On May 18th Balluun - represented by Michelle Ma, VP Product Marketing & Strategic Initiatives - participated as a judge in the InnoSTARS competition preliminaries in San Francisco.
Out of twenty start-up technology companies which took part in the preliminaries and presented their innovative technologies to enter the Chinese market, the judges selected six companies to proceed to the semi-finals, which will be held in China in October 2018.
Michelle Ma commented, " I was impressed with the overall quality of business plans and the delivery of presentations. I was very pleased to have the opportunity to be a judge for this competition, and look forward to following the development of the candidates.”
The InnoSTARS competition is the only US network which connects U.S.-based innovators and companies with Chinese investors, corporations and strategic partners It is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST) to provide start-ups with resources to enter the Chinese market. In 2018, roughly 300 companies will advance through the US preliminary competitions.
More to read: http://uschinainnovation.org/innostars2018/
Watch the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxEVpNTXixs


Laura Mattiucci
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