2020 Fall LunchTalk Report

2020 상반기 Lunch Talk Report
Entrepreneurship Lunch Talk(이하 Lunch Talk)은 KAIST 학내 기업가정신을 불어넣기 위해 학기 중 매달 진행되고 있는 기업가정신 특강 프로그램입니다. 2020년 런치톡은 COVID-19 여파로 온라인으로 진행되었습니다.

Lunch Talk Report for the 2020 first half year

Entrepreneurship Lunch Talk

Entrepreneurship Lunch Talk is a monthly entrepreneurship lecture program held during the semester to inspire entrepreneurship in KAIST. Due to COVID-19, 2020 LunchTalk was held online and is available on Youtube Live!

April To Survive in Harsh Korean Software Startup Field – CHEQUER CEO InSeo Hwang

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One of the most important assets in a modern enterprise is data. Data is crucial to make important business decisions, because companies must collect and analyze countless data, regarding customer information, sales, and advertisements. While there are many solutions that collect, refine, analyze, and visualize data in the market, there is no general solution that can combine various solutions. Even if the solution successfully integrates data collection, analysis, and visualization of data, data efficiency and productivity are very low due to the high level of security required to prevent data and personal information leakage.

Additionally, most large companies build their own ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), BI (Business Intelligence), DI (Data Intelligence) platforms at astronomical costs, or integrate extremely expensive solutions in the market into their own internal systems. Thus, it became more difficult for startups and SMBs (Small Medium Business) to integrate and innovate data tasks at a reasonable cost.

CHEQUER develops and sells SQLGate, the No.1 database IDE for domestic customers. The company has a high level of understanding and expertise in databases and the data, thus rapidly growing in the global market.

The first online Lunch Talk of 2020 was held with CHEQUER’s CEO InSeo Hwang about “How to Survive in Harsh Korean Software Startup Field” 🙂

May – Wise Startup Life, Bluepoint Partners CEO Yongkwan Lee

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Bluepoint, established in 2014, is a partnership-driven startup accelerator that invests in high-tech companies. Blupoint Partner’s CEO Yong Kwan Lee, exited from his previous semiconductor startup Plasmart, and established Bluepoint using the exit funds. Until last month, the company invested in 151 startups in fields of Internet of Things (IoT), robots, software, and bio, with an estimated corporate value of 1.3 trillion won. ‘Aron’ and ‘Tomocube’, one of the first companies to be invested by Bluepoint, are considered startups with the most advanced technology in the field. Last year, the medical device company, which offers cancer diagnostic solution, ‘Speclipse’ was taken over by ‘CELL RETURN’, and ‘Polariant’, a startup which developed an indoor position tracking technology, was taken over by ‘Socar’.

The CEO of Bluepoint Partners Yong Kwan Lee gave a wonderful lecture for the May Lunch Talk. It was an insightful time to hear about Lee’s startup and exit experience !

June (#1) The Startup Dream of a Doctor – Healcerion CEO Jeong-won Ryu

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Healcerion is a company which developed a wireless portable ultrasound device called ‘SONON’ in 2014. SONON is the world’s first wireless portable ultrasound device that can connect to smartphones and tablets, and simplified the high-end ultrasound devices that weigh over 100kg used in hospitals. SONON only weighs 370g and reduced existing heavy and bulky ultrasound devices to the size of our palms. Sonograms can be played by connecting SONON to smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Healcerion CEO Jeong-won Ryu, who successfully became a high-tech medical device-related venture business man from a doctor, gave a great lecture about “The Startup Dream of a Doctor” at the Healcerion Seoul headquarters 🙂

June (#2) How We Redefine Productivity for the Future of Work – SWIT CEO Juhwan Lee

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Swit is a San Francisco-based startup that provides a team collaboration platform that combines team chat with task management. Since its official release in March 2019, the company has been growing rapidly, with about 2,000 client companies and 10,000 teams using the service. In February, the company won the “Growth Startup of the Year” award at Startup Grind’s 2020 Global Conference, the world’s largest startup community with over 4,000 startups from 133 countries participating.

