PODIUM STAR : Presented by PowerPT


Every business has a story to tell.

Since 2000, PowerPT has been helping organizations from Samsung to the PyeongChang Olympics present their messages to the world. In 2015, they extended that support to startups. And in 2019, Podium Star was born to help startups with global investment and growth.

Discover. Showcase. Accelerate.

Podium Star has now become one of South Korea's hottest startup events. Whereas the average pitch competition may be outdated and boring, Podium Star has evolved to become much more. Exciting and engaging, we give the audience the show that they deserve. Every startup is professionally coached, and each pitch is carefully crafted and designed for maximum engagement. Investors want to be entertained and wowed - not put to sleep. Our audience can also engage with the startups and judges by asking questions, voting, and even winning prizes.

But it’s not all about the audience. Startups receive an amazing opportunity to perfect their pitch in order to appeal to investors and customers alike. And the results so far have been incredible.

Startup Success

Out of the 65 startups who pitched in 2019 and 2020, we’re proud to announce that many have gone on to join top accelerators, raise VC funds, increase revenue and customer growth, and even become acquired.

  • 46%


  • 36%


  • 35%


Our Winning Formula

Our founders work with some of the top experts in pitching to make sure they’re ready for the stage. Each startup is introduced on-stage with a 60-second founder video we produce called Vision60. Judges then give further advice during the event, which is followed by an investor matchmaking session.

  • Pitch
    IR pros who guide
    startups from A-Z
  • Vision60 Professionally produced
    founder intro videos
  • Judge
    Industry experts who
    give actionable advice
  • Investor
    Networking for
    startups and investors

Podium Star helped us perfect our pitch, gave us media exposure,
and introduced us to highly relevant and interested investors.
Lin Hwang, CEO of DamoGO

They ripped apart my deck and surgically reconstructed it into a relatable stroy. It's a great
experience for startups looking to nail the art of conveying what matters and what doesn't.
John Kim, COO of GIVE.asia


Countless partners and mentors have joined Podium Star. And we're always looking for more. Join us today in leading the development of Korea's startup ecosystem.

  • P&G
  • 우아한형제들
  • 야놀자
  • Grab Ventures
  • Kakao ventures
  • Techstars
  • Coupang
  • Born2 Global
  • VISA
  • wework
  • LINE
  • NIVEA Accelerator
  • Google for Startups
  • Seoul Global Startup Center
  • Seoul Startup HUB
  • 창조경제혁신센터
  • sba
  • KOCCA 한국콘텐츠진흥원
  • Startup Alliance
  • Rakuten
  • Startup Branch
  • G3 Partners
  • 한국여성발명협회
  • wework labs
  • Fuel
  • World Innovations Forum
  • BMW
  • SK 행복나눔재단
  • Kwangdong
  • Miss Korea
  • ddp
  • LEAN

Ready to get involved?

Is your organization looking to engage with startups, increase deal flow, or help the existing startups in your innovation program? Let us find a way to help you reach your goals.

Seoul Pitch Day

The Ultimate Pitch Winner

Don't miss out on Seoul’s ultimate pitch event of the year. At Seoul Pitch Day, the winning startups of each past event battle once more to crown the ultimate winner.

Seoul Pitch Day Poster

This event is organized by PowerPT, Seoul Startup Hub, and the Swiss-based World Innovations Forum Foundation (WIFF). Joining our most recent judging panel were executives from Techstars, Samsung NEXT, Yanolja, and Nivea’s NX Accelerator.

After starting the evening off with dinner and networking, we had a short panel talk before diving into the pitches. The winning team was invited to join an exclusive and intensive accelerator program in Vietnam, where they worked directly with WIFF chairman Axel Schultze, one Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs.

If you have any questions or would like to be involved with Podium Star or Seoul Pitch Day, please contact us.