Connecting American Innovation with Chinese Market Resources

The US China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) provides a unique opportunity for US-based technology companies to connect with investors, strategic partners, leading incubators/accelerators, and professional service firms from China. This is the platform for companies to leverage significant resources from China to accelerate their growth and expand their market potential.

Letters of Congratulations

2019 Speakers

Qiangmin Li
Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston
Jian Zhu
Deputy Party Secretary, CPC Changsha Municipal Committee
Pete Olson
Congressman
Futao Chen
Minister Counselor, Science and Technology at the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
Sylvester Turner
Mayor of Houston
Steve Adler
Mayor of Austin
Neil Bush
Founder and Chairman of the George HW Bush Foundation for China US Relations
David J. Firestein
Founding Executive Director, China Public Policy Center, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
Charles C. Foster
Board of Director, U.S.- China Innovation Alliance; Chairman, Foster LLP
Seth Williams
Board Member, U.S.-China Innovation Alliance; Head of Capital Asia Markets, Capital Asia Markets
Ying McGuire
Board Member, U.S.-China Innovation Alliance
Sunny Zhang
Founder and President of Z LAB, Associate Professor at Cameron School of Business, University of St. Thomas
Haijun Jin
Mediator in the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center; Advisory Committee Member for the Supreme People’s Court Intellectual Property Case Research Center (Beijing)
James Li
Ph.D. Managing Partner, IP trial lawyer, Silicon Valley
Mark Cohen
Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology; Non- Resident Fellow Duke Kunshan Center for Study of Chinese Innovation
Dr. James J. Zhu
head of intellectual Property (IP) Practice, JunHe LLP
Michael Wise
Firmwide Chair, Life Sciences & Healthcare Industry Sector
Lizhi Ning
Director of the Institute of Intellectual Property and Competition Law of Wuhan University
Mark Winchester
Deputy District Director, Houston District Office of the U.S Small Business Administration
Arnold Baker
Chairman, Port of New Orleans
Ronald A. DePinho
M.D. Past President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mitchell Stanley
Chairman, National Center for Sustainable Development
John Zhang
Secretary General, International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN)
Stella Liu
CEO, U.S.- China Innovation Alliance
Andy Icken
Chief Development Officer, City of Houston
Yixin Lei
Dean of Provincial Sculpture Institute, Special Subsidy Specialist of State Council
Chandini Portteus
President and Executive-in-Residence at EBW2020 (Empowering a Billion Women by 2020)
David Smith
CEO of Strategic Pathways
Bill Marsh
Partner, Senior Consultant; Co-Leader of Smart Cities, Telecom and Startups CMG Consulting LLC
Nick Angelou
Vice President & Head of Portfolio Selection International Accelerator
Pete Poorman
Director of Corporate Relations for the School of Engineering and Computer science at the University of Texas at Dallas
Samuel Alexander
Founder and CEO of C2C (Concept 2 Consumption) Fashion and Technology LLC
Pamela Griffin-Minnich
brand and marketing strategist, WE Innovation Group
Scott Muller
Director, Sage EHS International, LTD (Hong Kong); President, EHS International of Texas, LLC.; Co-Founder and Managing Member, 4C Marketplace, LLC
Bob Troy
COO, Water Labs
Lou Soumas
Chief Executive Officer, Waterside Energy Development and Secretary & Director Of NEXT
Haiping Ni
Managing Director, WE Innovation Group, Inc
Xinxin Li
Director of Business Development, MyBioGate,Inc
Peter Hurwitz
CEO, Clarity Sciences
Angelos Angelou
Founder & Principal Executive Officer, AngelouEconomics ; Founder & CEO, International Accelerator
John Zhang
Secretary General, International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN)
Shautong Song
CEO, CUBIO Innovation Center/MyBioGate
Alan DeCorte
Heathcare and Bioscience Consultant, ex-Senior VP of Marketing at United Family Hospital
Jeffery Sheldon
CEO, Managing Director, CitareTx Investment Partners
Jacky McCrary
CEO, Managing Director, Advanced Maternity Innovations, LP
Felix Murokh
General Partner, Global Life Technologies, LLC
Tyler Johnson
International business consultant and author of “The Way of The Laowai”
Arlo Gilbert
CEO/Founder of Osano
Karyl Fowler
CEO & Co-Founder of Transmute
David Thompson
CEO and Founder of Thompson Investing
Hui Hua
General Manager, Patent Attorney, Litigation Lawyer
Miguel Cara
CEO, FlyGlobos
Wang-tsu Liu
COO, Happinss
Sanjib Kalita
CEO of Guppy
Rong Shu
Chairman, iGeo, LLC
Brian Morin
CEO, Soteria Battery Innovation Group
Yiping Shen
CEO, WE Innovation Group Inc
Charles Knobloch
Computer Science Geophysicist | Inventor | Patent & Intellectual Property Attorney
Mike Chen
Partner and member of the board of directors of EverRich Capital Inc
Linhua Guan
Vice Chairman of Surge Energy America
Dr. Hongxin Tan
Deputy Director of International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC), Tsinghua University and the President of Coway International TechTrans Co., Ltd.
Taohong Li
Director of Business Development of Coway
Omar Hakim
VP of Client Strategy, Michael Best Professor of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization, Texas A&M Universit
Jim Wu
President of 1898 Club LLC
Michael Rosenthal
Shareholder in the Corporate and Transactions group of Polsinelli PC
Jennifer Richmond
Founder of American Culture Consultants
Steven Guo
General Manager, Energy & EHS, WE Innovation Group LLC

Testimonials

UCIS proved to be an excellent crash course to introduce us to the Chinese entrepreneurship community and begin building relationships. We found the events to be immersive and the connections to be meaningful. We highly recommend startups considering the Chinese market to participate in this event.
Antina Lee
Co-founder, Perseus Mirrors
The trip to china for the InnoSTARS competition was very enjoyable and a real eye opener. Enjoyable because of the focus on innovation and being in the same space as other innovators, an eye opener because it really highlighted for us the scale and nature of the opportunity for doing business in China and for helping Chinese food businesses do business outside of China.
James Thomas Flynn
Founder and CTO, Harvest Water Cooper
An epic journey into the heart of the largest market in the world, UCIS and InnoSTARS is harnessing the human spirit of entrepreneurship to bridge innovation between the US and China. A must for any aspiring founder looking to go global.
Jeffrey Wilson
CEO and Co-founder, Kasita, Inc.
UCIS was a great platform for a quick glance into the Chinese economy, we had the chance to talk with government officials as well as businessmen to get an idea of the scope of the industry and the velocity of its members, if you want to see what China is all about you should come with UCIS.
Wang-tsu Liu
COO, Happinss
US China Innovation and Investment Summit and the InnoSTARS Roadshow was a great introduction to the Chinese Life Science industry and the landscape of potential investors in China. I learned a lot about what Chinese investors want and how my product might best enter the Chinese market.
William Altman
CEO, CorInnova
This summit was a great program to help explore new business opportunities for our company in the Chinese market. We learned many things and got in contact with intermediaries and representatives that could help us launch research studies in China. 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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