WORLD'S LARGEST STARTUP DEMODAY

SparkLabs Demoday is the world's largest demoday event featuring game-changing startups, new technologies and innovations, and discussions on the latest issues and trends from leaders in technology, media and telecommunications. This is a must-see event where you will meet some of the leading entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, media and government people all interested in innovation and change.

DEMODAY 16 VIRTUAL OFFICE HOUR

Virtual Office Hour with SparkLabs Partners


Win a 1:1 Mentoring Session with a SparkLabs Partner!

We are hosting an event to providing startup founders and potential entrepreneurs the opportunity to have 1:1 mentoring from one of SparkLabs’ global partners based in Korea, the U.S., Singapore, and beyond. Choose a time slot with the SparkLabs Partner of your choice!

Those selected through the lottery will receive a 30-minute 1:1 virtual meeting with one of Sparklabs Partners at our Demoday’s online booth on April 29.

SESSION DATE

~ OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY,
APRIL 23, 2021

SESSION DATE

SESSION DATE: THURSDAY APRIL 29,
2021 10:00AM ~ 12:00PM

TIME ALLOTMENT

30 MINUTES PER COMPANY

Eugene Kim

General Partner

Manager of the SparkLabs Accelerator Program. Tencent Korea, Podotree, Vertigo Games, NHN USA, SK and more

Sectors of Interest : Mobile, E-Commerce

Hanjoo Lee

General Partner

SparkLabs Co-Founder. Serial entrepreneur and startup investor. Bespin Global and Hostway Founder

Sectors of Interest : Cloud, Data, SaaS, E-Commerce

Bernard Moon

General Partner

SparkLabs Group, SparkLabs, SparkLabs Global Ventures Co-Founder. A serial entrepreneur and investor, Moon is currently active as an advisor to several accelerators and startups.

Sectors of Interest : Social Media, Healthcare, Energy

Frank Meehan

Partner

SparkLabs Partner and SparkLabs Global Ventures Co-Founder. A serial entrepreneur, Meehan recently founded Equilibrium, a startup gaining global recognition in the sustainability sector.

Sectors of Interest : Sustainability, EdTech, Mobile, IoT

Jay McCarthy

Partner

SparkLabs Partner and SparkLabs Group Co-Founder. A businessman and investor with over 25 years of experience in energy and finance, as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.

Sectors of Interest : Energy, Finance, Deep tech

HOW TO ATTEND

1) The selected companies will receive an email confirming the time and instructions for attending your mentoring session.
2) Following the instructions in the email, you will be able to meet your mentor via access to the booth on SparkLabs 16th Demoday online platform.
3) All partners are not limited to their areas of interest and can provide mentoring across all sectors.




apply here

DEMODAY 16 VIRTUAL OFFICE HOUR

Virtual Office Hour with SparkLabs Partners

Win a 1:1 Mentoring Session with a SparkLabs Partner!

We are hosting an event to providing startup founders and potential entrepreneurs the opportunity to have 1:1 mentoring from one of SparkLabs’ global partners based in Korea, the U.S., Singapore, and beyond. Choose a time slot with the SparkLabs Partner of your choice!

Those selected through the lottery will receive a 30-minute 1:1 virtual meeting with one of Sparklabs Partners at our Demoday’s online booth on April 29.

SESSION DATE

~ OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

SESSION DATE

SESSION DATE: THURSDAY APRIL 29, 2021 10:00AM ~ 12:00PM

TIME ALLOTMENT

30 MINUTES PER COMPANY

Eugene Kim

General Partner

Manager of the SparkLabs Accelerator Program. Tencent Korea, Podotree, Vertigo Games, NHN USA, SK and more

Sectors of Interest : Mobile, E-Commerce

Hanjoo Lee

General Partner

SparkLabs Co-Founder. Serial entrepreneur and startup investor. Bespin Global and Hostway Founder

Sectors of Interest : Cloud, Data, SaaS, E-Commerce

Bernard Moon

General Partner

SparkLabs Group, SparkLabs, SparkLabs Global Ventures Co-Founder. A serial entrepreneur and investor, Moon is currently active as an advisor to several accelerators and startups.

Sectors of Interest : Social Media, Healthcare, Energy

Frank Meehan

Partner

SparkLabs Partner and SparkLabs Global Ventures Co-Founder. A serial entrepreneur, Meehan recently founded Equilibrium, a startup gaining global recognition in the sustainability sector.

Sectors of Interest : Sustainability, EdTech, Mobile, IoT

Jay McCarthy

Partner

SparkLabs Partner and SparkLabs Group Co-Founder. A businessman and investor with over 25 years of experience in energy and finance, as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.

