InnoSTARSers,
Pitch to Meet Your Match

Connect U.S. small business with opportunities

Hosted by the U.S.-China Innovation Alliance, InnoSTARS was launched in 2017 with the goal to support US small businesses to link up with all kinds of business resources in China. InnoSTARS is a service platform providing more opportunities to U.S. entrepreneurs through pitch events.  The participants can gain from valuable coaching programs from industry experts, mentors and connections with other kindred spirits in the InnoSTARS community, as well as access to high-caliber business advisors, suitable partners and investors in the U.S. and China.

PITCH

Showcase your business to interested strategic partners, industry executives and investors

 
MATCH

Gain valuable coaching from experienced mentors and advisors to expand your business

 
COACH

Get matched with the right partners and investors; enjoy online/onsite matchmaking meetings

 
COMMUNITY

Join the InnoSTARS community to make connections with other innovators and share experiences

 

Pitch Competition

In the prep workshops, gain insights of how to operate small businesses and enhance your pitch. In the collaborative pitch session, present your business to and receive valuable feedback from industry experts and investors. Apply today to gain your spot!

Fast Track

Fast Track is for accelerating the entry of startups referred by partners. Check if you are on the radar of our listed partners. Once approved, you’ll be enjoying the equal benefits and resources as InnoSTARS regular track winners!

The coaching service complements existing pitching sessions and offers InnoSTARS participants in-depth understanding and holistic perspectives over the market access topics. Apply to be a judge/coach to share your expertise and experience with the U.S. entrepreneurs!

B2B matchmaking is the pre-arranged customized service while we intend to match the InnoSTARS companies with the right Chinese audiences. Through various online/onsite matchmaking meetings, InnoSTARS strives to add value to both sides of the table. 

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"How would you rate your InnoSTARS experience?"
“What are the valuable takeaways from InnoSTARS?“
InnoSTARS provided key outreach for Emerging Technology Ventures in understanding the China market that we would not have achieved alone.
Cliff Hudson
CEO at Emerging Technology Ventures Inc.
The InnoSTARS judges were very engaged and knowledgeable, and gave valuable feedback for any company considering the Chinese market.
BJ Johnson
Co-Founder and CEO, ClearFlame
I have pitched at dozens and dozens of competitions throughout the United States and have found the InnoStars Organization to be the most professional, highest level , best run event of them all. I highly recommend that all startups become involved and participate.
Chris Mutti
Founder of Foodphone.biz
InnoSTARS was a great program to help explore new business opportunities for our company in the Chinese market. 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.

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TBD slogan: Most Significant Influential Effective Platform to Connect US China Innovation

InnoSTARS is not just another pitch competition, it is a China-readiness competition + coaching + community. By participating in InnoSTARS, U.S. entrepreneurs can gain valuable China-ready coaching from mentors, advisors and connections with other kindred spirits in the InnoSTARS community, as well as access to high-caliber Chinese talent, partners and investors.

PITCH

Showcase your business to high-caliber strategic partners, investors and industry executives.                                    

MATCH

Get matched with the right partners and investors; enjoy online/onsite matchmaking meetings that lead to deeper collaboration.

COACH

Gain valuable coaching from experienced mentors and advisors to expand your business.

COMMUNITY

Join InnoSTARS community to make connections with other kindred spirits and share experiences.

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