Startup 101 Pitch Competition

TIME: 8: 00 – 10: 30 pm, August 19th, 2020

With:

      Lighthouse Mentorship

      Virtual Venture Competition

      General/Bio track

      Summit

      Startup 101 Pitch Competition

      Startup 101

JUDGES:

Sky Yu

General Partner of Skylights Investment

Tai You Fund North America Department Leader, Tsinghua Blockchain Capital General Partner, 8 Decimal Capital Partner. Have invested in Easy Transfer, Hyperloop One, Lightelligence, Immusoft, Securitize, and Equidate. The initiator of Boston Entrepreneur and Investor Group, which includes outstanding Entrepreneurs and investors in the Boston area. AACYF "30 Under 30" Class 2019 Recipient. Sky received his bachelor's degree from Boston University.

George Gong

General Partner, Jubilee Capital Management

George Gong is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and mentor with over twenty years of international business experience in the Information Technology industry. In 1995, George co-founded Beyondsoft, a leading global IT service and solutions company, and worked as Executive Manager and Board Director for 15 years.

Zino Ventures is the first Chinese angel fund in New Zealand. In 2015, George co-founded Jubilee Capital Management (JCM), a Singapore-based venture capital firm that manages a $100 million fund and invests in technology startups around the Pacific Ocean.

Peter Zhe Chen

Vice President at Morningside Venture Capital

Early-stage venture investor and avid tech enthusiast. Deep technology background in R&D, product development, and innovation. MBA at Harvard Business School with interest around blockchain, AI, robotics, drones, autonomous driving, etc.

Michelle Wang

Co-founder and partner of Lair East Labs

Michelle spearheaded the only investment-driven accelerator in New York City that connects global founders with the US and Asia markets. With 23 startups across 7 cohorts and 2 exits, Lair East Labs has successfully helped its portfolio companies expand business activities to 6 continents and raised more than 30 million USD in total. As an active angel investor in early-stage ventures, whose portfolio includes but is not limited to Catalyte, Junzi Kitchen, and Jane Yang Productions. She also serves as a board member at several startups, including RemoteMore, a German-based startup that connects employers with full-time remote developers worldwide. Before founding Lair East Labs, she spent 8 years working at public accounting firms in both China and the US. Her experience covers industries such as manufacturing, construction, chemical, consumer goods, real estate, and financial services, with expertise in business strategy, operation management, and corporate finance.

TEAMS

              Team Name                          Speaker                             Field

1                FlipTrip                                            Kecheng Huang                           Media/traveling

2                MIMC                                              Han Zhu                                        Education/Career development

3                NASUFUN                                       Shiyue Li                                       Social/Sports

4                DaFang                                           Yiqun Chen                                   Indoor Design/Decoration

5                Nimble Spaces                               Yifeng Wang                                 Sharing/Space Sharing

6                QianYuQianXun                             Yiran Zhang                                   Social/Dating

7                Canoe                                             Chuqiao Jin                                   Social/Messaging

8                EnergyTank                                    Ji Zhao                                            Energy/Distributed

9                GroupNow                                     Jiedong Wang                               Social/Local

10               Yanjiu                                             Yuting Ye                                        Consumer/Makeup

Best pitch by audience voting: EnergyTank

Best pitch by judges: NasuFun and EnergyTank

 

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