Announcement: 2013 SVIEF Start-up Contest Top 10 Projects List

(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Camintel – NFC Touch2Like
  • Electric Pipeline Corporation--Elpipes as the key enabler of continental scale supergrids
  • GSO
  • Handscape
  • HS Instruments
  • Pacific Surf Designs, Inc.
  • PolymerGreen
  • Fingo - 2D and 3D gesture recognition solution
  • Novel Bioresorbable Bone Substitute Products
  • Environment Improved by Plasma

Announcement: 2013 SVIEF Start-up Contest Top 35 Projects List

(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Airogami
  • An Innovative Gas Analyzer and its Applications in Environmental Protection
  • BridGeous
  • Camintel – NFC Touch2Like
  • Candidate of Next Generation of China and the World’s Software Engineering Standard – NSE Nonlinear and Quantitative Software Engineering Paradigm Based on Complexity Science
  • CorpOnline ---China On the Road Platform
  • Dealway App
  • Design, everybody sparkle it
  • Electric Pipeline Corporation
  • Environment Improved by Plasma
  • Evergreen Technology
  • GroupTry
  • GSO
  • High-end Health Care Management
  • Impression.π
  • Intelligent Wristband with Cloud Expert System for Holistic Healthy Lifestyle
  • Mini Personal Storage Device
  • MySelF.
  • New H2H Effervescent Tablets
  • New Non-poision Environmental Painting
  • New Substitute Material for Human Bone
  • Nooka
  • NovarialsBusinessPlan
  • Online One-time Sales System
  • Pacific Surf Designs, Inc.
  • Postit-the Online Poster Wall
  • Spicy Pluck
  • StylePuzzle
  • Surface modification service
  • SwimSmart
  • THRE3D
  • Tursiop Technology
  • UCLA-Presure Gel
  • Urban garbage disposal technology development and promotion
  • VitalFlow Stimulator -- A Defibrillator for the Brain


General Information

Nowadays, with the rapid development of technology, high-tech start-up has become the trend. In US, especially Silicon Valley,successful stories of start-ups happen every day; In China, the government is putting great efforts in promoting venture capital and hi-tech industry. Meanwhile, more entrepreneurs with ambitions and ideas need channels to approach potential investors and partners, tocatch the market, and to optimize product features, etc.

SVIEF Start-up Contest is a chapter of Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) annual conference. Its main purpose is to cater to the needs of the rising start-up business, by bridging both US and China with:

  • Efficient platform for communication and networking

  • Beneficial innovative start-up environment and information sharing

  • Diverse cross-strait partnership on technology, talent, capital, and market, etc.

  • Integrate venture capital and high-tech industry

  • Participation Information

    Who Can Apply:
    · Innovative high-tech entrepreneurs
    · Research groups
    · Start-up companies
    · Project with leading technology or service in market
    · Etc.

    Qualified Team:
    Entrepreneurs based in US or China;Chinese entrepreneurs intend to return to China;Products/projects need to expand market in China or US

    Project Fields:

    Internet applications, Software and IT, Bio-medicine, Green energy, New materials, Modern manufacturing industries, Agriculture and services, etc.

    Selection Criteria:
    All submitted projects business plan will be categorized by fields, and reviewed by industry professionals, based on principle of fairness and confidentiality.

    Project will be evaluated on comprehensive standards, including project team, potential market, operation feasibility, innovation, product sustainability, etc.


  • The contest is supported by Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China. Top projects will be recommended to “Thousand Talents Program” Leading Talent Plans and other fund plans

  • Top 30 innovation projects will be promoted through multi-channels, to get resources from Chinese government, US and China venture investment, world top companies, and private enterprises, etc.

  • Top 30 projects will be provided free roadshow booth tables on SVIEF exhibition

  • All participating projects will be introduced to high-tech parks in Chinese cities under Preferential Policies. Free service will be provided to all participating projects to apply for funding from hi-tech park

  • On the event venue, we expect:
    10+ China High-tech Parks
    20+ US & China Top Invest companies
    20+ US & China Media
    200+ US & China companies
    2000+ Attendees
  • Previous Contest Review

    SVIEF Start-up Contest was founded in 2011, and was successfully held in 2011 and 2012. The first two contests were named as “Win in Suzhou”Start-up Contest, and the third one “SVIEF”.

    Start-up Contest is always a highlight of SVIEF. Among previous participating projects, 30+ projects have successfully got fund from VCs and high-tech parks in China, as well as local government policy supports. Several projects got fund from top 500 companies too.


    How to Apply
    1. Log in "" Fill out the application form, attach Business Plan with submission;

    2. Application fee: FREE (Deadline: Sep 30)

    Selection Procedure
    1. Contest judge committee will select 30 projects out of applicants, and provide three training sessions.
    a. Three training sessions will be held separately in late Sept, mid Oct, and Late Oct.
    b. Top 30 projects submit Presentation Power Point

    2. Contest judge committee announce top 10 projects

    3. Nov, 2nd, 2013, Top 10 projects present on Finale.
    a. 4 minutes project presentation, 6 minutes for judge Q&A
    b. Each team has at most 3 members for presentation;
    c. Award ceremony after on-site judge remarks

    4. Top 10 team members (up to 3 for each project) attend US-China Night Banquet

    5. Post-contest events will follow

    Key Dates

  • Sep, 30, 2013, 11:59PM Application Deadline

  • Oct, 15, 2013 Top 30 Announcement

  • Oct, 23, 2013, 11:59PM Top 30 project PPT Submission Deadline

  • Oct, 30, 2013 Top 10 Announcement

  • Nov, 2nd, 2013 Finale Presentation and reward ceremony

  • Prize and Rewards

    Qualified applicant projects (Up to 50)

    • Three 2013 SVIEF General Passes (Value $1,197)

    Top 30 projects:

    • One free start-up booth on 2013 SVIEF exhibition hall (Value $600)
    • Free start-up training by VC mentors from both US and China for investment, product design, market niche, and presentation skills, etc. 

    In addition, Top 10 Projects can get:

    • One VIP pass to 2013 SVIEF, including US-China Night Banquet (Value $2,000)
    • Project presentation on SVIEF Start-up Contest Finale
    • Opportunity to visit cities and high-tech parks in China to seek support and fund from China government
    • Opportunity to enter "Silicon Valley Innovation Workshop" and the following project road show, professional tutoring, government support, investment matchmaking, and investment (Value up to $100,000 per project

    Contact Person: Cindy Tang
    Tel: 650.567.9999


    Al Gore

    45th Vice President of the United States
    Judy Chu

    Congresswoman, US
    Mike Honda

    Congressman, US; Chairman of SVIEF
    Jackie Speier

    Congresswoman, US
    Steve Wozniak

    Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc.
    Chief Scientist, Fusion-io
    (List in alphabetical order)
    Larry Asera

    Chairman, CEO and Founder, Asera Group, Inc
    Michael F. Bianco

    Chairman and CEO, American Capital Markets Group
    Renu Bhatia

    Vice President, Sales and Strategic Partnerships, Marvell
    Christina A. Brodbeck

    Co-Founder, Pickvee; Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures

    James Cai

    Founder of Schein & Cai LLP; President of SVIBA

    Sean Chai

    Director, Innovation Technology Services at Kaiser Permanente

    Dongmin Chen

    Dean, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Peking University
    Andrew Chiu

    Chief Executive Office CEO, Verliant Energy
    Jay B. Clare

    Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Environment division of URS Corporation
    Andrew Collins

    CEO, Mailman Group
    Ash Damle

    CEO and founder, MEDgle
    Roger S. Eng

    President, Golden Gate Radiology Medical Group
    Jay Eum

    Co-Founder and Managing Director, TransLink Capital
    Andy Fan

    Vice Chairman, United Nations World Peace Foundation
    Charles Fan

    Senior Vice President of R&D, VMware
    Yajun Fang

    Program Chair, MIT Intelligent Transportation Research Center
    Johnnie Giles

    Executive Director, External Affairs of Comcast Corporation
    Praveen Gupta

    VP, SK Telecom Americas
    Nicholas Hope

    Director, Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)
    Alan Huang

    Co-founder, InPower BioEnergy Technologies Inc.
    Thomas Huang

    Co-founder / CTO, ClinicTree
    Michael A. Innaurato

    Equity Partner, Life Science

    Helene Kim

    Executive Director, Berkeley IELE Program

    Eddy Lee

    Principal, Fenox Venture Capital
    Cha Li

    Founder and Managing Partner, iStart Ventures LLC and Dragonvest Partners LLC.
    Jun Li

    Chairman, Beijing Software Export Center
    Yong Liu

    Ph.D. Director, Open Innovation and Partnerships, Baidu, Inc.
    Yaoguang Ma

    President, Mashington Investment Group China
    Kelly Masood

    President/CTO, Intilop
    Anurag Maunder

    Head, EMC Storage Automation and Infrastructure group
    Juwei Mu

    Professor, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)
    Joseph Pergolizzi

    General Partner, Life Science Equity Partners LLC; Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School
    Monisha Perkash

    CEO & Co-founder, LUMO BodyTech
    Kish Rajan

    Director, California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
    Brittany Richards

    Venture Director, Citi Ventures
    Hong Shi

    Chairman/Managing Partner, Redstone Venture Capital
    Vaughan Smith

    VP, Facebook         
    Keith Teare

    Founder, Archimedes Labs
    Co-founder, TechCrunch
    Victor Tong

    Founder and Chief Evangelizing Officer, Webplus
    Rob Trice

    Venture Partner, Swisscom Ventures        
    Jay Vijayan

    CIO, Tesla Motors        
    Lin Wan

    Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer, Stella Technology
    Chenxi Wang

    VP, McAfee
    Shaojie Wang

    President, ZVCA
    Ron Wessels

    Head, Global Startup Recruitment, SAP Startup Focus program
    Canice Wu

    President, Plug and Play Tech Center
    Parviz Yegani

    Vice President, Architecture and Technology, Juniper Networks
    Jigang Yi

    Vice President, ZVCA
    Tiemin Zhao

    Venture Partner, IPV Capital and Gerneral Manager, Amprius USA
    Jianqing Zhang

    Research Scientist, Intel Labs
    Randi Zuckerberg

    Founder / CEO, Zuckerberg Media; Former Marketing Director, Facebook

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