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  • Famous Accelerators from US, Europe and Asia Visit Korea to Discover Startups
    2018-05-23

    Famous Accelerators from US, Europe and Asia Visit Korea to Discover Startups

     

    - KITA holds '2018 Global Accelerator Conference & Demo Day' for 3 days from May 23 -

     

    The Korea International Trade Association (Chairman, Kim Young-joo) will hold '2018 Global Accelerator Conference & Demo Day' in cooperation with Seoul Creative Economy Innovation Center and the Korea Economic Daily  for three days from May 23 by inviting overseas famous accelerators and investors.

     

    Techstars (Top 10 Startup Accelerator in America by Forbes), ERA (Top Startup Accelerator by MIT), The Landing (Promotion Agency for Digital Media Contents Startups), Oracle Cloud, Softbank Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and other 14 accredited Venture Capital companies and the government officials from seven countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and China will participate in this event, which will take place for the second time following last year.

     

    On the first and second day, there will be special lectures on entry strategies for each region, including the Americas, Europe and Asia, Investment Relations (IR), products and service exhibitions of Korean Startups, and overseas AC and VC mentoring. On the last day, there will be one-on-one investment promotion business meetings.

     

    Cho Hak-hee, the head of International Affairs Group at the Korea International Trade Association said, Startups play an important role in economic growth by creating new demand with innovative new technologies and increasing industrial competitiveness. He also stressed, We will actively utilize the trade infrastructure that the organization possesses and actively support the startups to grow into major export companies in Korea by working closely with companies, the government and the related organizations.

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