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Calling Asian Manufacturers in Internet of Things, Wearables, and Hardware Innovation: Showcase At beLAUNCH for FREE
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Asian Manufacturers in Internet of Things, Wearables, and Hardware Innovation Showcase At beLAUNCH for FREE Apply here This year beLAUNCH is giving Asian hardware manufacturers a chance to showcase their most innovative products at beLAUNCH, May 14-15 in Seoul, for free. We are providing hardware manufacturers and those at the cutting edge of hardware, wearable tech, and the internet of Things (IOT) an opportunity to demonstrate their products in a special ‘Innovation…

beLAUNCH, Asia’s Top Startup Event in Seoul – Speaker Highlight

Preparation for beLAUNCH, Korea’s top event for tech entrepreneurs in Asia, is well under way. It’s now time to break under the surface of the event to uncover the content that will cement the third annual beLAUNCH in Seoul as one of the stand-out events in the startup calender in Asia. A good conference relies on top quality content crafted carefully around a superb line-up of world-class speakers. Below is a highlight…

Introduction to Top 100 Korean Tech Startups You Should Know: Part 2
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Demoday, a web platform for Korean Startups, recently came up with a list of 100 hot Korean startups in 2013, and we thought this might be a great chance to write an introduction to the Korean startup world. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we will introduce you to 10 startup companies that got into the list in alphabetical order. Here’s our list for this week: BCNX (Ads/Marketing) Key People: Dae-gyu Chang (Co-founder, CEO), Young-uk…

Introduction to Top 100 Korean Tech Startups You Should Know: Part 1
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Demoday, a web platform for Korean Startups, recently came up with a list of 100 hot Korean startups in 2013, and we thought this might be a great chance to write an introduction to the Korean startup world. Every week, we will introduce you to 10 startup companies that got into the list in alphabetical order. Here’s our list for this week: 4:33 Creative Lab (Gaming) Key People: Jun-Mo Kwon (CEO), Tae-hwan…

Startup Asia Returns To Singapore May 7 and 8 2014
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Following the success of TechInAsia’s previous Startup Asia event held in Jakarta last November, TechinAsia.com, Asia’s largest English-language technology and startup blog in Asia, is gearing up for another round of conference with Startup Asia Singapore 2014. The event will be held May 7-8, right in the heart of Biopolis, Singapore’s deep tech research center. Startup Asia Singapore 2014 will feature, as seen at last year’s Jakarta event, a conference, a Startup…

New Business Networking Event In Seoul, Real Connections for Real Business, No Booze Needed
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Business Network Korea (BNK) is a flourishing business community in Seoul. Both Korean and foreign professionals who join their events operate under the simple philosophy of connecting for mutual business interest, with a particular focus on entrepreneurs and SMEs. Attendees have been finding high value through the events, which help young companies in Korea / Asia build a greater presence through collaboration. About BNK events: BNK events feature a “Speed Networking” session,…

Korean-American Is First To Benefit From A “Startup Visa” In Korea
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The Korean government has just announced the long-awaited news that the first “Start-up Visa” in Korea has been issued to a Korean-American entrepreneur, Jason Lee CEO of J.J. Lee Company.  It is unknown why he was not able to apply for an F-4 visa, which is available for non-Koreans with Korean heritage, but it marks another stride forward in Korea’s massive push towards establishing its position as one of the world’s most vibrant…

The Close of Submissions for Echelon is 31 January: Don’t Miss Out
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Echelon 2013 is organized by tech media and events platform e27, and is one of the region’s largest tech and business events held over two days in Singapore to celebrate Southeast Asia’s emerging technology industry. It features 50 of the region’s most promising startups, renowned global and regional speakers on Internet and Digital businesses and 10 exceptional startups pitching for the title of Echelon 2013’s Most Promising Startup. Organized annually since 2010, Echelon has evolved to become…

Korea’s No. 1 Tech Startup Event From beSUCCESS is Open! Join beLAUNCH 2014, May 14-15 2014 in Seoul
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beSUCCESS, Korean startup media organization, events organizer, and global connector is happy to officially announce that their flagship startup event, beLAUNCH, is back in 2014 in a year that is already heating up to be one of the most promising for Korean, Asian, and Global entrepreneurship. The event will be held May 14 – 15 at the brand new Dongdaemun Design Plaza in the heart of Seoul. In addition, this year there…

Korean Startup, KPOP UNITED is Connecting Stars to Their Global Fans Through the Crowd