The CEO of SWIT Juhwan Lee joined us for our special Lunch Talk in June !

If you’re already using collaboration tools like Slack and Notion, how about using SWIT for the perfect collaboration experience? +_+

The Entrepreneurship Lunch Talks were conducted online for the first half of the year! We were glad to spend time with speakers who gave us meaningful insight.

Stay tuned for more Lunch Talks in the fall!!

15th E*5 KAIST (2019 Second Semester)

KAIST Student Startup Accelerating Program

E*5 KAIST (15th)

  • 18개팀 참가

    총 66명

  • 기간

    2019. 9. 20 – 2019. 12. 13

  • 우수팀

    최우수팀 1팀 / 우수팀 2팀 / 특별상(발전상) 1팀 / Activity 우수팀 1팀



Grand Prize


HUGy



Runner-Up (Second Place)


딩브로



Runner-Up (Third Place)


그라인더



Special Recognition (Growth Award)


Ant



Activity Excellence


트루밸류

  • Mentors

    15th E*5 Mentors

Hwa Seong Jeon

Hwa Seong Jeon

Mentor

CNT Tech CEO

Yong Gun Lee

Yong Gun Lee

Mentor

Blue Point Partners, VP

Ki Jun Kim

Ki Jun Kim

Mentor

Kakao Ventures VP

Eun Kyung Eom

Eun Kyung Eom

Mentor

Big Basin Capital, Senior Officer

  • Seniors

    E*5 KAIST Graduate Entrepreneurs

Min Young Hwang (2nd E*5)

Min Young Hwang (2nd E*5)

(주)비디오팩토리 대표

Jeong Min Oh (3rd E*5)

Jeong Min Oh (3rd E*5)

HayanMind Inc. CEO

Chang Gi Hong (8th E*5)

Chang Gi Hong (8th E*5)

H2K Inc. CEO

  • Details

    MIssion + Activity 수행


MISSION내용세부 일정Activity
Mission 1.
Business Model
비즈니스 모델 수립 통한 사업 아이디어 구체화 및 개선1박 2일 Camp로 진행(9.20~9.21)계속
Mission 2.
Customer Discovery
목표시장 이해 및 분석을 통한 아이디어의 사업화 검증교육 : 9월 24일
코칭 : 정기코칭 및 상시코칭
평가 : 11월 5일
계속
Mission 3.
Pitch Deck
아이디어의 사업계획 수립 등 사업 Overview교육 : 11월 12일
코칭 : 정기코칭 및 상시코칭
계속
MISSION FINAL 평가Overview PitchingFinal 평가 : 12월 13일계속

Of the 25 teams, 18 project teams selected in the first stage proceeded to develop each idea through missions. Each mission consisted of education, coaching, and evaluation.


Mission Education


Mission Coaching (By Seniors)


Mission Evaluation

One mentor was assigned to each mission education with a total of 3 Seniors in charge of coaching each startup team on a regular basis. In addition to mission-specific training and coaching, the evaluation provided an opportunity for teams to receive additional funding.


Mentoring



Teamwork


Networking



Research


Field Trip



Special Tutoring

Mentoring sessions included meeting industry leaders to tackle issues at hand (Networking), visiting start-up companies (Field Trips), conduct market research and conducting team meetings, all recorded and logged in ‘CLASSUM’ platform.


You Want Startup,

E*5 KAIST

  • Photos

    3 Months of Records

KAIST Startup-ting X Orum Therapeutics Review

Can you feel my heartbeat?

Startup KAIST Pangyo Center STARTUP Week had an opening by Sky Labs, startup that discovered ring-type wearable device (CART) for atrial fibrillation diagnosis. During the two days we spent with Sky Labs, we had a chance to learn about their vision and work in depth.


