Korean Events
Five Essential News Bites From The Korean Startup Scene This Week
2013년 10월 02일

K-Cube Ventures invests $500M won in Mobile Beauty Content Company “Seed Paper” Seed paper shares practical beauty tips for its users through its mobile lifestyle content platform. The service is linked KakaoTalk Plus Friend, which is a premium service from Korea’s top mobile messaging platform, KakaoTalk. Well-known experts in the field of beauty and cosmetics, including Hong Cha, Saem-Mul Jung, and Hyun-Cheung Woo, provide practical tips through the service, which includes tips…

Korea’s Top Accelerator, SparkLabs, 2nd Demo Day Today, October 1st – Good Luck to All The Teams
2013년 10월 01일

Date: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 Location: COEX Conference Hall Room #318, Seoul, Korea Schedule:  1:30pm-6:00pm 1:30pm-2:45pm  Intro and 1st half of demo+pitch 2:45pm-3:00pm  Break 3:00pm-3:50pm  2nd half of demo+pitch 3:50pm-4:00pm  Break 4:00pm-5:00pm  M&A: Inside View 5:00pm-6:00pm  Networking Presenting Companies StyleWiki iBabyBox MangoPlate Zoyi HeyBread Lateral DesignPlusD TrakInvest Short Program (M&A: Inside View) Get the insiders’ view of the M&A process from entrepreneurs who have gone through it.  Learn about what led to their decision to sell,…

Samsung Curved Screen Release in October Opens New Opportunities For App Developers
2013년 09월 25일

Samsung has announced that in October they will be releasing a new ‘Noum’ model smartphone handset with a curved screen. This demonstrates Samsung’e drive to become not only the world’s top handset maker, but also the most innovative. Curved displays are an early stage in screen evolution which is shifting to bendable or foldable designs, eventually allowing mobile and wearable gadgets to take on new forms that could radically change the high-end…

SeedStars World Competition Comes To Korea; Apply Now!
2013년 07월 29일

Seedstars World is an exclusive worldwide competition to discover the best startups in emerging startup scenes. The competition is taking place March to December 2013 in 20 cities across the globe. One startup per country will be selected to participate in the final, held in Spring 2014, in Switzerland. The winners will receive prizes such as equity based investments, entry into acceleration programs, advertising and hosting services. How to apply? Visit this link and fill…

What’s Up In Korea This Week? [12. Jun]
  ·  2013년 06월 12일

  KT Will Spend $2.65B Upgrading Network And Create Jobs Remember how KT said they set up a fund of USD 132 million by 2017 to help smaller and mid-sized firms in Korea earlier on this year? Well, according to Yonhap News yesterday, they will spend KRW 3 trillion (approximately USD 2.65 billion). KT is more ambitious than we thought. That means that the south Korean telco is spending approximately half of the USD 5.3 billion…

WOWZAPP Worldwide Hackathon for Windows : Seoul, Korea
2012년 11월 06일

From November 9-11, 2012, Microsoft is organizing WOWZAPP, a worldwide hackathon to build apps for the next generation of Windows.

Google’s Global K-Startup Winners Hit London 5-9th Nov
2012년 11월 03일

Six of Korea’s hottest startups are coming to London with a week-long programme of activity meeting with the movers’n’shakers of London’s digital scene.

Will the Korean miracle happen once again? The need for a revival of Korean entrepreneurial spirit
  ·  2012년 10월 14일

A quick question: with the current Korean economy in mind, which is more desirable, economic democracy or entrepreneurship? With the presidential election coming up in December, this is one of the hot potatoes of the current South Korean Politics scene.