When asked about his ambition for KPOP UNITED, CEO Richard Choo said; “We are looking at every point of disruption in the K-pop industry and aim to leverage many of the exciting opportunities that we are seeing.” He believes that by helping stamp Korea on the map as a purveyor of the best of modern pop culture through K-pop he is also increasing the brand power of Korea as a nation. With…

Korean Bitcoin Startup Korbit Gets $400k in Funding from Dream Team of Silicon Valley Investors

It has never happened before that a Korean startup has been able to secure early stage funding ($400k in this case) from such a high profile Silicon Valley investor line-up. The news that Korbit has achieved this momentous step heralds the start of a year that has already been billed as having the best potential ever, for Korean startups. While the value of the investment may seem small by Silicon Valley standards,…

Samsung & LG Battling at CES Next Gen. Smart Gadgets
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South Korea’s tech giants are battling it out at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, promoting their cutting-edge “smart” products. A total of 3,200 global players will showcase at one of the largest tech shows on earth Jan. 7-10, demonstrating how they aim to change our digital future. First round seems to have gone to Samsung, with their Smart Home solutions, which have out-shone LG’s Smart TVs, for now….

Planning A Global Business Expansion Mission To Singapore? Make Your Time Count
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This year I have been on a record number of business trips overseas, some solo and some with Korean startups. All with the aim of brokering closer international business ties and developing startup success across boarders. I have learned a lot and would like to share some tips from my experience to help you make the most of what can be expensive mistakes if you are not prepared. This post was inspired…

Personal Clouding Service on the Rise
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People are spending more time on mobile devices than ever before and the trend is only growing. Mobile devices are slim and light in order to maximize portability, and thus compared to desktop computers they have poor storage as batteries take up a lot of space. This makes them ideal output devices but poor input devices due to the absence of keyboard and minimal storage. Therefore most people store important stuff on…

Uber Partners with Korean Couples’s Mobile App Between, To Gain Korean Users
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Luxury car booking service Uber launched in South Korea this summer, and this week they have teamed up with one of Korea’s hottest startups, Between, in order to leverage the companies extensive user network of couples, particularly in the Seoul metropolitan area which has a population of almost 24 million. Between started life as  a messaging app for couples, but is now looking to start generating revenue, having ac quired over 4 million users,…

[Oct 2013]Don’t Miss Out These Cool Events in Silicon Valley – Special Discounts!
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    Women 2.0 Founder Friday San Francisco (Women 2.0) Date/Time: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 – 6:00PM Location: San Francisco, CA     Silicon Chef: Hardware Hackathon by Hackbright Academy Date/Time : October 5th 9:00am – October 6th 7:00pm Location: San Francisco, CA Startup Socials Party SF October 2013 (StartupSocials) Date/Time: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM – Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:00 AM (PDT) Location: San Francisco, CA Discounted tickets for beSUCCESS network…

Seed Funds Going Global Panel – Part 2 of 2
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There are some seriously heavyweight VCs at the beGLOBAL conference in Palo Alto, September 13. One highlight will surely be the Seed Funds Going Global Panel, featuring top names such as David Lee (SV Angel), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech Ventures), Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), Christine Tsai (500 Startups) and Sarah Lacy (PandoDaily – moderator). The Line up for this panel is so impressive that we have divided the introduction in two parts. Yesterday…

Seed Funds Going Global Panel – Part 1 of 2
1341일 전

There are some seriously heavyweight VCs at the beGLOBAL conference in Palo Alto, September 13. One highlight will surely be the Seed Funds Going Global Panel, featuring top names such as David Lee (SV Angel), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech Ventures), Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), and Christine Tsai (500 Startups), all moderated by the edgy Sarah Lacy, CEO of PandoDaily. The Line up for this panel is so impressive that we will divide the…

Learn About Silicon Valley VC’s Investing in Korea/Asia At beGLOBAL, Sep 13 Palo Alto
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  Who better to discuss current & future investment opportunities in Asia than three venture capitalists based in The US, with Korean roots? Eric Kim, Tae HeaNahm and Han Kim all have extensive knowledge about investing in Asia/Korea and have many success stories resulting from their combined portfolios in the region. They will be sharing their insights on a panel discussion at beGLOBAL. Tae HeaNahm is a founding general partner of Storm…

Meet Jeanie Han, America’s CEO of Line – The Asian Messaging App Gunning For The US
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With Asian messaging apps battling it out for the global market and with messaging apps now being considered a threat to traditional Internet giants like Facebook and Google (especially amongst teens), it is very exiting for us at beSUCCESS to present beGLOBAL speaker Jeanie Han, CEO of Line for Europe and the Americas. Dr. Jeanie Han, who was recruited out of Paramount Pictures, is in charge of running LINE in the United…