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Event Topic: Investment Deal Sourcing
Main Language: English

The Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with beSUCCESS is hosting a dedicated Digital Showcase for Korean Startups!

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The Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with beSUCCESS is hosting a dedicated Digital Showcase for Korean Startups.

Pitching Date : Nov 09, 2017 15:00:00 GMT+0900 (KST)

- Format: 5 Startups Each Startups 15 mins(Founder's Pitch 7 mins + Techstars Response 7 mins)

Judges -

Vijay Tirathrai Techstars Managing Director : Mr. Vijay K. Tirathrai serves as a Managing Director at Techstars Central LLC. Mr. Tirathrai has been the Chief Executive Officer of Entrepreneurs' Organization since July 1, 2015. A Serial Entrepreneur and Industry Pioneer, He has made an indelible mark in a variety of businesses, spanning numerous industries in Southeast Asia, for more than 30 years. As a Business Owner, he has led numerous multinational ventures, ranging from manufacturing, distribution and retailing of fashion, to events and association management. Beyond business, he has served in several non-profit entities, among them the Malaysian Retailers Association, Commonwealth K'98 Games, the Young President' Organization and Richmond, The American International University in London. He also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Entrepreneurs' Organization, the world's most influential community of entrepreneurs. Mr. Tirathrai is multilingual and received his education in Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. -

Ramzy Ismail Techstars Program Director, Techstars Dubai : "Ramzy Ismail is the Director for Techstars Dubai in partnership with GINCO. Previously he was the Program Manager at Techstars Connection, an accelerator in partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev and their corporate venture arm, ZX Ventures. During his time in the UAE, Ramzy was the interim Managing Director for Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi, helping lead the launch of a $10M UAE-based early stage fund and accelerator. Prior to relocating to the UAE, Ramzy worked for EnterBridge Mobility, a SaaS product company as the Director of Business Development. Concurrently, Ramzy served as the Co-founder and CEO of Venuable, a mobile and web-based unique venues marketplace that was accelerated through a top 25 U.S. accelerators, Lighthouse Labs.

**About Techstars : ** Founded in 2006 by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis, Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed.Using the network, startup founders can connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Since 2011, over 500 entrepreneurs have participated in Techstars Startup Weekend Dubai and the company is excited to expand its presence in the Middle East with our mentorship-driven accelerator program, it said in a statement. The new accelerator will join a growing startup landscape with new incubators and initiatives popping up in the UAE. Recently, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) launched Dubai Smart City Accelerator at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC). The accelerator program is targeting startups that are developing innovative solutions to help make cities smarter and overcome significant challenges due to congestion, waste and energy.

Featured Goals

Raising $ 1,500,000



Riiid replaces paper workbooks and tutoring institutions for multiple choice tests with its data-based adaptive learning technology.

South Korea | Series B
• 200,000 registered users (only for TOEIC, launched in March, 2016; it's a must-have app for TOEIC takers now)

• Proprietary AI technologies → technical barrier and Top level AI scientists and engineers

• Inbound investment and partnership deals from a number of big China education companies.

• Rasied over $4MM from top Korea VCs and heavyweights in IT (cofounder of Nexon, VP of ST Unitas, etc.)

Raising $ 1,000,000



Mobidoo offers a contactless mobile payment solution using it's Inaudible Sound Transmission technology, which sends data over sound.

South Korea | Series A
• Has captured 30% of POS market in Korea and is discussing partnership with major banks

• Has 12 B2B clients in 5 countries and fast growing sales: $58K in 2015, $142K in 2016

Raising $ 500,000



We make wearable 360 Camera, then this product for VR Contents making and Security purpose.

South Korea | Seed
• We have the ability to produce high-quality B2C products that can create VR content and B2B products that can secure all directions (15 years experience from Samsung Electronics HW and SW engineer)

• Seed invested by Samsung and Lotte

• Collaborations with Facebook (API, Function)

• Collaborations with Lotte Group (VR, Security)

• After the exhibition of 2 exhibitions, 13 companies and NDA proceedings and MOU with 6 companies in the world

Lead By

Raising $ 10,000,000



To expand business to Asia Market(Middle East, Singapore, Hongkong and China)

South Korea | Series A
• We've sold first Cube(Container vertical farm) to the hotel chain in Denmark for $45,000/1 unit

• Also, Dealing with LG life&care and Samsung Wellstory to sell our product and fresh food.

• We are raising $10M to extend business to Asia for hiring great and smart people: Business and marketing, SW&Data&AI Engineers and build our own farm to grow a very functional crop and it will be provided to VIP healthcare center.

Raising $ 3,000,000


TigerCompany Co.

We are using this amount to expand our solution into Southeast Asia, product enhancement, and cloud service.

South Korea
• We are government official Cloud provider as main organizer and operation center that provide SaaS collaboration platform with National Information Society Agency, a government organization of Korea.
And we will expand Public Cloud for Korea government organizations.

• We are first Korea ISV partner of Telekom Malaysia as SaaS provider as contracted distribution agreement and provides SaaS to Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Raising $ 10,000,000


PiQuant Co.

PiQuant is the developer of a spectroscopy-based IoT healthcare device that can detect/measure/analyze molecular level particles.

South Korea | Series A
• Selected 'Most Innovative Company' by Seedstars, won 1st Prize at TNW Europe and made Top 10 at Tencent's Global Startup Competition

• Receiving proposals from several large hospitals in Korea seeking technology transfer/partnership