U.S. China Innovation Investment Summit & InnoStars pitching competition draws global industry leaders and pioneering tech stars to Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas (April 15, 2019)
The U.S. China Innovation Alliance (USCIA) expects hundreds of pioneers in the in the startup technology ecosystem to pitch and global leaders to attend its May 16-17 Innovation Investment Summit and InnoSTARS competition. The two-day event, held at The Westin Houston, Memorial City, 945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024, is hosted by the USCIA. Companies have ten-minutes to pitch and preliminary winners receive an invitation to join the 2019 three-city China road-show to compete in the InnoSTARS semi-finals, and possibly the finals. The road-show includes 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.
According to Stella Liu, CEO of the USCIA, “Our competition allows rising tech starts to grow faster and compete more ably on a global level. Startups receive the business foundation required for direct exposure to investors.” “This Summit was a great program to help explore new business opportunities for our company in the Chinese market, says William Altman, CEO of Corlnnova. He continues adding, “I learned a lot about what Chinese investors want and how my product might best enter the Chinese market.” Last year’s grand finale winner, PharmaJet, founded in Colorado, secured a distribution partner and investor funding, and finalist UAVOS, founded in California, now has a manufacturing plant in China, resulting from the InnoSTARS Grand Finale in Suzhou.
The InnoSTARS pitching competition also takes place in the following U.S. cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Maryland, Miami, San Francisco, and Seattle. In 2018 alone, the competition facilitated some 800 business meetings between US companies and Chinese associates, leading to confirmed partnership and investment agreements.
Tickets to the US China Innovation Alliance’s Innovation Investment Summit https://ucis.uschinainnovation.org/summit/#support & InnoSTARS pitching competition are now available: https://ucis.uschinainnovation.org
The U.S. China Innovation Alliance is a non-profit promoting innovation and collaboration among the U.S. and China.