This year’s expert Judges included: Winston Choe, Intel; Jeffrey Chow, Morgan Stanley; Roger Liao, Eumax Capital; John Sun, New Horizon Capital.
Six finalists received a chance to pitch their products or services to a panel of expert judges and audience. They are:
UAS VIP Passport: Consolidation of Discount: Retail, Dining, and Excursion Coupon Program for Foreign Visitors to the US
Kumakore: Provides the platform to do both through easy to use web interfaces integrated with a cloud based social gaming engine accessible through plugins with popular development platforms.
ItsLikeCash: Makes mobile "cash-like" payments safer, secure, finally Ecommerce-enabled, and most uniquely, across 7 billion voice-based telephones "as is".
Starfruit Mobile: First iPhone app miKICK will enable users to add a kick (flavor) to any photo and make people super expressive.
Bit Action: Enables mobile software developers high-quality direct connections that go through carrier-grade NATs. This results in better user experience for their customers and lower-costs for the software provider.
Exand: Provides WIfi coverage/operation/maintenance, analysis of consumer surfing habits and LBS for merchants.
The winners were unveiled on Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2013. Congratulations to:
2013 Innovation Showcase Contest
Chair, Joseph Wei
Director, Ying Wang
4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Partners, LLC
Fred Greguras, Partner, K&L Gates
6:00pm -- 6:30pm Checkin, Networking, Food, Beer
6:30pm -- 7:15pm Panel Discussion
7:15pm -- 7:45pm Pitch/Demo
7:45pm -- 9:00pm Networking, Food, Beer
Are you a game developer looking for partners? Do you want to drive higher revenue to your games? Do you have a plan to explore China game market or US game market?
We will host a social event for game companies from China and US to network at the week of GDC. Some leading publishers, distributors, ads platforms and service providers for both US and China markets will speak at the event. Come and experience a multi-curlture night out, show off your products, lock down your go-to-market partners, and enjoy the food and drink.
Demo and presentation opportunities are also provided to quality companies. Please register the Pitch/Demo ticket type to be the pitch/demo candidates.