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About Asian Future Innovation Challenge

JJLake believes in Asian entrepreneurs having the power to impact the future world. Together with local innovation partners, we are committed to building a global platform for Asian founders to connect with clients, capital and more opportunities.


It is a stage for startup teams to showcase innovations and build connections, for investors to meet promising portfolios, for professionals to catch the cutting-edge technology trend, and for scholars to commercialize academic achievement born in laboratories.

  • Seattle

  • Silicon Valley

  • Atlanta

  • DC

  • NY

  • Seattle

    The Seattle Startup Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in April 2008 by a group of professionals and entrepreneurial enthusiasts in the greater Seattle area. It is a community exchange platform with entrepreneurship as its main purpose, based in Seattle, but with an international perspective. The SEC is entirely composed of volunteers, aiming to unite high-level entrepreneurial talents and teams around Seattle to go to North America to build entrepreneurial talents and venture capital teams, as well as a platform for exchanges and cooperation of various professionals.

    ProSeed is a business incubator run solely by UW students. We work hard to help UW student-led startups gain the guidance and confidence they need to bring ideas to life. We are committed to helping student-led startups enter the next phase of their business.

    INFOX started in 2014. Committed to providing clients with the most professional talent acquisition and funding manage-ment consulting, INFOX has a team of talent and funding experts leveraging technology, so our clients can take advantage of government funding schemes as soon as they receive them. Our clients range from start-ups to leading global companies in the US, Canada and Asia, focusing on talent acquisition in biotech, fintech, gaming, e-commerce and more.

    JJLake Business Center is a newly renovated innovative space located in Mountain View, Silicon Valley. We aim to foster innovation and growth through community events, investment partner collaborations and global market access. We provide fundraising consulting and business development services to entrepreneurs. So far, we have established a community of thousands of entrepreneurs, and have successfully built up the relationship with hundreds of investment institutions.

    Founded in 2015, the China-US Technology Innovation Center (CUTIC) is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, USA. We are a Non-profit professional organization. We take full advantage of the excellent resources from science and technology talent, and achieve the effective connection between the supply and the demand for innovation and entrepreneurship in China. Based on the cooperation relation with technology associations and high-tech incubators in North-America, CUTIC collects and collates high-tech projects, and introduces appropriate investment corporation or venture capital funds after comprehensive evaluation. We help US high-tech enterprises keep a good connection with advanced manufactures, and help maintain better access to the business market in China.

    Washington Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club (WIEC)

    Founded in 2015, Summit Capital provide business consulting, incubation service and angel investment for early-stage technology start-up sourced from the local, Sillicon Valley, Boston and all over the world. Summit Capital, LLC is a management company, it also provides consulting service for growth stage projects in both tech and non-tech fields and assists business marketing globally, including North America, Europe, and Asia, through cooperation with many investment partners.

    Lair East Labs is a startup accelerator based in New York that empowers founders to expand internationally.

    ASCENDING Inc is a certified small disadvantaged business, with its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Our founder, management, and technical teams are all certified engineers and have decades of combined experience in delivering IT solutions. 

    The University of Maryland Chinese Students and Scholars Association was established in 1989. Our primary mission is to promote exchanges and interactions among Chinese students, scholars, the local Chinese community, and other cultures at the University of Maryland. We have been committed to helping freshmen adapt to American culture and society, organizing current students to participate in various activities, and connecting with scholars and alumni from China, thereby establishing strong bonds in the Chinese community. In 2005, the original Chinese postgraduate group was renamed the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, expanding the scope of our services to include undergraduates and scholars at UM. We are a family of over 2000 members including faculty, staff and students.

    YEA (Entrepreneurs Association of Yale International Students) aims to unite the Yale international community by creating a global platform for innovation in various fields, including healthcare, technology, and business. We offer educational as well as prospective career opportunities to support aspiring international innovators at Yale.

    Since 2018, JJLake Business Center has organized various online and offline events to assist entrepreneurs to make fundraising tactics and help cross-border companies explore the Asia-Pacific market. We have reached out 300+ investment institutions, 100+ innovative partners and 16000+ active entrepreneurial community users.