Startup Socials Party SF 2013, From StartupMonthly – Friends of beGLOBAL
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Startup Socials bring entrepreneurs, investors, designers, developers, startups and professionals to meet and network in fun environment. Startup Socials parties combine networking, no-host full-bar and dance floor. The aim is to bring together passionate software entrepreneurs at very early stages of development of their companies and to help them build great companies through mentorship, acceleration and investment. You can see photos from previous Startup Socials in San Francisco, New York, Moscow, Tel-Aviv,…

Come listen to Marc Shedroff, VP of Samsung’s $1Bn Open Innovation Center in Silicon Valley
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Large corporates, particularly Korean large corporates, have often been charged with the slogan that, “big companies don’t innovate”. That’s a statement Marc Shedroff, VP at Samsung’s Open Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, disagrees with. Samsung, which now has a $1Bn R&D operation in the heart of Silicon Valley, is pushing hard to convert new ideas into innovative products in an increasingly tough market (primarily phones & tablets). The company spends over $10…

Come Meet 3 Generations of Global Venture Capitalists, The Drapers, at beGLOBAL
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The Drapers, one of the most exiting families in venture capital, will join moderator John Nahm from Strong Ventures on stage at beGLOBAL, in a 30 minute panel. The panel, which comprises the vintage business man Bill Draper, “the creator of viral marketing,” Tim Draper and up-and-coming VC Adam Draper, will analyze their global success and discuss the future of global tech investing. Over the course of a half-century, the Draper clan…

Robotic Pet Care From Korean Startup SinglePet Could Break New Ground For Pet Owners
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Stuck at work doing overtime, and not able to get home to feed your pet? No need to worry, just pick up your smartphone and at the press of a button you’re able to dispense food from SinglePet’s hardware at home. The service even allows pets and their owners to interact through a live video stream direct to a mobile handset, whenever and wherever they are so that you easily can check…

Korean Startup WePlanet Reinventing The Age Old Journal
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Is your old high school journal sitting in a bookshelf collecting dust, never to be written in again? Although some people might like the novelty of handwriting their journal, WePlanet is looking to bring the classic format into the 21st century with its new STEP Journal service, adapted for todays smartphone ridden world. STEP allows individuals to easily and swiftly record their daily lives by using an intuitive icon-based interface and by…

SeedStars World Competition Comes To Korea; Apply Now!
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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…

This Week’s Startup – DreamCosmo

This Week’s Startup – DreamCosmo   DreamCosmo <Dreamallow>     Our Dream is to help your “Dreams Come True”- DreamCosmo “It was all started from my dream. My dream to help others’ dreams come true!” said Mr. Shin,  the founder of DreamCosmo. DreamCosmo’s first ever app service in public called “dreamallow” is now getting popular in Korea by providing various interesting tools to achieve users’ goals. Dreamallow presents challenge missions in various…

Zuckerberg In Korea: Face-to-face Meetings With Samsung And President Park
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Zuckerberg (center) walks into Samsung Electronics’ building to meet with executives of the Korean tech giant. Samsung We wrote earlier that the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg will be in Korea (read the article here). The meeting with the Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee Jae-yong was one of the key points in Zuckerberg’s short itinerary in Korea. It was speculated that he will be visiting President Park Geun-Hye – but he had also…

This Week’s Startup – Frograms
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This Week’s Startup – Frograms   Frograms <Watcha>   Yes, We are “Crazy”- Frograms “We believe that best company is where you have best co-workers. We always try to be best co-workers to each other. We are fun and happy and we make amazing products.” That’s all about their company presentation on their official website. Frograms, unlike other traditional Korean companies, focuses on the efficiency and quality of the work rather than working-attitudes….

The Rise Of Collaborative Consumptions And Korea
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Business is a zero-sum game. Collaboration is a plus-sum game. Everyone seems to be talking about “The Sharing Economy” – everybody literally gets a share of your meal, and vice versa. Take the Korean startup, Zipbob. So: Forget zero-sum games; people are all about “collaborative consumption” now. And the people in Asia, especially Korea, are rising up. Wait. Collaborative consumption? Short answer: commercial arrangements and transactions in which participants share and access…

Kakao, Government, Startups: What Will 2013 Have In Store For Korea?
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We wrote previously about the current situation in the South Korean startup ecosystem. We said that the global startup capital is declining whereas the Korean venture world is seeing more fundings, more startups, and more enthusiasm. The rise of startups in Korea really started with KakaoTalk i n 2010, and since then we have seen $191 million US dollars raised in Korea (in 2013, up from $189 mil in 2012), and increase…

This Week’s Startup – Baedal Minjok
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This Week’s Startup – Woowa Bros.   Woowa Brothers <Baedal Minjok> <Official Website Link> “If you have ever been to South Korea, what is the most surprising part ?” Most of answers to this questions are predictable; foods, people, culture, and nature. But there is one answer unexpected; food delivery service. Food delivery service can be seen almost everywhere in South Korea bringing convenient, city life-style. With one easy phone call, you…

Korea’s Startup Scene Still Growing Fast
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Korea is still seeing some immense growth. According to the Korean Venture Capital Association, venture capital firms in Korea raised $191 million in the first quarter this year, up slightly from $189  million in 2012. Interestingly, there is a general slowdown in the U.S. startup scene – U.S. venture capital firms raised $4.1 billion from 35 funds during the first quarter of this year according to the National Venture Capital Association (this is about a 34%…

beSUCCESS 3 Morning Reads [3. Jun]
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Good morning everybody! June is the last month for Q2 – hope you are all satisfied with the results you’re getting. Here are some beSUCCESS-approved readings for this morning: 1. The New “Handmade” (Part Three) This series from TechCrunch is all about 3D printers. Consumer interest in 3D printing is booming, thanks to affordable printers. But 3D printing is fueling artists’ creativity, too, and turning your consumers into artists. The series tells you about 3D-printing technology, the artists…

SparkLabs Selects Ten Companies for Its Second Class and Expands Beyond Korea
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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – May 23, 2013 – SparkLabs (, a startup accelerator in Korea, has selected its second class of companies.  The companies range from subscription e-commerce to productivity applications to search, and from bootstrapped financing to those who raised a Series A round.  “Our second class reflects the momentum and interest SparkLabs has generated outside of Korea.  Included in our ten companies is TrakInvest from Singapore, which is an online…

Top Internet Innovators And Investors at Echelon 2013
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[Singapore] 17 May 2013: Tech media and events platform, e27, today announced the speakers, agenda and pitching startups for Echelon 2013 (, a two-day technology and business event that attracts investors, startups and business and technology leaders from the Asia Pacific region to connect and drive Asia’s tech industry forwards. Echelon 2013 is happening on 4 – 5 June 2013 at Singapore Expo MAX Atria and will see the likes of top investor,…

KISED and the SMBA proudly present the K-APP Global Hub Program!
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This program is dedicated towards helping Korean Startups get global perspective by sponsoring their travel to three major innovation hubs: Singapore, Israel, and Boston. KISED and the SMBA recognize the difficulty of startups going global with their user base and thus have created a fully immersive program to help take their companies to the next level. This six month, fully-sponsored program will include monthly intensive workshops, mentorship training, meetings with funding sources,…

13 Startups in Asia That Caught Our Eye
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Happy Lunar New Year to all readers! Here’s the list of startups which we have written about in the past seven days.

Register NOW to get a FREE promotion video made for your startup!
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First-come, first-serve! ‘beLAUNCH 2013’ will be providing FREE standard promotion videos for the first 10 startups who register for startup booths! Please note that the startups have to provide a script to introduce their services and provide $100 to pay for the voice-overs. Setting Up a booth at beLAUNCH 2013 is a great way to reach out to potential customers, partners, investors and media directly. beLAUNCH will be attended by entrepreneurs, startup…

Cooliris Photo App Launches in China with Renren integration
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Cooliris announced the launch of the localized Cooliris social photo discovery app in China.With the new Renren integration in Cooliris, Chinese users will be able to experience and share all of their photos privately from their mobile library, Instagram, and Renren in the immersive Cooliris 3D Wall.