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SK Telecom MarketLink

SK Telecom Americas is the business development and venture capital arm of SK Telecom, Korea’s largest wireless operator and a global technology leader, and has worked with some of the brightest minds in VC and angel investing – and some of the biggest technology companies in Silicon Valley – to design a novel and new funding model.
 
SKTA Innovation Accelerator seeds and accelerates core technology startups to create and manage the essential data center.  The Innovation Accelerator matches entrepreneurs with industry leading strategic partners and provides initial funding up to $1M as a combination of working capital, state-of-the-art facilities, development tools and professional services (e.g. legal and financial). Entrepreneurs concentrate on developing their technologies, while strategic partners and venture capitalists access lower-risk investment opportunities and shorter time-to-money horizons. 

Areas of Interest:

  • Semiconductor & Systems:
    – Memory Solutions (e.g. eSSD, Flash Array, Memory/New Memory Controller, Hybrid Memory Solutions like NVDIMM)
    – Storage Management (e.g. Efficiency Increase, Data Backup, Object Storage, High Availability, Operating & Management)
    – High Speed I/O
    – Power Management
    – Sensors (e.g. CMOS-based compound sensor chip)
    – Advanced Materials (e.g. GaN/SiC, nanomaterials and processes)
    – Memory Materials (e.g. GST, MTJ)
  • Telecom, Enterprise & Datacenter:
    – Big Data-Related Technologies (e.g. Distributed Processing & Analytics)
    – Virtualization Technologies (e.g. Cloud Management, Software-Defined Network, & Software-Defined Data Center)
    – Location-Based Technologies (e.g. Indoor Positioning, GPS)
    – Beyond LTE-A (e.g. Small Cell, Network virtualization, crowd sourcing technologies)
    – LTE Direct
    – Proximity Services
    – Ambient Awareness
    – Local Commerce
    – Hyper Local Services
    – Proximate Discovery
    – Serendipitous Businesses
  • Smart Device Related:
    – Ultra-low power technologies (e.g. Low power RF, Low power image sensors)
    – User Interface Technologies (e.g. Gesture Recognition, new touch technologies, multi-modal input)
    – Internet of Things (e.g. Connected Car, connected home, wearables, smart retails & analytics, robotics & components)
  • Healthcare Device/BioInformatics:
    – Diagnostic Devices and Analytics
    – OMICS Analytics and Modeling
    – DNA Sequencing

Team

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About MarketLink

MarketLink is a unique and powerful program that provides the opportunity for companies to initiate and develop strategic relationships with leading multi-national corporations. Through a series of business and social meetings, selected companies are introduced to top level executives from multi-national corporations focusing on new products and technologies, all at NO COST to the applicant. MarketLink is able to attract the highest caliber multi-national partners thanks to the dedicated efforts and the extensive network of an influential committee of current and former telecom and high tech executives. For our multi-national partners, MarketLink is a highly efficient and effective vehicle to connect to quality companies developing the latest technology and products. Register and apply now for our upcoming events to capitalize on these extraordinary opportunities.

Date:

May 12-14th, 2014


Location:

Reception:
Lowenstein Sandler

390 Lytton Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Meetings:
SK Telecom Innovation Accelerator

310 De Guigne Dr
Sunnyvale, California  94085  USA