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Mass Challenge is open to Korean startups now
367일 전

KOISRA Seed Partners, the first Korea-Israel Seed Fund and Accelerator and Mass Challenge based in Boston with satellites in the UK and Israel, signed on partnership agreement last week in order to develop the Korean-Israel startup eco-system. For the first step of collaboration, KOISRA Seed Partners will help Mass Challenge attract Korean startups to participate in its acceleration program in Israel during July~October 2016. The finalists of the acceleration program will enjoy the global mentoring, office…

Tribeluga with bigger plans to establish Korean startups in other countries
381일 전

Tribeluga, a pioneering cross-border innovation platform focusing on funding and nurturing Health, Education, and Environment (HEE) technologies across China, Korea and the US has held a press conference at the Lotte Hotel to announce their performance and plans for the future. Tribeluga was first registered as a Korean entity in 2014 and in the same year held the ‘Tribeluga Tech Conference Beijing’. The company participated in beGLOBAL Seoul 2015 and throughout last year…

Lotte Group pledges $85m towards accelerator funds

The recent announcement of Shin Dong Bin, the chairman of Lotte Group to dedicating US$85m (KRW 100b) towards accelerator funds was covered by major media outlets including Chosun, Joongang and Hankyung. Naturally, the articles offered positivity in covering the launch of ‘Lotte Accelerator’ which would commence in January next year and support youth startups with a total of US$85 million in funds. The articles also focused on Shin Dong Bin’s pledge of US$8.5m (KRW 10b) of…

One of Seoul’s Top Accelerators – DEV Korea
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Another promising initiative is Digital Entertainment Ventures (DEV). Launched in New York in 2012, DEV focuses mainly on media, entertainment and platform businesses, and only recently expanded to Korea. According to Kaine Kim the Co-CEO of DEV Korea, Seoul seemed to be the most suitable place for setting up a new office within the Asian market. This is in part due to the growing support of the Korean government, and the President’s…

As Sparklabs’ Fourth Batch Kicks Off, What Can We Can Expect From The Teams?

SparkLabs, one of Seoul’s leading accelerators, has recently started its fourth session and over the next three months will be assisting in the growth of another ten startup companies.  The ten companies range from healthcare to Internet of Things to social enterprise. “Our fourth class ranges from bootstrapped companies with products at their alpha stage to those that raised a couple million and are shipping their product, but every team we selected is…

Korea’s Banks Foundation and Singapore’s JFDI Announce Partnership to Connect & Accelerate Startups Across Asia

Over the last year collaboration between the startup ecosystems in North and South Asia has seen greatly increased velocity as resources come together to enable the rising tide in Asian entrepreneurship to accelerate. And in recent days Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI), an accelerator based in Singapore, and the Banks Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs (Banks Foundation) a community centre for Korean entrepreneurs in Seoul, have announced a partnership. This formal collaboration aims to…

Wearables, Med-Tech & Devices, and Mobile Gaming Come to The Fore at Sparklabs Third DemoDay in Korea

SparkLabs, a startup accelerator in Korea, hosted its third Demo Day in Seoul yesterday.  While startups in earlier batches were all based in Korea, the most recent session welcomed companies from Chicago, San Francisco, Tokyo and Seoul and sought to disrupt a wider range of industries from mobile music to wearable tech to professional online photo distribution, than previous batches which predominantly focused on mobile and e-commerce. This sets a trend which…

Korea’s Changing Landscape for Entrepreneurs
1079일 전

Korea is a country traditionally tied up in confusion societal order with a fierce preservation of tradition and status quo. Yet with this backdrop for tradition, Korea has obtained the highest levels of Internet access and lighting speed connections with intent now to upgrade to an unprecedented next-generation 5G wireless service that will be able to download full-length movies in one second. While the older generation listen to calming folk song and…

Last Chance to Apply for JFDI’s Current Session, Asia’s Top Accelerator in Singapore
1128일 전

The application period for JFDI’s next session is open, but only for a few short days, before decisions are made about which founders will join the program this time around. Apply here now. In the past year JFDI has worked with 19 teams from all over Asia and as program Director, Ray Wu, looked back on his experience leading entrepreneurs he realized the importance of what JFDI is doing to build the startup community in…

BootstrapLabs and Coolidge Corner Investment Partner to Launch Bootstrap Accelerator Korea
1141일 전

Partnership creates first Korea-­focused accelerator for tech startups with a dedicated Silicon Valley Fast Track™ program Silicon Valley-­based BootstrapLabs, a global accelerator for foreign entrepreneurs and Seoul-­based Coolidge Corner Investment (CCVC), a technology venture firm with $22M under management, today announce the formation of BootstrapAccelerator Korea, a Seoul-­based 6 month accelerator program specifically designed to assist young and promising korean technology startups to relocate in Silicon Valley and build global businesses. Additionally,…

More Than 300 Teams Apply For Asia’s Best Accelerator : JFDI Gearing Up For Their Next Class
1330일 전

JFDI’s 2nd program for 2013 is scheduled to start on 29 August and the first confirmed participating team is Vault Dragon, from Singapore. They will be joined by 10-12 other teams, drawn from over 1,400 individuals who registered interest. In exchange for a minority equity stake, every team will receive a package including $11,700 cash, mentoring valued at $117,000, technical and other vendor perks worth $234,000 and working space for the duration of…

JFDI’s IT-Based Bootcamp Ready To Rock From February – Meet The Lucky Teams Here
1506일 전

JFDI is Singapore’s most established accelerator. They have just announced the eight teams who will join their program for its first 2013 outing, starting in February.

Free Stuff For Startups! 1 Year Of FREE Hosting, Mentoring And Support from SoftLayer
1515일 전

SoftLayer is giving away free hosting for 1 year to startups in their Catalyst Startup Program. This offer represents a huge saving, which includes mentoring and marketing support. After 1 year you can leave or stay as a paying customer.