THE PATH TO EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS IN CHINA
Grow Faster By Going Global: Connect With Chinese Investors And Strategic Partners
The InnoSTARS Competition is a platform for innovative U.S. companies to compete and connect with investors and partners from China. Those who succeed in our preliminary competition in the U.S. get a chance to travel to China to pitch their business and make international connections while getting real feedback in highly sought-after Chinese innovation hubs. Business can meet industry-specific investors and partners with fund sizes larger than $50 million.
InnoSTARS is the one and only innovation competition officially supported by the governments of United States of America and of People’s Republic of China.
In 2017, The InnoSTARS Competition was featured in the scientific and technology cooperative area at the first U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue (SCD), co-chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong.
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?
Companies will have 10 minutes to present, which includes 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.
AZBio Member Companies are encouraged to apply for the Houston Competition and attend with AZBio’s CEO.