June 4, 2019

San Francisco Preliminary Winners



Voltek Energy, Inc.


The 2019 InnoSTARS competition is a platform that connects U.S.-based technology companies with Chinese investors, corporates, and strategic partners. Organized by the U.S.-China Innovation Alliance (UCIA) and China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC),  this competition aims to provide U.S.-based technology companies a better understanding of the market opportunities available in China. 

Why should companies compete?

Qualified preliminary winners will be extended an invitation to join the 2019 China road-show to compete in the InnoSTARS Industry Finals, and potentially even the finals. The road-show will include introductions to Chinese corporates, universities, regulators, and investors interested in U.S. innovation. Industry Finalists’ round-trip China airfare, hotels, and meals are covered by InnoSTARS, and winners receive cash prizes and media recognition.


  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biopharma
  • Energy
  • Environmental Technology
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Materials
  • Medical Device, Digital Health & Diagnosis


Baker Botts, 1001 Page Mill Rd Building One, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94304


10:00 AMRegistration 
10:20 AMOpening Remarks
-Brian D. Lee, Partner, Baker Botts
10:25 AMKeynote speech: Doing Business in China
-Yan Zhang, Partner, Baker Botts
10:45 AMBay Area Council Overview
-Del Christensen, Chief of Global Business Development, Bay Area Council
10:50 AMPresentation by Colliers International
-Yang Chen, Vice President, Colliers International
11:10 AMPresentation by US China Innovation Alliance
-Stella Liu, Chief Executive Officer, US China Innovation Alliance
11:20 AMPitch Group A (5 companies)
12:00 PMLunch
1:00 PMPitch Group B (6 companies)
1:50 PMBreak
2:00 PMPitch Group C (5 companies)
2:40 PMBreak
2:50 PMPitch Group D (5 companies)
3:30 PMDeliberation
3:45 PMResults Announcement
4:00 PMReception
5:00 PMAdjourn


Michelle Yuan
Advisor, Silicon Valley Successes
Tai Hsia
Special Counsel, Baker Botts
Kiki Yuan
Director of Investment, ZJ Future
Denise Williams
President and Cofounder, Silicon Valley- Nigerian Economic Development Inc. (SVNED)
Leslie R. Katz
Partner, CKR Law
Anna Zuo
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Regional Manager, East West Bank
Adam Wu
Member, Sand Hill Angels
Allan Young
Venture Partner - Technology