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Focused Industry: Information & Digital Technology

Application Deadline : Aug. 20, 2020

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.

About InnoSTARS

Event Overview

Pre-pitch Workshop

Information & Digital Technology I

Information & Digital Technology II

How it works


Register an account via Complete and submit your application before the deadline. Incomplete application will NOT be reviewed.

Industry experts and investors will review and evaluate the online applications.
Applicants will receive their online scores and comments once the results are submitted by the judges.

Qualified applicants will be invited to pitch at an online or onsite roadshows.

Pitch format: Presentation (10 minutes) + Q&A (5 minutes)


Winners will be announced upon the completion of all pitch sessions in a certain industry.  Winners will enjoy all the benefits listed below, as well as the potential roadshow opportunities in China.


For online screening qualifiers

  • A 15-minute roadshow presentation to investors and entrepreneurs
  • Media coverage and promotion on popular social platforms in the U.S. and China 
  • 60-minute online pre-pitch workshop before the roadshow, including how to enhance your pitch and ensure your message is delivered to the investors in an efficient way
  • Access to periodic online seminars with update information including Intellectual Property and Patent Protection in China
  • Up to $3000 cash prize
  • A roadshow video of participants’ companies to be promoted on reliable and influential innovation platforms in China
  • An assessment of participants’ project potential for development in the Chinese market prepared by industry experts and investors.
  • Up to three one-on-one B2B matchmaking online meetings with high-potential investors or partners; Referrals to five potential investors or strategic partners
  • Access to periodic online seminars with update information including but not limited to: Intellectual Property; Patent Protection; Market-oriented preferential policies; Industry standardization and cooperation fund application in regions and cities in China


For online pitch winners

Past Judges

Angelos Angelou
Founder & CEO International Accelerator
Tyler Johnson
Chief Revenue Officer at Virescit Tactical Systems
Yusef Muhammad
Chapter Chairman and President at SCORE in Houston
John Woodward
Senior Director, Global Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Matt Vasey
Director, AI and ML partnerships
Wang Guocheng
Executive Vice President of Peking University Science Park
Chen Chang
General Manager of Peking University Incubator
Liu Ou
Founding Partner of Peking University Mingde Fund
Zheng Boyuan
Founder of the National Business School EMBA Military-Civil Fusion Investment and Financing Alliance
Li Xiaoyan
Founding Partner of Dingcui Investment
Zhang Xiaoyu
The first domestic registered international technology transfer manager
Xia Wenhuan
Deputy General Manager of Beijing Electronics Holdings Beiguang Group 761 Factory
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
InnoSTARS has been a great way for Guppy to gain greater visibility into and within China. It's been a great experience to learn about the opportunities and challenges. We made several great contacts which we hope will help us grow in the future.
Sanjib Kalita
CEO of Guppy

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