About Sky Labs(Startup, Past and Present) & CART Byung Hwan Lee, CEO


Atrial Fibrillation(AF) describes a condition when the heart beats abnormally fast. One out of every 4 person in their 40s or older suffers from this chronic condition. This is a dangerous condition as it can lead to stroke. Studies show that patients with atrial fibrillation are five times more likely to develop brain disorders than those with out atrial fibrillation.


However, atrial fibrillation is difficult to diagnose. Holter monitoring method is most widely used, but it lacks accuracy and doesn’t allow continuous observation. This was the point that Sky Labs addressed and invented miniature cardio tracker (CART) for accurate diagnosis and personalized care.

Sky Labs’ CART allows continuous monitoring and customized care simply by wearing the device on patient’s finger. The device daily self-diagnosis easy, and the data can be used to prevent complications from atrial fibrillation and provides insight for healthcare professionals.

Clinical trials and research are still ongoing. Through their joint research work with Seoul National University Hospital clinical tests shows that the diagnosis accuracy is 97% and higher than other diagnostic methods.

SkyLabs joined SparkLab IOT Accelerator as one of its first members, and was selected to participate in Grants4Apps Korea program hosted by Bayer and KOTRA. They are continuing their partnership with Bayer. They also demoed at SLUSH in 2017, and continuing to grow as a global leader.


Healthcare Business & Sky Labs in Europe-Jin Kyum Hong PD


In addition to introduction about Sky Labs, we were also able to learn about European healthcare trends. There are four leading chronic diseases in the world, and they are cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer(WTO). As a response, European countries are pursuing Remote Patient Monitoring(RPM) as the next solution, and these players include Telecare of NHS in the UK and Vitaphone in Germany. However, RPM has its limitations as it doesn’t provide continuous monitoring and lacks accuracy.

Wearable devices are emerging in the healthcare market, including mobile healthcare, and examples include Jenny Core, Temptrack, Cardia Band, Koala Life. Global pharmaceutical companies are actively investing in this market and developing new relevant drugs.

Skylabs is targeting the European healthcare market and growing as a global healthcare company. Healthcare business is largely divided into B2C / B2B / B2G sectors. B2C describes hospitals as customrs, and B2B companies describe pharmaceutical companies like Bayer. B2G takes a systematic approach through government contracts. Northern European countries like Finland and Sweden are considered promising markets, as they are open to investing funds into healthcare technologies. The UK is building innovative partnerships with market access to NHS.


Atrial Fibrillation Detection Technology & Clinical Trials in Sky Labs- Sung-Mi Cho PD


ECG (Electrocardiogram) is mostly commonly used device for cardiovascular diseases. It’s easy to use, but has the disadvantage of inaccuracy and bulky. Sky Labs’ CART uses PPG (Photoplelethysmography) that involves Lighy Emitting Diode (LED) and Photodiode (PD) technologies. These technologies are used with smartphones or smartwatches. Sky Labs’ CART uses PPG to receive atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter information and control noise. In noise reduction, machine learning filtering mechanism is used to check the vital signal. This leads to an accuracy level higher than conventional medical devices such as smart bands.

SkyLabs is conducting clinical trials with patients with atrial fibrillation, and developing atrial fibrillation detection algorithm with the clinical data. Their aim is to develop technologies that can help patients suffering from heart conditions and prevent brain diseases.


중간 중간 많은 질문들도 이어졌습니다. 스카이랩스 디바이스만의 특징을 비롯하여 스카이랩스의 향후 방향성 등을 묻기도 하고 CART에 대한 질문도 쏟아졌습니다. CART가 대표님의 바람대로 심장이상 환자들에게 희망이 되어 더 큰 병을 예방하는 글로벌 헬스케어 기업으로 우뚝 설 수 있기를 바랍니다.

There were many questions during the sessions. They addressed unique features of Sky Labs devices, the future direction of Skylabs and CART. We look forward to seeing CART will help patients with cardiovascular conditions and Sky Labs grow into a global healthcare company.

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