Startups shine COMEUP2023 pitching contest
Concluding the COMEUP2023 global startup festival held from Nov. 8-10, the Korea Startup Forum, the event’s organizer, announced the final winners of the startup pitching competition COMEUP Stars on Friday. Intekmedi, a developer of in-vitro diagnostic solutions, received the Best of Stars award, the top prize of the pitching contest. The Korean startup specializes in producing in-vitro diagnostic kits tailored for individual users.Throughout the three-day COMEUP2023 conference, 40 startups presented their pitches on stage, with two startups being matched up to compete. After the fierce pitching battles, 10 finalists were selected--Lansik, Market of Material, Star Pickers, Stemden, Agmo, allmytour, Intekmedi, Floyd, Hopae, and Homecheck. These startups were granted discounted access to office space at the shared office run by Dream Plus as a benefit while the top winner, Intekmedi, additionally received the latest version of Apple's iPad.Special awards were also granted to some other participants, including HMA Square, a firm specializing in non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring systems.“The conference has evolved into a growth platform for startups, offering opportunities to network with global investors and partners and facilitating the making of deals,” said Sungjin Choi, the CEO of Korea Startup Forum, at the award ceremony.