Sunday, May 29, 2016

K-Startup Grand Challenge 2016 - INTRO

SparkLabs is part of the K-Startup Grand Challenge 2016.  This will be our pre-accelerator program for startups interested in entering our flagship program.

If your company is accepted, the program (Korean government) will provide airplane tickets, office space and a monthly stipend for 3 months during the program.

40 teams will be selected for a 3-month program where they come to Korea and work with partner accelerators to mentor the teams during their stay in Korea.  SparkLabs and a few other accelerators are partners for the program and we will be assisting 10 teams directly and helping them for the duration of the program.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bernie Sanders Tax Rate of 13.5% is Amusing and Hypocritical

Sanders had a tax rate of 13.5% and gave 4% to charity (other sources read too). I'm a sucker because I pay far over 40%. He's amusing and hypocritical.

First, he didn't even pay his "fair share" that he so deeply criticizes America's corporations and "rich people" about. Second, if you're going to game the tax system like the corporates you criticize, at least give more than those crazies on the Right (Red states always give more than Blue states) on the backend to the poor you so deeply care about. 10% is a minimum number, Sanders, to shoot for to be generous not act generous.

Clinton's tax rate was 35.7% and Trump gave 0% to charity, so again Sanders trails closely to Trump in those negative character traits. It's always hard to give to charities and those less fortunate and always easier to talk a lot. A mouth is easier to open than one's heart and wallet, but Sanders should lead by example before asking so much of our citizens and nation.

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Global Internet of Things Trend at The Korea Society

March 31, 2016 talk at The Korea Society. SparkLabs Co-Founder Bernard Moon introduces a new Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator planned for launch in Songdo and Seoul which provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to take the lead of the global IoT trend. Ilan Abehassera, founder and CEO at Insensi and a SparkLabs Global portfolio company, speaks to the ins and outs of managing a hardware startup company.