning Analyst, Principle Power

“The roadshow was a very interesting experience. The hotels and people were great.”

Adrian Ferrero Fernandez / CEO, Biome Makers, Inc.

“The roadshow is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with local companies and investors.”

Clement Ren / CEO, Aimfire

“It is a great effective matchmaking event!”

Min-Chu Chen / Managing Director, Seth Nanotechnology

Judges/Guests

“This roadshow was the best conference I have attended in over 20 years. It opened doors for real opportunities to work together. It was well organized and efficient. I felt immediately welcomed and my input was appreciated and valuable. I will be recommending ITTC and ITTN and InnoSTARS to many people in the future.”

Dale Sizemore / Director of Operations, Tech Alpharetta

“The InnoSTARS Chinese roadshows offer excellent exposure to local officials, investors, strategic partners, suppliers and customers.”

Mike Mueller / Acceleration Director, Houston Exponential

“To make it to the finals was highly selective – all of you have great startups you’re working on! Well done!”

Hubert Zajicek / CEO, Co-Founder & Partner, Health Wildcatters

2017 InnoSTARS Winners

First Prizes

Restream, Inc.

Harvest Water Cooper

Drylet, LLC

Stream Biomedical, Inc.

Second Prizes

Aimfire

UAV-IQ

Adaptive3D Technologies

CorInnova, Inc.

Finalists

Photo Gallery