Seoul Startups is the first international startup community aiming to create and animate a more global startup scene in Seoul. Started in 2017 on the simple realization that most startup event in Seoul were in Korean only thus not available for non-korean speakers, they now have more than 1,000 members and great presence in Korea.
Business France contributes to the development and success of French and foreign businesses wishing to expand abroad by supporting them throughout the lifetime of their projects, and is driven by an efficient, result-oriented working culture. Business France brings together all its expertise to support your business’ development and to ensure the success of your projects by offering a customized approach in line with your budget and ambitions.
The French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a non profit organization created in 1986. FKCCI's mission is to promote bilateral exchanges & investments between France and Korea. To do so, it helps develop relations between French and Korean businesses and supports French companies in their approach of the Korean market as well as Korean companies in their approach of the French market. The FKCCI also develops communication actions to promote its members and exchanges between France and Korea.
Service Economique de l’Ambassade represented by Pascale Buch
The Economic service of the French Embassy has a wide range of roles related to the understanding of local policies and the support for French companies on a macroeconomic level. It analyzes the economic situation, the impact of public policies of the host country and negotiates on economic, financial and trade matters. It passes on the French public position to the host country and makes sure to understand the position of local actors.
Axa Directis Axa's Korean subsidiary. Axa is the global number one insurance brand and has been so for 7 consecutive years.
Naver Corporation is Korea’s premier ICT company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver” (www.naver.com), Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver” (jr.naver.com), and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
Renault Samsung Motors is French automaker Renault Group’s Korean operation. It is the largest foreign carmaker in South Korea and operates a research and technical center in the Gyeonggi-do province.
Hyosung Corporation is a South Korean industrial conglomerate, founded in 1966. It operates in various fields, including the chemical industry, industrial machinery, IT, trade, and construction. It is known in Korea mostly for high-end apartments and automatic teller machines
Dassault Systèmes Korea is a European multinational software company, a subsidiary of Dassault Group that develops 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software.
SamsungElectronicsis a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, network systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives.
Criteo is a personalized retargeting company that works with Internet retailers to serve personalized online display advertisements to consumers that have previously visited the advertiser's website. The company currently operates in a total of 30 markets around the world and is headquartered in Paris.
Founded in 2005,the National Institute for Mathematical Sciencesconnects mathematicians, scientists, and engineers in order to work on a national agenda to secure national competitiveness as leading mathematical research institute, provide a mathematical solution for industrial needs, and disseminate mathematical knowledge, while training the next generation researchers.
TheNational ITIndustry PromotionAgencydevotes itself to reinforcing the competitiveness of the ICT industry and contributes to the economic growth through the efficient support and laying the groundwork for the industrial technology promotion.
The Busan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation is a space of communication and exchanges for Busan’s creative economy. It functions as an ‘agit’ for aspiring entrepreneurs who dream of staring a business and a ‘stepping stone’ to make imagination into reality. It also plays as a ‘base camp’ for local early startups by providing exchange space for them.
The Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy & Innovationwas established in collaboration with the central government, Gyeonggi Province and Korea Telecom. It acts as a hub that aids the global entry of startups, ventures, and SMEs. It provides them with opportunities to participate in foreign exhibitions and Demoday and operates various programs regarding all stages of global advancement, such as global investment expos.
Banks Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs, also known as Dream Bank, is a non-profit organization funded by twenty banks in Korea with an asset base of approximately USD 470M. In service of our mission, we provide various tools, programs and support systems with 45,000 sq ft space facilitated with co-working space, lounge, lecture rooms, event halls and dedicated offices for promising startups.
CEL stands for "creative economy leader & cultural enrichment leader". It is a Platform where cultural content meets technology development. The CEL Academy offers a project-based curriculum encompassing culture, technology and liberal arts. The CEL Venture complex offers free residence to about 90 start-ups and supports start-ups in the commercialization of their innovative products.
TIPS-Town is designed to identify and nurture the most promising startups with innovative ideas. In order to support them, it appoints and designates successful venture founders – who are now angel investors and leaders of technological enterprises – as their mentors. It then offers seamless services encompassing angel investor networking, incubation, professional support and access to R&D funds.
SparkLabs is a mentorship-driven Accelerator Program founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. SparkLabs provides a 3-month accelerator program for seed to early-stage startups that have the potential to expand globally. The program is offered twice a year and has so far operated 3 batches. It helps startups attract not only Korean investors, but also prominent global investors.
Startup Alliance Korea
Startup Alliance Korea exists to enrich the Korean startup ecosystem and help Korean startups go global. It is a joint effort between the private sector and the South Korean government”s Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning. Leading Korean IT companies like Naver helped to form Startup Alliance, as well as various investment companies, startup incubators, and startup accelerators.
Seoul Global Center
The Seoul Global Center offers incubation service to promising foreign-owned start-ups with office space and mentoring for up to a year for them to become the next successful company in Korea. Recruitment is organized twice a year.