Panel Moderator: Inaugural US China Innovation and Investment Summit
Many thanks to our long-time partner G51 Amplify for inviting me to participate in this first of its kind investment conference between the US and China in Houston, TX. This is a great opportunity for local, Texas investors and entrepreneurs to meet their Chinese peers. The Houston Mayor provided opening remarks this morning, as did the Houston-based Chinese Consul General.
I was extremely honored to be a panel moderator on a session entitled “Home and Away: Crossborder Innovation.” We had a panel composed of Chinese government officials, and Chinese / US entrepreneurs. I did the discussion and Q&A in both languages as three of the panelists didn’t speak English.
Here is the podcast and photos are below.
U.S. China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS), to be held in Houston, Texas from May 16th to 18th, is a business conference, which facilitates U.S. technology companies in connecting with partners from China. UCIS goal is to provide a needed forum for U.S. companies looking for Chinese investment, manufacturing capabilities and market access, by facilitating easy communication and valuable contact with Chinese investors and companies.
UCIS also works with Chinese investors to discover investments opportunities in the latest technologies and products in the United States. The 2016UCIS will focus on three main industries in technology:1) healthcare and biotechnology, 2) energy and high technology, and 3) technology, media and telecommunications. More than one hundred (150+) Chinese investors, leading companies and incubators/accelerators from China, and more than two hundred (200+) technology companies from the U.S. will be attending the 2016 UCIS.
1) healthcare and biotechnology,
2) energy and high technology,
3) technology, media and telecommunications.
A major sponsor is the Houston Technology Center. Named by Forbes’ as one of “Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World,” and as one of “Twelve Business Incubators Changing the World,” the Houston Technology Center is the largest technology business incubator and accelerator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area. HTC serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship. Each day, the staff and partners of the Houston Technology Center work closely with entrepreneurs and startup companies providing them with in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance, fundraising advice, and connecting them to opportunities, allies, and capital. As a catalyst for change, economic growth and development, HTC’s focus is to assist in the acceleration and commercialization of emerging technology companies. Each company is treated individually according to their position in the Acceleration Pathway and their unique needs. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, HTC assists Houston-based entrepreneurs within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace.