NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The CorpStarter North America Venture Contest presented the Fifth Annual CorpStarter Star Show at Microsoft's flagship store in Midtown New York City on Aug 18th, which featured presentations by four companies in the General Aviation, FinTech, Healthcare, and Technology industries.
Lijie Zhu, Managing Director at CorpStarter's organizer Dragon Gate Investment Partners, welcomed the audience as opening remarks. "We are pleased to see more and more industry leaders such as Microsoft join the family of CorpStarter, explore and cultivate more future business leaders with us," said Lijie Zhu. "We hope to match the best entrepreneurs with the best investors."
Joseph Lubin, the Co-founder of Ethereum and the founder of ConsenSys, greeted the audiences and shared his perspective of blockchain trend. In Joseph Lubin's keynote speech, he stated the latest developments of blockchain in business industry and deciphered the potential influence of encryption in blockchain technology.
Two panel discussions followed, featuring trending topics of Navigate a Unique Mix of Technology and Craftsmanship and the Tech and Art in the AI Industry.
Panellists, judges, and investors included Carl Dan Killian, Jr, President of Harvard Investors Group, Barry Sine, Managing Director of Drexel Hamilton LLC, Ken Walker, Managing Director of State Street Global Exchange, Jijun Xing, Counselor Consul of Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York, Bill Hobrecht, Founder and CIO of Managed Care Advisory Group, David McLaughlin, Founder and CEO of QuantaVerse, Kamil Kaluza, Director of Business Development of QuantaVerse, Simon Moss, Managing Director of Grant Thornton LLP, and Harumi Urata-Thompson, Former COO of CFA Society New York.
An art exhibition was introduced to the event for the first time, featuring Sculpture Artist Garret Kane and Oil Painting Artist Jillian Dyson. Garret Kane's new series Four Seasons debuted in the exhibition.
Bianca Chen, financial commentator of Thomson Reuters, hosted the awarding ceremony. Lijie Zhu, Managing Director at CorpStarter's organizer Dragon Gate Investment Partners, Ken Walker, Managing Director of State Street Global Exchange, Barry Sine, Managing Director of Drexel Hamilton LLC, Jiangang Luo, Partner of Faith Assets, issued certificate to winning group.
As a part of CorpStarter's annual events, CorpStarter North America Venture Contest was organized by Dragon Gate Investment Partners. A cocktail party followed, featuring the networking events with thought leaders, industry pioneers, and influential investors. A Skydiving Challenge event wrapped up this year's Star Show on August 19th in Gardiner, New York. Participants were sent up to 13,500 feet and enjoyed the Skydiving adventure.
SPACES is a technology company that sits between Parking Garages and underserved consumers. Its on-demand parking technology platform empowers consumers to manage their experience seamlessly via a smart phone application. The platform provides operating efficiencies, business intelligence and revenue opportunities for garages. SPACES solves the pain points of consumers and garages, delivering a unified experience on a single platform, while promoting a smarter, greener urban setting.
Parallel Testing Inc.'s MedCheck™ enables consumers to match their prescription medications to their genetic profile, determining if they are effective and safe. 70% of us have genetic variants making a drug dangerous for one person, safe for another, and ineffective for a third. MedChecks™ will reduce the 350 people who die and 7,400 hospitalized daily from adverse drug reactions. The market is enormous: 205,000,000 Americans take 2+ meds, 35,000,000 average 14 meds. Parallel's business saves lives and generates extraordinary financial returns.
Third Place (Tied)
Airacer is the first and only online marketplace in the General Aviation industry. Currently Airacer has been funded by the Chinese investor iBeehub and the Saudi-American investor Asad. Airacer is the one-stop shopping site for the overall aviation experience. By seamlessly connecting flight service providers to future pilots, flight enthusiasts and AvGeeks, we make flying more accessible to everyone.
Longfin is a US based Global Alternative Finance and Technology Services Company specializing in Structured Commodity Trade Finance (Alternative Finance / Shadow Banking) powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Our core global infrastructure is powered by Ultra Low-latency & High Frequency Electronic Market Making platform connected to major Global Exchanges / International Banks.
CorpStarter™ is a New York City based accelerator for growing companies, with an open application process, taking in earlier stage companies consisting of small teams, supporting them with funding, mentoring, training and global resources. CorpStarter™ is dedicated to bringing together China and US capital and consumer market and helping find companies with vision and incremental value to expand in the global market.
About Dragon Gate Investment Partners
Headquartered in New York City's midtown Manhattan, Dragon Gate Investment Partners is a unique investment firm with a special focus on globalizing and localizing sustainable and promising companies in the US and China. Our team has well-earned reputation of excellence in providing sensible and cost-effective cross-border business solutions for a wide breadth of clientele, including public companies, financial institutions, and high-net-worth individuals.
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