Nov.2020 to Jun.2021
Upcoming Events & Deadlines:
Wednesday, May 5, 7 PM - 9 PM, Mentorship Session#1 by Zoom (non public event)
Tuesday, May 11, 7 PM - 9 PM, Mentorship Session#2 by Zoom (non public event)
Monday, May 31, Due date for all teams to submit final deliverables (a 5-minutes video plus any supplementary materials)
Tuesday, June 15, Semi-Final due date, judges to review submitted deliverables and vote 10 teams out of 26 submissions
Friday, June 25, 7 PM - 9:30 PM, Final award pitch session, 10 selected teams to present and 4-6 judges to select 3 final awards, by Zoom
June 26, Award ceremony as part of NECINA Annual Meeting and 25th year anniversary (public event)
November 1, 2020
The goal is to encourage creativity and innovation that addresses a pain or social needs in any aspect of the society, including those created by Covid-19. Covid-19 related innovation is desired but not required.
You can be in any stage of innovation, including hatching an idea, bootstrapping, or just received investment.
You will have access to NECINA’s resources to improve your concept or transform it towards a more viable solution. All participants are eligible to access mentors during their “office hours'' coordinated by NECINA. Mentors are experienced and accomplished professionals in their respective industries, including subject experts, innovative professors, angel investors, venture capitalists, series investors, senior corporate executives, and successful entrepreneurs. Three (3) submissions will win the award prizes with a total prize of up to $20,000.
NECINA, short for New England Chinese Information and Network Association, is the organizer of this Innovation Challenge. It is the most established and influential high-end professional organization in New England of the United States. Founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization, NECINA set its mission to facilitate professional career development, nourish entrepreneurship, and bridge the business and culture gap between the U.S. and China. NECINA hosts conferences, workshops, job fairs, and various special programs every year, serving more than 4,500 members from diverse industries such as software, telecommunications, networking, bioinformatics, FinTech, robotics, investment, and law. NECINA connects and empowers professionals of all age and all disciplines in New England and beyond, also serves as a platform for our members, volunteers, sponsors and partners to networking and building long lasting professional and social relationships.
Please visit our website for more information: https://www.necina.org/
Judges & Mentors
Necina Innovation Challenge honorably have had invited bellow mentioned 10 judges squad of quality and experience throughout, leading by Cheng Wu, the founder of ArrowPoint Communications, acquired by Cisco with $5.7B in 2000.
Proud to bring inspirational judges from across the globe:
Innovation Ideas & Teams
Wearable Homecare Assistant
Wearable Homecare Assistant is designed by a Chinese elementary school student together with his father, to sense the baby's body temperature and noise, set alarm to remind the caring nurse. More application scenarios could be explored.
Music Mastering Service
We want to create a hybrid mastering service that combines the speed of intelligent software to do the bulk of the work, with the creativity of authentic human ears.
It is a social chat platform for parents to easily communicate with each other and share information as well as a centralized marketplace for after-school classes and activities where parents can easily browse and search based on their locations.
Airblock is a platform that improves turn-around-times by digitizing documentation processes in real-time using permissioned cloud so aviation companies can be efficient, and avoid penalties.
BytePal AI is a friendly and empathetic AI chatbot that listens and cares for you when there is no one to talk to. Such a tool can help when you need someone to have a conversation with empathy and emotional touch.
We help international students and new immigrants with top legal help, connect businesses with trusted international lawyers, and book one-on-one live calls with legal experts overseas.
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NECINA Innovation Challenge Special Presentation
An Innovation Pitch Night with our Mentors/Judges!
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 PM, Saturday, March 20, 2021 (EST)
Meeting ID: 972 9960 7683