The TechCrunch Meetup in Seoul presented by Campus Seoul is set for April 16 at the aA Design Museum and we’re thrilled to announce the startups vying for your attention in the great pitch-off. We found a great group of interesting startups that might just have what it takes to make it, and we look forward to learning more about them next week.
If your startup didn’t make the cut, don’t worry — we’re happy to talk to you about what you’re working on at the event itself.
So, without further ado (drumroll please…) here are the pitch-off contestants that were selected from the hundreds that applied:
- AKA Intelligence: deep-learning startup that built a Quantum machine learning system
- AquaPowerGen: green-tech startup behind a hydrogen-powered engine
- BBB: mobile health startup that enables blood tests from smartphones
- Casual Steps: e-commerce site allowing Koreans to shop at overseas web stores
- Cloudbric: web security startup
- Iamcompany: service to help parents manage their children’s school information
- Mobidays Inc: mobile ad tech and marketing startup
- ROOT ENERGY: service promoting energy saving and green practices
- Solidware: machine learning and risk assessment technology
- Spacosa Corp: internet-of-things company that tracks the location of family and loved ones
Each startup will have two minutes to pitch their product or service. That will be followed by four minutes of questions from the judging panel, which will consist of TechCrunch editors and local startup figures.
In addition to the obvious prestige of winning, there are prizes on offer for the triumphant pitch-off contestants.
The winner will score space to demo their company in Startup Alley at a future TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Campus Seoul will give them the opportunity to participate in its global Campus Exchange in London.
The second-placed startup will take home two tickets to an upcoming Disrupt conference, while the third place company gets one Disrupt ticket.
We have also lined up a few interesting fireside chats with prominent local tech figures to round out the evening and provide insight to entrepreneurs and fledgling startups.
There are only a handful of tickets for the event left, so if you haven’t already reserved your spot, now is the time to apply for tickets here.
That’s not quite all. TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher, Sam O’Keefe and I will take part in a discussion on creating startup ecosystem that generate global companies at Google Campus Seoul in the afternoon before the meet-up. You can reserve tickets for that event here — more details in Korean.
See you in Seoul!