Startups, which are supported by SK Telecom, are commercializing products one by one, entering global markets and attracting investment, showing notable achievements.
SK Telecom opened the one-year results of 11 companies, which participated in its “3rd Bravo! Restart” startup support program last year, at the SK Telecom T-Tower in Euljiro, Seoul, on Nov. 9, and hosted a demo day in order to attract investors.
First of all, Dot Incorporation, which received the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World Entrepreneurship Award held in Budapest, Hungary, last month, unveiled a prototype of a Braille smart watch for the visually challenged. The product is smaller, lighter and more stylish than existing Braille translators, and will be commercialized in the first half of next year.
VisualCamp has developed an eye tracking solution that can give orders just with the eye movements while wearing special eye-tracking glasses, and debuted its prototype for the first time.
SNI Square, a developer of interpretation “appccessory” solutions connected to Bluetooth, showed models talking with foreigners by making use of a mini appccessory for interpretation.
As the “3rd Bravo! Restart” attracted 4.2 billion won (US$3.62 million) of investments in the past year, it has become one of the best venture startup support programs in the information and communications technology sector.
In addition, JD Sound, one of the companies, took part in the 3rd startup program, tapped into the 10 global markets, including the U.S., with its portable DJ device, while VisualCamp attracted investments from Israel-based accelerator KOISRA, achieving global recognition for growth potential.