Although Demo Day is often mistaken for a “startup pitch competition,” the original idea behind the event was to provide startups with the opportunity to showcase new products, services, or business models to a group of investors in hopes of securing a follow-on investment. Demo Day, in this sense, is primarily geared towards startups that have gone through an accelerator program and are looking to share their progress during that program to a target group of investors.
SparkLabs Demo Day is uniquely designed as a public event that invites not just investors, but everyone from students and future entrepreneurs to corporate/government/non-profit representatives and the media. We do this with the hopes of broadening the public’s understanding of the importance of nurturing great startups in Korea and the role that accelerators play in that journey. For each Demo Day, we also invite industry leaders from diverse fields to share their insights and discuss the latest tech trends across the globe.