SparkLabs Announces Second Class

SparkLabs, a Seoul, South Korea-based startup accelerator, has selected its second class.

The selected companies are:
StyleWiki, a Seoul-based social wiki platform for fashion.
ibabybox, a Palo Alto, CA-developer of a community where parents can share, sell and discover used baby products.
Megaphone, a NYC-based developer of a participation TV platform.
MangoPlate, a Seoul-based personalized restaurant recommendation app.
Zoyi, the provider of the social media advertising platform AdbyMe and news summary curation service Cooki.
HeyBread, a South Korean curation commerce company focused on premium organic breads from local bakeries.
Petsbe, a Seoul-based premium subscription service which delivers pet food and monthly supplies based on pet’s individual information, such as age, weight, health conditions, and other factors.
Lateral SV, a San Francisco, CA-based online search company.
DesignPlusD, a Seoul-based developer of productivity applications, such as note taking, alarm reminders and calendars.
TrakInvest, a Singapore-based an online social investment platform for equities to be launched in June 2013.

Led by Bernard Moon, co-founder, and Eugene Kim, principal, SparkLabs focuses on startup companies from the Internet, online gaming, mobile, e-commerce, digital media and healthcare sectors. The three month program provides $25k in funding, office space, and access to a network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and executives.

The accelerator is hosting their first annual conference on innovation and technology called NEXT, which will be held in Seoul on June 14th. Speakers include:
– Ray Ozzie (Founder & CEO of Talko),
– Richard Florida (author of “The Rise of the Creative Class”), Maria G. Gotsch (President & CEO of Partnership Fund for New York City), and
– Jonathan Levine (CIO & Vice CTO of Rakuten Group).



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