CorpStarter Star Show 2016


CorpStarter Star Show is an annual event that links projects and talents with capital, mentors, partenrs, resources as well as opportunities to explore the ever-growing Chinese market. It is one of the most competitive venture contests in the East Coast. Selected companies will be connected with angel investors, venture capital and other funding resources.

Our competition and contestants have been covered by top media groups in the U.S. and China, including Bloomberg, Yahoo, TEDMED, Xinhua News Agency, People's Daily, and US-China Press. This year, we offer a very unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to interact with investors by sending them on hot air balloons.

Organizer: CorpStarter

Co-organizer: Chinese Association for Science and Business


August 18th:

CorpStarter Star Show

Microsoft Fifth Avenue - 677 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

Seats are limited. Please RSVP to to register.

9:30 am


10:00 am

Opening Remark

Lijie Zhu, Managing Director of Dragon Gate Investment Partners LLC

Michael Callan, Senior Business Sales Leader at Microsoft

10:20 am

Keynote Speech: Opportunity and Success in the Age of the Entrepreneur

Sue Googe, Entrepreneur; Republican Candidate US Congress 2016

Keynote Speech: Pitch Perfect - Making the Pitch for Growth Funding

Barry Sine CFA, CMT, Managing Director of Drexel Hamilton LLC

10:50 am

Panel 1 - How to Embrace the "Fintech" Revolution

Qiang Fan, President, Silicon Valley US-China Startup Prosperity for Technology and Innovation; Cooperating Partner, CIT-China

Barry Sine CFA, CMT, Managing Director of Drexel Hamilton LLC

Dave Ogg, CEO of Ogg Trading LLC

11:25 am

Panel 2 - Spot and Capitalize on Trends

Sue Googe, Republican Candidate US Congress 2016

Chiu-Ti Jansen, Founder of CHINA HAPPENINGS

Carl Dan Killian, Jr., President of Harvard Investors Group

Sandford Wollman, Co-Founder of Westchester Angels

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Team Presentations (by alphabetic order)

Judge Introduction

Rules (Every team has 7 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of Q&As)

1:10 pm


1:25 pm

IMG Media

1:40 pm

Ogg Trading, LLC

1:55 pm

Valuation Metrics

2:10 pm


2:30 pm

Announce Result & Award Ceremony

2:40 pm

AR/VR Experience by Microsoft

August 19th:

One-on-one Meetings


August 20th:

Hot air Balloon Ride

Upstate New York | Registration



First Place

Valuation Metrics is a leading provider of investor targeting analytics. Our web-based SaaS platform, provides insights that enable clients to efficiently and effectively target investors and enhance shareholder value. Our flagship product quickly and comprehensively analyzes investor behavior, accurately predicts which institutions will buy a company’s equity and explains why they will do so.

Second Place

Ogg Trading, LLC is committed to providing deeply liquid, highly sophisticated, best of breed trading solutions and capabilities for institutional foreign exchange clients. Fueled by the highest quantitative capabilities, the company will facilitate our client’s ability to achieve best execution standards by deploying the most useful, state of the art trading software available in the marketplace. Our clients will enjoy a significant advantage over their competitors in executing their trades.

Third Place

everyStory is a technology platform that streamlines the creation of personalized digital stories with the goal of being the first company to successfully deliver Reminiscence Therapy (RT) as a Digital Therapeutic. RT is a proven treatment to reduce anxiety and improve overall quality of life in patients with Alzheimer's and Dementia (ADOD) but RT is presently not scalable. The company is working with a major US university to run a clinical trial showing that EveryStory is an effective delivery of Reminiscence Therapy for anxiety reduction and improved quality of life in a digital manner.

Outstanding Team

IMG Media offers the newest and the most effective tool in the era of WeChat Marketing by introducing the WeChat media kiosks. While enhancing the sales performance through the FREE DIY photo printing features, the WeChat media kiosks are also effectively being used as an additional marketing tool to help American brands building immediate connections with the growing Chinese consumers in the U.S. The IMG Media also creates an innovative way to attract customers and crowds into database via WeChat public accounts for future sales and marketing purposes.

VertaHerb utilizes efficient and sustainable indoor hydroponic growing systems to grow fruits, herbs and vegetables pesticide and chemical free, and in high volume year-round. Mass market food and herb retailers benefit from year-round production, reduced weather risk, and lower transportation costs. VertaHerb will also provide quality herbs for use in nutrition supplements, cosmetics, and essential oils.

Speakers & Investors