XEED-LAB, 새로운 사업(New Business)의 씨앗(Seed)을 발굴하고 육성하기 위한 신사업 아이디어 발굴 및 인큐베이션 프로그램입니다.

ABOUT
XEED-LAB

XEED-LAB is created to empower the next entrepreneurs at Samsung SDS helping them spot emerging opportunities and develop their ideas into viable business.

HISTORY

In 2011, Samsung SDS first launched an employee business idea contest. Later, in 2016, this contest expanded further into an in-house startup incubator program and was given a new name, XEED-LAB. Over the years, more than 800 employees brought in brilliant new business ideas. Selected project teams have merged into relevant business division, established spin-off companies, or become an in-house venture for further growth.

SUPPORTING

Samsung SDS offers a motivating and supportive environment where employees can fully focus on their projects to create positive values and foster growth.

Advantages & Benefits

Proposal & Participation

Open participation and selection process

Flexibility

Separate work space
Flexible hours

Prototyping

Viability assessment support

Expert Support

VC Mentoring
Legal Counseling
Business Planning

Sharing of Project Progress & Outcome

Showcase
Demo Day

program 배경이미지

XEED-LAB
PROGRAM

Who’s Eligible

All employees currently working at SDS HQ or subsidiaries
(no prerequisite)

Business Area
Free topic

Any business idea that enhances current SDS business or identifies new business opportunities

Given topic

Any business idea on specific business areas designated as mid to long-term interest, which the company announces annually

PROCESS

    • Application
    • Screening
    • Selection
    Application, Screening, Selection

    Proposal
    Stage

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    • Prototyping

    Prototyping
    Stage

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    • Commer-
      cialization

    Final Review
    Stage

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Starting from the 4th XEED-LAB in 2019, we allowed applicants to work with outside startups for proposal.

XEED-LAB will continue to open its doors wider, giving outside startups the opportunity to submit proposals and seek new business with Samsung SDS going forward.

PROJECT

Since the launch, XEED-LAB has received more than 800 business proposals from in-house talents.
Among a pile of applications, we selected 12 projects and all of them successfully completed prototyping.
After a series of review process, we are proud to report that two projects became an in-house corporate venture;
two teams had been merged into relevant business divisions at SDS; two projects established spin-off companies.

  • The Storks 소개 대표이미지
    The Storks

    Spin-off #2018_3rd

    Conversational AI chatbot doll that interacts with children giving moms a break

  • Insfiler 소개 대표이미지
    Insfiler

    Spin-off #2017_2nd

    Public/private data processing service powered by Brightics

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  • AlphaLaw 소개 대표이미지
    AlphaLaw

    Corporate Venture #2017_2nd

    NLP-based automatic identification of contractual risks from legal documents

  • chajazOOm 소개 대표이미지
    chajazOOm

    Graduated in-house venture; became a part of regular business unit #2016_1st

    AI-powered media search platform providing video scene search service based on analytics

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  • SAIDA 소개 대표이미지
    SAIDA

    Merged into relevant team #2017_2nd

    Starcraft AI bot improvement using pattern analytics and deep learning

  • BotStation 소개 대표이미지
    BotStation

    Merged into relevant team #2017_2nd

    API standardization solution

  • The Storks
    The Storks 소개 대표이미지

    Spin-off #2018_3rd

    Conversational AI chatbot doll that interacts with children giving moms a break

  • Insfiler
    Insfiler 소개 대표이미지

    Spin-off #2017_2nd

    Public/private data processing service powered by Brightics

    See more
  • AlphaLaw
    AlphaLaw 소개 대표이미지

    Corporate Venture #2017_2nd

    NLP-based automatic identification of contractual risks from legal documents

  • chajazOOm
    chajazOOm 소개 대표이미지

    Graduated in-house venture; became a part of regular business unit #2016_1st

    AI-powered media search platform providing video scene search service based on analytics

    See more
  • SAIDA
    SAIDA 소개 대표이미지

    Merged into relevant team #2017_2nd

    Starcraft AI bot improvement using pattern analytics and deep learning

  • BotStation
    BotStation 소개 대표이미지

    Merged into relevant team #2017_2nd

    API standardization solution

* Corporate venture
an in-house startup separately organized for project incubation
* Spin-off
a XEED-LAB graduated project that establishes an independent startup
Meet XEED-LAB projects that successfully completed prototyping stage.
  • Fingertalk

    Key-input device/app for mobile VR and AR devices
  • Checknow

    Prepaid card balance check and dial app for smartphone users in India
  • SSADASSA

    Mobile take-out food order/payment service
  • Resume

    Blockchain-based academic record verification/viewing service
  • Magic Mirror

    Domain-specific translation service
  • Flamel

    IoT data sharing/selling platform
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