The annual International Pitch Competition is a global event initiated by IIA(International Innovation Alliance) in 2018. Companies from all over the world joined this year to compete in one of the most prestigious pitching competitions in Silicon Valley. Stay tuned for their inspiring technologies.
Extensive leadership and hands-on experience building successful SaaS and consumer products with hundreds of millions of users. Experiences have spanned executive leadership, product management, marketing, sales enablement, client services, user experience design, strategy, monetization, search marketing, online communities, and e-commerce.
Brendon Kim has been investing in early-stage startup companies for over 20 years. He is currently the VP, MD, Global Head of Samsung NEXT Ventures. The Ventures team invests in compelling early-stage software and services startups, bringing the power of the Samsung platform to accelerate their growth. Prior to joining Samsung, Brendon was a co-founding general partner of Altos Ventures, where he was a lead investor and board member in numerous early-stage software and services companies. Before co-founding Altos Ventures, he was a strategy and management consultant in the media, consumer, and technology industries. Brendon received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and his BA from Princeton University.
John Nam is a Co-founder and Managing Partner at Strong Ventures. He was a former Vice President of International & Corporate Banking at U.S. Bancorp. He obtained Master of International Affairs, International Finance & Business from Columbia University.
Preetha is general partner and senior managing director at Pier 70 Ventures and is responsible for investments, portfolio management and the deal flow process. Dr. Preetha Ram is a successful entrepreneur, technologist and educator.She was founder and CEO of OpenStudy, a peer-to-peer online community and platform for mentoring and academic help for high school and college learners. Preetha raised multimillion-dollar funding from the who’s who of foundations: the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the Georgia Research Alliance, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Hewlett Packard Foundation before receiving an institutional round.
Rachel is all about “helping to build software that makes life better.” She is pursuing her moto at Alchemist Accelerator inspiring many startups worldwide as a director of corporate innovation. She has been with Ignition Partners, Merian Ventures, and Autodesk.
Sungjoon Cho is a VC Investor at D20 Capital. Formerly at Amasia, Formation 8, McKinsey, and Samsung. He finished his M.B.A at Columbia Business School and got the master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Seoul National University.
Transforming supply chain by digitalizing trillions of assets on the single unit level with individual ultra-low-cost RFID/NFC-enabled tracking and sensors system that and an integrated SaaS/private cloud data platform. We are supply-chain agnostic.
Aviant delivers a full-stack drone service that enables autonomous and on-demand transport of cargo between medical facilities.
Dgenious is the Business Monitoring Platform to enable retail managers to manage their physical and online point of sales dynamically and in real time.
DogLog helps pet owners track their pets' health, wellness & provides analytics of their behavior. Downloaded 46,000 times on iOS and Android, this free and easy-to-use pet care app reduces the communication challenges when multiple people take care of the same dogs. The app provides analytics, reminders and notes to share with the several people who may be taking care of your pet. It tracks your pet’s activities, eating habits, vet appointments, photos, and more, while letting you share and comment on logged activities. DogLog provides peace of mind that your pet is getting the care it needs.
“ElectricBrands is shaping mobility of the future. We are already thinking about tomorrow's needs today and are breaking completely new ground. We develop the most sustainable motorized products for individual transport. The focus is always on the high usability of our vehicles for our customers. This paired with advanced technology and perfect quality. The founding team's many years of professional experience are the basis for building innovative vehicles and creating a holistic approach that offers our customers a comprehensive dealer and service network. Moves your mind!”
Millibatt makes small and rechargeable batteries for small wearables, biomedical, and IoT sensor applications. Request long-lasting small lithium-ion batteries.
Open Sesame, is a B2B platform and tools business making applications to increase social connection in the New Normal, using 5G technology. The team is ex Sony, Nintendo, Sony Pictures, Disneyland and the BBC. We are a USC Viterbi Startup Garage cohort company based in Marina Del Rey, CA.
Innovator Triple W developed DFree®, the first wearable device for incontinence that can track the progression of bladder movements using a non-invasive ultrasonic sensor. The device will help elderly and disabled people who suffer from incontinence by notifying when they will need to go to the bathroom. DFree is now widely marketed in Japan and the US and used in over 500 senior care facilities. Triple W has offices in Tokyo and San Diego
Zoomici is a data-driven marketplace distribution platform for international distribution among suppliers, marketplaces, carriers, and logisticians connecting 29 countries, 100 marketplaces. In 2020 Zoomici enters the FT1000 of the top 1000 European fastest-growing companies and exceeded $21M in 2020 in turnover (vs. $1.1M in 2010) with 1.5M of products. The company has the technology that is backed by in-depth knowledge of the e-commerce market, exclusive business partnerships, and a complete range of ancillary services. Enabling its users, the reliable, unlimited, free, and quality access to the e-commerce distribution channel. Together with multiple partners including Amazon, Rakuten, and Carrefour, the company serves 1.8 million customers globally.
Disease detection and spread are a longtime challenge for livestock farmers. AIDKR provides an animal digital healthcare platform to help livestock farmers detect any early signs of disease and abnormal behavior, and prevent the spread of disease by integrating AI, biotech, and vet-tech to provide One-health solution. As a result, we achieve higher quality consumed meat by reducing antibiotics up to 83%, and we maximize total profit by increasing revenue up to 30%.
Business Canvas is building "Typed," an easy-to-use workspace that transforms scattered information into your knowledge. Typed solves the challenge that every knowledge worker faces: spending more time on research and organization than the actual content to be created. According to McKinsey, this costs organizations $30M dollars annually. As your second brain, Typed saves your time and money by curating your scattered files with AI to recommend in real-time the contextually needed information for your next output so that you do the Typing, while Typed takes care of the rest. Right now, we are the fastest-growing startup in Korea. Our closed beta reached over 10,000 global users within 6 months, and our MAU is growing at 300% month-over-month.