Sectors of Interest : Energy, Finance, Deep tech

[HOW TO ATTEND]

1)The selected companies will receive an email confirming the time and instructions for attending your mentoring session.
2) Following the instructions in the email, you will be able to meet your mentor via access to the booth on SparkLabs 16th Demoday online platform.
3) All partners are not limited to their areas of interest and can provide mentoring across all sectors.




apply here

DEMODAY 16TEAMS


[ SparkLabs Accelerator Batch 16 ]

programschedule

APRIL, 29, 2021, ONLINE LIVE 13:00 ~ 17:00 KST

TIME

  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • 13:00 - 13:30
  • 13:30 - 14:00
  • 14:00 - 15:10
  • 15:10 - 17:00

Section

  • Virtual Booth & Networking
  • Pre-Demoday Talk
  • Opening Video & Welcome Speech
  • Pitch Session
  • Panel Discussion
 

Panel Discussion

 
“NFTs: Collectible Standard of the Future or a Passing Fad”


 




“Future of Accelerators and Early-Stage Investing”


 




“From Seed to IPO: Everything you need to know about Startup Fundraising”


 

Previous Speakers

ATTENDED BYINDUSTRY LEADERS


ABOUT SPARKLABS

SparkLabs is a startup accelerator founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs in South Korea. The focus will be on startup companies from the Internet, online gaming, mobile, ecommerce and digital media sectors. The mentorship-driven program will be three months in length and provides funding, office space, a structure program and access to a top-tier network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and executives. SparkLabs seeks to contribute to and help develop Asia's startup ecosystem.

SparkLabs host 2 Demo Days in a year, and it’s become the world’s biggest Demo Day with 2,000 attendees. We are grateful to our sponsors & supporters for this milestone. If you are interested in becoming our sponsor, mentor, or the next hero of our Demo Day stage, please contact us.

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Demo DayFAQ


The original concept of demo day is an event that showcases new products, services, and business models developed by start-ups to attract investment and funding. Its primary function is to exhibit start-ups who went through the accelerator program and highlights their vision and traction in front of investors. In the case of SparkLabs Demo Day, it is a public event in which anyone can attend, including investors, media, pre-founders, institutions and students, thus raising awareness of the importance of start-up promotion and the role of accelerators in Korea. We also invite experts from various fields to share insights and the latest global tech trends.
SparkLabs holds its demo day twice a year, typically once in late June and one in early December.
Demo Day is an open event that anyone can attend, and the admission fee is free. However, the pitch and booth participation is only for startups who complete the SparkLabs' accelerator program.
You can register from a month and a half prior to a Demoday event through sparklabsdemoday.com. Registration windows typically open in mid-May and mid-October. The admission fee is free.
Yes, you can register on site at the event
The main language of the event is Korean. However, overseas start-ups, global mentors, panel sessions and more are conducted in English. All demo day events provide simultaneous translation typically in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean for the convenience of visitors.
Specific seating cannot be reserved in advance.
Demo days also include panel sessions with renowned industry leaders, who discuss and share their insight on global technology trends. You can find information about speakers who have visited previous SparkLabs Demo Days here. (링크) Attendees can also directly view and experience various products and services of the SparkLabs Portfolio through booths installed on site.
Check out the library on the SparkLabs homepage. (Library)
Yes, there will be a live stream using Facebook Live only for start-up pitches and panel sessions.
No, we do not provide food for attendees.
Yes, parking is available by the Coex Convention Center. However, we do not pay for attendees' parking.
Unlike other accelerator demo days that might be invite-only and limited to investors, we believe Korea's startup ecosystem needs further development and support. We want to contribute to Korea and Asia's growing ecosystem and encourage entrepreneurship.

We want to provide more opportunities and greater exposure for startups. A wide variety of people in many fields participate in SparkLabs’ Demo Day, and through the convergence of such networks, relationships are formed and unexpected opportunities arise for our startups and the startup ecosystem.
Please email info@sparklabs.co.kr with a subject heading of “Demo Day _ Travel Visa Request”. Provide your full name, nationality, passport number, passport issue and expiry dates, place of passport issuance, and date of birth. Please note that we provide the letter of invitation to anyone who needs it, but we do not provide a Letter of Guarantee.
An average of 13 start-ups including overseas start-ups pitch from the SparkLabs Global Ventures portfolio. Starting in 2017, the number of participating start-ups will increase to more than 20 with the inclusion of SparkLabs IoT Accelerator companies.
Participating start-ups span a wide range of sectors, from the internet, mobile, online games, e-commerce, digital media, healthcare, fin-tech, and IoT sectors to food tech.
Due to a large number of requests, we are considering sending company profiles prior to Demo Day to investors pre-registered in our contact list. If you want to register, please subscribe to the mailing list. subscribe
On the day of event, you'll find a wide range of SparkLabs portfolio companies running booths on site. If you would like to meet a company that does is not participating in booth exhibits, please contact us.
Starting from the 9th Demo Day, special events will be held for investors only. Start-ups can be engaged for in-depth talks the Investor Luncheon (Investor Day), which will be held on the second day of Demo Day. This event is invite only.
The Investor Lounge is located on the right side of the venue. Meet more than 20 different SparkLabs and SparkLabs Global Ventures portfolio companies, as well as prominent thought leaders from all over the world.

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