Silicon Dragon Holds Pitching Contest For Founders To Start Up In Beijing
Silicon Dragon held a pitching contest in New York June 23rd as part of its annual program at Nasdaq.
Nineteen startup teams pitched for an opportunity to go to Beijing in late July and compete in an international competition for funding, free office space, advisory services and more.
Here are the founders who pitched:
Matt Wilkerson, Paragon One, career coaching and employer matching
Sally Wang, Docflight, telemedicine service connecting Chinese patients to US doctors
Seema Gohil, Closet Collective, peer-to-peer marketplace for fashions
Julien Newman, Mayvin, B2B SaaS analytics
Anne Zhou, Stuf, accessories design service
Tracy Lai, Hexanika, fintech regulatory solution
Polina Mikhaylova, SAMOCAT, kick scooter sharing
Mike Gerstenfeld, Ensa, smart wellness app
Wei Huang, Makers Brand Inc., marketplace tor design, branding to manufacturing
Bao Lei, Xingzhi, Edtech for college matching
Manuel Saez, Brooklyness, intelligent bike helmet
Juliane Jones, Panda Corner, kid’s learning animation app
Zhao Cheng, CG Solar Technology Corp., solar cell innovator
Kenneth Kruger, Sensorkit, gesture recognition for wearables
Zing Bai, Zing’s Awesome Rice, fast food rice restaurant
Miranda Wang, Biocellection Inc., synthetic biology
Bob Marks, Doorboost, online advertising
Jing Zhou, Elemoon, smart jewelry
Kai Chen, Fivesapp, mobile app for social matching
The pitching contest was conducted by Silicon Dragon’s team led by Ying-Ying Lu and Rebecca Fannin in concert with Gloria Gao of Beijing’s Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Center. Judging was by notable New York-based VCs Jim Robinson of RRE Ventures and Brian Cohen of NY Angels.