2018 InnoSTARS Seattle Recap

The last onsite competition of the 2018 InnoSTARS preliminaries concluded in VestLink Incubation Center (5808 Lake Washington Blvd NE 401, Kirkland, WA 98033) on July 27. In collaboration with OCSVestLink and Mandarin Environment, the day-long event included 22 companies to pitch for the trip to China. The following six companies will move onto the InnoSTARS semi-final round taking place in China this fall while participating in an all-expense paid innovation road trip:

We want to congratulate these companies for their recognition and thank all our participants for making the 1st InnoSTARS pitch competition in Seattle a great success.

InnoSTARS Seattle judges included: John Robinson, Shan Yong, Mark Wen, Matt Vasey, Amy Du, Don Sheu, Aaron Rose, Sanjay Kumar, Virginia Liu, Emer Dooley, Anders Brown, Rosalind Lee, Jian Wu, Daniel Feng and Ryan Vogel.

Success Stories From 2018 InnoSTARS Seattle Preliminary Winners

PencilDATA
3rd Place in 2018 InnoSTARS Industry Final – Information and Communication Technology

Who they are

PencilDATA came together in late 2017. We have a team of experienced co-founders and developers in place, and have bootstrapped our way to a beta in the hands of early customers. Now we’re raising a seed round to tap our deep networks and hire the remaining key staff in our recruitment pipelines so we can take the product to market and begin our growth phase.

Luminore CopperTouch
3rd Place in 2018 InnoSTARS Industry Final – Advanced Manufacturing

Who they are

Luminore CopperTouch has developed the ideal solution for combating the growing epidemic of Healthcare associated infections, with a technology that generates a protective environment for patients and staff, and realizing substantial savings for health care facilities and entitlement programs.